Guidelines for the Student


The Honours Project is a 6-unit subject, which makes up 15% of the total weight of the student degree classification.

Each student should

The deadline for the submission of the project should be strictly observed. Any late submission will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Remember that the project is your own responsibility. Do not expect your adviser to provide you with ideas, topics or sources or to copy-edit your text.

Make sure you have a back-up system and do not rely entirely on the hard disk or portable storages. Computer or IT-related problems will not be considered adequate reasons for late submission of a project. You should print your project several days in advance so that if any problems arise you still have time to correct them.


Note that proper acknowledgement of sources of information or ideas is extremely important. You should cite a source when you quote, paraphrase, or summarize another personīs original idea. Any use of reference materials without proper acknowledgement of sources is a serious breach of academic ethics. This includes all information retrieved from electronic sources which must be properly identified (i.e. full URL indication). Students are reminded to observe at all times the standards of conduct as stated in the University Calendar/Bulletin and to bear in mind that "A student who is found to have committed an act of academic dishonesty such as plagiarism, submission of material(s) for assessment which is not the student’s own work, the use of fabricated or copied data for assessment, shall receive an "F" grade for the course. In addition, the case may be submitted to the Student Affairs Committee for further action." (HKBU Calendar/Bulletin 2016-2017, p. 45).


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