Why get involved when school work is already demanding so
much of your time? Because there is much more to university
life than just studying! There are friendships to nurture
and interests to cultivate. There's also much to learn about
creativity, leadership and teamwork-all of which are important
to your personal growth and enrichment.
There are a wide variety of programs and
activities that you can join to pursue your interests and
broaden your horizons. Students are also encouraged to join
or even form their own organizations if none of the existing
ones are able to serve your needs. Browse through this section
to get an idea of what's available. Or you can always come
to our office for information and advice.
If you can't find what you like, you can always come up with your own ideas. The exciting possibilities are endless. You are most welcome to talk to our staff in the Student Support & Activities Team!
Mainland Exchange and Learning Opportunities
Going Beyond Hong Kong? There are cultural and educational exchange activities organized by Mainland universities that are available to students. These are great opportunities to visit Mainland.
The projects normally last for 5 to 10 days during the winter and summer breaks with wide variety of themes on heritage conservation, environmental protection, aeronautics, enterprise resource planning, etc. Click here to know more.
All costs after landing on the designated Mainland city will be borne by the hosting university supported by the Mainland Ministry of Education. Participating students will be responsible for other expenses including travelling expenses to the designated city, insurance and so on. There is a fund available to support such expenses, click here for details.
Activities Organized by SAO
SAO organizes student development initiatives such as the
REDbird program and a wide range of activities in sports,
health and wellness, aesthetics and culture, career and personal
development for students throughout the year. Click
here to know more.
Programs, Awards & Sponsorships
Administered by SAO
SAO administers a number of programs, awards and
sponsorships for student groups as well as individual students
to enrich the campus life and exposure of students.
Activities Organized by Student Societies
Here at HKUST, there are over 100 student societies affiliated
to the Students' Union that meet the diverse interests of
students in sports, community service, arts and culture as
well as academic affairs. For more information, please look
up the website of HKUST
Student societies/groups are encouraged to contact SAO for advice on matters related to the use of name and logo of the University, program planning, fundraising, subsidies, commerical sponsorship, use of facilities, display of posters, recruitment of members, etc.
Student Support & Activities Team
For those related to sports, please contact:
Sports and Wellness Team
Sponsored Student Projects
Individual students and informal student groups may apply to be Sponsored Student Projects for access to campus resources in organizing student activities.
Other Activity News
Apart from activities organized or administered by SAO and
student societies, you can also gain exposure by getting involved
in activities organized by external organizations. Click
here to see what is in store for you.
Organizing Student Activities
Group Personal Accident Insurance
The University has a group personal accident insurance policy for all students participating in university or student activities. Please click here for details.
If you have any questions about student activities, please contact the Student Support & Activities Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.