Peng Chen

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Motto: What does not kill me makes me stronger. (From Friedrich Nietzsche)

Peng Chen has experienced a rich campus life at HKMU by immersing herself in different kinds of activities. Coming from Shenzhen, Peng stays at the off-campus accommodation in Hung Hom. As a residence tutor and non-local mentor, she has worked with senior students to hold orientation days and leisure activities for mainland freshmen to help them adapt to the u-life and Hong Kong life.

“I met students from diverse cultural backgrounds, discovered fascinating places in Hong Kong, polished Cantonese, leadership and activity planning skills.”

Peng has also joined HKMU Trilingual Toastmasters Club. She actively participated and won prizes in the mandarin speech contests of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest.

“I have enhanced my public speaking skills and broadened my social network.”

Peng aims to be an English teacher after graduation. In the third year, she got the chance to be an intern teacher at a primary school.

“I taught the students English. Some of them have Special Educational Needs. I had to take care of their various learning needs, like preparing teaching materials with larger words for students with dyslexia. Also, I organised activities for the students. Despite the heavy workload, I still want to be a teacher since it is a meaningful and interesting job.”

With good academic performance and co-curricular engagement, Peng is awarded the residence scholarship, which aims to help mainland students better immerse in campus life and Hong Kong community and to fully develop their academic potential.

“This is my second time to be awarded the scholarship. I am thankful that HKMU considers and understands our needs and gives us support.”