Hong Kong Metropolitan University
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HKMU believes that successful learning depends on an effective learning environment. It strives to provide academic services and facilities that give students the support they need, and extracurricular opportunities that offer students the enrichment they deserve.
(A) Teaching & Campus Facilities
The Main Campus and Jockey Club Campus offer a hub of libraries, computer and science laboratories, testing and certification laboratories, cultural and creative arts studios and laboratories, a language laboratory, study facilities, student common rooms, activity rooms, recreational facilities, exhibition gallery, canteens and bank. In January 2021, the HKMU Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare (IOH) was officially opened. This new campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including physiotherapy laboratories, clinical nursing education centre, child development centre, sports and wellness centre, and academic concourse, etc. to train up individuals with the aim of supplying the much-needed manpower and helping to build a healthier Hong Kong.
(B) Library Resources
In addition to the campus libraries’ collection of books, audio visual materials, monographs and journals, the University's award-winning Electronic Library gives students round-the-clock access to an extensive collection of databases, and full-text e-journals and e-books. The libraries offer guides, orientation programmes and workshops throughout the year.
(C) Financial Assistance and Scholarships
HKMU provides financial assistance to cater student varied needs, including but not limited to the University bursaries, medical support grants and emergency grants. Local students are eligible to apply for the government’s support including the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) and Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). If they have financial difficulties, they can further apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP), Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) and Continuing Education Fund (CEF).
Our scholarships aim to give recognitions to academic and non-academic achievers. Outstanding new students will be offered Entrance Scholarship and exclusive co-curricular learning experience and networking opportunities by joining the MetroScholar Club. We have provided HK$34 million scholarships to over 1,600 students in 2022/23, please visit the Students Affairs Office (SAO) website for more details (https://www.hkmu.edu.hk/sao).
(D) Career services and entrepreneurship
HKMU offers a suite of career activities and services to enhance students’ all-round employability and establish networking platforms for them to connect with recruiters. Well-structured career trainings such as career planning, CV writing, interviewing skills, personal brand building and appropriate business etiquette are provided to students, to equip them with essential skillsets required by the market and better prepare them for the whole recruitment process. Internships provide great opportunities for students to articulate their classroom learning to the real working world, and hone their communication and interpersonal skills. Over the years, close cooperation with different organizations has led to tailor-made internships designed to maximize students’ experiential learning. To promote offshore internships and develop students’ global perspectives, we provide sponsorships to those who have successfully landed an international internship. In addition to conventional internships, we also initiate short-term project-based work opportunities for students. These projects allow them to gain an in-depth understanding of the hosting organization and have a taste of industry developments. We support entrepreneurship education, through our annual MetroChallenge with an aim to unleash students’ creativity and help translate their ideas into a business. Each successful team is awarded an implementation fund of HK$100,000 and receives incubation support from the university. Our mentorship programme, sharing sessions and networking events serve to broaden students’ exposure as well.
(E) Student Activities
HKMU encourages student activities as an integral part of university life and an enjoyable means to enhance personal growth. To support the development of such activities, the University provides financial and other support to student-related activities through SAO. In addition to the HKMU Students’ Union, there are currently around 25 University recognized student societies. Students are encouraged to participate in a diverse range of activities, including sports, community service, academic seminars and cultural exchange programmes.
(F) Counselling and Development Services
Academic staff provides assistance to students in choosing the programmes and courses that are right for them. The Counselling and Development Services is also available to assist students with any difficulties in their studies or with personal issues. SAO actively helps students in their whole person development through leadership training, self-management, interpersonal management, community caring and cultural exchange.
(G) Support for Students with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs
The University is committed to supporting students with disabilities or special educational needs to ensure they receive equal opportunities in both academic and non-academic pursuits. SAO coordinates with relevant academic and administrative units to provide appropriate support and services to accommodate the special needs of students as far as possible.