In the heart of a vibrant new academic year at PolyU, the Graduate School extends its warmest wishes to all new research students commencing their exhilarating study journey. The Research Student Orientation held on 30 August witnessed the participation of 370 PhD and MPhil students. They immersed themselves in the realm of research and engaged in insightful sharing sessions and dialogues with university management, student representatives, and academic staff. Extending a warm welcome, each student received a handy welcome guide and a thoughtful gift from the Graduate School.
The orientation buzzed with energy. President Jin-Guang Teng, with his profound insights into the University's trailblazing development and unwavering commitment to research excellence, propelled students towards impactful discoveries. Professor Louise Cummings, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, provided a comprehensive overview of coursework requirements, study milestones, and ample development opportunities. Research students were illuminated with a clear research study roadmap and nurturing student support.
Moreover, students received guidance on achieving a balanced study life and fostering meaningful relationships with supervisors, departments, and schools through a series of sharing. The orientation concluded with a spirited panel discussion featuring Professor Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation), and Professor Louise Cummings. Together, they explored the common challenges of PhD students and shared inspiring success stories of researchers.
As the new academic year unfolds, our commitment to providing seamless support and guidance remains steadfast, ensuring that research students soar to new heights of scholarly achievement.
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