The welcome gathering for research postgraduate (RPg) students was successfully organized by the Faculty of Science on September 19, 2019. The event aimed at providing an opportunity for students to be acquainted with each other and enhancing their sense of belonging to the Faculty. Nearly 50 students and staff members, including students from India, Indonesia, Mainland China and Hong Kong, participated in the event.
During the opening remarks, Professor Rick Wong, Vice-president (Research and Development) and Professor Jianhua Zhang, Dean of Science, shared their experience and insights on study and research with students. Regarding the recent social movement in Hong Kong, both Professor Wong and Professor Zhang appealed to students for inclusiveness and mutual respect for diversity of views on our caring campus, as well as to stay away from violence and danger.
After the opening remarks, information for new starters on resources, facilities and activities provided by the Faculty and the University were shared with the students. Following the introduction of RPg student representatives, two current students shared with participants their valuable experience from different perspectives. Mr Wong Ming Kin (PhD student, Year 3, Biology) elaborated the topic “The Path to be a Scientist – What should we do as a RPg Student?”, whereas Miss Ni Ziyue Zoey (MPhil student, Year 2, Physics) illustrated how to keep a balance between research and personal life. The gathering was ended by a lunch reception, during which students and staff members had a wonderful time of mingling.
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