Postgraduate Student Handbook 2019-20   (IX-C)

 

General Arrangements for Classes and Examinations on Approach of Typhoons and Rainstorms

 

 

 

1. 

Postgraduate Programmes

 

 

A.

Suspension of Classes (except medical students at the Prince of Wales Hospital)

 

 

(a)

If the local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or the black rainstorm signal is issued at the following hours, classes will be suspended as appended below:

 

 

 

 

Signal
issued by

Classes of
Programme affected

Sessions/Periods
suspended

 

7:00 a.m. 

(a)  All Postgraduate Programmes 
(other than those specified below)

8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

 

 

(b)  All programmes of the Faculty of Law that are delivered at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre

8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 

12:00 noon

(a)  All Postgraduate Programmes 
(other than those specified below)

1:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

 

 

(b)  All programmes of the Faculty of Law that are delivered at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre

1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

 

(c)  Executive MBA Programme

2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

4:00 p.m.

All Programmes of the Faculty of Law that are delivered at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre

6:00 p.m. onwards

 

5:00 p.m.

(a)  All Postgraduate Programmes
(other than those specified below)

6:30 p.m. onwards

 

 

(b)  All Postgraduate Programmes run by the Faculty of Medicine

Evening sessions

 

 

 

(b) 

If the local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or the black rainstorm signal is issued during a class period, all classes will be suspended immediately. When the black rainstorm signal is still in force, staff members and students are advised to take shelter at a safe place until the weather and traffic conditions have improved.

(c)

Public announcements on suspension of classes made by the Education Bureau are not applicable to the University.

 

 

B.

Examination Arrangements

 

 

(a)

The examinations arrangements will be as follows:

 

Typhoon
Signal

Rainstorm
Signal

Signal
Issued

Examination Arrangements*

No. 1 or No. 3

 

Amber or Red

-

Examinations to be held as scheduled

 

No. 8 or above

 

Black

After the start of the examination

Examinations will continue until the end of the session

 

7:00 a.m. or after

Morning examinations that are held at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre postponed

 

7:00 a.m. or after

All daytime postgraduate examinations postponed

 

12:00 nn or after

Afternoon examinations that are held at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre postponed

 

4:00 p.m. or after

Evening examinations that are held at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre postponed

 

5:00 p.m. or after

Evening examinations of postgraduate programmes postponed

 

 

 

*

Some postgraduate programmes may have different arrangements, students are advised to adhere to the arrangements announced by their Division/Programme.

 

 

(b)

Arrangements of examination postponement

 

 

 

 

 

(i)

For Postgraduate examinations arranged by Divisions, please contact the Division Office directly.

 

 

 

 

 

Postgraduate students taking Undergraduate courses or Postgraduate courses using centralized examination, please refer to the website of Registration and Examinations Section (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/rgs) for details of postponement for centralized course examination. 

 

 

(ii)

For examinations which are conducted by individual teaching staff, details of postponement will be announced by department concerned.

 

 

 

(c)

Public announcements made by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority are not applicable to the University.

 

 

C.

Transport Arrangements

 

 

(a)

If the local storm warning signal No. 8 or above is issued during a class period, meet class buses will cease to operate whereas the normal shuttle bus service will be maintained for an hour. All buses will resume operation one hour after the said warning signal is lowered (unless situations do not permit).

(b)

If the black rainstorm signal is issued during a class period, meet class buses will cease to operate whereas the normal shuttle bus service will be maintained unless situation cannot permit.

(c)

If the local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or the black rainstorm signal is issued before the start of class period, all buses will be suspended and will resume operations on a limited basis one hour after the said warning signal is lowered (unless situations do not permit).

 

 

2.

Medical Students at the Prince of Wales Hospital

 

 

A.

Suspension of Classes

 

 

(i)

Classes/teaching should be conducted in accordance with the prescribed teaching timetable unless local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or black rainstorm signal is in force:

 

 

 

 

Signal issued by

Sessions suspended

 

7:00 a.m.

morning classes

 

12:00 noon

afternoon classes

 

 

 

 

(ii)

If local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or black rainstorm signal is issued during a class period, classes will be suspended immediately. Students are advised to remain in class or take shelter in a safe place until they find it safe to go or when the weather and traffic conditions have improved.

 

 

B.

Professional Examination Arrangements

 

 

(i)

The Professional Examinations will be held as scheduled when local storm warning signal No. 1, 3 or red rainstorm signal is in force, unless otherwise announced by the University.

(ii) 

All morning and afternoon examination sessions will be postponed if local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or black rainstorm signal is in force by or after 7:00 a.m. Details of postponement will be announced as soon as possible at the Prince of Wales Hospital (Hostel and Department offices concerned) and the Faculty and Planning Office, Faculty of Medicine.

(iii)

If local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or black rainstorm signal is issued after the start of an examination, the examination shall continue to proceed until further notice.