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Photo taken at the 2nd meeting of the Advisory Board

2nd Meeting of the Advisory Board on Students' Career and Development
The second meeting of the Advisory Board on Students' Career and Development (the Advisory Board) of the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) was held on 27 April 2017.

In the meeting, the Advisory Board suggested to organize an “Industry Day” in order to provide a platform for the students of our School to acquire up-to-date understanding of the potential job markets and employers’ expectations and for companies to promote their career opportunities. Members of the Board who were mainly employers in public and private sectors would line up representatives from healthcare profession, and biomedical and biotechnological companies to speak at the career talks in the Industry Day, followed by discussion sessions between companies’ representatives and our postgraduate students and students of the BSc in Biomedical Sciences Programme (BSc Programme). It was planned that the Industry Day would be one of the events commemorating the anniversary of SBS to be held in mid-January 2018. Apart from this, Prof. Fung Kwok-pui and Dr. Ann S.N. Lau, Director and Deputy Director of the BSc Programme updated the Advisory Board the Programme’s recent development and the year plan like updates on the curriculum, admission statistics for the 2017-2018 intake, students’ participation in summer research attachments, outreach activities and events for the Programme’s publicity, etc. Members of our Teaching and Learning Unit who were in charge of the coordination of internship for the BSc Programme also attended the meeting so that they could get the first-hand views from Members for achieving ongoing enhancement of the design and implementation of various experiential learning activities.

With the professional advice given by Members of the Advisory Board, it is our hope that our students can obtain up-to-date information of the ever-changing market needs and expectations so that they can better plan for their future career development and gain an edge over their competitors in the job market.