Press Releases

Welcome Gathering Kicked Off Research Postgraduate Students’ Study Journey


Close to seventy students and staff members participated in the welcome gathering for research postgraduate students

The Faculty of Science successfully organized a welcome gathering for research postgraduate (RPg) students, including existing and new students, on September 22, 2017. The event aimed to reinforce exchange and relationship of RPg students as well as foster their sense of belonging to the Faculty. Close to seventy students and staff members, including students from India, Kenya, Ghana, Mainland China and Hong Kong, participated in the gathering.

Prof Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research & Development) and Prof Jianhua Zhang, Dean of Science shared their research insight with students during the opening remarks. Some useful information on resources, facilities and activities provided by the Faculty and the University were also shared with students.

Each year, five RPg student representatives, one from each Department, are appointed by the Faculty. They organize a series of indoor and outdoor activities to enhance bonding amongst students cross the Faculty. This year’s representatives are:

  • Mr Ding Qiutao (Biology)
  • Miss Dong Zhenzhen (Chemistry)
  • Mr Yin Kejing (Computer Science)
  • Mr Ou Jitao (Convenor, Mathematics)
  • Miss Wang Yiwen (Physics)

Two current and former PhD students shared with participants on their valuable research experience from different perspectives. Miss Vincy Ho (Postdoc, Biology) shared on “Being a Research postgraduate student in HKBU”. Mr Kwan Chak Shing (PhD, Year 3, Chemistry) talked about “To be a PhD student and a scientist”. The gathering was followed by a game and lunch reception, whereby students and staff members had a fabulous time of mingling.

You may click here for more photos about this activity.

For more information about staff member and students’ sharing, please click the following links:

  1. Sharing of some useful information (by Faculty of Science)
  2. Being a Research postgraduate student in HKBU (by Miss Vincy Ho, Postdoc, Biology)
  3. To be a PhD student and a scientist (by Mr Kwan Chak Shing, PhD, Year 3, Chemistry)