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Lingnan University Info Day 2010 cum “A New Era for Education Reform” Exhibition

30 Oct 2010

Lingnan University President Prof Chan Yuk-Shee (front row, 2nd from left) with Sir David Akers-Jones, Chairman of the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation (front row, 3rd from right), guests and students at the Award Presentation Ceremony for the 14th Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Inter-collegiate Invitation Tournament. Lingnan University was the second runner-up in the soccer invitation men's tournament. 
Lingnan University President Prof Chan Yuk-Shee (front row, 2nd from left) with Sir David Akers-Jones, Chairman of the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation (front row, 3rd from right), guests and students at the Award Presentation Ceremony for the 14th Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Inter-collegiate Invitation Tournament. Lingnan University was the second runner-up in the soccer invitation men's tournament. 
Lingnan students seize the chance of the Information Day to introduce the characteristics of the academic disciplines of the University to secondary school students.
Lingnan students seize the chance of the Information Day to introduce the characteristics of the academic disciplines of the University to secondary school students.
Dr Catherine K K Chan, Deputy Secretary for Education (Curriculum and Quality Assurance Branch) (back, 5th from left) and Prof Chan Yuk-Shee, President of the University (back, 6th from left) officiate at the opening ceremony of the "A New Era for Education Reform" Exhibition.
Dr Catherine K K Chan, Deputy Secretary for Education (Curriculum and Quality Assurance Branch) (back, 5th from left) and Prof Chan Yuk-Shee, President of the University (back, 6th from left) officiate at the opening ceremony of the "A New Era for Education Reform" Exhibition.

Around 5,000 people have registered to join Lingnan University’s Information Day activities held on campus today (30 October) to learn more about its liberal arts eduation and study programmes. Major highlights of the day included programme information sessions, topical seminars, campus visits, the Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Inter-collegiate Invitation Tournament, and a debate competition for secondary schools in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long.

Faculties and departments arranged information sessions and set up booths to introduce their study programmes to students, teachers and parents. Topical seminars covered a wide range of issues, such as “Translation in Hong Kong’s Chinese Newspaper in the Early 20th Century” by Dr Li Bo of the Department of Translation, “Risk and Community: Sociology on a Hijacked Tour Bus” by Dr Siu Leung-sea, Lucia of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, and “Love Economies” by Prof Ho Lok-sang of the Department of Economics. Students from the Department of Visual Studies introduced their programme information through an exhibition entitled “The One – To Go On”. Ms Monti Lai, artist-in-residence of the University, opened her studio and shared her thoughts on creating installation artworks with the public.

Seeing that many parents and students are still confused about the New Senior Secondary Curriculum launched last year and the coming four-year university curriculum to be kicked off in 2012/13, the University held an exhibition entitled “A New Era for Education Reform” at Tuen Mun Town Plaza to allow the public to have a more thorough understanding of the new education system and the changes that it will bring about. University staff were also on hand to answer queries.

Dr Catherine K K Chan, Deputy Secretary for Education (Curriculum and Quality Assurance Branch) and Prof Chan Yuk-Shee, President of the University, officiated at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. President Prof Chan Yuk-Shee remarked that he was pleased to co-organise the exhibition with secondary schools in Tuen Mun. Staff of the University have put in their greatest efforts in preparing for the implementation of the new four-year university system in 2012. He is confident that Lingnan University will continue to provide the best liberal arts education to students and nurture them to become future leaders of our society. 

In addition, the University invited secondary schools in Tuen Mun to set up exhibition panels to explain their measures and strategies in response to the new education reform. There were marching band, orchestral, dance and other cultural performances by students to showcase their talents and school lives.