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Outside Classroom Learning Opportunities

HKU promotes a total learning experience approach which combines inside and outside classroom learning. Various units in HKU such as the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), the Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE), etc. provide non-credit bearing, outside classroom learning opportunities to enable you to achieve the HKU educational aims, such as fostering your abilities in intercultural understanding, enhancing your awareness and commitment to global citizenship, and preparing you to be leaders and advocates for improvement of the human condition.

Here are some of the diverse learning opportunities at HKU.

Department/Network Learning Opportunities
CEDARS-Campus Life Section  cedars.hku.hk/cl Student financial management and investment workshops, training for student leaders and volunteer work opportunities
CEDARS-Careers and Placement Section cedars.hku.hk/cp Career coaching and advising, co-curricular programmes, industry talks, training workshops, internships, entrepreneurial and graduate employment support, self-assessment and career learning tools, and career-focused intercultural leadership programmes
CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment Section cedars.hku.hk/cope Person Enrichment (PE) workshops (Cross-cultural Speed Dating, Master Your Worries, How to Stop Procrastination and handicraft workshops, etc.), Peer Language Tutoring, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses, trainings and service opportunities to students in supporting students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
CEDARS-General Education Team cedars.hku.hk/ge Non-credit bearing co-curricular programmes for all students in whole-person education/arts & culture/creative & interactive/green & mindful learning activities
CEDARS and Faith & Global Engagement leadforlife.hku.hk Lead for Life (L4L), the HKU Character Leadership Programme
Centre for Applied English Studies caes.hku.hk One-to one language support services and summer programmes
Centre for Sports and Exercise cse.hku.hk Sports, health and fitness programmes
Chinese Language Centre clc.hku.hk Putonghua and Cantonese courses, Chinese language and cultural courses
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre (GHELC) ghelc.hku.hk Experiential Learning Fund, generic workshops on issues such as cultural adjustment, work ethics and interactional skills
HKU Mentorship mentorship.hku.hk Mentees have the chance to look beyond the classroom and learn from HKU Mentors who are professionals and experts from different walks of life
HKU Summer Institute summerinstitute.hku.hk Summer programmes
Horizons Office tl.hku.hk/horizons Experiential learning programmes beyond Hong Kong and financial support to students
International Affairs Office intlaffairs.hku.hk Exchange programmes, Worldwide Plus Visiting Programmes, Short-term Abroad Partnerships, Short-term Abroad Opportunities, and Globalink Research Internship
Mainland Affairs Office mainlandaffairs.hku.hk China Vision programmes and joint degree programmes with renowned universities in Mainland China
School of Modern Languages and Cultures  smlc.hku.hk European and Asian language courses
University Health Service uhs.hku.hk Health education
University Libraries lib.hku.hk/general/instruction Library courses to enhance your information literacy skills