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New Campus Access Control Measure under Deliberation (Circular 47)  23/09/2021

Dear colleagues and students,

The 2021 Autumn term has just begun. It is delightful to see students returning and bringing the campus back to life again!

Over this prolonged pandemic period, the University has adopted various protective measures on campus (such as mask wearing, temperature checking, social distancing and enhanced hygiene etc.) to safeguard the health and safety of the HKMU community. Staff and students have also been encouraged to get vaccinated, as it is evident that vaccination constitutes an important tool to contain the pandemic and is in the best interest of the community. In our recent vaccination survey conducted in early September, around 70% of the respondents indicated that they have already been vaccinated, which is very encouraging.

While resuming our normal face-to-face teaching and enjoying campus life, we must be vigilant that the COVID-19 virus is still rampant and will persist with several new variants on the horizon. To ensure best protection for staff and students on campus, the University is actively monitoring the latest situation and deliberating to step up campus access control in due course. Once decided to implement, full vaccination will be required to enter the campus. For those who have not yet received vaccination due to various reasons including medical ground, self-testing once every two weeks at their own cost will be required.

To this end, the University will launch an online vaccination/testing registration system by late October 2021. Data collected from the vaccination survey will be automatically transferred to the registration system. If you did not respond or have not yet provided your vaccination record in the survey, you will be required to provide/update your vaccination status through the registration system. In case the University decides to tighten up campus access control down the road, regular reporting of test results will also be required via this system. Further details will be provided in October.

We are fully aware that the new campus access control measure, if implemented, may cause inconvenience to you. However, it is essential for us to put a top priority on safeguarding the University community’s health and safety and fighting against the pandemic. We appreciate your understanding and support.


Yours sincerely,

Prof. Lui Yu Hon
Vice President (Resources and Development)
Hong Kong Metropolitan University
 


Announcement on Update of Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2021 Autumn Term (Circular 46)  10/08/2021
Announcement on Vaccination Leave (Circular 45)  31/05/2021
University's message on vaccination (Circular 44)  27/05/2021
2021/22 Autumn Term Teaching & Learning Arrangements (Circular 43)  17/05/2021
Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2021 Summer Term (Circular 42)  08/04/2021
Full resumption of normal service and work arrangements with effect from 18 February 2021 (Circular 41)  17/02/2021
Updated Learning and Teaching Arrangements for 2021 Spring Term (Circular 40)  10/02/2021
Gradual resumption of normal service and work arrangements (Circular 39)  29/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 29 January 2021 (Circular 38)  21/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 22 January 2021 (Circular 37)  07/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 8 January 2021 (Circular 36)  29/12/2020
Announcement on Learning and teaching arrangements for 2021 Spring Term (Circular 35)  17/12/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 31 December 2020 (Circular 34)  14/12/2020
Confirmed COVID-19 case (Circular 33)  14/12/2020
Potential COVID-19 case (Circular 32)  11/12/2020
Updated learning and teaching arrangements for 2020 Autumn term (Circular 31)  01/12/2020
Special Work Arrangements from 2 to 15 December 2020 (Circular 30)  01/12/2020
Announcement on Flexible Work Arrangements for Staff (Circular 29)  27/11/2020
Resumption of normal operations from Monday, 14 September 2020 (Circular 28)  11/09/2020
Updates on Learning and Teaching Arrangements for Autumn Term, 2020/21 (Circular 27)  10/09/2020
Gradual resumption of normal operations from Monday, 31 August 2020 (Circular 26)  28/08/2020
Announcement on Special Work Arrangements (Circular 25)  21/08/2020
Announcement on a staff COVID-19 case (Circular 24)  21/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 23 August 2020) (Circular 23)  14/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 16 August 2020) ) (Circular 22)  07/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 9 August 2020) (Circular 21)  31/07/2020
Updated Learning and Teaching Arrangements for Autumn Term, 2020/21 (Circular 20)  27/07/2020
Special Work Arrangements till 2 August 2020 (Circular 19)  24/07/2020
Special Work Arrangements till 26 July 2020 (Circular 18)  19/07/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching and learning arrangement (Circular 17)  16/07/2020
Announcement on Flexible Work Arrangements for Staff (Up to 28 July 2020) (Circular 16)  14/07/2020
Resumption of normal business and work arrangements (Circular 15)  17/04/2020
Special Work Arrangements 6-19 April 2020 (Circular 14)  03/04/2020
A new confirmed COVID-19 case  31/03/2020
Confirmed case of COVID-19  28/03/2020
Special Work Arrangements 23 March – 5 April 2020 (Circular 13)  22/03/2020
Declaration of Travel History - Updated arrangement  20/03/2020
Declaration of Travel History  18/03/2020
Latest update on online learning and assessment (Circular 12)  11/03/2020
Resumption of Normal Business and Work Arrangements (Circular 11)  28/02/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching, learning and work arrangements (Circular 10)  21/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 9)  14/02/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching and learning arrangement (Circular 8)  12/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 7)  07/02/2020
Message from OUHK President to students (Chinese version only)  06/02/2020
Message from the Provost (Circular 6)  04/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 5)  01/02/2020
OUHK announces further suspension of face-to-face classes (Circular 4)  31/01/2020
OUHK announces measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Circular 3)  28/01/2020
OUHK announces suspension of face-to-face classes (Circular 2)  25/01/2020
Precautionary measures regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Circular 1)  24/01/2020
Message from OUHK President to students, staff and alumni  17/01/2020
Pneumonia Case Precaution and Security Control  17/01/2020

Announcement on Update of Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2021 Autumn Term (Circular 46)  10/08/2021

Dear Students,

The 2021/22 Autumn term will commence on Monday 20th September 2021 and I would like to give you an update on the University’s teaching and learning arrangements.

As outlined in the previous announcement, it is the University’s intention to resume face-to-face teaching in the 2021 Autumn term. While online learning has proven to be successful over the past year as an alternative teaching arrangement, campus life is an integral part of a university journey and is essential for students to gain a holistic university experience.

As we resume our normal teaching and learning arrangements, the University will continue to monitor the situation and make every effort to ensure the safety of our returning students in the new academic year.

Arrangements for Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory & Practicums and End-of-term Examinations

Lectures will be delivered in face-to-face mode. Recordings of the lectures will be made available online.*

Tutorials will basically be face-to-face but can take other forms such as online or hybrid (i.e. face-to-face and online real-time simultaneously) based on the pedagogical needs of respective courses. Online option in the form of recorded tutorials* or real-time online sessions will only be provided for students who cannot come on campus for legitimate reasons, such as travel restrictions imposed by the Hong Kong/local Government.  Students who cannot come on campus due to legitimate reasons should make a request to the School concerned for arrangement of online tutorial option.  Final arrangements of tutorials will be announced prior to term start.

Laboratory sessions and practicums will be delivered face-to-face. Detailed arrangements will be made by individual Schools and information will be sent to the students concerned separately.

End-of-term Examinations will take the form of on-campus invigilated examinations.  All students are required to come on campus to write the examinations.

Coming to Hong Kong

Non-local students who will be coming to Hong Kong for classes should pay attention to the quarantine requirements imposed by the Hong Kong SAR Government and make travel plans accordingly. There are also useful information put together by our Student Affairs Office (SAO) on this website for easy reference. For students from the Mainland, please note that taking your study in Hong Kong is the usual requirement of the Ministry of Education (MoE) for recognition of academic qualification obtained in Hong Kong.  While the MoE has relaxed this requirement under the pandemic, it is uncertain whether this measure will continue.  Thus, although online options are available, if you cannot come to Hong Kong for classes, you may run the risk of your award not being recognised by the MoE.

Be Safe and Get Vaccinated

For the health and safety of the University community, we strongly encourage all of you to get vaccinated before the start of the new academic year. As an encouragement, the University has launched a lucky draw programme for all full-time and part-time staff and students who have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccination. Details can be found here.  Please note that all staff, students and visitors are required to scan “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code before entering the campus for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed COVID case is found.

We have confidence that by working together, we can overcome challenges under the pandemic. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing all of you back on-campus soon.

Sincerely,

Reggie Kwan
Provost

* If you plan to apply for CEF reimbursement for face-to-face courses, physical attendance in class is necessary for the University to certify your attendance in support of your CEF application. (Not applicable to distance learning courses)

The University will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make any necessary adjustments as and when required. The latest information will be published by the University on this website.

LiPACE students will receive email notifications from School / Course Instructors separately.

Announcement on Vaccination Leave (Circular 45)  31/05/2021
University’s message on vaccination (Circular 44)  27/05/2021
2021/22 Autumn Term Teaching & Learning Arrangements (Circular 43)  17/05/2021
Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2021 Summer Term (Circular 42)  08/04/2021
Full resumption of normal service and work arrangements with effect from 18 February 2021 (Circular 41)  17/02/2021
Updated Learning and Teaching Arrangements for 2021 Spring Term (Circular 40)  10/02/2021
Gradual resumption of normal service and work arrangements (Circular 39)  29/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 29 January 2021 (Circular 38)  21/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 22 January 2021 (Circular 37)  07/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 8 January 2021 (Circular 36)  29/12/2020
Announcement on Learning and teaching arrangements for 2021 Spring Term (Circular 35)  17/12/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 31 December 2020 (Circular 34)  14/12/2020
Confirmed COVID-19 case (Circular 33)  14/12/2020
Potential COVID-19 case (Circular 32)  11/12/2020
Updated learning and teaching arrangements for 2020 Autumn term (Circular 31)  01/12/2020
Special Work Arrangements from 2 to 15 December 2020 (Circular 30)  01/12/2020
Announcement on Flexible Work Arrangements for Staff (Circular 29)  27/11/2020
Resumption of normal operations from Monday, 14 September 2020 (Circular 28)  11/09/2020
Updates on Learning and Teaching Arrangements for Autumn Term, 2020/21 (Circular 27)  10/09/2020
Gradual resumption of normal operations from Monday, 31 August 2020 (Circular 26)  28/08/2020
Announcement on Special Work Arrangements (Circular 25)  21/08/2020
Announcement on a staff COVID-19 case (Circular 24)  21/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 23 August 2020) (Circular 23)  14/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 16 August 2020) ) (Circular 22)  07/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 9 August 2020) (Circular 21)  31/07/2020
Updated Learning and Teaching Arrangements for Autumn Term, 2020/21 (Circular 20)  27/07/2020
Special Work Arrangements till 2 August 2020 (Circular 19)  24/07/2020
Special Work Arrangements till 26 July 2020 (Circular 18)  19/07/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching and learning arrangement (Circular 17)  16/07/2020
Announcement on Flexible Work Arrangements for Staff (Up to 28 July 2020) (Circular 16)  14/07/2020
Resumption of normal business and work arrangements (Circular 15)  17/04/2020
Special Work Arrangements 6-19 April 2020 (Circular 14)  03/04/2020
A new confirmed COVID-19 case  31/03/2020
Confirmed case of COVID-19  28/03/2020
Special Work Arrangements 23 March – 5 April 2020 (Circular 13)  22/03/2020
Declaration of Travel History – Updated arrangement  20/03/2020
Declaration of Travel History  18/03/2020
Latest update on online learning and assessment (Circular 12)  11/03/2020
Resumption of Normal Business and Work Arrangements (Circular 11)  28/02/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching, learning and work arrangements (Circular 10)  21/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 9)  14/02/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching and learning arrangement (Circular 8)  12/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 7)  07/02/2020
Message from OUHK President to students (Chinese version only)  06/02/2020
Message from the Provost (Circular 6)  04/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 5)  01/02/2020
OUHK announces further suspension of face-to-face classes (Circular 4)  31/01/2020
OUHK announces measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Circular 3)  28/01/2020
OUHK announces suspension of face-to-face classes (Circular 2)  25/01/2020
Precautionary measures regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Circular 1)  24/01/2020
Message from OUHK President to students, staff and alumni  17/01/2020
Pneumonia Case Precaution and Security Control  17/01/2020