The School of Graduate Studies welcomes a new contingent of postgraduates from around the world
The School of Graduate Studies (GS) hosted an Orientation Programme on 24 August 2019, welcoming research and taught-postgraduate-programme students for 2019/20. Lingnan’s liberal arts spirit encourages strong teacher-student relationships, and the Orientation Programme is a perfect way to facilitate two-way communication. For the academic year 2019/20, the University has around 740 master’s students and over 50 MPhil/PhD and Doctor of Policy Studies’ students, not only from Hong Kong, but also Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, Ghana, India, Latvia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Uganda, the US and Zambia. This truly international contingent of incoming students can expect a fruitful and challenging academic year.
A Welcoming Lunch was held to greet all the research postgraduate students pursuing MPhil and PhD studies, and students from Doctor of Policy Studies, MA in International Higher Education and Management, MSocSc in Organisational Psychology and Education Management, and MSocSc in Health and Social Services Management programmes under the management of GS. In line with the University’s 2019-2025 Strategic Plan, 16 Taught Master programmes, 12 MPhil/PhD programmes and one Doctor of Policy Studies programme are offered. Active collaboration is being established for dual-master and dual-doctoral programmes with the Universities of Bath, Essex, Westminster and York in the UK to improve students’ international learning experiences.
Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Founding Dean of GS, gave a speech highlighting new developments in the School, saying “We are making history and contributing to the strategic development of the University as GS was just newly formed in early July 2019. Working together collaboratively, we are committed to making Lingnan University one of the leading universities in postgraduate learning in the region.”
After lunch, GS organised a team-building session for the postgraduate students to get to know each other. As the master-level taught postgraduate programmes take one academic year, it is essential for students to work closely with each other in project preparation and presentation.