Skip to main content
Start main content

Research Student Orientation 2023: Welcome, PolyU Research Students!

30 Aug 2023

Group photo at the Research Student Orientation, featuring President Teng (centre), Professor Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) (to the right of the President), and Professor Louise Cummings, Associate Dean of Graduate School (to the left of the President)

President Teng encouraged research students to embrace the University’s motto, “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind,” for impactful research, leveraging the well-supported research infrastructure at PolyU.

A motivational panel discussion on research studies and success tips, featuring Professor Christopher Chao and Professor Louise Cummings, facilitated by Mr Temitope Olubanjo Kehinde, a PhD student representative.

Professor Louise Cummings led research students to understand the research study roadmap and seamless student support and development opportunities provided by the Graduate School.

Mr Liu Jiang, a PhD student from the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, shared personal insights on maintaining a balanced student life.

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.

Topics Events and Activities

Your browser is not the latest version. If you continue to browse our website, Some pages may not function properly.

You are recommended to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different browser. A list of the web browsers that we support can be found here