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Catering Services

A number of catering outlets are monitored by the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS). You may visit the website maintained by the CEDARS for the catering outlets on campus.

In addition to the catering outlets overseen by the CEDARS, Senior Common Room (SCR) and the dining hall of Robert Black College offer fine international and Chinese cuisine with nice views. Details can be found at the website of SCR and Robert Black College respectively.

A variety of restaurants offering different cuisines are also available outside the Main Campus along Bonham Road, High Street, Water Street and in Western District within walking distance. The OpenRice.com is a popular dining guide in Hong Kong and you can easily find your desired dining places using the restaurant search engine.

Health and Wellness

The University Health Service (UHS) has an on-campus clinic providing health care services, including dental services, to eligible members of the University. You can check the medical benefits which you are entitled at your “Personnel File” located under “Self Service > Human Resource > Personnel File” after you log in your HKU Portal account, or check the webpage at http://www.uhs.hku.hk/medical_benefits/.

The Medical Clinic and the Dental Clinic are located on the 2/F and 3/F of the Meng Wah Complex respectively. Appointments can be made by phone at 2549 4686 (6 lines) (Medical) or 2859 2510 - 12 (Dental), or via the HKU Portal (Campus Information Services > Service Departments > UHS Web Appointment Booking).

In addition to the primary care service provided by the UHS, the University provides an Outside Panel Doctors Scheme to all full-time appointees on fixed-term contracts, probationary/substantive/tenure terms of appointment and full-time appointees on temporary contracts who have been continuously employed for one year or more, and their eligible dependants. Users of this Scheme are required to contribute $50/$60 (depending on the medical network), payable at the clinics, for each medical consultation. The remaining balance of the consultation fee will be charged to the University.  The outside panel does not cover Discovery Bay. Eligible staff and dependants residing in Discovery Bay will be reimbursed up to $100 for each medical consultation made at the registered medical clinics in Discovery Bay.

With an aim to cover most of the shortfall between the benefits entitlement under the University’s Staff Medical Benefits Scheme and the actual costs of hospitalization, staff members who are eligible for either first class or second class hospitalization and who are under the age of 65 can join the Staff Contributory Top-up Medical Insurance Plan. Details are available in the Letter of Appointment to eligible staff members. Further information can be obtained at the UHS website.

For urgent medical attention, please go straight to the Accident & Emergency Department of any major hospitals of Hong Kong. The University will reimburse $100 per visit to the Accident & Emergency Departments in any Hospital Authority hospitals for all eligible users. All regional hospitals offer 24-hour emergency service for the acute illnesses or injuries. The nearest hospital to the University with Accident & Emergency Department is Queen Mary Hospital located at 102 Pok Fu Lam Road. For ambulance service, please dial 999 or 2735 3355

Support to Families

Tea gathering

Tea gathering for new colleagues and families will be organized in August/September each year. The informal occasion is to gather new professoriate colleagues and their families who are new to Hong Kong so that they can meet and mingle with each other. HKU colleagues who have been around for longer time are also invited to offer practical tips and insights into day-to-day living in Hong Kong.

   

Breastfeeding

The University recognizes staff members’ choices to breastfeed, accepts and supports staff members returning to work after delivery to continue breastfeeding. We aim at providing an appropriate and friendly environment for breastfeeding staff members so that breastfeeding is compatible with work. The locations of on campus breastfeeding rooms are available at here.

Sports Facilities

Staff members and their eligible family members may apply for sports membership to enjoy the sports facilities in Flora Ho Sports Centre, Lindsay Ride Sports Centre and Stanley Ho Sports Centre, which are managed by the Centre for Sports and Exercise. The Centre offers a wide range of sport and recreation programmes and health and fitness programmes. Please visit the Centre's homepage for the locations, opening hours and facilities available of each Sport Centre. Facilities booking can be made via the HKU Portal (Campus Information Services > Service Departments > Institute of Human Performance > Sports Facilities Booking).

Staff members with staff cards may gain access to the Sports Centre. Family members are required to apply for Facility Access Card (FAC) at the General Office of Flora Ho Sports Centre. Application details of the sports membership and FACs for family members are available at http://www.ihp.hku.hk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=404&Itemid=284. For enquiries concerning membership, please call the Centre at 2817 4046 or 2817 3657.

Transportation and Parking

Getting to HKU

The on-line HKU Campus Map provides comprehensive and interactive information on public transportation and driver’s route to the University.

The main campus is located near the MTR’s HKU Station. More information on the MTR is available at http://www.mtr.com.hk.

Getting between HKU campuses/buildings

Shuttle bus services between the main campus, off campus, Sports Centres and staff quarters are available for members of staff. Routes, timetables and fares are published from time to time via bulk e-mail to staff members and in the Estates Office homepage. All buses are installed with the Octopus System. Enquiries can be directed to the Campus Services Unit of the Estates Office at 3917 8010 or 3917 8214, or e-mail to estates@estates.hku.hk.

Parking

Individuals who wish to operate a vehicle on University estates are required to observe the Regulations Governing Traffic and Parking on University Estates.

The car parking spaces in the University are managed by various companies listed in the Estates Office’s website (https://www.estates.hku.hk/our-services/facility-management/parking/parking-space-location-and-parking-fee). Enquiries can be directed to the companies concerned or the Security and Parking Unit of the Estates Office at 3917 8280.

There are 4 classes of parking labels which are issued to eligible staff members on application. Eligibility, carpark locations and application fees are available at the Estates Office website. Application can be made via the HKU Portal under “Self Service > Estates > Parking Permit Application”.

Libraries

There are totally 7 libraries in the University, which are located in different buildings in the campus. The Libraries houses books, serial collections, reference, audio-visual, and other materials. Please check the University of Hong Kong Libraries’ website for their locations and opening hours. Staff members can enter and borrow books and materials from libraries by using their staff cards. They may also log in to the Library system to view their circulation records and make on-line renewal. 

Part-time temporary staff members who are not issued with a staff card may apply for a Facility Access Card (FAC) at the registration counter of the Main Library if they wish to gain access to the Libraries. Spouse or dependent children of staff members may also apply for a FAC to use library services. Please visit http://lib.hku.hk/mainlib/borrowing/registration_counter.html for details.


Banks and ATMs

Banking services are available on HKU campus, along Bonham Road and in Western District:

Banks on Campus

Banks

Location

Opening Hours

HSBC

G/F, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus

Monday to Thursday 9:00 - 16:30

Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Saturday 9:00 - 13:00

Bank of East Asia

Shop P0030, G/F, Centennial Campus

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Closed on Saturday


ATMs on Campus

Banks

Location

HSBC

G/F, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus

Main Entrance Block, Wing A, Queen Mary Hospital

Bank of East Asia

Shop P0030, G/F, Centennial Campus

Bank of China

Podium of Haking Wong Building, Main Campus

Hang Seng Bank

LG/F, Phase 1, Student Quarters, 6 Sassoon Road


Banks near Campus

Banks

Location

Opening Hours

HSBC

Wilton Place, 68 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels

Monday to Thursday 9:00 – 16:30

Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Saturday 9:00 – 13:00

LG01-3, Lower Ground Floor, The Westwood, 8 Belcher's Street, Western District

Bank of East Asia

Shop 1-3, Ka Fu Building, 19-27 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Saturday 9:00 – 13:00

Shop I & J, G/F, Sun On Building, 484-496 Queen's Road West, Western District

Bank of China

63 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Saturday 9:00 – 13:00

534 Queen's Road West, Western District

Hang Seng Bank

486 Queen's Road West, Western District

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Saturday 9:00 – 13:00

Standard Chartered

Shop 8-12, G/F, 455-485 Queen`s Road West, Western District

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Saturday 9:00 – 13:00

DBS Bank

G/F, 441 Queen's Road West, Western District

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Saturday 9:00 – 13:00

Dah Sing Bank

Shop 15-16, G/F, 443-453 Queen's Road West, Western District

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:30

Saturday 9:00 – 13:00

China Construction Bank (Asia)

518 Queen's Road West, Western District

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:30

Saturday 9:00 – 13:00

ICBC (Asia)

242-244 Queen's Road West, Western District

Monday to Thursday 9:00 - 17:00

Friday 9:00 - 17:30

Saturday 9:00 - 13:00

The above hours and locations are for reference only and are subject to change.  Please refer to the banks’ websites for up-to-date information.


Shops and other Facilities on Campus and near Campus

There are a number of different shops and facilities on campus and near campus for your daily needs:

On Campus

Shop/Facility

Location

Opening Hours

PARKnSHOP Supermarket

Room 204, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, Main Campus

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 19:00

Saturday 9:00 – 17:00

University Bookstore

G/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 19:00

Saturday 9:30 – 14:00

Hong Kong University Press Bookshop

G/F, Run Run Shaw Heritage House (adjacent to Run Run Shaw Tower), Centennial Campus

Monday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00

Closes on public and University holidays

Photocopying Centre

P2, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, Main Campus

Monday to Friday 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday 9:00 - 12:30

Student Co-operative

1/F, Composite Building

 

Mail Box

Outside LG2, Knowles Building

 

Computer Facilities

Level 3: 3/F, Main Library, Main Campus;

Chi Wah Learning Commons: Levels 1 and 2, Central Podium Level, Centennial Campus

Please refer to
http://lib.hku.hk/level3.html (Level 3), http://www.les.hku.hk/about-les/opening-hours (Chi Wah Learning Commons) and
http://www.its.hku.hk/services/tl/faclab (Faculty-based PC labs)



Near Campus

Shop/Facility

Direction

Location

Opening Hours

Postal Services

Sai Yai Pun Post Office

5-minute walk from the East Gate of the Main Campus

27 Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun

Monday to Friday
9:30 – 17:00

Saturday 9:30 – 13:00

Groceries and Food

Shek Tong Tsui Market & Cooked Food Centre

10-minute walk from the West Gate of the Main Campus

Shek Tong Tsui Municipal Services Building, 470 Queen's Road West, Western District

Market: Monday to Sunday 6:00 – 20:00

Cooked Food Centre: Monday to Sunday
6:00 - 2:00 the next day

Wellcome Supermarket

15-minute walk from the East Gate of the Main Campus

Shop A-B, G/F, Kingland Court, 66B Bonham Road, Mid-Levels

Monday to Sunday
8:00 – 22:30

15-minute walk from the West Gate of the Main Campus

3/F, The Westwood, 8 Belcher's Street, Western District

Monday to Sunday
7:30 – 23:00

International Supermarket

5-minute walk from the East Gate of the Main Campus

Shop 2, G/F, Wing Cheong Court, 37-47 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels

Monday to Sunday
8:00 – 22:00

fusion by PARKnSHOP

5-minute drive from the University Quarters in Sha Wan Drive

Shop 3, Level 1, Service Annex, Cyberport, Pok Fu Lam

Monday to Sunday
8:00 – 21:00

PARKnSHOP Superstore

10-minute drive from the University Quarters in Pok Fu Lam Road

Shop 201-202, 2/F, Chi Fu Landmark, Pok Fu Lam

Monday to Sunday
8:00 – 22:00

Shopping Mall

The Westwood

10-minute walk from the West Gate of the Main Campus

8 Belcher’s Street, Western District

 

The Arcade, Cyberport

5-minute drive from the University Quarters in Sha Wan Drive

100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Pok Fu Lam

 

Chi Fu Landmark

10-minute drive from the University Quarters in Pok Fu Lam Road

Chi Fu Fa Yuen, 4 Chi Fu Road, Pok Fu Lam

 

The above information is for reference only and is subject to change.  Please contact the providers for further information.

Useful Links

Human Resource Section, Registry (Enquiry: hrshku@hku.hk)
Finance and Enterprises Office (Enquiry: finance-mail@hku.hk)
Research Services, Registry (Enquiry: rssdata@hku.hk)
Information Technology Services (Enquiry: ithelp@hku.hk)
Estates Office (Enquiry: feedback@estates.hku.hk)
Centre for Sports and Exercise (Enquiry: ihphku@hku.hk)
University Libraries (Enquiry: http://lib.hku.hk/general/contactus.html)
University Health Service (Enquiry: uhealth@hku.hk)
Safety Office (Enquiry: safety@hku.hk)
Internal Audit Office (Enquiry: enquiry@iao.hku.hk)

 

 

Last review date: November 2016