The Office of General University Requirements (OGUR) plays a pivotal role in students’ academic and personal development through the administration of General University Requirements (GUR) subjects and the provision of Academic Advising. We pride ourselves on embracing student diversity and recognise all students as unique individuals. Through GUR and Academic Advising, we empower PolyU students to realise their various academic goals and develop to their full potential.

General University Requirements is an integral part of PolyU’s education. One of the key aims of GUR is to provide students with the opportunity to learn beyond their discipline of study and develop themselves more holistically. OGUR works closely with the University to ensure the smooth administration of GUR subjects for students to select subjects based on their interests and learning needs, and holistic development. A longitudinal study on GUR has shown that after the completion of their undergraduate studies, students display significant improvement in attributes such as lifelong learning, effective communication, ethical leadership, critical thinking and innovative problem-solving. Such significant and encouraging results bear testament to the positive impact GUR has on our students.

Another key value OGUR brings is the promotion of students’ personal and professional development through academic advising. We strongly advocate academic advising as a humanistic and individualised approach to support students and enhance their self-understanding.

Our team warmly welcomes the opportunity to work with staff members and looks forward to serving our students.

Dr Zenobia Chan
Office of General University Requirements