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 Nov 17, 2017)

Date of Workshop Workshop Title

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 23, 2017 (Thur)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

How to Pursue an Alternative Academic Path in Humanities and Sciences - Insights from AsiaGlobal Fellows

Nov 22, 2017 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Effective Conference Preparation and Participation
Dr Lillian Wong

Nov 16, 2017 (Thur)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Dialogues between Veteran and Aspiring Researchers
- Professor Weicai Yang, Director, Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PRC

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 - 5:30 pm

Writing Right : Writing Accurately and Clearly
- Dr Eleanor Kwan

Oct 19, 2017 (Thu)
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Sharing Session with Professor Hans Clevers

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 19, 2017 (Fri)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Dialogues between Croucher Innovation Awardees and RPg Students
Professor Wang YAO

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 28, 2017 (Fri)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Dialogue with the Technology Transfer Office @ HKU 
- Dr S. C. Kim

Apr 26, 2017 (Wed)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Apr 25, 2017 (Tue)
12:45 pm – 13:45 pm

Dialogues between Croucher Innovation Awardees and RPg Students
Dr Carmen Chak Lui Wong

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 23, 2017 (Thu)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Dialogues between Croucher Innovation Awardees and RPg Students
Dr Hayden Kwok-Hay SO

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

Mar 3, 2017 (Fri)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Dialogues between Veteran and Aspiring Researchers
- Professor Timothy Oakes
Director, Center for Asian Studies
Professor of Geography, University of Colorado
Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, HKU

Feb 21, 2017 (Tue)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dialogue on Research Integrity
- Ms Zoë Hammatt

Feb 17, 2017 (Fri)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Dialogues between Croucher Innovation Awardees and RPg Students
Dr Ho Yu AU-YEUNG

Jan 10, 2017 (Tue)
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Dialogues between Veteran and Aspiring Researchers
- Professor Robin Lovell-Badge
Group Leader and Head of the Division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Visiting Research Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, HKU

Dec 8, 2016 (Thu)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

Dec 2, 2016 (Fri)
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Dialogues between Veteran and Aspiring Researchers
- Professor Garth Cooper, Professor in Discovery and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
- PPT Presentation

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 18, 2016 (Fri)
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Dialogues between Veteran and Aspiring Researchers
- Professor Jeremy Jackson, Senior Adjunct Scientist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA
- Professor Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair in Marine Science, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA

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 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)