Student Services and Campus Culture
Student Resources Section (SRS) is committed to work with the mission and vision of the University and Student Affairs Office, as well as to follow the policies and guidelines of the Macao S.A.R. government on youth and education. SRS provides appropriate student services and organises diversified cultural and art activities for students. The ultimate aims are to help students to improve learning efficacy, enrich campus life, enhance their sense of cultural and artistic appreciation and foster personal development. SRS strives to advocate:
– Transmitting knowledge through culture
– Cultivating competence through activities
– Shaping character through service
- Student Insurance
We are responsible for the arrangement of personal accident insurance, travel insurance and medical insurance for students.
- Student Caring Service
SRS provides caring services to students who need special assistance. In case of any incident report received, we will immediately follow up and provide various kinds of consulting services so as to assist the student in overcoming his/her difficulties.
- Non-local Student Service
To help non-local students adapt to the new environment, we provide pick-up service at the beginning of each academic year. We also assist and coordinate the arrangement for their medical check-up and first Stay Permit application.
- Locker Rental
We offer lockers at the central teaching building and various faculty buildings to provide students with storage convenience. Locker rental is available through myUM Portal.
- Other Personalised Service
Students are welcome to contact us at any time should they encounter any special circumstances that need help and advice. We will provide the most appropriate assistance, referral or solution.
National Flag Team and Cultural and Arts University Teams
- National Flag Team
The UM National Flag Team (NFT) was established on 4 May 2018 to hold flag-raising ceremonies on major days of the People’s Republic of China, Macao S.A.R. and UM. Being a national flag raiser or guard is a glory of a lifetime. Each residential college will have at least one small team to participate in honour of its own college. Moreover, outstanding NFT members will receive a certificate and a scholarship of “Bank of China Macau University of Macau National Flag Team Outstanding Team Members” presented by Rector during the UM Convocation.
- Cultural and Arts University Teams
We manage various teams of cultural and arts nature, including the Cantonese Debating Team, English Debating Team, Mandarin Debating Team, Portuguese Debating Team, Public Speaking Team, Choir, Chinese Orchestra, String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Dance Troupe and National Flag Team, thereby providing opportunities for students to explore and develop their talents. Besides regular trainings, competitions and performances, we encourage the teams’ presence and participation in cultural activities and promotions on campus, as well as in exchanges and collaborations with local and overseas communities and organisations.
- Campus Cultural Development and Cultural and Arts Activities
Concerts and performances of a varied nature are organised to help students develop a sense of appreciation for culture and arts and to enrich their campus life. Local and overseas artists and performing groups are also invited to provide high-quality art performances and activities for all UM members. Besides, we collaborate with various associations in Macao to organise cultural activities on campus, so as to foster cultural exchanges and broaden students’ exposure to diverse culture and arts.
Activities on National and Regional Education
- Activities on National, Regional Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Various student activities aligning with the youth policy of the Macao S.A.R. government are organised to strengthen students’ knowledge on national affairs as well as the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Macao S.A.R.
Venue Management and Training
- Student Activity Centre
We are responsible for the venue and facility management, as well as technical support of the Student Activity Centre (E31), a popular venue for organising various activities.
- Stage Management Programme
Interested students can enrol in the programme to obtain on-the-job training at the Student Activity Centre to gain valuable work experiences and professional skills in venue and stage management. Such exposure can improve their competitiveness while providing services to the University and other students.
Postgraduate House (PGH) Management
We are responsible for the management of PGH to provide accommodation and services to our postgraduate students. We strive to create a FISH: Friendly, Intellectual, Smart, and Healthy living environment in order to promote students’ academic, research and employment ability.
- PGH House Tutor Programme
This programme promotes learning through service. It encourages students to serve PGH and UM community. Each postgraduate house building has well-trained house tutors to serve students and work together with Student Resources Section to create a comfortable living environment as well as to organise different activities to promote academic and social development.
- PGH Fellow
In order to enrich campus life and provide support to students’ development, PGH Fellows give advice to students on academic, research, employment and life issues based on their rich experiences.
- W32 Doctoral Building
The building provides 358 single rooms for doctoral students with facilities such as central kitchen, dancing room, fitness room, study room, meeting room and multi-functional room.
Postgraduate Student Life and Activities
- Floor Events
Apart from the yearly orientation activities, PGH also organizes floor events to enrich dormitory culture. This can also help students to strengthen their sense of belonging to PGH.
- Tea with the Dean of Students Series
In order to promote whole person development of postgraduate students, the Dean of Students will organize tea sessions and invite prominent professors and dignitaries to share on different subjects.
- PGH Points
The PGH Point system aims at encouraging students to participate in more UM activities. Students can gain points by participating in UM or PGH activities. Students with higher points have priorities in PGH room allocation, activities and other rewards.
- Temporary Staff Accommodation
We provide accommodation for UM research staff.
- Guest Accommodation
N1 Guest House receives university guests and has 101 guest rooms with facilities such as fitness room, meeting room and activity room. Only reservations from UM internal departments are accepted.