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International Student Recruitment for Intake 2020/21

19 Jun 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the GEO team has had to adapt to new methods of reaching out and public engagement as various levels of travel bans and social distancing measures are imposed across countries and regions. The team has organised online meetings with different formats and sizes, such as sample lectures, admissions talks, conversion sessions, virtual fairs and booths and digital meetings. Students from Bangladesh, the Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea and many other countries and regions have been benefited from the various online sessions. The team is grateful to have received support from academics such as Dr Steve Boles and Dr Lawrence Cheung from the Faculty of Engineering and Professor Benny Leong and Mr Stefan Sonntag from the School of Design. Student attachés have also joined many of the virtual meetings to share their own experiences of PolyU with prospective students.


Signature event: PolyU Virtual Open House on 16-18 June 2020

GEO has teamed up with 8 faculties and schools as well as a number of current students and organised a total of 10 online information sessions during June. One of the reasons for hosting the information sessions is because school counsellors shared that they would like to learn more about the university as a whole as well as programme details. In addition, many students also shared a collective sense of interest in programme uniqueness, including programme approach, career prospect, internship opportunities and admissions requirements. While on-campus visit could hardly be carried out during epidemic of COVID-19 around the world, moving online would be an alternative. These online information sessions provided a summary of the broad range of degrees and subjects for undergraduate. The GEO team outlined the benefits of and requirements for enrolling in courses at PolyU. The team also talked about the latest updates on COVID-19 infection situation of Hong Kong and measures that PolyU taken during the pandemic. During a student sharing session, a number of international students shared useful tips with prospective students based on their own experiences.

The attendees seized the opportunity to ask important and specific questions during a Q&A session. The students also shared their feedback on the online meeting process, which will be used to improve content preparation and video and audio quality to enhance online interactions between students, parents and academics in the near future.

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