Posts Tagged ‘students’
A closer look at orientation camps, or o’camps in Hong Kong’s Universities
Orientation camps at Hong Kong’s universities have changed over the years. From the idyllic sixties, to the politically-charged seventies and the uncertainty over Hong Kong’s future that was prevalent in the eighties – o’camps reflect the spirit of their times.
Negative reports about o’camp activities regularly make the headlines in Hong Kong newspapers. What lies behind the media fascination and what do students themselves think of the so-called ‘offensive’ games in o’camps?
Varsity takes a look at o’camp with Hong Kong characteristics and look at how orientation activities on Hong Kong campuses compare with those overseas.
More and more Macau students are applying to Hong Kong’s universities. You might not notice them on Hong Kong’s campuses because they speak the same language as local students and share a very similar culture. Varsity finds out what attracts them to learn in Hong Kong.
What is national education? Is it teaching students how to salute and raise flags? Should it be producing proud Chinese nationals or critical citizens? Scholars, media representatives and students are concerned that the government’s unequal funding may lead to the the dominance of pro-China, one-sided national education in Hong Kong.
By Hazel Chung Chin Ching and Vinky Wong Hiu-ying It has hosted cheering crowds for countless pop concerts and sporting events, but on this night, the audience is there to see different kinds of stars. One woman is frantically pressing the record button on her recording pen as 2,000 pairs of inflatable clapping sticks whipped […]