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The summer of 2003 proved to be very rewarding for 40 Associate Degree students who participated in a nine-week career exposure programme that placed them in organizations such as the Society of Boys' Centre, Hong Kong Student Aid Society, and Princess Margaret Hospital. Most experiencing full-time work for the first time, the students found the programme an eye-opening in terms of career and personal development.
H.E. Mr Shotaro Oshima, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva, honoured CityU with a visit to the WTO Dispute Resolution Centre (WTODR), accompanied by Consul (Economic Section) Daisaku Sugihara of the Consulate-General of Japan. This was the fourth visit by WTO representatives to the WTODR.
Dear Colleagues and Students, The annual CityU Banquet, hosted by the CityU Students' Union, will be held on the night of 31 October, soon to be followed by the 18th Congregation, 11 to14 November. At this time of jubilation, the University has to make some important decisions.
A "New Media Communication Workshop and Competition" organized by the Department of English and Communication (EN) will be held 25 October, (Saturday). This event has been developed expressly to introduce some Web page design and production techniques, as well as a taste of university life, to Form 6 and 7 students.
Dear Colleagues, The question of CityU's budget over the next few years is daunting, but there is reason to be optimistic in the long term. Despite pleas from the higher education sector, the Government will continue to reduce spending on universities. Two periods require attention: 2004-05 and 2005-08.
Whether a student succeeds in university, or not, is, to a large extent, determined by his first month on campus, according to Mr Joseph Chan, CityU's Acting Director of Student Development Services (SDS) at the First Year Experience Seminar, 11 October. If the first year is an important one, the first month of that year is certainly crucial, and ideal graduates don't just happen¡Xthey need to be nurtured.