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University Life (U-Life) Programme

For students admitted as Year 1 in or after AY2018/19 or directly admitted as Year 2 in or after 2019/20

For students of the previous General Education Programme (38 units required), i.e. Year 1 entrants admitted in or before AY2017/18, Direct Year 2 entrants admitted in or before AY2018/19, and Direct Year 3 entrants admitted in or before AY2019/20, please refer to the webpage of General Education Office.

What is University Life (U-Life) Programme ?

Non-credit bearing Graduation requirement A.k.a. ULIF1005 Online tutorial Orientation workshops Co-curricular activities

U-Life Programme is a non-credit bearing graduation requirement for undergraduate degree students. Workshops and activities in U-Life programme aim to prepare the students for the new life at HKBU and enhance their capabilities to face challenges and find solutions that come from academic or work environment.

Why do we need U-Life Programme?

U-Life Programme will help you, as new students, to:

  1. Adaption
    Acquire the skills and knowledge for adapting to the new life at the University;
  2. Awareness
    Understand academic integrity and examine the issues of global citizenship with an awareness of your communities;
  3. Application
    Develop leadership skills, communication skills and team work spirit that can be applied to your daily life.

Components of U-Life Programme

U-Life Programme
 
AIOT
Academic Integrity Online Tutorial
3 UOWs
University Orientation Workshops
CCLs
Co-curricular Learning

 

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U-Life Programme Requirement and Deadlines

  UGC-funded degree programme Self-financed top-up degree programme
Year 1 entrant Direct Year 2 entrant Direct Year 3 entrant
AIOT

Required

By the end of 2nd semester

Required

By the end of 1st semester

UOW

Required

By the end of 4th semester

Exempted for students from CIE and HKBU sub-degree programmes

Required for all other students

By the end of 3rd semester

CCL

8 units required

By the end of 4th semester

8 units required

By the end of 3rd semester

4 units required

By the end of 3rd semester

The deadlines stated above are in terms of the student's normal study period at HKBU. Exchange period, suspension or special leave of study period duly approved by the Academic Registry for 1 semester or more will be excluded from the required time frame of U-Life completion. In such cases, the deadline will be extended accordingly by semester(s).

In terms of U-Life Programme requirement, the end of the First Semester of an academic year is defined as 31 December; the end of the Second Semester is defined as 31 May. The deadline of U-Life Programme completion is either 31 December or 31 May.

Penalty for Incompletion of U-Life Requirement by the Deadline

Students who fail to complete ANY of the U-Life Programme requirement by the respective deadline may be barred from access to course grades, registration for courses, and adding/dropping courses during the App-Drop Period until they make up for the U-Life deficiency concerned. Any request for extension of deadline is usually not entertained.

Complete or make up for all the U-Life requirement on time:

Academic Integrity Online Tutorial (AIOT)

Offered by Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL)
Enquiry: 3411 5348 | buelearn@hkbu.edu.hk

Deadline
By the end of your 2nd semester studying at HKBU (in case of Year 1 entrants) or
By the end of your 1st semester studying at HKBU (in case of senior-year intakes and top-up degree students)

AIOT is designed to be an introduction in promoting academic integrity by increasing your awareness of the issues involved. Using pertinent cases as examples, the tutorial offers suggestions and solutions to help you recognize unethical behaviours, so that you can avoid committing academic misconduct unintentionally.

AIOT is available on the BU eLearning platform (Moodle).

How to complete AIOT? (PDF file)

University Orientation Workshops (UOW)

UOW 1: Personal Transformation Workshop 

Offered by Counselling and Development Centre, Office of Student Affairs (SA/CDC)
Enquiry: 3411 7435 | cdc@hkbu.edu.hk

UOW 2: Insight into HKBU's 7 Graduate Attributes 

Offered by Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL)
Enquiry: 3411 5351 | chtl@hkbu.edu.hk

UOW 3: Get Ready for University Research 

Offered by Library (LIB)
Enquiry: 3411 2711 | Information Desk, Level 3, Main Library, Shaw Campus

Deadline
By the end of your 4th semester studying at HKBU (in case of Year 1 entrants) or
By the end of your 3rd semester studying at HKBU (in case of senior-year intakes and top-up degree students) or
Exempted for students admitted from CIE and HKBU sub-degree programmes

Freshmen joining the New Student Orientation (NSO) and UOW2 and UOW3 as assigned by Academic Registry in mid- to late August should have attended all the UOWs during the orientation period and completed the component of UOWs.

Freshmen who did not join the NSO or missed any of the UOWs during the orientation period have to make up for the UOWs as follows by the deadline.

Make-up arrangements

The arrangement will be updated in due course. Please visit our page again around September 2019.

UOW 1: Personal Transformation Workshop

http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/cdc/support-for-new-students/university-life-orientation-workshop

UOW 2: Insight into HKBU’s 7 Graduate Attributes

Complete 2 online activities (Parts 1 and 3) and go through 4 checkpoints (Part 2) of the TIE-General, a Trail of Integrity and Ethics (TIE), by 31 December 2018. Click here for instructions.

  • Part 1*: Download and login to the AR Learn app. Finish the online ‘Pre-trail Question’ in AR Learn app
  • Part 2*: Complete the 4 checkpoints in TIE-General and Collect all 4 checkpoint codes by AR Learn app
  • Part 3*: Finish the ‘Final Checkpoint’ – the online Post-trail Question and survey in AR Learn app

* Note: Confidentiality Assurance for Data / Information Collection

UOW 3: Get Ready for University Research

Complete an online research skills assessment, namely the Research Readiness Self-Assessment (RRSA). Please click below:
http://library.hkbu.edu.hk/support/ulife.html

Co-curricular Learning (CCL)

CCL logo and link to CCL website

May be offered by any of the University departments/offices/units
General enquiry: 3411 2331 | ccl@hkbu.edu.hk
Specific enquiry (e.g. event details, reporting miscounted record, etc.): Respective organiser of the event as listed on http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/ccl/event

Requirement and Deadline
8 items by the end of your 4th semester studying at HKBU (in case of Year 1 entrants) or
8 items by the end of your 3rd semester studying at HKBU (in case of Year 2 entrants) or
4 items by the end of your 3rd semester studying at HKBU (in case of Year 3 entrants and top-up degree students)

CCL offers you an array of out-of-classroom learning opportunities in the forms of seminars, workshops, campus events, and experiential learning activities which all aim to foster your whole person development. You are free to choose plenty of them out of over 600 CCL-recognised activities per year to fulfil the requirement.

View the CCL website for a complete list of CCL-recognised activities, guidelines and FAQs.

Undergraduate students, particularly the freshmen (Year 1 entrants), are encouraged to make good use of the block-out period on Tuesday afternoons of the First Semester to join sufficient CCL activities for completing the requirement on time.

How to view my U-Life record?

UGC-funded undergraduate students:

View your U-Life completion status and relevant deadlines on Student Learning Experience System (SLES):

SLES Student Learning Experience University Life Programme

Self-financed top-up undergraduate degree students:

View your U-Life completion status and relevant deadlines on MyBU-Study

Details of your CCL attendance record and CCL fulfilment status are also available on Student Learning Experience System (SLES).

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Except the University Orientation Workshops (UOWs) that are designated with a certain time slot for you (i.e. usually in mid- to late August during the orientation period before you formally start your semester at the University), you are free to complete the other U-Life components at your convenience before the deadlines.

The course code of ULIF1005 is merely for blocking a time slot per week for you to freely attend any CCL activities, organised by the Office of Student Affairs, other departments, units or offices, at your own choice and interests in your first semester. There is no designated location for this "class". You are encouraged to make good use of this block-out time slot to complete your CCL requirement as soon as possible.

There are make-up arrangements for the 3 UOWs. Please make up for your absence at the UOWs as instructed on the tab of UOW ► Make-up Arrangements according to your admission year.

No. AIOT has an earlier deadline, while UOWs and CCL have a later deadline. See the specific deadlines of the components and your exact deadlines on Student Learning Experience System (SLES), or MyBU-Study if you are a self-financed top-up degree student of the College of International Education (CIE).

You will be barred from viewing course grades, registration for courses, and adding or dropping course during the Add-Drop Period until you make up for the deficiency concerned. Please note that incompletion of ANY of the U-Life requirement by the respective deadline will result in the above penalty. You have to make up for the deficiency as soon as possible; see the details of the make-up arrangement by clicking the above tabs of AIOT, UOW or CCL.

If you do not complete all the U-Life requirement, you will, of course, cannot graduate from the University.

Though many U-Life components are online modules, the data transfer of your completion record usually takes 1 day to be effective. As for CCL activities, the updating of their attendance records is usually not immediate and may take up to 10 working days. In the case of CCL-recognised eCourses organised by Counselling and Development Centre (CDC), Office of Student Affairs (SA) and the BEST1001 online module organised by Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO), the CCL record is usually updated bi-weekly and may take 2-3 weeks to show.

Enquiry

For UGC-funded undergraduate students:

If you are required to complete a General Education Programme of 18 units, and admitted as:
Year 1 in or after AY2018/19, or
Year 2 in or after AY2019/20, or
Year 3 in or after AY2020/21

Tel: 3411 2331 / 3411 7742
Email: gr-ulife@hkbu.edu.hk

If you are required to complete a General Education Programme of 38 units, and admitted as:
Year 1 in or before AY2017/18, or
Year 2 in or before AY2018/19, or
Year 3 in or before AY2019/20

Tel: 3411 2014
Email: ulife@hkbu.edu.hk

For self-financed top-up undergraduate degree students:

Tel: 3411 3009
Email: cietp@hkbu.edu.hk