Adjustment Tips from Senior Non-local Students
Welcome to Lingnan University!
Firstly, I applaud your courage and strength for coming to a whole new environment by yourself. You may feel nervous and find difficult in adjusting to a new place but don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are some of my tips:
1. Get yourself a student Octopus Card! You can use this card for laundry, transportation and purchasing daily necessities and groceries. It takes a while to get the student version so remember to apply it as soon as possible.
2. Have fun and get involved with the university. There are many different societies, festivals, and group activities that you can take part in. If you love learning about different cultures while sharing about your own, you can join the Cultural Ambassador Programme.
3. Hong Kong is filled with amazing bookstores, cafes, and hiking trails. When you’re tired, you can hop on the bus and explore the city. On that note, remember to explore the university as well. You can book the piano room through an online system but if you’re not shy and love performing in front of people, there is a cute piano at the cafeteria that you can play with. Also, there is a comfortable 24-hour study room and a beautiful new library that makes a wonderful place for study sessions with group mates and friends.
Whenever you’re facing difficulties, please don’t keep it to yourself! Everyone here is willing to help and guide you around so don’t hesitate to ask for help. I hope you enjoy your university life here.
Miss NOOR EFFENDI Allysa Amanda Binti
BA Year 2 Student from Malaysia
Hey Freshers, Welcome to Lingnan!
A new chapter in your life is about to begin. Although the new life comes along with much confusions and uncertainties, all of them will definitely become valuable experiences that contribute to your personal growth. Here are few tips that can help prepare you for upcoming university life.
First, balance your academic performance and personal life, and carry forward the spirit of liberal arts. Pursuing knowledge is the first and ultimate goal throughout your university life. When you're confused or have new ideas that you would like to share, please do not hesitate to talk to your professors. I’m sure that they would love to give you advice and support. Moreover, you could consider participating in more extracurricular activities such as ILP activities and community services to develop your interests and personal skills.
Second, actively seek and take advantage of every opportunity. Our university offers you numerous valuable opportunities that benefit to your personal development and future career prospect.
Third, please feel free to ask for help if need be! Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is always be there for you.
Lastly, remember to take good care of your physical and mental health.
Miss HUI Qiuyuan
BSocSc Year 3 student from Mainland China
Hey! Greetings from Lingnan.
First and foremost, welcome to our beautiful campus!
Moving and living anywhere new is bound to offer some challenges, and there is no exception to Hong Kong. At the beginning, you may find a bit challenging for adapting new lifestyles and cultures. However, you should believe yourself, stay positive and be open minded. I’m sure that you will make some new friends here and explore Hong Kong from various perspectives.
People of Hong Kong are very kind to foreigners and always greet you with a huge smile. Moreover, you could seek help from your hallmates who reside in the student hostels and the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) if needed.
Stay Cool. Explore Hong Kong. Enjoy the Journey.
I can’t wait to see you all soon!
Mr ISOQOV Otabek Alisherovich
BSc Year 2 Student from Tajikistan
Hello, freshmen, welcome to the Lingnan University family!
Please look forward to your four years of university life. You may feel worried about the adaptation and challenges in the new environment, but all these experiences will become your precious memories. University life is exciting and inspiring. You will meet lots of friends here and experience a diverse learning environment. Keep an open mind to explore life in Hong Kong!
In addition, if you need any help, please contact the Office of Student Affairs（OSA）or the Lingnan University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (LUCSSA), we are willing to help you! Hope you have an unforgettable journey in Lingnan, we can’t wait to see you.
Miss YANG Lingyi, Grace
BSS Year 3 student from Mainland China
Welcome to Lingnan University!
Based on my three years of study experiences at Lingnan University, I can confidently promise you that choosing Lingnan University will be the right choice for you. Before your university life begins, I would like to share with you three useful tips that helped me a lot in adapting to my university life in Hong Kong.
Don't be shy, just give it a shot. Students of Lingnan are offered with numerous opportunities that benefit to their academic pursuit and personal development. Studying at university is also a process for self-discovery as well. I really hope that you could challenge yourself, try something new and discover something that you could enjoy for the rest of your life.
Keeping close communication with your professors. The professors at Lingnan are patient and willing to talk with students. In addition to academic support, our professors are always be there for you if you encounter any difficulties. I believe that you will get helpful guidance from them.
Making and networking with friends. During the three years of study, I made some really good friends from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and other countries. The time that I spent with them which not only eased my homesickness but also helped me better relate to people with different cultures and broadened my horizons. Go ahead and make friends!
Wish you a happy and fulfilling university life. As Henry Thoreau said, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Miss ZHAN Aifan
BA Year 4 Student from Mainland China
As a person who used to be a freshman, I know that you are worried about your future life in Hong Kong. But honestly, there is no need to be worried.
As a newly arrived non-local students, it seems challenging for you to live in Hong Kong. However, once you get to know it better, everything feels just right. As I always say, everything that you can think of which can be found in Hong Kong. Therefore, you will always find some cool places to eat, hike, shop or anything else that you have on your to-do list.
The most important thing that I learned, is that you have to open yourself and embrace your new chapter in Hong Kong. It’s not only about food, places and adventures, but also about people you meet along your way. In addition to academic studies, try to make the most out of the time to make friends, see places and create memories. There is a plethora of attractions in Hong Kong which both you and I have not yet discovered.
Good luck on your journey! Have fun!
Miss MEIRASBEK Amina
BA Year 2 Student from Kazakhstan