Posts Tagged ‘university’

Doctorate Dilemmas

Doctorate Dilemmas

With a surge in the number of PhD graduates and scarce job opportunities in academia, local PhD graduates are finding it harder to find research and teaching jobs in universities. Varsity hears how they can often be at a disadvantage to holders of overseas doctorates.

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Learning the Mainland Way

Learning the Mainland Way

Since 2009, Hong Kong students have been able to enjoy a fast-track to study at selected mainland universities. Now, the trend of Hong Kong youngsters seeking further education in the Mainland has been given another boost – in the form of cash allowances. As Varsity finds out, critics question what kind of education young Hong Kongers will receive in the Mainland and whether it is a good use of resources?

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Barrier-free Access for Disabled Students on HK Campuses?

Barrier-free Access for Disabled Students on HK Campuses?

The number of disabled students at Hong Kong’s universities has risen over the past decade. New facilities built on the territories campuses have to comply with guidelines for disabled access. But as some disabled students have told Varsity, barrier-free access is not just about getting around campus.

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November 2011 – Orienting Orientation

November 2011 – Orienting Orientation

A closer look at orientation camps, or o’camps in Hong Kong’s Universities

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The Good O days

The Good O days

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.

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What’s Wrong with O’camp?

What’s Wrong with O’camp?

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?

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Students Seek Riches in Direct Selling

Students Seek Riches in Direct Selling

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 […]

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