Choosing major is a crucial decision: it affects students’ university life and will probably have significant impact on students' career in the future, thus students should have in-depth understanding of their favourite subjects before admission. Each year CUHK organizes orientation day for undergraduate admissions by giving lectures and Q&A sessions, as well as opening the university facilities in order to provide up-to-date programme information to secondary school students and the public. Students who are not able to participate in the event can browse the University website or inquire the departments to access the information.
Just imagine few decades ago, when there was no orientation day, nor internet (and even telephone was not popular), how secondary school students obtained information about CUHK? Radio broadcasting was one of the major sources. In May 1966, CUHK and Radio Hong Kong (today RTHK) presented a series of talks by CUHK faculty members and administrators to introduce programmes offered, such as course modules, research trend, admission requirements, and student career path, etc. The series, covering 19 programmes and the newly established Graduate School, provided essential information which helped potential students to choose their future fields of study. The contents were later compiled by the Radio Hong Kong and printed by the Hong Kong Government Printer.
香港中文大學本科生資訊日 CUHK Orientation Day for Undergraduate Admissions (21/10/2017，8:30am – 6:00pm)
CUHK Programme Guide (1966) – Book Cover
CUHK Programme Guide (1966) – Table of Contents. This booklet reminds that CUHK was developing rapidly at that time and readers should pay attention to the latest university regulations.
CUHK Programme Guide (1966) – Interview Report
CUHK Programme Guide (1966) – with precious Colleges’ photos (from top to bottom: Chung Chi College, New Asia College, United College)