MU Connect issue 3 (page 26 to 30)

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Record-high scholarships and bursaries for HKMU students

Thanks to enthusiastic gifts from various sectors of the community, the University was able to present more than HK$14 million in scholarships and bursaries to some 1,400 students this year, setting new records in terms of both the total amount and the total number of beneficiaries.

The awards were presented at the Scholarship and Bursary Awards Presentation Ceremony on 16 August, which around 500 donors, business leaders, award recipients and their families attended. On the same occasion, the accomplishments of over 900 HKMU awardees of the Government Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) were also celebrated. Together, they received more than HK$16 million for their achievements in academic studies, extra-curricular activities and personal development.

Three students were invited to showcase their talents beyond the books at this year's ceremony. Among them, Marcelino Cheung Ho-chai, who showed off his taekwondo skills, was an awardee of the Youth Arch — HKMU Improvement Award as well as the Government's Talent Development Scholarship.

Achievement in inter-collegiate writing competition

Chan Long-ting of the Chinese programme won the first runner-up in the tertiary education group in a poetry writing competition organised by the Department of Chinese of the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

Alumna gleans news reporting awards

Guo Hongyu, graduate of the Chinese programme, was honoured two years in a row in the Best Science News Reporting section of the Hong Kong News Awards organised by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong. She won the third prize in 2020, followed by a merit award in 2021.

Animation production wins local contest

Law Ho-wan and Lee Wing-lam, graduates of the Animation and Visual Effects programme, participated in the 23rd DigiCon6 ASIA Awards — Hong Kong with their final-year animation Love Delivery and took home the Next Generation Award.

Flying colours in public speaking competition

Natalie Ng Wing-yee from the Creative Advertising and Media Design programme participated in the Toastmasters International District 89 Division H Area H4 Speech Contest and won as the first and second runner-up in the Table Topics Contest and Evaluation Contest respectively. She then advanced to the Division H Contest and took third place in Table Topics.

Triumph in best intern scholarship contest

Isabella Zhang Yiwen from Professional Accounting won the championship in the 2022 BDO Best Intern Scholarship Contest. She was awarded a scholarship of HK$10,000, a job shadowing opportunity with a BDO senior executive and a return offer of employment in BDO upon her graduation.

Second runner-up in tax debate

Carmen Cheung Wing-lam, Chloe Chu Ka-yee, Jessie Liu Jiayang and Alvin Wong Chun-yee from Professional Accounting teamed up to compete in the Tax Debate Competition 2022 organised by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. They won as second runner-up and also received the Best Team Spirit Award.

Standing out in business case competition

Business students Hou Shuhan, Li Xuanxuan, Wang Sen, Yue Zhengyi and Zhong Cuixin participated in the HKGCC Business Case Competition 2021 and finished second. Their task was to conceive an emissions reduction plan for an international logistics company. The honour came with a cash prize of HK$20,000, a summer internship interview opportunity, and a oneyear HKGCC Student Associate membership.

Seven HKMU HSBC scholars

A total of seven HKMU students were awarded various HSBC scholarships this year, including the HSBC Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong) Scholarship, the HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship and the HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship. The HSBC scholars were offered opportunities to participate in a mentorship programme, learning sessions and networking activities.

Elder Academy student named IT Star

Katie Ting Hui-ting, an 80-plus-year-old student of the HKMU Elder Academy, was awarded in the Elderly IT Stars Recognition Scheme by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO). She had taken the Enriched ICT Training Programme for the Elderly co-organised by the Elder Academy and OGCIO and proved to be a capable learner. At the awards presentation ceremony, HKMU was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of its efforts in motivating the elderly to make use of technology.