Student Life

Exchange

The University offers exchange opportunities from universities in the USA, France, Finland, Korea, Mainland China and many more to increase students’ exposure to diverse cultures, and cultivate their identity as global citizens.

Click on the map below to visit the relevant page on our Student Affairs Office website where you can find out more about our partner institutions.

Students in the Department of English have visited various university partners in Canada, Finland, France, Taiwan and the United States through the University-wide exchange programme. The Department of English has formed an exchange partnership with the National Taipei University of Technology. The goal of the partnership is to encourage research collaboration and further enhance the students’ academic horizons.

Undergraduate Conferences

The Department of English holds the Undergraduate Conference on Language, Linguistics and Literature to showcase the independent research work by our students. Presentations are given by students who have completed their final-year capstone projects. The programmes for previous conferences can be found below:

Conference booklet 2021 / Conference booklet 2020 / Conference booklet 2019 / Conference booklet 2018 /Conference booklet 2017

Student Organisation

(The following is provided by the Student’s Association of English)

Under the pandemic, it is almost impossible to make new friends or get to know any of the professors at school. What can be done to resolve this situation? Well, this is where the Students’ Association of English comes in.

As a member of the SAE, it is our duty and privilege to provide a fruitful school life to our fellow students. During online lessons, students often have trouble concentrating in class or having human interactions with their fellow students. We, as the SAE, hold activities that are not only fun, but also educational, so that our students have a chance to immerse themselves into an amazing school life, while also having a chance to learn some life skills. One of which would be our debate challenge, where students will debate with other students regarding a certain topic. This will not only give them an opportunity to polish their listening and public speaking skills along with a self-confidence boost, it will also give them a chance to create friendships and most importantly the enhancement of team spirit.

Moreover, it is our duty to act as a bridge between our students and our department. Other than class time, students rarely have a chance to bond with our department, especially under our current circumstances. Therefore, from time to time, we will organize activities that can help bring people together, such as the Christmas Party, where students and professors can interact, or our community service event, where we encourage students and staff alike to do something for our community. We hope that through these activities, students get to know more about our department, and hopefully, foster an environment in which our students can flourish.

To be part of the SAE, not only do you have to be responsible and active, you also have to be able to work under pressure and accept change. Moreover, the ability to work well with your teammates and knowing the team’s respective strengths and weaknesses. Thus, allowing you to fully utilize your skills, and a chance to fully understand your teammates. If you’re interested in serving your fellow students, and making lifelong friends, SAE would be the perfect place for you!

If you have any questions (or you just want someone to talk to), feel free to message us on Instagram @hsuhksae_emerald. We’ll be here waiting for you~ Hope to see you soon!

Here’s a list of this year’s SAE cabinet:
President: Jade Herndon
Internal Vice-President: Kaka Cheung
External Vice-President: Anson Chan
General Secretary: Jasmine Herndon
Financial Secretary: Fontaine Chan

Contact Us

For further information about the department, our programmes or services, please get in touch.