A. PERSONAL PARTICULARS
B. HOME LIVING CONDITIONS
C. FAMILY BACKGROUND
D. EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPECTATIONS
E. TRAVELLING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
F. OUTSIDE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
G. SELF-ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION TO UNIVERSITY LIFE
H. CAREER ASPIRATIONS
Survey on background of New Full-time Undergraduate Students 2017-2018

The purpose of this survey is to collect information on the background of new full-time undergraduate students for the planning and development of facilities and services for students. All information obtained will be treated in the strictest confidence and analyzed in aggregate form only. Part of the information bearing no student identity will be given to the University Grants Committee for education research purpose.

Please contact Miss Boyee Lee at 2859 2305 if you have any questions relating to the questionnaire. Thank you!

A. PERSONAL PARTICULARS

1. Do you have HKU University Number?

Born in Hong Kong
Not born in Hong Kong

B. HOME LIVING CONDITIONS (For local student only)

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C. FAMILY BACKGROUND

Father
Mother

23. Occupation of parents: please select the appropriate category (please refer to Appendix A for details of classification)



25. Do you have siblings who are now studying/graduates of local or overseas tertiary institutions?

26. Parents’ and household monthly income (in Hong Kong dollars)

27. Please give an estimated amount of your financial resources for your own education and living costs the coming twelve months

Breakdown: (in percentages. All items should add up to 100%)

Family support
Personal savings
Summer/part-time job
Financial assistance from the
Government (expected)
Financial assistance from other sources
Scholarship and prizes
Others (please specify )

D. EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPECTATIONS

 years

34. How important are the following reasons for your choice of programme of study?
(1 = Unimportant at all, 2 = Unimportant, 3 = Half-half, 4 = Important, 5 = Very important)

It has a good career prospect
I have a strong interest in the subject
It is a meaningful subject
It fits well with my personal goals and values
It is what is allowed by my examination results
My parents/elder people in my family influenced my choice
My classmates/friends influenced my choice
Reputation of the programme/university
Others (please specify )

35. Please indicate the importance of the following objectives in your university education.
(1 = Unimportant at all, 2 = Unimportant, 3 = Half-half, 4 = Important, 5 = Very important)

To acquire academic and professional knowledge
To develop into an all-rounded person
To acquire knowledge and skills relevant to my future career
To prepare for future studies and research
To develop a sense of social responsibility
To experience new things not in the secondary school
To enjoy life in the university
To know more friends

36. What percentage of the following activities of yours uses English as the medium?

Entertainment (e.g. watching TV, movies)
Daily conversation with friends and classmates
Daily conversation with family members
Reading outside study (e.g. newspapers, magazines, books)
Use of the internet for non-academic purposes

37. What percentage of the following activities of yours uses Putonghua as the medium?

Entertainment (e.g. watching TV, movies)
Daily conversation with friends and classmates
Daily conversation with family members

(b) If yes, why? (you may choose more than)

For lecture / tutorial class

For group work discussion after class

For extra curricular activities

For leisure

HKU students/graduates rejected offer because

(b) Why are you interested in university residence? (Please pick TWO most important reasons.)

I am a non-local student and I need a residential place in Hong Kong.

I live far away from the university. (The travel time for a single trip is around minutes.)

I want to experience community life. (e.g. make friends, sports and cultural activities, etc.)

I want independence from home.

I want to meet students from different cultures and faculties.

I want to experience hall education.

I want to acquire leadership experience.

My friends are living in the university residence.

Hall is a proud tradition of HKU.

Others (please specify)

(c) Why are you not interested in university residence? (Please pick TWO most important reasons.)

I prefer to stay at home.

I have other residential arrangements.

I worry about distraction from my academic studies

Hall/college culture does not fit with my preference.

I am deterred by the negative media coverage about “hall/college culture”.

I have financial concerns.

I prefer not to live with my peers.

My parents object to it.

Others (please specify)

E. TRAVELLING AND WORK EXPERIENCE

41. Have you had any experience of short tour/camp/short course/internship of a study nature outside your home country in the last 3 years?

If yes, how many times in:

Mainland China
Asian countries (other than Mainland China)
Countries outside Asia

42. Have you visited any places outside your home country for non-study purpose in the last 3 years?

If yes, how many times in:

Mainland China
Asian countries (other than Mainland China)
Countries outside Asia

F. OUTSIDE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

43. Please rate your level of participation in the following extra-curricular activities while you were in secondary school:

Cultural/recreational activities (e.g. dancing, arts, music, etc.)
Intellectual activities (e.g. academic societies, debate, publication, etc.)
Political/civic activities
Religious activities
Social services in Hong Kong
Social services outside Hong Kong
Sports

44. Given the time constraints while you are at University, how do you prioritize your participation in the following activities?
(1 = Very low priority, 2 = Low priority, 3 = Middle priority, 4 = High priority, 5 = Very high priority)

Cultural/recreational activities e.g. drama, choir, hiking
Intellectual activities e.g. debate, creative writing, etc
Development programme e.g. study skills, time management, leadership, etc
Political/civic activities
Religious activities
Social services in Hong Kong
Social services outside Hong Kong
Sports
Take up official positions in the Students’ Union, its affiliated clubs or societies
Provide help in the Students’ Union, its affiliated clubs or societies
Exchange study programme
Internship in Hong Kong
Internship outside Hong Kong
Living in a hall
Travelling
Reading outside academic study
Appreciation of arts or stage performance
Non-academic courses organized by the University e.g. courses on personal development, employment preparation, general education, etc

45. What are the local & international issues you have a particular interest in: (you can choose more than one option)

Political development

Poverty

Human rights and social justice

Environmental protection

Health

Education

Conservation

Media

Corporate social responsibility

Economics and Finance

Others, please specify

46. As University student, how would you expect to express your concerns on these issues if you have an interest? (you can choose more than one option)

Discuss with friends

Read books and articles

Write articles

Take part in student organizations

Take part in community organizations

Others, please specify

G. SELF-ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION TO UNIVERSITY LIFE

47. How would you rate yourself in the following areas?

Written Chinese
Putonghua
Written English
Spoken English
Critical thinking
Computer skills
Creativity
Decision making
Basic life skills
Teamwork
Study skills
Independence
Interpersonal skills
Leadership
Ability to cope with difficulties (resilience)
Organizing skills
Problem solving
Self-confidence

Sporting skills
Stress management
Time management

48. Do you expect to encounter difficulties in the following aspects in your first year at the university?

Adapting to the University’s teaching methods
Using information technology for studies and learning
Organizing your time
Understanding lectures in English
Understanding reading materials in English
Active participation in tutorials
Making presentations in classes
Making new friends
Financing your studies
Adapting to hall life (if you intend to live in a hall)
Finding rented accommodation near campus (if you intend to do so)
Communicating in Cantonese/Chinese
Adjusting to the local Hong Kong community or culture
Others (please specify )

H. CAREER ASPIRATIONS

49. How important are the following factors in choosing your future career?

Interest in the job nature
Match with my abilities and character
Match with my personal goals and values
Opportunities to apply what I have learnt
Prospect for advancement
Good salary & fringe benefits
Training/learning opportunities
Job security
Satisfying parents’ wishes
Sense of achievement
Usefulness to society
Opportunities for emigration
Reputation and size of the organisation
Social status
Working conditions
Workload
Location
Family influence

50. Which of the following types of work do you plan to take up after graduation?
You may choose up to three choices in order of priority. (Please select the choices as shown in the Appendix B)