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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CREATE AN FYP?

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ABOUT AAEPC

SURVIVAL TIPS FOR NEWCOMMERS

INTERVIEWS WITH YEAR 2 STUDENTS

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Contents Stella

Aloha, everyone! I’m Jessica who is a year 1 student from AAEPC. My responsibilities in this editorial publication are a reporter and photographer. This job is really challenging but I have great fun working with Danny and Stella.

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Hello! I’m Stella, the editor and design planner of this newsletter. I’m glad that this task gives me a chance to expose to Creative Industry, which really enchance my knowledge about it.

Jessica

About AAEPC WhoStory Cares? Interesting What does it take to create a Final Year Project?

What does it take to create a Final Year Project?

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10 Survival Tips

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Interviews with year 2 students Events of AAEPC August 2010 - 2011

Danny

I’m Danny and I’m responsible for the feature article and designing this newsletter. I’ve got to thank Jessica and Stella for giving a lot of great concepts and ideas that help me with this job.

Contacts:

Division of Language Studies of CCCU Address: G5710, Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Telephone: (852) 3442 9729 Fax: (852) 3442 0378 Email: ls_msg@cityu.edu.hk


About AAEPC

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iving in an international city like Hong Kong, bilingual communication acts as a very important ability to be more competitive. Associate of Arts in English for Professional Communication (AAEPC) is a course which offers a chance for students to be skilled communicators in the use of English for professional communication.

First of all, the graduates would develop a high level of English language skills. Also, the course would also boost up the students in producing a range of media in English, including the use of information and communication technologies for academic and professionally-related purposes.

EPC is one of the most demanding programmes which requires hardwork and enthusiasm from our students. In the end, they will realise the development of some very valuable skills.

outcomes, the AAEPC programme provides students with great experience throughout the two-year curriculum by doing a year-long final year project (FYP) and a summer study tour which integrated into various courses. By doing the FYP, students are given a direct exposure to the workplace. To gain more information about the programme, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ls/epc/

- By Maria Fung It is a programme which aims to equip students with a compacted foundation in English Language studies and a practical orientation in order to fulfill the language requirements for further study or work. After a two-year enriching learning, the graduates would enhance their abilities in different aspects.

The last but not least, the students would gain an ability to identify and explore critical problems, gather relevant information, carry out and present basic research under guidance, and propose solutions to problems both individually and as part of a team. In order to achieve the expected

Ms Maria Fung Deputy Programme Leader of AAEPC

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Feature Article

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1 One of the participants was raising questions to the guest speakers. 2 A group photo with all the guest speakers of the discussion forum. 3 Mr Lo Kai Chung shared the difficulties faced by ethnic minorities. 4 Ms Emily Lau suggested ways to help the ethnic minorities.

6 5 As an ethnic minority, Sarah explained her experience of being discriminated by the locals. 6 Mr Lo Kai Chung presented the certificate of reward to Ms Lau. 7 Our group with the team members.

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n 2006, according to the Census and Statistics Department, the number of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong was estimated at 342,198, which constitutes 5% of the total population. Many of these ethnic minorities, especially those from South Asia, are being discriminated by the public. They need help from the government and the Hong Kong residents.

They invited different parties from different fields, including Legislative Councillor Emily Lau, Dr Chu from Equal Opportunities Commission, Ethnic Minority member Sarah etc. to share with the audience what they have experienced on the difficulties the ethnic minorities are facing now and how we can solve them.

‘Bring Diversity to Your Life’ is an event that was held to raise the awareness of the problems faced by ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.

‘Some of them (the ethnic minorities) are being discriminated only because of their cultural difference or appearance, yet many of them being discriminated for no reason.’ Mr Ho, one of the members in the team, said.

The forum was held on 2 March by a group of students from the Associate of Arts in English for Professional Communication (AAEPC).

‘We want to draw our audience’s attention to this issue and join our power together to fight for the benefit for them.’ He added.

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They told us that th HK$25,000 and we Ms Chung, another group member from the group, mentioned that her group have faced a number of difficulties creating the FYP (Final Year Project). They had a stand-up comedy show which was also related to the issue and Mr Vivek Mahbubani was their guest speaker but money was what bothers them most. ‘They told us that the comedy show costs HK $25,000 and we were incredulous,’ said Ms Chung. ‘We can’t afford it for sure, so we told them our purpose and we are only students. After the negotiation, they offered a much less price, HK $2,500 for the show.’


10 Survival Tips

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Maintain good communication with your group mates, host and supervisor

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he comedy show costs e were incredulous. - By Ms Spring Chung Not only did they come across with the financial problem, but they also faced problems which were beyond their expectations. ‘The host asked for something that is out of our capabilities and requirements.’ Another group member said, ‘and our workload gradually increased. So always make sure everything is black and white.’ ‘We’ve learnt so much from these events, from workload distribution to really organising the events. We’re sure that those skills are essential for our career.’

Practice visual communication skills

Always maintain a healthy lifestyle

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10 Survival Tips

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More involvement in every activity

Mark down what you have observed

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Help each other

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Be responsible

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Try to breakthrough

Good time management

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Interviews

Q4: What are your plans Q1: Why did you choose after studying the pro- to study in AAEPC? gramme? L: Since I initially studied L: I want to be a flight atten- art stream in secondary dant first after graduation. school, I have no interest in Maybe after several years, studying business but I have I would like to work in the interest in learning more PR’s industry since I am about English and English FYP Poster also interested in this area. has become a great trend now.

Q5: Are there any unfor- Q2: What is your favourite gettable moments in your course in AAEPC? college life? L: Digital Document DeL: Originally I got a very sign. This course is interbest friend when studying esting and useful, especially Interview with Lydia the programme. However, when doing the final year this very best friend ignored project (FYP). We can apply me after doing the FYP the skills we have learnt in and this is really very cruel poster, business card as well to me. I wonder how come as leaflet designing. friendship can be so fragile. Q3: What have you gained or learned in AAEPC? L: Lydia Leung

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L: Doing the FYP enables me the chance to experience how to work in a real workplace. What’s more, it definitely increases my confidence in speaking English. Lydia Leung

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Interviews Q1: Why did you choose Q4: What are your plans to study in AAEPC? after studying the programme? K: It’s because I have interest in studying English and K: I plan to have further would like to have further studies in social science studies. That’s why I chose since I am afraid that I am to study this programme. not capable of competing FYP Exhibition Board with others who are major Q2: What is your favourite in PR. That’s why I would course in AAEPC? like to take another path.

K: Digital Document De- Q5: Are there any unforsign. It is very challenging gettable moments in your and we can learn a lot of college life? practical computer skills from it that helps us to ful- K: Dividing groups for the Interview with Ken FYP is the most unforgettafill the FYP’ task. ble moment since the comQ3: What have you gained petition between each group or learned in AAEPC? is intense. I think that what we should compete with K: AAEPC is a programme are the outsiders instead of that has wide coverage of the fellow schoolmates in different areas, such as PR, AAEPC. business communication, Group photo computer skills, etc. Nearly K: Ken Kong everything in it is helpful (AAEPC Year 2 Student) which can equip me for future working.

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