Learning @ PolyU

 

I became a member of PolyU FH (ENGL) in Summer 2008, a time when I did not have an idea of what University life was about.  Not until now have I noticed I have met so many new people and developed some irreplaceable relationships in these tiny three years.  Two weeks after becoming a University student, a Shanghai-ese fellow from CBS came to me and asked for a game on the tennis court.  In the same year we partnered to win the PolyU Tennis Open Bronze medal for doubles.  As for my ENGL coursemates, it took less that a month for us to become very good friends and share the same laughter.  Along the way there are many more, including some people who I see as most important, and some who have headed back to their homes in different parts of the world.  These relationships are not just enrichments to my University life; they are life-long assets of mine.



The staff of FH is also important to everyone of us.  They have always been helpful, regardless of whether we have questions about subject matters or our career development.  Two months after I left ENGL, I had a project that involved advertising issues.  Without any background knowledge in advertising, I eventually decided to turn to Mr. Francis Low, an expert in multimodality of our department.  Although I am very sure he did not know who I was since I have not been in his class, I received more than enough assistance from him. 

The most memorable part of my PolyU journey somehow took place outside of PolyU.  After my second semester in year 1, I enrolled for the WIE programme jointly organised by ENGL and the University of Warwick.  It was the effort of our teachers who created such an opportunity for us to see the Western world in one of the best institutions in the UK;  it was also their effort that some of us can become so close after the trip and even after we have parted for our different career goals.

In general, my PolyU experience has been fruitful, especially in FH.  I strongly believe ENGL, CBS and other departments will continue to grow and nuture more talents in the years to come.

Jason TAM
Alumnus 2011
BA in English Studies for the Professions