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Campus Life

Student Card/ Campus User Card

The student card/ campus user card is widely used on campus, including access to Library, hostels, etc. Therefore, exchange students/ student-teachers should keep their cards properly. If you lose your student card/ campus user card, you need to get a replacement at the Information Center for a fee of HK $ 100.
 

Healthcare Services

EdUHK Student Health Services provide primary medical services. The Health Centre is located in the Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building (Room 09, 1/F, Block A). Exchange students can obtain medical services at the Health Centre at the same rate as other fulltime students.
 

Convenience Store and Supermarket

There is a convenience store on campus, operated by 7-Eleven. It is located in the Central Facilities Building. Opening hours are 07:30 - 23:30 daily.

The nearest supermarket to campus is a Wellcome store in the basement of the Retail Block, Richwood Park, 33 Lo Fai Road, Taipo. This is a 10-minute walk up the hill to the left when you leave campus. Opening hours are 09:00-22:00 daily.

Tai Po Centre, reached by taxi or bus 74K from campus, has another Wellcome and a ParknShop supermarket. The closest supermarket with a more extensive range of Western/American food products is City Super in New Town Plaza shopping mall, just next to Shatin Station. This is about 30 minutes from campus.
 

Banking

There is a Bank of East Asia mini-bank in the Central Facilities Building (C-P-12). An automated teller machine (ATM) is also available.

To open a bank account, bring the following documents to the bank:

  • Passport
  • Student card
  • Home country ID card
  • Driving licence (if any)
  • Hong Kong ID card (if any)
  • Proof of address (your student hall)
  • Proof of your permanent address
  • Minimum of HK$100 (US$13) initial deposit
     
Campus Facilities

Library

EdUHK’s Mong Man Wai Library is the leading education library in the region. In addition to general books and serials, the Library houses a Central Teaching Resources Collection, Reference Collection, Reserve Collection, Media Resources Collection and two Model Libraries. You also have access to the 7x24 Learning Centre, which provides study facilities, course textbooks, PC workstations with internet links, live TV connections, printers and photocopiers for students around the clock. Study rooms and discussion rooms are available for all students.
 

Food and Beverage

The campus has a variety of conveniently located eateries, providing meals, snacks and coffee.
 

Postal Services

You can ship bulky items from your home to EdUHK. Mail or packages should be sent to your hall and need to include the following information:

(Student Name) (Room Number)
(Hall name – Northcote / Grantham / Robert Black / Jockey Club Student Quarters)
The Education University of Hong Kong 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
New Territories, Hong Kong

There is a post box on Spine Road outside C-G/F-04. The nearest post office to campus is Shop 106, 1/F, Fu Shin Shopping Centre, Tai Po.
 

eLearning

EdUHK uses Moodle as its Learning Management System to support blended and distance learning.
 

Various activities on- & off-campus

In order to assist exchange students to adapt to Hong Kong's learning environment as soon as possible, the Global Affairs Office, together with the Student Affairs Office, will hold different types of activities within and outside campus. We hope that all exchange students will participate actively.
 

Transportation

  • Public Transport
    • KMB No. 74K Bus – Circular (between MTR Tai Po Market Station and Sam Mun Tsai visiting The Education University of Hong Kong)
    • Green Minibus No. 26 Service (between Tai Po Campus and Bayshore Towers, Ma On Shan)
  • Shuttle bus service between Tai Po Campus and the MTR University Station for staff and students
    • Pay attention to the schedule; average waiting time is about 10 – 15 minutes.
    • Pay bus fare by Octopus Cards before boarding or after alighting at Block A Entrance Plaza. Fare is HK$5 per trip for students (may be adjusted in new academic year; watch out for the announcement in due course).
    • Verification is required when boarding. Tap your campus user card /student card on the access control card reader installed on U-shuttle bus. You will not be allowed to take the bus if you fail to produce your cards.
       

Information Technology

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) develops and maintains the University’s computing environment to support its administration, teaching and research. There are around 1,000 computers for students and an extensive collection of software for word processing, spreadsheet calculation, database management, email communication, presentations, courseware development, statistical analysis and discipline-specific applications. OCIO also provides a wide range of audio-visual equipment and services, free Wi-Fi services, and maintains the cyber stations around the campus.
 

Sports

You can enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports at the University. The Amenities and Sports Complex is air- conditioned and houses both indoor and outdoor facilities.
 

Public health and security

Under Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance in Hong Kong law, smoking is prohibited in many public areas such as restaurants, shops, schools, hospitals, public transport, cinemas, karaokes, beaches, public swimming pools and parks etc.

No person shall smoke or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in a designated non-smoking area. A person who commits an offence will be issued with a HK$1,500 fixed penalty notice by enforcement officers.

Meanwhile, there is a fixed penalty of HK$1,500 for littering, spitting, or unauthorised display of bills and posters in public places in Hong Kong. So please always maintain environmental hygiene.

University Security Control Centre is located at Room 04, G/F, Block A. There are guards posted and patrolling 24-hour on campus. Guards are posted in student hostels as well. Non-hostel residents cannot enter the dormitory unless permission is received.
 

Useful Contacts

The Education University of Hong Kong
Department / Office Service Contact
Global Affairs Office (GAO)

Handles all matters related to exchange and summer programmes abroad.

A-G/F-10
Tel: (852) 2948 7654
Web: www.eduhk.hk/gao
Office of the Chief
Information Officer (OCIO)
Delivers computing and technical support services. Individual email and login accounts are provided on joining EdUHK. A 24-hour computer room is available. C-LP-20
Help desk hotline
Tel: (852) 2948 6601
Web: www.eduhk.hk/ocio
Student Affairs Office (SAO) Offers a wide range of student services, including personal development activities, counselling, career services, and support for non-local students. A-1/F
Tel: (852) 2948 6720/ (852) 2948 6721
Web: www.eduhk.hk/sao
24-hour Security Centre Provides immediate assistance on security issues/ emergencies. A- G/F-02
Tel: (852) 2948 8000/ (852) 2948 8002
SAO Hall Management Section Hall Application and Check-in Arrangement. B4-G/F-01
Tel: 2948 6868
Web: https://www.eduhk.hk/sh/index.php
Student Hostels Offers residential experiences for residents, which are recognised as an important part of campus life.

Northcote Hall
Tel: (852) 29481649
Web: www.eduhk.hk/sao/nh

Grantham Hall
Tel: (852) 29481568
Web: www.eduhk.hk/sao/hbra

Robert Black Hall
Tel: (852) 2948 0221
Web: www.eduhk.hk/sao/rbh

Jockey Club Student Quarters
Tel: (852) 2948 6930
Web: www.eduhk.hk/sao/jcsq

Health Centre Medical Appointment and enquiry A-1/F-09
Tel: (852) 2948 6262
Web: www.eduhk.hk/sao/
(click into “Student Services” then “Health Services”)
Centre for Language in Education (CLE) Provides language support and services B3-G/F-05
Tel: (852) 2948 7402/ (852) 2948 /7403
Web: www.eduhk.hk/cle/en
Library (LIB) Offers all kinds of library services to eligible users C-G/F
Tel: (852) 2948 6653/ (852) 2948 6658
Web: www.lib.eduhk.hk
Amenities and Sports Complex Provides sports facilities for all students, staff and authorised users E-LP2-16
Tel: (852) 2948 8844
Web: www.eduhk.hk/eo/facilities_sports.htm
Posting Box The daily collection schedule:
Mon to Fri: 1:45 pm
             Sat: 3:45 pm
C-G/F-04
Tel: (852) 2948 6277
Web: www.eduhk.hk/eo/postal.htm  
Bank of East Asia A mini-bank in the Central Facilities. An automated teller machine (ATM) is also available C-P-12
Tel: (852) 3609 3332
Outside Campus
Hong Kong Emergency number For emergency matters Tel: 999
Hong Kong Immigration Department Visa Application; Hong Kong Smart Identity Card Application Immigration Department
Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2824 6111
Web: http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/
China Travel Service (H.K.) Application for China Visa Tel: (852) 2315 7171
Web: 
www.ctshk.com/english/useful/chinesevisa.htm 
Hong Kong Post Check postal rates and services Tel: (852) 2921 2222
Web: https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/home/index.html
Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital Provides 24-Hour Accident & Emergency (A&E) service; Near Tai Po campus Address: 11 Chuen On Road, Tai Po
Tel: (852) 2689 2000
Web: http://www3.ha.org.hk/AHNH/index_e.asp
Hong Kong Tourism Board Provides tourism tips and news about Hong Kong Web: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp
Hong Kong Observatory Monitors and forecasts weather. Issues warnings on weather-related hazards Web: http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm
Directory Inquiries Helps users look up telephone number Tel: 1081 (English)