The Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) is active in reaching out to the wider community in order to contribute to and learn from those around us. We define outreach as interacting with the HKU community, the Hong Kong community and the international community. We use the collective expertise of the Centre to engage in knowledge sharing with the public, as well as academic visits and courses for professionals, teachers and students from schools and other universities in Hong Kong and abroad.

Outreach in CAES is primarily undertaken by the Publicity and Outreach Committee (POC) the major role of which is to raise the profile of and create a positive image for the Centre.

Apart from contributing to university events such as the annual University Information Day in October/November and the Faculty of Arts Open Day in May, POC also actively promotes knowledge exchange with non-academic sectors to extend our impact into the community.