Character of Leadership Student Forum – Application 2019

The Character of Leadership Student Forum

30 May - 31 May 2019

The Character of Leadership Student Forum

For many centuries universities like the University of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford have played an important part in preparing leaders and thinkers who have held positions of responsibility around the world and shaped the future of society. This continues to be the case today and many students from HKU will go on to careers where they will exercise important influence. What is more, today’s students will take up positions of responsibility at a time of great global opportunity but also significant uncertainty. The need for a generation of wise thinkers and good leaders could not be more evident.

The Character of Leadership Student Forum is an exciting collaboration between HKU’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Faith and Global Engagement and the Oxford Character Project. Now in its third year the forum brings to HKU a character and leadership programme developed for postgraduate students at the University of Oxford. Its focus is on helping students to develop as leaders who will further the good of society no matter what career they follow or positions they hold in the future.

Tailor-made for HKU, this intensive forum will draw together a diverse group of 60 HKU students from all backgrounds, nationalities and academic disciplines. Participants will learn from each other and from a team of scholars from Oxford and HKU as well as enjoying the opportunity to engage with experienced leaders from different sectors who will join us as guest speakers. We hope you will join us.

The details of the Student Forum are as follows:

  • Date: May 30, 2019
  • Time:15:00-22:00
  • Venue: Function Room, Faculty of Social Science, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
  • AND

  • Date: May 31, 2019
  • Time: 9:00-20:00
  • Venue: Function Room, Faculty of Social Science, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
  • To apply, please complete the form below, answering as fully as possible up to the word limit for each section. Applicants will be notified by early May.

    Personal Information


    (9123 4567)

    (Bachelor of Social Sciences)

    (Year 3)


    About You

    We would love to know more about you and why you are interested in character and leadership. Please give full answers of up to 200 words per question.

    I confirm that I do not wish to disclose my phone number and email address to other participants. I understand that I will not be able to receive those information from other participants as well.
    Research and Programme Improvement:
    • Aims: HKU Faculty of Social Sciences and the Oxford Character Project are working together to help students develop as wise thinkers and good leaders. We are conducting research on themes related to character and leadership development, designing and delivering programmes for HKU students, and seeking to measure as accurately as possible the impact of our work.
    • Confidentiality: Our research will be published in academic articles or other reports. All the data gathered in our research will be anonymised and not personally identifiable in either our analysis or dissemination. Participation is entirely voluntary. Data from this form will be stored confidentially on secure password-protected servers. It will only be accessed by HKU and Oxford Character Project researchers and will be deleted once any research is completed (including a period of three years after any related publications).
    • Disclaimer: Since we are using a third-party website, data may be stored in backups or on a third-party server.

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