Senior secondary school students flocked to City University of Hong Kong (CityU) for a preview of university life. CityU's Information Day was intended to give school-leavers an idea of the courses available to them in the coming academic year. The faculties of business, humanities and social sciences, law, science and technology and the College of Higher Vocational Studies threw open their doors to the youngsters. Professors and student ambassadors were on hand to give details of programmes and answer questions on entrance requirements and career possibilities. There were also student talks, counselling services, exhibitions and video shows to give the visitors some notion of what to expect of campus life. Lee Wai-fung, in Form Six at Yuen Yuen Institute Secondary School, said CityU was his first choice of tertiary institution. 'Each university has its strengths in different programmes, but I'm interested in accounting, which is very good at CityU. 'I am absolutely sure of my choice, now that I've had a look around,' the 19-year-old said. Celia Kwok Hei-yan, 19, a Form Seven student at TSK Victoria Government College, said she found the day very useful. 'I got a general picture of each programme and can now see what I am best suited for. 'Before I came I was interested in translation work but I am not that keen since I heard the talk. 'I think I will change to Public and Social Administration.' Chan Miu-ling, 19, a seventh-former from Liu Po Shan Memorial College, said students were now more practical. 'We fill out the application forms to maximise our admission scores. Career considerations come second and personal interests last. 'Many of my classmates are taking Information Systems or computer-related programmes because they think it will get them a good job. But Linda Lai Sau-ling, a lecturer in Information Systems, said applications for the programmes had not shot up. 'Our enrolment numbers have stayed the same at 120.'