Secondary school principals visited Lingnan
The Office of Student Affairs was happy to meet with the principals from the four schools of Caritas, including Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School, Caritas St Joseph Secondary School, Caritas Ma On Shan Secondary School, and Caritas Chan Chun Ha Field Studies Centre. They enjoyed the visit and the meeting with students in understanding better how we had supported them in hostel education, leadership & professional training, career development, and especially the wellness & caring supports under the current challenging environment. It was our pleasure to have their visit and the opportunity to allow our guests in experiencing the value of liberal arts education. Moving forward, Lingnan Univerity will be a resource of student mentors in helping to empower the development of their secondary school students on various aspects, and a trusted partner in serving the community together.
85% LU graduates employed despite a weak job market under COVID-19
Despite the weak economy and the shrinking job opportunities in the local job market due to COVID-19, 85% of our 2020 graduating cohort had received job offers as reported by the recent Graduate Employment Survey 2020. The number of graduate job postings and vacancies received, however, were comparatively 20% less than the previous year. With the Support Fund for 2020 Graduates, OSA’s Lingnan University Anti-adversity Graduate Employment and Training Programme was launched immediately in May 2020 to provide career assistance to fresh graduates looking for jobs, and subsidy to employers who had employed Lingnan fresh graduates. The average monthly salary is around HK$15,000 which is similar to last year, while the job hunting period was inevitably tougher as graduates required one to two additional months than before in receiving their first full-time job offer. Around 10% of our graduates continued to further their studies and 4.4% are still seeking for full-time jobs.
Online Wellness Hotspot Kick-Off Ceremony
Official launch of Wellness Hotspot
The online Wellness Hotspot Kick-Off Ceremony was held successfully on 21 Jan 2021. Around 150 LU staff and students witnessed the official launch. Wellness Hotspot (健康熱點) is an online information hub to publicize the wellness programmes, share psychological well-being and healthy lifestyle information, and provide an additional channel for students to seek counselling services. The core components include Living Well Academy, Wellness Buffet, and Wellness Activities. If you want to know more the details, please visit the "Wellness Hotspot" now!
University to launch extra support services to help students tackle COVID-19
LU has received a special grant of around HK$2.9 million from the University Grants Committee to increase support services for students, helping them to tackle the COVID-19 challenges facing them from psychological well-being to job seeking.
With the grant, LU will launch a number of new student support services covering mental health and psychological well-being, counselling, career planning and development, and encouraging physical fitness and a healthy life style. Key projects include the “Wellness Hotspot” (Read More)
LU host families give non-local students more than companionship and love
Studying abroad requires courage: to leave families and friends for an unknown place is one thing, and to adopt a new way of life, to make new friends, and to take care of oneself while studying is even more difficult.
LU student discusses with former US President Bill Clinton about challenges faced during pandemic
Five projects created by nine Lingnan University (LU) students have been selected for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) this year, largest in number among other local universities. The projects were related to Peace and Human Rights, and Public Health.
Among them, Karie Chan Ching-yi was being featured in a question-and-answer session and had a conversation with former US President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton. (Read More)
Chinese Debate Team among top four in the Basic Law Debate Competition
The Lingnan University Chinese Debate Team was bestowed the third runner-up in the 21st Basic Law Debate Competition for Tertiary Students in Hong Kong organised by the Joint Committee for the Promotion of The Basic Law of Hong Kong, among the top four of the 16 participating teams from local tertiary institutions and universities. (Read More)
Men’s Basketball Team wins the 2nd runner-up in Jordan Brand Invitational 2019
The Men’s Basketball Team of Lingnan gave an outstanding performance in the Jordan Brand Invitational 2019. The team won all eight matches in the preliminary round, and then defeated The Chinese University of Hong Kong to enter the quarter-finals. They had to fight for the 2nd runner-up after losing to the Vocational Training Council. In the play-off for the third place, Lingnan athletes’ spirit of perseverance defeated The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (Read More)
Lingnan Chinese Debate Team won the championship in Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition 2019
Lingnan University Chinese Debate Team won the championship in the final match of the Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition 2019 on 27 April 2019, which is co-organized by the Radio & Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and The Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS). The debate motion is “The advantages outweigh the disadvantages in the MeToo movement in promoting social justice”. Ms Anna Mak was also awarded the ‘Best Debater”. (Read More)
Lingnan University awarded over HK$13.5 million scholarships to more than 370 outstanding students
Lingnan University has presented 374 outstanding students with a total of 546 awards and scholarships totalling more than HK$13.5 million during the 2018/19 academic year. The Awards Presentation and Reception 2019 was held today (8 April 2019), in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements during the 2018/19 academic year. (Read More)
Lingnan High-Flyers to make changes for the needy
In an effort to cultivate outstanding Lingnan students with entrepreneurial mindset and leadership skills, and for young people to rise to the challenge and make a positive impact on the society at large, the Lingnan High-Flyers programme was launched in 2018, funded by the generous donation of HK$600,000 from Tin Ka Ping Foundation. (Read more)
Lantern Legend 2019 puts on cultural diversity at Lingnan
To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Student Services Centre and the Office of Global Education co-organised the Lantern Legend 2019 on 18 February, an annual carnival that fills the campus with festive Lunar New Year atmosphere. The celebratory occasion also serves as a platform for non-local staff and students to experience the Chinese traditional culture on Lingnan’s multicultural campus. (Read more)
Lingnan University and HKSI Sign MOU To Foster Dual Career Pathways for Elite Athletes
Lingnan University and The Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further boost the substantial support to full-time elite athletes in facilitating their planning on dual career development both in sports and in academics. (Read more)
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