MU Connect issue 7 (page 31 to 33)

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Students awarded for video and animation creations

Students and graduates of the Animation and Visual Effects programme took their creative work to the Creative Achievement Awards 2023, a contest co-organised by GrandTech Systems Limited and Adobe, and received multiple awards in the Tertiary Group of the Video and Microfilm category. Among them, graduates Lau Wing-wa, Cheng Hoi-tong and Sau Cheuk-yiu won the Best Creative Award for their work Sleepless Night, and Connotative Name by students Wong Siu-yin, Mok Yeuk-shan, Wong Kai-huen, Lo Cheuk-ling, Wong Ching-tung and Zhang Siyu received the highest vote for the Online Popularity Award. In addition, two other students' works received Merit Awards.

Grand prize at Japanese Mt Fuji painting contest

Animation and Visual Effects student Chen Kam-san took part in the 28th Letter/Picture to Mt Fuji Contest organized by the Fujinomiya-shi Government Office and the Fujinomiya-shi Board of Education of Japan. His magnificent art piece Torii & Fuji stood out and won the Grand Prize of the Painting/Drawing category in the High School Students and Adults group.

HKMU Link Scholars

Seven HKMU students were awarded the Link University Scholarship for their outstanding academic results and proactive participation in community services. The scholarship targets outstanding students who are the first in three generations of their families to attend universities in Hong Kong. In addition to a scholarship of HK$20,000, it comes with a Link Scholars Alumni scheme that offers career counselling, corporate visits and volunteer activities as well as priority consideration to the company’s internship programme.

Acclaim for literary works

Two graduates were recognised at the 50th Youth Literary Awards. Kwan Lok-yiu from the MA in Chinese Literature programme won the Second Prize in the Literary Criticism section of the Open Group with an essay analysing the illness metaphors in the late works of Hong Kong writer Kwun Moon-nam, while BA (Hons) in Chinese graduate Wong Ho-ling received a Merit Award in the Prose section of the Senior Group for her piece “Flimsy Stomach”.

Joint institutional team with HKMU engineering students named overall champion in HKIE invitational

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) invited engineering schools of Hong Kong and mainland institutions to form teams to participate in the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area Tertiary Institution Innovation Project Invitational Competition. Contestants were asked to design and build two remote robotic vehicles equipped with robotic arms, a bridge and a sandcastle of at least one metre tall. The objective was to deliver a flag on the bridge with the two vehicles and erect it on the top of the sandcastle within 15 minutes. Students from the HKMU Civil and Environmental Engineering and Electronic and Computer Engineering programmes teamed up with their counterparts from Shenzhen Institute of Technology to beat the challenge. They took away five prizes, including the Overall Championship, the first places of the Best Sandcastle Design Award and the Best Teamwork Award as well as a scholarship of HK$10,000.

Student poet on a roll

In the field of creative writing, Master's student Fu Wei recently received a number of accolades. With his poetry sequences “Travel” and“A Tribute from a Poem”, he earned a Third Class Award in the Poetry category of Weeds Literary Prize, a national intercollegiate literary competition, as well as the Longmen Award in the Second Bai Juyi Poetry Prize. He was also presented with a Second Class Award for his submission for the poetry anthology Yangtze River — Poems of College Students.