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Communication and collaboration

Communication and collaboration

Accent and Intelligibility: Breaking through your Communication Barriers

Do you feel self-conscious when communicating with fellow classmates or teachers who are native English speakers? Do you want to improve your English accent so that you can interact with others more fluently?

Here is the chance for you to learn more and practise with a registered Speech and Language therapist, so that you can improve your English accent and interact with native English speakers more confidently.

Enquiries: cedars-cope@hku.hk (Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE) Section)

GEST (GE Student Team) 

Co-curating and co-creating are what we believe and practise. 

GEST (GE Student Team) is a dynamic group of students who show their talents in various fields other than their academic studies. Join us if you have some exciting ideas, we would love to work with you to create something new together. Being a GEST member, not only makes the GE events successful and fantastic, but learns and laughs at a fun and cosy environment. We treasure your crazy and off-the-wall ideas as sometimes they can be developed into something very exciting and innovative. Let your talents shine.


Enquiries: gened@hku.hk (General Education Team)

GraduAction Talent Academy (GATA)

GATA is a structured programme designed for graduating students to equip them with the necessary knowledge and transferable skills for their graduate employability and career development. It offers practical career training and individual coaching in each semester. Final year students who enrolled in GATA will be able to make informed career choices and acquire professional soft skills to excel in the workplace.

GATA is a pre-approved programme under Credit Award Scheme for Out-of-classroom Learning Experiences. Students who successfully completed the Programme will be eligible to earn one credit of the Credit Award Scheme by submitting an application to the Horizons Office for formal approval.

Enquiries: GraduAction@cedars.hku.hk  (Careers and Placement Section)

Impromptu Speaking Skills Series – Workshop 1 (Responding to opposite views/criticism) & Workshop 2 (Responding to people's anger/accusation)

Join us for an exciting impromptu series that aims to provide essential communication skills to help you navigate challenging situations in both personal and professional contexts. The series comprises of two workshops -

Workshop 1 focuses on developing skills to respond to opposing views and criticism during group discussions, peer communication, and meetings with superiors or course instructors. The workshop will teach you how to express yourself assertively without sounding authoritative.

Workshop 2 offers strategies to manage heated arguments and handle negative emotions. You will learn effective techniques to deal with people's anger and accusations, while maintaining respectful and constructive dialogues.

This series presents an opportunity for you to enhance your communication skills and confidence in self-expression. Don't miss out on this valuable experience!


cedars-cope@hku.hk (Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE) Section)

The Way to Success Workshops and Mentorship Programme

The Way to Success Workshops and Mentorship Programme (TWTS) is for students who desire to better equip themselves to achieve their personal and professional goals. The Programme consists of Level I and Level II which are designed with different theoretical and practical focuses, in order to incorporate the Programme’s main theme in a comprehensive way.  Level I offers you a series of workshops and mentorship from HKU alumni, successful leaders and executives. In particular, those who aspire to become a leader will benefit greatly from it. You can learn from seasoned leaders and executives, engage in interactive workshops, enjoy small-group and 1-to-1 mentorship, and develop life skills for long-term personal and professional success. The programme covers a variety of topics including: The Way to Success, Time & Life Management, Job Application & Mock Interviews, Trust & Integrity, Impactful Leadership – serving others and being the bridge, CQ & Global Mindset, EQ & Relationships, Conflict Management, Failing Forward and Career Development.

With the aim to develop an enhanced and more advanced level of the programme for the Level I alumni, Level II focuses on bringing classroom learning into a real work-simulation environment through a field service project and putting the core themes covered in Level I into practice.

Level I is a pre-approved programme under the Credit Award Scheme for Out-of-classroom Learning Experiences. Students who successfully completed the Programme will be eligible to earn one credit of the Credit Award Scheme by submitting an application to the Horizons Office for formal approval. Please note that Level II is currently not under the Credit Award Scheme.

Both Level I and Level II have been listed as Lead for Life certified courses.


Details: https://ceoglobalhk.org/universities/twts/hku-twts/hku-twts-l1/

Enquiries: workshops@cedars.hku.hk (Careers and Placement Section)