Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS)

 

CEDARS exists to provide students with support during their time at HKU and to help them make the most of their educational experience.  Specifically, the centre provides guidance and assistance in financial matters, accommodation, disability issues, visas, and student activities, and can give advice on any aspect of campus life generally. The centre works with other support units to promote students’ physical, social, emotional and environmental well-being.

CEDARS has launched the First Year Experience website which aims to be a quick one-stop information hub to help you understand more about learning at HKU, adapt to university life and make better use of HKU’s support services, meet your learning buddies and develop academic / personal goals.  While the "First Year at HKU" brochures were distributed during Registration Days to new students, the First Year Experience website is updated from time to time to provide the latest news and information to all students.

The Campus Life Section of CEDARS provides students with guidance and assistance in financial matters, accommodation, disability issues, visas, student activities and general concerns.  It also works with other support units to promote students’ physical, social, emotional and environmental well-being.

The Careers and Placement Section of CEDARS helps students prepare for a career after graduation. Important notices such as workshops for enhancing students’ job hunting skills, recruitment talks by employers, full-time / part-time / temporary employment vacancies are available on its website and on notice boards around campus.  Students may also identify their tentative career objective and discuss their concerns at one-to-one consultation sessions with one of the Honorary Career Advisers, all of whom are former senior business executives working for HKU on a voluntary basis.

CEDARS – Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE) promotes attitudes and skills that are necessary for students’ success in the university environment and in the pursuit of productive, satisfying and psychologically healthy lives.  It offers counselling and accessibility support, as well as various person enrichment programmes.  Students can make appointments to meet with their counsellors for discussing their problems or seeking guidance to discover their personal attributes and strengths.  In case of crisis and Emergency, CoPE also has Drop in Counselling Service for students who want to talk to a counsellor immediately or urgently:

Drop-in counselling Service

Room 408 – 424, 4/F, Meng Wah Complex
Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (except public or university holidays)
The counsellor on-duty will talk to students who are in need on first come, first served basis.

CEDARS-Student Development (SD) Section supports the University’s educational goal of whole-person education and nurtures students to become contributing members of the community through a variety of leadership, volunteer and training activities outside the classroom. 

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