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UC supports “Earth Hour 2020”

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Hong Kong will join this year’s Earth Hour “lights out” campaign at 8:30 pm, Saturday, 28 March 2020 to resolve the issue of global warming by action. United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong will also support the Earth Hour Day and most of campus lightings will be turned off for that hour, including

 

– United College Water Tower
– The roof garden of TC Cheng Building
– 1/F podium of Chan Chun Ha Hostel
– The signage of Cheung Chuk Shan Amenities Building

College members are encouraged to advocate this initiative. More information can be found at http://earthhour.wwf.org.hk.

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Closure of Si Yuan Amenities Centre

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Starting from today (24 March), the College Si Yuan Amenities Centre will be closed to until further notice.  We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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Contact Information
Mrs Jackie Chow
3943 8655
Ms Anna Poon
3943 7574
Staff

Call for Application – United College Early Career Research Excellence Award 2020

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The Award was established with the generous donation from Mr Joseph W N Cheung, College Trustee, and is given out annually to a promising early career scholar of United College. The United College Early Career Research Excellence Award aims to promote research excellence and to recognise and honour outstanding academic staff members of United College at the outset of their independent research careers.
Application is now open until 6 May 2020. The results will be announced in August. 

In view of the latest development of the coronavirus, only limited services could be provided. For enquiries, please email Ms Chris Li via chrisli@cuhk.edu.hk

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Ms Chris Li
3943 7345
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Temporary Closure of UC Tennis Courts from 24 March 2020

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In order to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, United College follows the advice of the University PE Unit that the College tennis courts will be closed from 24 March 2020, until further notice.

As a whole, all the following College PE facilities are closed temporarily:
UC Thomas Cheung Gymnasium, Table Tennis Room, Fitness Room & Tennis Courts

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

United College
23 March 2020

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Closure of United College Office

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In view of the latest development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has decided that starting from 23 March (Monday), only limited services will be provided by the departments/units until further notice. All enquiries should be forwarded to unitedcollege@cuhk.edu.hk , College colleagues will address the enquiries through email as soon as possible.

Si Yuan Amenities Centre will also be closed from 23 March 2020 until further notice.

United College
22 March 2020

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Student, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Award Recipients List 2019-2020 (Second Term)

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The award recipients list for outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities, services and sports of 2019-2020 has been announced on 20 March 2020. Successful candidates will be notified by the College.

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Student, Hostel

Appeal results and 2nd round allocation for 2020-2021 regular-term residence in UC student hostels (only for non-local students promoting to year 3 in 2020-2021)

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Appeal results and 2nd round allocation for 2020-2021 regular-term residence in UC student hostels (only for non-local students promoting to year 3 in 2020-2021) have been announced on the College website http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/uc and posted in the College Dean of Students’ Office on 16 March 2020.

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Contact Information
Mrs Joyce Wu
3943 8656
Ms Anna Poon
3943 7574
Student

Reimbursement of Student Activity Expenses

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All clubs and societies affiliated to United College Student Union are reminded to apply for reimbursement of student activity expenses incurred from January to December of 2019 on or before 15 May 2020. Late applications will not be handled.

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Contact Information
Mr George Lam
3943 7598
Ms Kitty Ho
3943 7570
Student, Hostel, Staff

Enlistment of Volunteers to serve as Resident Tutors for United College Student Hostels (2020-2021)

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United College is now inviting volunteers from University full-time staff and full-time postgraduate students, who are interested in the promotion of experiential learning amongst students and the enrichment of hostel life, to serve as Resident Tutors for the academic year 2020-2021.

 

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Contact Information
Mrs Joyce Wu
3943 8656
Ms Anna Poon
3943 7574
Student

United College GOAL Programme – Teaching Associate Programme (Chinese Language) at Williams College, USA in 2020-21

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Applications are now open for the Teaching Associate Programme (Chinese Language) at Williams College, USA in 2020-21. 

 
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Contact Information
Mrs Jackie Chow
3943 8655
Ms Sherman Cheung
3943 7580
Staff

International Conference Grant and Resident Fellow Schemes 2019-2020 (3rd Round Application)

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The third round application for International Conference Grant and Resident Fellow Schemes 2019-2020 is now open for submission. College Staff Member can send the completed application form, together with supporting documents to Secretary of the Committee on Cultural Interchange and Research, United College on or before 31 March 2020. Results will be announced in April.

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Contact Information
Ms Amy Luk
3943 8654
Ms Cassie Chan
3943 7771
Student

Cancellation of Departmental Group Photo-taking for the Graduating Class on 17 April 2020

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In light of the latest development of the COVID -19, the College has decided to cancel the Photo-taking Day and related activities scheduled on 17 April 2020 so as to protect the health and safety of all students and staff.

For those who have registered to borrow the academic gowns from the College, the College Dean of Students’ Office will contact them directly later for the new arrangement.

 

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Contact Information
Mrs Jackie Chow
3943 8655
Ms Kitty Ho
3943 7570
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UC College Office and Dean of Students’ Office Resumes Limited Services

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CUHK announces gradual resumption of services from 2 March 2020, the College Office and Dean of Students’ Office will resume limited services after a review on the working environment and operational needs. However, counter services of Dean of Student’ Office will remain suspended until further notice.

For enquiries, please contact our office at 39437575 from 9:30am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday or email to unitedcollege@cuhk.edu.hk, College colleagues will address the enquiries as soon as possible.

United College
29 February 2020

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SPORTS FACILITIES, TIEN CHI MICROCOMPUTER LABORATORY AND STAFF COMMON ROOM, UNITED COLLEGE

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In order to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, the following facilities on United College campus are temporarily closed until further notice:

◇ UC Thomas Cheung Gymnasium, Table Tennis Room, Fitness Room & Tennis Courts
◇ Tien Chi Microcomputer Laboratory
◇ UC Staff Common Room

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

United College
27 February 2020

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Consultation on the Hostel Design of 5th UC Student Hostel

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After more than five years of concerted effort, United College will have its fifth student hostel in 2024! The new hostel will be a four-storey building located at the carpark next to Tsang Shiu Tim Building, providing 250 hostel places. The University and College have setup the Building Committee earlier, comprising of senior management from the University, College representatives, professors from the School of Architecture and UCSU representative. New hostel designer and architectural consultants have also been appointed.

The draft design of the new hostel is now ready, all students, staff and alumni are welcome to provide your feedback. To reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, the consultation forum was held in the format of Facebook Live at 4pm on 21 Feb 2020.  

Link of the video:  https://www.facebook.com/UnitedCollege/videos/610513496176354/

You are welcome to watch the video and return your feedback to uc5th-hostel@cuhk.edu.hk by 15 March 2020.

 

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Dates of Collecting Academic Gowns Postponed

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In view of the current situation, the dates of collecting the academic gowns from the College on 27 and 28 February, 2020 will be postponed.  The College will contact students who have registered to borrow the gowns from the College directly for the new arrangement.

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Contact Information
Mrs Jackie Chow
3943 8655
Ms Kitty Ho
3943 7570
Student

College General Education Course News

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Please note that all class arrangements and assessment changes of 1-unit General Education courses in the second term have been announced in the respective course Blackboard. Students please check them out via Blackboard directly.

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Contact Information
Mr George Lam
3943 7598
Ms Amy Yeung
3943 7455
Service

Opening hours of the College Student Canteen

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Starting from 10 Feb, the Opening hours of the College Student Canteen will be as below:
Mon-Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Staff Canteen will be closed

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Update on Social Innovation and Experiential Learning Project 2019-20 Internship Programme

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As the spread of the novel coronavirus has reached a critical stage, to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the internship programme is to be postponed until further notice.  The College will update students on the latest arrangement via the SIEL Project’s Facebook page or email. Students are strongly advised to check their email frequently and follow the project’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UCSIEL/ 

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Contact Information
Ms Chris Li
3943 7345
Mr Albert Chan
3943 1560
Student, Hostel

Open Consultation on Revision of UC Student Hostel Fees for 2020-2021

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United College is in the process of conducting an open consultation on the revision of student hostel fees for 2020-2021 and would appreciate very much your feedback.

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Contact Information
Mrs Joyce Wu
3943 8656
Ms Anna Poon
3943 7574
Student

GEUC4011 Course Briefing Session News

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Due to the extension of CNY holidays by the University, the Course Briefing Session of GEUC4011 in ‪2020-21‬ scheduled on 4 February evening will be postponed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

United College General Education Office

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Staff

Cancellation of Lunar New Year Tea Gathering

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The “Lunar New Year Tea Gathering” organised by the United College Staff Association on 7 February 2020 at 12:00 noon has been cancelled, in line with the preventive measures on campus against the new virus.

Wish all colleagues Good Health & Good Fortune

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Student

Cancellation of Sharing Session cum Lunar New Year Dinner 2019-2020

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As the spread of the novel coronavirus has reached a critical stage, the University has elevated the Response Level against novel coronavirus to “Emergency”. The United College Shum Choi Sang Mentorship Programme Coordinating Committee hereby announces the cancellation of the activity “Sharing Session cum Lunar New Year Dinner (2019-2020)” scheduled on 8 February 2020.

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Contact Information
Ms Rukia Kwok
3943 1696
Ms Iris Ng
3943 7582
Service

Arrangement of UC Student Canteen, Staff Canteen and Si Yuan Amenities Centre During Class Suspension Period

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During the class suspension period, the College Student canteen will open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm from Monday to Saturday. The College Staff Canteen and Si Yuan Amenities Centre will be closed.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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College Announcement on Student Hostels Disease Prevention, Health Declaration and Self-medical Surveillance

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As the spread of the novel coronavirus has reached a critical stage, the University has elevated the Response Level against novel coronavirus to “Emergency”. All UC hostels will introduce the following arrangements with immediate effect:

1. The University has decided to extend the Lunar New Year holiday, classes will resume on 17 February 2020. Therefore, all students are encouraged to stay at home. Unless it is necessary, you should not return to the hostels to reduce the risk of infection.

2. Those who need to stay at hostels are required to comply with the following measures:
a. No visitors are allowed to enter hostel areas with immediate effect.
b. Residents are required to record their personal information and the time when they enter and leave the hostel, in order to let the warden keep track the condition of residents
c. All students who return to hostels are required to declare their travel history in the previous 14 days by filling in the Health Declaration Form (See below). They are also required to monitor their health status for 14 days by filling in the Self-medical Surveillance Form (See below). The forms should be submitted to their respective hostel wardens.
d. All residents should wear surgical mask at public area and wash their hands frequently.
e. Those who experience any illness, or get to know their roommate with illness symptoms, should contact warden and resident tutor immediately for necessary arrangement.

As the situation is critical at this moment, the College strongly advises all residents to stay at home, avoid contact with different people by reducing the risk of infection. All the above measures may cause inconvenience to residents but they are necessary and your health is always our primary concern. All of us are urged to take care of their personal health and look out for the well-being of those around us.

United College
28 January 2020

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Open letter from College Heads/ Masters and Dean of Graduate School

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Opening Hours of the College Canteens during Lunar New Year Holidays

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The opening hours of the College Canteens during the Lunar New Year holidays will be as follows:

  Student Canteen Staff Canteen
24/1 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

25/1-28/1 Closed

Closed

29/1-06/2 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

11:00 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Normal service will resume on 7 February 2020.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

United College Canteen Management Committee       

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Student

Creative Student Activity Award Programme Now Opens for Application

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To encourage students to organise new or creative activities, the College has established the Creative Student Activity Award Programme and the aims of the Award are: (i) to increase the organisation of quality student activities on campus to benefit all College students; (ii) to foster the development of a positive attitude amongst student organisations; and (iii) to motivate students to participate in and support College life. The Programme for 2020 is now open for application. Students or student organisations registered with the United College Student Union are eligible to apply. Interested parties should submit the applications and activity proposals to the Dean of Students’ Office on or before Friday, 6 March 2020 by 5:00 pm. The winning student(s) or organisation(s) will be subsidised according to their programme proposals. Detailed activity and financial reports must be submitted to the College upon completion of the programme. This award programme is funded by the College Endowment Fund and T C Cheng Memorial Fund. Application form is available at the College website. For further information, please contact Mr Albert M T CHAN at 3943 1560.

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Student Hostel News

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During the Lunar New Year holidays, the student hostels of the College will be closed from 12:00 noon on 24 January to 12:00 noon on 29 January 2020.  Non-local students who wish to stay on during the said period must notify their respective wardens in writing before 17 January 2020.  No hostel services will be provided during this period.

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Recruitment of Student Helper for Hostel Selection Exercises

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The UC Working Committee on Selection of Resident Students is now looking for a student helper to assist in the upcoming hostel selection exercises for regular-term residence, including design a computer programme and input application data. The remuneration includes HK$22,000 allowance plus free accommodation for the summer months of 2020.

Students who are interested should apply to the College Dean of Students’ Office in writing and enclosing a letter of reference on or before 31 January 2020. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Anna Poon by phone or email.

UC Working Committee on Selection of Resident Students

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Contact Information
Mrs Joyce Wu
3943 8656
Ms Anna Poon
3943 7574
Hostel

Open Consultation on Revision of Hostel Selection Criteria for 2020-2021

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The UC Working Committee on Selection of Resident Students would like to conduct an open consultation on revision of

hostel selection criteria for 2020-2021 and made the following amendments:

(a) UC Toastmasters Club is a student society managed by the College but not registered under UCSU. It is recommended to grant 10 scores to the President and 6 scores to other office-bearers.

(b) Student representatives in various College Committees nominated by UCSU will be revised as “Student representatives nominated by UCSU in various College Committees under Assembly of Fellows”.

(c) Regarding the new scheme of adding scores to helpers in UC Anniversary / UC Sing / UC Bun, it is recommended to reduce the maximum quota for each activity from 20 to 10.

(d) Non-local undergraduate applicants if failed to submit all required documents during the hostel application period, 20% of their hostel scores will be deducted.

United College students who have comments for the aforesaid amendments or the current hostel selection criteria should submit their suggestions to the College Dean of Students’ Office, wardens or members of the Working Committee on Selection of Resident Students in writing before 31 January 2020. A copy of the current hostel selection criteria is posted on the College website and notice boards for easy reference.

UC Working Committee on Selection of Resident Students

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Contact Information
Mrs Joyce Wu
3943 8656
Ms Anna Poon
3943 757
Student, Hostel

Application Results for 2020-2021 Regular-term Residence in UC Student Hostels (Only for Non-local Students Promoting to Year 3 in 2020-2021)

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Application results for 2020-2021 regular-term residence in UC student hostels (only for non-local students promoting to year 3 in 2020-2021) have been announced on the College website and posted in the College Dean of Students’ Office on 20 December 2019.

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Contact Information
Mrs Joyce Wu
3943 8656
Ms Anna Poon
3943 7574
Student, Hostel

UC Student Hostels – Appeal Results and Room Allocation (Term 2, 2019-2020)

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Application results and registration guidelines for second term residence in 2019-20 have been announced on the College website on 20 December 2019.

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Contact Information
Mrs Joyce Wu
3943 8656
Ms Anna Poon
3943 7574
Student

Elementary Calligraphy 2020

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“Elementary Calligraphy” opens for application.  Details are as follows.

Date: 13/1, 20/1, 3/2, 10/2, 24/2 & 2/3/2020 (Mondays, 6 sessions)
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: 4/F, Choi Koon Shum General Education Resource Centre, Tsang Shiu Tim Building, United College
Medium: Cantonese
Content: Introduction to basic aesthetic conception of Calligraphy and basic technique on mastering calligraphy
Instructor: Mr Chan Kai-wing, College alumnus
Fee: HKD$50 material fee (including brushes) and HKD$100 deposit (refundable to participants with 75% attendance or above)
Quota: 20

All United College students are welcome. Registration is made on first-come-first-served basis.  Interested parties, please register online from 8:45am on 6 Jan 2020 to 12nn on 9 Jan 2020. To secure your seat, material fee and deposit should be settled within 48 hours after online registration. 

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Contact Information
Mr Derek Yip
3943 1844
Ms Amy Yeung
3943 7455
Student

Booking for Student Activity Venue and Equipment

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Mr Ken Chan
3943 1288
Student

Application for Displaying Promotional Material for Registered Student Organisations

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Mr Ken Chan
3943 1288
Student

United College Travel Loan for GOAL Programme

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Mrs Eastre Chan
3943 8657
Ms Sam Pang
3943 1750
Scholarships & Financial Aid

GOAL Programme – Non-local Internship or Research Scheme & Studentships

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Non-local Internship or Research Scheme

This award scheme is open for application to those students who are going to join a short-term non-local internship or research programme (including field trips) of the respective teaching Department/Faculty during summer or winter breaks.

Studentships
Supported by the College Endowment Fund, these studentships allow students to participate in short-term non-local study programmes and activities organized by the College, the University and other reputable outside organizations.

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Contact Information
Mrs Eastre Chan
3943 8657
Mr Henry Cheung
3943 7573
Student

Application for Certifying Letter

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For application of certifying letter of student identity, programme of studies, expected year of graduation, University awards / qualifications and transcripts, please refer to the website of University’s Registration and Examinations Section, Registry.
Online application

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Contact Information
Ms Amy Yeung
3943 7455
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