Date: 2 September2016
Back-To-School sale programme - 26 to 30 Sept @ Gallery D, Podium

The School organizes its own 'Back-To-School sale programme' every year to welcome the students coming in/back to the school for the new academic year. This is to help you to purchase necessary materials and equipment that you will need in the coming academic year.

This year, the BTS programme is going to be held in week 4. Five companies from various design related areas will set up their counters at the Gallery D, Podium Level. You are welcome to drop by to check out the tools and materials being offered. These companies have promised to provide most attractive discounts to SD students across the products that they are offering.

Please note that since these are special offers to PolyU SD community, and only for a limited period. You will need to present either your PolyU staff card or student ID card, when requested.

The details are as below:

Sale Programme

  • date: 26 to 30 September 2016 (Monday to Friday)
  • time: 1100 to 1900 daily
  • venue – Gallery D, Podium Level, Inno Tower, PolyU
  • participating companies are;
    1. Artland (art & design supplies - layout pads, sketch books, all sorts of hand-drawn media/colours)
    2. Canon HK (compact DCs, DSLR & lenses, DV cameras, printers, etc.)
    3. MCCM (own publications on HK art, design and culture)
    4. Winframe System Ltd (computer peripherals: power banks, memory cards, thumb drives, mice, external hard disks, etc.)
    5. Alcon (Venturer tablet/laptop)

In the meantime, there are some discount coupons from Artland for you to pick up at the SD General Office Reception Counter - V810.

Date: 30 August 2016
Briefing Session for SD Student Exchange Programme / 2 Sept 2016 (Fri) / 3:00-4:15pm / V312

You are cordially invited to the Briefing Session on SD Student Exchange Programme on 2 September 2016 (Friday). Its details are as follows:
Briefing Session on SD Student Exchange Programme
Date: 2 September 2016, Friday
Time: 3:00–4:30pm
Venue: V312
Participants: All interested SD students

Participants will learn all the details about SD’s student exchange programmes.

Generally speaking, student exchange programmes are mainly open to Year 3 students and Year 2 students in CD for application, and the duration of an exchange is one semester, mainly Semester 2.

On 2 Sept 2016, staff from the International Affairs Office (IAO) and the Chinese Mainland Affairs Office (CMAO) will provide briefings on the student exchange programmes provided by PolyU. Afterwards, the Student Exchange Officer of each discipline / programme will provide you with a briefing on respective application preparation, assessment criteria, and selection of host countries.

Please don't miss it!

1/ Internal deadline for applications to the Exchange Officer of each discipline / programme is mid- to late September. If interested, please start to prepare your design portfolio now; otherwise, you might not have enough time for it.
2/ Please prepare for IELTS, if you would like to go on exchange in the UK. Your IELTS score should be ready at the time of your application.

Should you have any queries, please contact Steven S K Kwok, Executive Officer (Internationalization) at SD (Tel: 2766 4281 / Email:

Date: 8 March 2016
Competition Subsidy Scheme

PolyU Design students are encouraged to enter into reputable international competitions to gain early exposure of their work as part of their learning experiences. The School will support the entry fees to the following competitions. Student should seek your programme/discipline leaders’ approval in advance. Eligibility: Students of BA(Hons) Scheme in Design, BA(Hons) in Digital Media, and BA(Hons) in Interactive Media. Please download the Scheme Document & Application Form here.

Date: 25 January 2016
Student Studio and Security and Fire Alerts

The following serves as a reminder to all of you.

Student Studios

Students from each year are allocated specific Studios. Most of your classes and tutorials will be held in these designated Student Studios.

Should there be a class scheduled in your Studio you are not enrolled onto (say, an elective subject you have not enrolled onto), please kindly co-operate and leave the Studio in order to avoid disturbing the class.

Also please be mindful of others – please keep your own belongings tidy so as to avoid disturbing others and classes run in the Studio

Security and Fire Alerts

Always be mindful of security – please keep a close eye on your personal belongings. Also do not unlock or open the Studio doors so as to avoid giving opportunities to outsiders / strangers enter your studios.

Always alert to Fire – any inflammable liquid / spray should be excluded from the studios and the building, except the Workshops on 1/F, which is equipped with an adequate protective system. Keep the corridor clear enough to allow Fire Exit access in case of emergency.

For further details about facilities, programme information, and subject syllabi, please visit the School of Design Student Website:

Date: 31 August 2015
Laser cutting service booking

Please be informed that in order to improve the booking process, effective from 1 Sept.2015 , all laser cut service booking will be held in room V101b (1/F Tools Crib ). Please come to us from Monday to Friday 9:00 am ~ 11:30 am and 1:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm personally.

Please be reminded that the rules of booking as below:-

  1. Staff /Student must register in person at the counter of workshop
  2. Staff /Students are required to show their Staff /Student ID cards,
  3. Staff /Students are only allowed to book for one hour in a day session with one week advanced booking under our arrangement,
  4. Staff /Students are required to be present during the reservation period. If they are late for more than 15 minutes, there will be regarded as giving up the booking. The reserved period will be open to others.