The Next Station is University
Welcome aboard Ken's University Study Journey!
As a university student, I will share my university daily campus life, routine and workload as well as the environment.
My University: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (Hong Kong, China)
Unlike high school, universities have no administrative classes and daily fixed schedules🗓️.
So, we can freely/flexibly✅ arrange our schedule provided that we take the enrolled lessons.
We can even go outside🧭 the campus (like opening a bank account💳 or for a SIM card) outside lesson times.
- 07:00 Get up
- 07:30-07:45 Breakfast 🍲
- 22:00 Go Back to Hall 🏢
- 23:00 Sleep
The lesson times vary among students based on the courses enrolled in.
The followings are my lesson times and may only be valid for this term (for reference only).
- Monday: 11:30 to 14:50
- Tuesday and Thursday: 10:30 to 14:50
- Friday (most lessons): 09:00 to 16:20
- I have no lessons in other days (including Wednesday).
Some university students developed an app📱 called USThing with a TimeMatch feature that finds common free times⏳ among friends.
Universities have different lesson types.
- Lecture 🧑🏫
- Laboratory (Lab) 🧪
Lectures🧑🏫 generally do not have attendance records, but some Tutorials and Labortories🧪 may have the records📝 which may affect the grades🏅.
Events and Activities
We can participate many school events and activities, like orientation and tour🧑🦯.
We may be notified via the university email✉️. The events and activities can be registered online (with the link🔗).
I use Ken’s Study Planner to manage all project/event deadlines🗓️ in one place.
Be mindful of the event time🕘 to avoid conflicts with lessons.
The campus is directly at the seaside🌊 so we can enjoy the sea right on campus.
There is a Bridge Link🌉 between academic buildings and residential/seafront areas.
We need to go downstairs (using lifts or escalators) to the residential/seafront areas, and so upstairs to academic buildings and to leave the campus.
In our high school, the self-study places were specified with attendance records, like self-study rooms designated for each administrative class.
At university, however, we have many choices☑️ of self-study places, for example:
- Learning Commons (Floor LG1 (-1F) of Library);
- School Café;
- Hall (dormitory),
where the Learning Commons, at our campus, may open 24 hours a day.
Since drinks with close-lid bottles may be allowed, the library (and Learning Commons) is probably my first Ideal Study Environment.
Like self-study places, there is a number of restaurants🍽️ and convenient stores🛍️ around the campus at different floors and locations📍.
As well as school restaurants, we can also enjoy other restaurants right on campus, like McDonald's.
We can use Octopus💳, Alipay and Weixin/WeChat Pay📲 as payment💵 methods in self-order kiosks.
Like my home, the university is not near an MTR🚇 station.
However, we can take a bus🚌 to reach an MTR station, where the buses depart🚏 around every 10 minutes.
I usually go to Choi Hung (Kwun Tong Line) or Hang Hau (Tseung Kwan O Line) station, depending on my first destination.
My Recommended Channels
As well as my shared information, I also recommend some YouTube channels🎬 by university students in Hong Kong, China:
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