S1 T&L arrangements

Message from Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)

Dear colleagues and students

Just a quick note about the new academic year.

T&L arrangements

As you know, all UG programmes will be delivered f2f in S1. Faculties will support students who cannot return to HK for the start of S1, but the experience will not be as good as actually being here. Pls do try to get back as quickly as possible. TPG programmes are making their own decisions about S1 T&L arrangements and informing their students directly.

Teaching rooms

We’ll be occupying many teaching rooms up to full capacity in S1. At the same time, we’ll be requiring everyone to comply with our health protocols in all classes, whether lectures, tutorials, labs, studios or anything else – masks on throughout, no eating or drinking at all.

Lecture recordings

For the past couple of years, we’ve asked teachers to upload lecture recordings to HKU Moodle. In S1 our policy will change. Teachers may still upload lectures to Moodle, especially during the add/drop period when many students like to audit courses online. However, this will no longer be required (unless a Faculty decides to retain the policy). To keep everything simple, ITS is creating a ‘hide’ button in Moodle. This will enable teachers to decide which lectures they wish to share with students and which they prefer not to share.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Sept 1. HKU offers an immersive experience, much of which can be gained only by coming on campus and participating in the many activities taking place here.

Best wishes for S1!


Professor Ian Holliday
Vice-President (Teaching and Learning)
The University of Hong Kong