The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) held two sessions of orientations to welcome more than 100 new undergraduate and postgraduate students for the 2020/2021 academic year on 3 September.
Speaking at the orientations, Prof. Chuxia DENG, Dean of FHS warmly received the freshmen and introduced the history, the latest research achievements and the educational programmes of the Faculty. Prof. Deng encouraged the students to adapt to the new environment as quickly as possible and make the most of the opportunities available to them at the University to achieve a fruitful university life.
“Most of the breakthrough discoveries and remarkable inventions are the results of curiosity. The combination of persistence and curiosity is a very good predictor of the success in your studies,” said Prof. Deng in his speech for giving the undergraduate students some guidance. “The pragmatic advice from Aaron Ciechanover, the Nobel Laureate, for becoming a successful postgraduate student is a synthesis of passion, supervisor, diligence and luck.” He advised the postgraduate students that first and foremost they should be motivated by passion, communicate well with their supervisors, develop the habit of diligence, well prepare themselves, and luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Prof. Deng also emphasized that honesty and originality are the pillars of higher education. “We pursue research achievements of high quality, and have zero tolerance for plagiarism and substandard research ethics.” He gave the students exhortation to follow the rules and regulations of the University strictly.
At the end of the orientations, Miss Aggie Yuzhao FENG, President of FHS Students’ Association, introduced structure and objectives of the union, and the upcoming student events to the undergraduate students. Besides, Mr. Elvo, Kuai Long SOU, Head of Student Counselling Section of Student Affairs Office (SAO), briefed the postgraduate students on the functions of SAO, particularly the services provided by psychological counselling centre. Prof. Renhe XU, Associate Dean (Research), Prof. Guokai CHEN, Associate Dean (Teaching), Prof. Xuanjun ZHANG, Assistant Dean (Student Affairs), Prof. Kathy Qian LUO, Programme Coordinator, Prof. Gary Wong, General Education Area Coordinator (Science & Technology), and the administrative team of student affairs also attended the event.