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Introduction to Election of Student Members to the Senate

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Election of Student Members to the Senate 2022/2023

(TPg Election and SCA, COMM & SCM By-election)   

Nomination Period:  15 – 28 September 2022
Publicity of Candidates:  5 – 18 October 2022
Election Period:       19 October (10:00 am) – 22 October 2022 (5:00 pm)

Student Participation in the Senate

The Senate regulates the academic affairs of the University as well as the welfare and discipline of the students. Therefore, it is essential that students are represented so that their views and concerns are properly addressed in the Senate. The Senate has 12 student members, including:

  • The President of the Hong Kong Baptist University Student's Union (ex-officio);
  • The President of the Postgraduate Association of the University (ex-officio);
  • One undergraduate student elected from each Faculty and School;
  • One taught postgraduate student elected by all taught postgraduate students; and
  • One research postgraduate student elected by all research postgraduate students.

Who can run for the Election?

According to the "Regulations Governing the Conduct of Elections of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Member to Senate", a student can run for the Election (i.e. to become a Nominee) if he/she has been properly proposed and seconded for Election and is:

  • An undergraduate student of good academic standing (with a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.0) and not under disciplinary probation or approved leave of absence (e.g. suspension of studies, exchange studies) at the time of nomination;
  • A postgraduate student of *good academic standing (with a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.5) and not under disciplinary probation or approved leave of absence (e.g. suspension of studies, exchange studies) at the time of nomination, who has been properly proposed and seconded for election;
    (*Remarks: requirement on a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.5 is not applicable to Year 1 taught postgraduate students during the nomination process. If the student is successfully elected, a conditional offer at the Senate would be provided to the elected Year 1 TPG student representative, subject to his/her attainment of the GPA requirement in the first semester)

“Undergraduate student” shall mean a person who is registered in a full-time or part-time programme based in Hong Kong, successful completion of which will lead to the award of a Bachelor’s degree by the University.

"Postgraduate student” shall mean a person who is registered in a full-time or part-time postgraduate taught/research programme based in Hong Kong, successful completion of which will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma, Master or Doctoral degree by the University

Please note the programmes below belong to the School of Continuing Education:

Programme Name

Study Level
(UG / TPG / RPG)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media

UG

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Cultural Studies and Creative Industries

UG

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Studies

UG

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accountancy

UG

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Human Resources Management

UG

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Marketing

UG

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Environment and Resources Management

UG

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Integrated Communication Management

UG

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Media and Social Communication

UG

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology

UG

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Policy

UG

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sport and Recreation Leadership

UG

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education

UG

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education (Part-time)

UG

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

UG

Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

TPG

Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Part-time)

TPG

Please note the programmes below belong to the School of Creative Arts:

Programme Name

Study Level
(UG / TPG / RPG)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Business Administration (Global Entertainment)

UG

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Music

UG

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Visual Arts

UG

Bachelor of Arts and Science (Hons.) in Arts and Technology

UG

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) – Film Major (Film and Television Concentration)

UG

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) in Acting for Global Screen

UG

Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries

UG

Master of Arts in Music

TPG

Master of Arts in Visual Arts Craft and Design

TPG

Master of Arts in Visual Arts Studio and Media Arts

TPG

Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television & Digital Media

TPG

How can I be nominated?

Nominations for Election shall only be made on forms provided by the Office of Student Affairs for the purpose.

Type of Student Requirements to be nominated
For Undergraduate  Each nomination shall be signed by one proposer and ten seconders, who are undergraduate students from the respective Faculty or School.
For Postgraduate  Each nomination shall be signed by one proposer and two seconders who are postgraduate students.

Enquiry

Should you have further enquiries, please feel free to contact us via:

Email: sacla@hkbu.edu.hk
Telephone: 3411 2312
Fax: 3411 5983