On 13 September, over 1,600 new Year One students arrived at UIC to move into their dorms and prepare for registration. Coming from 30 different regions around mainland China, Hong Kong as well as South Korea, the student population is diverse. The students appeared to be excited and eager to start their courses as they were settling in. Their first learning experience is the English Enhancement Programme, a five day intensive English programme designed to help them adjust to the English learning environment at UIC.

New students pose for a photo

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Students are engaged in their EEP classes

New students learn strategies for improving their English

With the help of about 110 older student volunteers, the new students had time to register on 14 and 15 September and complete their course enrolment in the coming days. They will be officially welcomed to the university at the inauguration ceremony on 18 September.

Older student volunteers help the new students move into UIC

Parents were also invited to the new campus. They attended the welcoming sessions and learned about the college at the Parents Forum, which was part of the practice of Four-Point Education linking the college, the students, the parents and society. UIC President, Prof Ng Ching-Fai gave welcoming remarks and answered any questions that the parents had.

Parents listen to a presentation at the Parents Forum

Compared to last year, this year shows a 200 student increase in enrolment. A record high of 21 freshmen qualified for Full Entrance Scholarships, and 19 will receive CEFC Scholarships that cover half of their tuition fees.

UIC President, Prof Ng Ching-Fai, answers questions

One of the new students is Shen Danyang from Harbin. Thanks to her high achievement on the Gaokao (National College Entrance Exam), she has been admitted to UIC's Communications Programme on a Full Entrance Scholarship. Shen Danyang and her parents are very excited for her to start her study at UIC. They agree with UIC’s concept of Whole Person Education, and Shen Danyang looks forward to getting a well-rounded education through UIC’s unique programming. She believes that this kind of education will help her to become an efficient contributor to society. From watching UIC’s promotional videos, she learned that UIC is a very innovative university and she is excited to be able to study in this environment.

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Shen Danyang poses for a photo with her proud parents

Another new student, Liang Changyuan from Guangzhou No. 7 Middle School has been admitted to UIC's Data Science Programme. He mentioned that UIC is a popular choice for students coming from his school, which fosters the most new students for UIC this year.

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Liang Changyuan poses for a photo

UIC wishes all of the new students good luck in their first semester.

Reporter: Samantha Burns
Photographers: Liang Jianhao, Ivy Liao, Deen He, Cheryl Chen, Samantha Burns
Editors: Samuel Burgess, Deen He
(from MPRO)


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