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CEDARS Global Career Springboard Scheme (CGCSS) *

CGCSS offers unique career learning opportunities outside Hong Kong that helps you develop your work skills as well as global perspectives and enhance your mobility through building an international network.

CGCSS covers paid/non-paid workplace internships, career exploration programmes and /or other career learning experiences in Mainland China and overseas countries. A wide variety of internships are offered in over 50 locations, including Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, US, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, etc. Career exploration programmes are 1- to 3-week overseas learning tours, comprising corporate and manufacturing visits, career training, personal sharing by professionals, group research projects and cultural exchange activities with mentors or local university students. Six programmes in Asia and US have been organised in 2018-19. Stay tuned with the new programmes of different themes and elements.

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

Organic Farming Workshop – Permaculture in Practice

During this workshop series, you will learn how to grow your own organic vegetables and herbs at the HKU Rooftop Farm, and learn how to apply permaculture concepts that will enable you to grow food and live more sustainably. By becoming more in tune with our natural surroundings and recycling food waste, you can reduce your impact on the environment. At the last workshop, you will make a delicious farm-to-table meal using the fresh produce you have grown!

Established in 2013, the HKU Rooftop Farm provides organic farming workshops and farming space for staff and students to spread the joy of growing our own food. Workshop participants will be allocated a planter to apply the skills learned and they can also join the farming team and to help out with daily tasks in the farm’s communal area.

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

Trail Walker @ HKU 2019

A 50-kilometre walk along the Hong Kong Trail on Hong Kong Island is a challenge to your team spirit, resilience, endurance and courage. This challenging team event requires participants to complete the trail within a 16-hour time limit.

Details of the walker, pre-walker preparation, and practical tips such as training exercise, meal plan and suggested attires will be provided during the briefing session.

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

These learning activities are pre-approved programmes 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.

Tackling novel situations and ill-defined problems