Current Students

Workshops

The Graduate School offers a range of workshops for research postgraduate students throughout the academic year.   Students interested in joining the workshops should fill in the Application Form for Workshop Registration and submit it to the Graduate School preferably no later than two weeks prior to the start of the workshop.  The Graduate School will also issue bulk emails to students from time to time announcing workshop details and inviting applications.

The following workshops are now offered:                                                                 (Updated as of March 28, 2019)

Date and Time Workshop Title

May 9, 2019 (Thur)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Hierarchical Linear Models
- Professor John Bacon-Shone, Director, Social Sciences Research Centre

May 7, 2019 (Tue)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Statistical Analysis Using R
- Professor John Bacon-Shone, Director, Social Sciences Research Centre

May 2, 2019 (Thur)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Big Data
- Professor John Bacon-Shone, Director, Social Sciences Research Centre

Apr 3, 2019 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:20 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation
Dr Lillian Wong

Mar 28, 2019 (Thur)
9:30 am – 12:20 pm

Managing Your Confirmation Seminar and Viva
- Dr David Gardner

Mar 18 and 25, 2018 (Mon)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Why Use Two Words When One Will Do? – Advanced Thesis Writing & Revising Skills for the Humanities
Dr John Martino

Mar 4, 2019 (Mon)
1:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills
Ms Lowana Phillips

Feb 25, 2019 (Mon)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Managing Qualitative Research Data Using NVivo 12 for Mac

Feb 21, 2019 (Thur)
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Managing Qualitative Research Data Using NVivo 12 for Windows

Jan 30, 2019 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:20 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly
- Dr Eleanor Kwan

Jan 24, 2019 (Thur)
9:30 am – 12:20 pm

Getting Published in Academic Journals ( The Sciences and Related Disciplines) - Dr David Gardner

Jan 4, 2019 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
& Jan 7-9, 2019 (Mon - Wed)
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Writing Boot Camp

Dec 11, 2018 (Tue)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Research Thesis Writing – How to Write, and How to Pass?
Professor Pierre Braunstein

Dec 5, 2018 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:20 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation
Dr Lillian Wong

Nov 29, 2018 (Thur)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Managing Qualitative Research Data Using NVivo 12 for Mac

Nov 28, 2018 (Wed)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grant Writing for Graduate Students in Science
- Dr Vengatesen Thiyagarajan

Nov 14, 2018 (Wed)
10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Managing Qualitative Research Data Using NVivo 12 for Windows

Oct 25, 2018 (Thur)
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Professor Barbara Chan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU; Co-Founder, Living Tissues Company Limited
- Professor Anthony Yeh, Chair Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, HKU
- Mr Florian Simmendinger, CEO and Co-Founder, Soundbrenner Limited

Oct 25, 2018 (Thur)
9:30 am - 12:20 pm

Managing Your Confirmation Seminar and Viva
- Dr David Gardner

Oct 15, 2018 (Mon)
9:30 am - 12:20 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills
Ms Lowana Phillips

Sep 27, 2018 (Thur)
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Be computer savvy at HKU!

Sep 27, 2018 (Thur)
9:30 am - 12:20 pm

Getting Published in Academic Journals (The Humanities and Related Disciplines)
- Dr David Gardner

Sep 26, 2018 (Wed)
9:30 am - 12:20 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly
- Dr Eleanor Kwan

Workshops for the academic year of 2017-18 were as follows:    

Date and Time Workshop Title

July 27, 2018 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
& Jul 30-Aug 1, 2018             (Mon - Wed)
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Summer Writing Boot Camp

June 6, 2018 (Wed)
1:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Genome Editing in Mammalian Cells with CRISPR/Cas9
-Mr. Jiayin Yang, Miss Xinru Ran and Miss Rui Wei, LKS Faculty of Medicine

May 31, 2018 (Thur) &           June 1, 2018 (Fri)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Structural Equation Modelling
- Dr Frank Reichert
May 25, 2018 (Fri)
10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Is there a recipe for good RPg supervision?
- Professor Stephen Matthews
Dr Julian A. Tanner
Professor Hongzhe Sun
Professor Mee-Len Chye

May 11, 2018 (Fri)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Proof Reading and Polishing Your Writing
- Dr Margaret Taplin

May 9, 2018 (Wed)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Effective Writing and Time Management Skills
- Mr Artem Sergeev, Department of Law
May 4, 2018 (Fri)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Reading and Writing for the Literature Review
- Dr Margaret Taplin

May 4, 2018 (Fri)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Big Data
- Professor John Bacon-Shone, Director, Social Sciences Research Centre

May 3, 2018 (Thur) &                    May 8, 2018 (Tue)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Conducting Observations and Interviews
- Dr Cheris Chan

May 3, 2018 (Thur)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hierarchical Linear Models
- Professor John Bacon-Shone, Director, Social Sciences Research Centre
Apr 18, 2018 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:20 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills
Ms Lowana Phillips

Apr 13, 2018 (Fri)
1:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Getting Published in Academic Journals ( The Sciences and Related Disciplines) - Dr David Gardner

Mar 14 & 21, 2018 (Wed)
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Statistical Analysis Using R
- Professor John Bacon-Shone, Director, Social Sciences Research Centre

Mar 13, 2018 (Tue)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

How to prepare a winning grant proposal: Grant Writing for Graduate Students in Humanities and Social Sciences
- Professor Helen Siu, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
Mar 9, 2018 (Fri)
1:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Getting Published in Academic Journals (The Humanities and Related Disciplines)
- Dr David Gardner

Feb 8, 2018 (Thur)
2:30 pm – 5:20 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation
Dr Lillian Wong

 
Feb 2, 2018 (Fri)
1:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Managing Your Confirmation Seminar and Viva
- Dr David Gardner

Jan 31, 2018 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:20 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly
- Dr Eleanor Kwan

Dec 11, 2017 (Mon) &            Dec 20, 2017 (Wed)
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Trans-disciplinary Research Workshop – Big Data Applications
- Dr Reynold Cheng

Nov 22, 2017 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:20 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation
Dr Lillian Wong

Nov 15, 2017 (Wed)
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Grant Writing for Graduate Students in Science
- Dr Vengatesen Thiyagarajan

Nov 10, 2017 (Fri)
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Be computer savvy at HKU! (Session II)

Oct 26, 2017 (Thu)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Dr KIM Shin Cheul, Director, Technology Transfer Office, HKU
- Professor Anthony Yeh, Chair Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, HKU
- Dr Kevin Tsia, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HKU; Founder, Conzeb Limited, Awardee of TSSSU 2016-17
- Dr Kenneth Lai, Founder and Executive Director, Novus Life Sciences Limited; RPg alumni of HKU

Oct 20, 2017 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 5:20 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly
- Dr Eleanor Kwan

Oct 13, 2017 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
& Oct 16-18, 2017 (Mon - Wed)
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Writing Boot Camp

Sep 29, 2017 (Fri)
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Earning an opportunity to meet amazing iconic leaders in Hong Kong! 

Sep 27, 2017 (Wed)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills
Ms Lowana Phillips

Sep 26, 2017 (Tue)
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Be computer savvy at HKU!

Workshops for the academic year of 2016-17 were as follows:                                             

Date of Workshop Workshop Title

July 4, 2017 (Tue)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reproducible Research: Automating Your Science
Mr Robert Porsch, Department of Psychiatry

Jun 15, 2017 (Thu)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
Jun 16, 2017 (Fri)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(Cancelled)

Law and Justice in the Global Age: A Cosmopolitan Approach
- Ms. LIU Jia, Faculty of Law

Jun 12, 2017 (Mon)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm &
Jun 14, 2017 (Wed)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dealing with Big Data in the Humanities
- Ms Eileen Waegemaekers, Department of Linguistics

May 26, 2017 (Fri)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Research Computing Facilities for RPg Students
- Mr. KWAN Wing Keung, Assistant IT Director, Research Computing Services, ITS

May 19, 2017 (Fri)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Grant Writing for Graduate Students in Science
- Dr. Vengatesen Thiyagarajan

May 12, 2017 (Fri)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Trans-disciplinary Challenge Award Competition
- All RPg students and academic staff are welcome to attend

May 12, 2017 (Fri)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Proof Reading and Polishing Your Writing
- Dr Margaret Taplin

May 9, 2017 (Tue)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Is there a recipe for good RPg supervision?
Dr Roger Chan
- Professor Stephen Matthews
Professor Mee-Len Chye

May 5, 2017 (Fri)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Reading and Writing for the Literature Review
- Dr Margaret Taplin

Apr 26, 2017 (Wed)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grant Writing for Graduate Students in Social and Behavioural Sciences - Professor Richard Fielding

Apr 20, 2017 (Thu)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Managing Your Confirmation Seminar and Viva
- Prof. Ken Hyland

Apr 3, 2017 (Mon)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills
- Ms. Lowana Phillips

Mar 17 & 31, 2017 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Trans-disciplinary Research Workshop – Big Data Application
- Dr Reynold Cheng
- Students who have completed the workshop will enter a competition for the Trans-disciplinary Challenge Award scheduled in May.

Mar 17, 2017 (Fri)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Writing Right: Writing Accurately and Clearly
- Dr. Eleanor Kwan

Mar 15 & 29, 2017 (Wed)
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Trans-disciplinary Research Workshop – Complex Social Networks
- Prof Liaquat Hossain
- Students who have completed the workshop will enter a competition for the Trans-disciplinary Challenge Award scheduled in May.

Mar 15, 2017 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Getting Published in Academic Journals (The Sciences and Related Disciplines)
- Prof. Ken Hyland

Mar 8, 2017 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Interview Skills for Success
- Ms Elaine Walsh

Mar 8, 2017 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation
- Dr. Lillian Wong

Mar 7, 2017 (Tue)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Maximising Your Skills for Success in Your Non-Academic Career
- Ms Elaine Walsh

Feb 21, 2017 (Tue)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dialogue on Research Integrity
- Ms Zoë Hammatt

Dec 8, 2016 (Thu)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Getting Published in Academic Journals (The Humanities and Related Disciplines)
- Prof. Ken Hyland

Dec 1, 2016 (Thu)
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly
- Dr Eleanor Kwan

Nov 23, 2016 (Wed)
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation
- Dr Lillian Wong

Nov 22, 2016 (Tue)   
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly
-  Dr Eleanor Kwan

Nov 2, 2016 (Wed)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunchtime Talk: Architectural Science - Working Across the Disciplines
- Professor Phillip Jones, Chair of Architectural Science at Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK

Oct 26, 2016 (Wed)
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills
- Dr Lillian Wong

Oct 14, 2016 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
& Oct 17-19, 2016 (Mon - Wed)
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Writing Boot Camp

Oct 6, 2016 (Thu)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Professor Paul Cheung, Director, Technology Transfer Office
- Professor Anthony Yeh, Chair Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design
- Mr Hailson Yu, Deputy Managing Director, Versitech Limited
- Dr Kelvin Yeung, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Sep 30, 2016 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills
-  Dr Lillian Wong

 

Workshops for the academic year of 2015-16 were as follows:                                             

Date of Workshop Workshop Title

May 20, 2016 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Proof-reading and Polishing Your Writing
-  Dr Margaret Taplin
  

May 17, 2016 (Tue)
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Career Talk for MPhil and PhD Students 2016

Session 1 - How to Prepare for Academic Jobs
- Professor Ngaiming Mok, Edmund and Peggy Tse Professor in Mathematics, Chair of Mathematics, HKU

Session 2 - How to Prepare for Non-Academic Jobs
- Professor Paul Cheung, Associate Director, Knowledge Exchange Office, HKU

May 13, 2016 (Fri)   
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Reading and Writing for the Literature Review
-  Dr Margaret Taplin   

May 4 / 6 / 9 / 11, 2016,
9:30 am – 1:20 pm

Research Writing - Big Language Data
- Professor John Flowerdew and Dr Meilin Chen of the English Department of CityU as part of a UGC-funded Language-related Collaborative Project

May 3, 2016 (Tue)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills  

Apr 27, 2016 (Wed)
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Trans-disciplinary Challenge Award Competition
- All RPg students and academic staff are welcome to attend

Apr 18, 2016 (Mon)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly

April 1, 2016 (Fri)
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation

Mar 30, 2016 (Wed) 
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills

Mar 10, 2016 (Thu)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly 

Mar 9, 2016 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Well-being and Resilience for Research Postgraduates 
- Ms Elaine Walsh  

Mar 8, 2016 (Tue)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Maximising Your Skills for Success in Your Non-academic Career
- Ms Elaine Walsh

Mar 2, 2016 (Wed)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Getting Published in Academic Journals ( The Sciences and Related Disciplines) 

Feb 26, 2016 (Fri)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Effective Thesis Writing Workshop (for humanities and related disciplines)
-  Dr. Selina Lai-Henderson

Feb 17 & Mar 2, 2016 (Wed)
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Trans-disciplinary Research Workshop – Complex Social Networks
-  Students who have completed the workshop will enter a competition for the Trans-disciplinary Challenge Award.

Dec 2 & 16, 2015 (Wed)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trans-disciplinary Research Workshop - Big Data Applications
-  Students who have completed the workshop will enter a competition for the Trans-disciplinary Challenge Award.

Nov 27, 2015 (Fri)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Writing Right: Writing Accurately and Clearly

Nov 17, 2015 (Tue)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills 

Oct 30, 2015 (Fri)
2:30 pm – 5: 30 pm

Effective Academic Speaking Skills

Oct 22, 2015 (Thu)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation

Oct 14, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Writing Right: Writing Accurately and Clearly

Oct 9, 2015 (Fri)
2:30 am – 5:30 pm
& Oct 12-14, 2015 (Mon – Wed)
9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Writing Boot Camp

Sep 29, 2015 (Tue)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Getting Published in Academic Journals (The Humanities & Related Disciplines)