Chapter 17 Campus Facilities and Safety

Student Accommodation
There are four UGC-funded student halls/quarters on Tai Po Campus, namely Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall, Robert Black Hall and the Jockey Club Student Quarters, providing about 2,200 residential places. The Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall and Robert Black Hall provide shared twin study-bedrooms, budget 3-person room and communal facilities such as activity rooms, laundry rooms, bathrooms/toilets, and pantries. Each study-bedroom is also equipped with computer. The Jockey Club Student Quarters comprises 9-person or 12-person flats for undergraduate students and 6-person and 8-person flats for Research Postgraduate students, each with single/double/triple bedrooms, its own sitting/dining areas, terrace, kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms. Telephone lines and individual computer ports are also provided. Only students of the same gender may live in the same study-bedroom/flat.
From 2011/12, all first-year full-time UGC-funded undergraduates are offered with guaranteed hall residency for 2 semesters, one of which to be taken up during the first year of study. Other UGC-funded students may apply for student accommodation via the point-system according to the University's Policy.
For further details, please browse the website of the Hall Management Section of the Student Affairs Office ( For enquiries, please email to, or call 2948 6868.
Self-arranged Off-campus Accommodation
To facilitate students to search off-campus accommodation, the University has set up the Off-campus Accommodation Information Platform where students can find useful information on renting a flat. Please check for relevant information.
Student Lockers
Students studying Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education Programme or undergraduate programmes (or above) may apply for the use of student locker on a first-come first-served basis. An online allocation system will assign lockers according to students' preference for the location. You can apply for and use the assigned locker each academic year during your study at the University. For more details, please refer to the Regulations on the Use of Student Lockers at ( For enquiries, please contact our staff at or 2948 6376.
Learning Commons
Located on the lower podium of Block C of Tai Po Campus, the Learning Commons is a 4,900 square meter collaborative environment with comprehensive facilities which enables the students to study, learn, discuss, interact and relax with flexible study space, wireless network, PCs and handy IT and Library aids. Major facilities provided in the Learning Commons include:
  • Open discussion areas
  • A multi-purpose room with 40-seat capacity
  • Gathering and TV area
  • Student computer access room
  • IT Help Desk
  • IT area and AV Editing Room
  • Cafe seating area
  • Library area
  • Rehearsal Room
  • Video Conferencing Room
  • Discussion Rooms for 4 to 16 people
  • Open Seating Area
  • Sound Booths
  • STEM Innovation Hub (under LTTC)
  • Creative Common (under SAO)
Sports and Recreational Facilities
The University has a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Use of sports facilities both at the Tai Po Campus and Sports Centre is free for students. The Amenities and Sports Complex is air-conditioned and houses the following indoor and outdoor facilities.
Indoor facilities include:
  • H.Y. Cheung Sports Hall which is suitable for basketball, volleyball, handball or badminton
  • Gymnasium for gymnastics, movements, dance, etc.
  • Dance room with full length mirrors
  • Two Physical fitness rooms
  • Three squash courts
  • Table tennis room with 8 tables
  • A sport climbing gymnasium
  • A heated 25-meter swimming pool
  • A multi-purpose room (with AV equipment)
Outdoor facilities include:
  • A 50-meter swimming pool
  • An artificial turf soccer pitch
  • Four tennis courts
  • Roof-top multi-purpose court for ball games
The Education University of Hong Kong Sports Centre at Yau King Lane, Tai Po, provides the following facilities:
  • A spectator stand with 1,200 undercover seatings
  • A 400-meter all-weather track with facilities for field events
  • A natural grass soccer pitch
  • An artificial turf soccer pitch
  • Five tennis courts
  • A well-equipped fitness room
  • A multi-purpose room (with AV equipment)

For the convenience of users, shuttle bus service between the Tai Po Campus and the Sports Centre is provided.
Recreational sports courses, competitions, and physical activities are organised regularly at the University. Students are encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle by making good use of your leisure time to learn, develop and enjoy different kinds of sports. For the opening hours of the sports and recreational facilities, please contact the service counter at 2948 8844.
Other Facilities
Other facilities on campus include:
  • Convenience Shop (P/F, Block C)
  • Barbeque Site (adjacent to Senior Staff Quarters)
    [For reservation details, please refer to the homepage of the Estates Office (]

Campuses and Campus Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability

The University has its main campus in Tai Po and two off-campus centres namely the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre (TKOSC) and the North Point Study Centre (NPSC). Most of the programmes are held on the Tai Po Campus while some are held in the TKOSC or NPSC. Students can refer to the Maps of the University Campuses section of this Handbook.
The University also hires some teaching venues at Kowloon True Light Middle School at 1 True Light Lane, Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon (next to Kowloon Tong MTR Station) for the provision of programmes at night time.
Campus Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability
The University strives to provide and maintain a healthy, safe and environmentally sustainable campus for students. Your participation and cooperation are valuable and necessary to achieve the goal. Therefore, please pay attention to all matters related to campus health, safety and environmental sustainability while studying on campuses or during block practice outside the University. You are strongly advised to read the Student Safety Handbook and other relevant health, safety and sustainability guidance available from the Estates Office's webpage ( If you have any questions related to campus health, safety or environmental sustainability, please feel free to contact the Estates Office at 2948 6714 or email us at For emergency, please call 2948 8000 or extension 8000.
The TKOSC is located in 1 King Yin Lane, Tseung Kwan O whilst the NPSC is located in 19 Cheung Hong Street, North Point. Campus health, safety and security measures in TKOSC and NPSC are different from those on the Tai Po Campus. Students attending classes in TKOSC and NPSC are advised to browse the following website ( for their concerned Study Centre's "Service Guide for Students" which includes their respective floor plans, contact points and opening hours for various supporting services, public transportation, security, safety, etc. You should read and abide by the guidelines suggested in the Service Guide.