University Life (U-Life)

Applicable for the students admitted as:

  • Year 1 in or before AY2017/18
  • Year 2 in or before AY2018/19
  • Year 3 in or before AY2019/20
 For students admitted as Year 1 in or after AY2018/19 or directly admitted as Year 2 in or after 2019/20, please click here.) 

University Life (U-Life) is a non-credit bearing requirement listed under the GE Programme. Workshops and activities in U-Life programme aim to enhance students’ capabilities to face challenges and find solutions that come from academic or work environment. After completing this programme, students should be able to:

  • Acquire the skills and knowledge that help them adapt to the new life at the University;
  • Examine issues of academic integrity and global citizenship with an awareness of their communities.
  • Develop leadership skills, communication skills and team work spirit that can be applied to their daily life.

In order to prepare for your new life at HKBU, you have to complete U-Life as a GE requirement.

U-Life = UOW x 3 + CCL x 8 + AIOT

The three U-Life requirements are as follows:

Requirement 1: 3 University Life Orientation Workshops (UOW)

Requirement 2: At least 8 Co-curricular Learning (CCL) items

Requirement 3: Academic Integrity Online Tutorial (AIOT)

To prevent yourself from penalties, you have to complete them before the deadlines specified below:

Admission year Deadlines Penalties
Requirement 1 & 2* Requirement 3
2020-21 May 31, 2022 May 31, 2021 You may be barred from access to course grades, or enrolling for courses if you fail to complete the three requirements before the deadlines.
2019-20 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020

* If you join the exchange programme in Year 2 and study outside HKBU for 1 or more semesters, the deadline will be extended accordingly. In such cases, you will be required to complete the two requirements by the end of your 4th semester at HKBU. Please check with the GE Office or the Academic Registry for the exact deadline.

 For students directly admitted to Year 2 or 3: Completion dates and possible exemption 

Students directly admitted to Year 2 or 3 at HKBU will have to complete the requirements by the deadlines given below. Exemptions will also be automatically granted for some students as follows:

U-Life Requirements Completion deadlines for students admitted to Year 2 or 3 Exemptions Penalties
U-Life Orientation Workshops
(3 workshops)
By the end of 3rd semester (31 May or 31 Dec) of study at HKBU Exempted only for students from CIE and HKBU sub-degree programmes Students who fail to complete them before the deadlines may be barred from access to course grades, or enrolling for courses.
Co-curricular Learning
(8 items)
4 CCL items exempted for students directly admitted to Year 3
Academic Integrity Online Tutorial By the end of 1st semester (31 Dec) of study at HKBU Not available

If you wish to check on your attendence record and deficiency for the U-Life programme, you may go to BUniport > Studies > My Studies > Study Progression > University Life Attendance Checking.


If you have any questions about the U-Life Programme, please contact us.

Phone: 3411-2014

Requirement #1: University Life Orientation Workshops (UOW)

The three University Life Orientation Workshops (UOW) are:

Personal Transformation Workshop
by Office of Student Affairs (SA)
Insight into HKBU’s 7 Graduate Attributes
by Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL)
Get Ready for University Research
by Library (LIB)

Freshmen are required to attend UOW 1, 2 & 3 before the beginning of your 1st semester. If you fail to attend any of them, you are required to complete the make-up exercise(s) of the respective workshop before the end of your 4th semester. Please refer to the deadline for make-up exercise(s) specified above.

NOTE: Students admitted from CIE and HKBU sub-degree programmes are exempted from this requirement.

Requirement #2: Co-curricular Learning (CCL)

Co-curricular Learning (CCL) offers you an array of out-of-class learning opportunities that take the form of seminars, workshops, campus events, and experiential learning activities which all aim to foster your whole person development.  You are required to complete at least 8 CCL items before the end of your 4th semester.  Please refer to the deadline specified above.

List of CCL activities                          CCL-recognised online modules

CCL attendance records are normally updated within 10 working days after the event. To report any missing or miscounted records, please contact the organizer of the corresponding CCL activity for further actions.

Check your CCL Record on Student Learning Experience System (SLES)

NOTE: 4 CCL items will be exempted for students directly admitted to Year 3.

For enquiries, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at or 3411-2331.

Requirement #3: Academic Integrity Online Tutorial (AIOT)

Academic Integrity Online Tutorial (AIOT) is designed to be an introduction in promoting academic integrity by increasing your awareness of the issues involved. Using pertinent cases as examples, the tutorial offers suggestions and solutions to help you recognize unethical behaviours, so that you can avoid committing academic misconduct unintentionally.  You are required to complete AIOT before the end of your 2nd semester.  Please refer to the deadline specified above.

Step-by-step guide for completing AIOT

For technical support of AIOT, please send an email to or call at 3411-5348.