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Hotel ICON Academy – Make 2021 yours with our Summer Activities!

Hotel ICON Academy – Make 2021 yours with our Summer Activities! Learn cooking skills in our newly opened cookery school Hotel ICON ACADEMY in the heart of Hotel ICON. We’ve created a dream kitchen at the Hotel ICON ACADEMY, where you’ll find the very best equipment in a welcoming and professional “MasterChef” setting. Book one of our three popular cooking or cocktail/mocktail classes in Hotel ICON ACADEMY and learn key skills, while you use your imagination in a fun and friendly setting.  Alternatively, get in touch to book your private cookery class; we are more than happy to create a bespoke course to fit your culinary desires. For PolyU Alumni eCard, FHKPUAA Card and PolyU Visa Card holders, they can enjoy a 15% discount on the activities offered by Hotel ICON Academy.   Learn more: https://www.hotel-icon.com/facilities-services/hotel-icon-academy  

21 Jul, 2021

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Celebrating PolyU’s 85th Anniversary | Deadline extended: Share your ideas. Receive a cash award of HK$10,000 or other prizes!

PolyU will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2022. As you may know, we have been welcoming ideas and contributions from members of the PolyU community to help commemorate this important milestone. Participants have the chance to earn a cash award of HK$10,000 or other prizes.We are delighted to have received many submissions for the lyrics contest. However, we would like to invite more people to submit entries for the other categories, namely videos, souvenirs and memorabilia. Therefore, we are pleased to extend the submission deadline for these three categories to 31 July 2021.In particular, we warmly welcome your ideas and contributions in the following areas:

9 Jul, 2021

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Special Offer from Hotel ICON – Afternoon Tea, Brunch Buffet and Foodcation +

"All About Durian" Afternoon Tea at The Market From 5 July 2021, the renowned All About Durian Afternoon Tea will be relaunched with sumptuous dishes crafted by Chef Danny including Crunchy Baked Boston Lobster Stuffed with Durian and the Double-boiled Durian Soup. Two types of fresh durians will also be available, which are D175 Red Prawn and D197 from Malaysia as well as other signature durian petite treats. Two-hour free-flow of Homemade Durian Ice Cream or Durian X Godiva Ice-cream is what you cannot miss! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2M3iez6 Book now: https://bit.ly/3hijUnI   Silverbox Durian Brunch Buffet To celebrate our 10th anniversary, Hotel ICON has specially increased the Durian Festival to TEN events on July 16, 23, 24, 31 and August 7, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 2021. The Silverbox Ballroom will be transformed into a grand durian buffet brunch venue, allowing more guests to taste a series of durian culinary delights and various Malaysian and international delicacies. Each brunch buffet guest will receive a complimentary Malaysian Goodie Bag. Learn More: https://bit.ly/2UQUyFU Book Now: https://bit.ly/3hi9mVu   FOODCATION + For a fuss-free getaway to celebrate special occasions, pamper yourself and your nearest and dearest with a food-cation at Hotel ICON. The package includes one-night stay (applicable to all room type booking for 2 persons) with buffet breakfast for 2 persons and one other dining option on check-in day, including the famous Durian brunch buffet! Learn More: https://bit.ly/3qj9OG2 Book Now: https://bit.ly/3duWYR3  

5 Jul, 2021

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PolyU Beijing Alumni Network - Salon on theme song lyrics development for PolyU 85th anniversary

To celebrate the 85th Anniversary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU Beijing Alumni Network organised a “Salon on theme song lyrics development for PolyU 85th anniversary” on 6 Jun. Mr Yang Dongri, President of Beijing Alumni Network hosted the event. Around 20 alumni and guests including Ms Hai Mo, a renowned screenwriter, poet and Deputy Director of China Tianhan Research Association (Project Department of Drama Committee), Ms Yang Wenming (米乐), former Director of CCTV (Micro Film Programme), Deputy Director of New Audio-visual Language and Industry Research Project, Communication University of China, and members of Beijing Alumni Network participated in the event.

6 Jun, 2021

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PolyU Shanghai Alumni Network – 2nd Annual General Meeting cum Reunion

On 29 May, the 2nd Annual General Meeting of PolyU Shanghai Alumni Network was successfully organised at Shanghai Huating Hotel and the 2nd Executive Committee was elected at the Meeting. The event received an overwhelming response with around 150 guests and alumni participated. President Professor Jin-Guang Teng, Executive Vice President Dr Miranda Lou and the Mainland Alumni Affairs team of Chinese Mainland Affairs Office joined the event in Hong Kong. President Teng addressed a remarks and Dr Lou shared information about the preparation of PolyU’s 85th Anniversary. The Network has composed a theme song for PolyU’s 85th Anniversary and sang at the event. Mr Cheung Hon Wan, the first President of PolyU Shanghai Alumni Network concluded the fruitful results of the Network in 2020 and set out the Network’s resolution for the coming year. At the Annual General Meeting, revised constitution of the Network was passed and adopted by the participated alumni, and the 2nd executive committee members were elected. The evening was remarkably fruitful. We are honoured to have invited Mr Michael Ross, awardee of Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award, Vice Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group and Co-chairman of CP Commercial Real Estate to give us a sharing on 85th Anniversary of our alma mater.  Furthermore, our alumni Mr Dickson Szeto, graduated with a Master degree in International Real Estate, Ms Ying Wang, graduated with a Master degree in Social Service Administration, and Mr Jacky Wong, graduate of School of Design, gave us talks on their professions. Special thanks to the below organisations/ individuals for their generous sponsorship and support to the event: -     Chinese Mainland Affairs Office, PolyU -     Alumna Ms Yici Li -     Alumnus Mr Nixon Chung -     歇心堂·定瓷茶文化生活馆 -     Noyoke -     Zhixue Property Management Academy Please watch the event highlight below.  

29 May, 2021

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Workshop on tips on conducting online meeting and webinar for alumni leaders

On 25 May 2021, PolyU Alumni Affairs and Development Office and Public Relations and Alumni Activities of the Federation of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Alumni Associations (FHKPUAA) jointly organized an online workshop on “Tips on Conducting Online Meeting and Webinar". Around 40 alumni leaders attended the event.  Representatives from the Information Technology Services Office of PolyU, The HK PolyU MBA Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Sub-committee of FHKPUAA introduced various online platforms and shared practical tips on how to set up an online meeting and organize a webinar.   The participants were pleased to learn the useful tips from the facilitators. Ir Yau Kwok Fai, Convenor of the Public Relations and Alumni Activities Sub-Committee of FHKPUAA, encouraged the alumni associations to make use of the online platforms to engage their members in the new normal.  

25 May, 2021

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PolyU Graduating Class Ambassadors

This year, around 200 final year students from all faculties and schools of PolyU as well as the Hong Kong Community College have been appointed as PolyU Graduating Class Ambassadors (GCAs).  They are committed to supporting their alma mater to maintain close ties with its graduates.  They would take the lead to keep regular communication with their fellows and help promote University’s latest development and alumni activities to classmates. Nearly 100 GCAs attended the briefing sessions on 17 and 18 May 2021 at Alumni Atrium. They were excited to learn about their important roles and meet with other enthusiastic graduating students at the events. The Ambassadors look forward to supporting and participating in the alumni activities and University events.  

18 May, 2021

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The first MOOC about Visual Function and Eye Health on edX

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed by PolyU School of Optometry about vision science, the first of its kind on the edX platform, is now open for enrolment. This course develops your understanding of vision and discovers how visual functions relate to your daily life. It consists of 6 modules including structures and functions of the eye, the resolution of the eye, depth perception, colour vision, common eye conditions and how to protect your eyes. Whether you have a background in vision science or not, you are more than welcome to join. The first run of the course will start on 31 May! First Run of the MOOC: 31 May to 19 July 2021 Course Enrollment: https://www.edx.org/course/how-we-see-the-world-visual-function-and-eye-health Course Trailer: https://youtu.be/BGfO6CORAjk Follow Course Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PolyUOPT101x   

18 May, 2021

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PolyU SHTM Mainland Alumni Forum cum Reunion l Shanghai

On 15 May 2021, PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management Mainland Alumni Network (PolyU SHTMMAN) successfully organised a forum cum gathering dinner in Shanghai, bringing together around 200 alumni from Yangtze River Delta to witness the establishment of PolyU SHTMMAN and share valuable memories in PolyU, as well as great ideas on innovation and talent development in the industry. The establishment of the Alumni Network provides an ideal platform for SHTMers to get connected with each other.  Professor Kaye Chon, Dean of School of Hotel and Tourism Management, and Dr Olive Wang, Senior Manager of Chinese Mainland Affairs Office, joined the event from Hong Kong. Professor Chon congratulated the establishment of PolyU SHTMMAN and Dr Wang hoped for the Network’s prosperous development in the future. Mr Elton Sun, President of PolyU SHTMMAN delivered a remarks and showed his enthusiasm in contributing to SHTM alumni. At the event, alumni from HTM2000 to HTM2020 shared their precious memories in the University. Renowned SHTM alumni shared their experiences and insights on talent development, as well as the new challenges and business opportunities in the industry. Last but not least, the event was concluded with a warm reunion dinner. Please watch the event highlights of the gathering below.

15 May, 2021

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Special Offer from Hotel ICON - “Romantication” and Afternoon Tea

“Romantication” staycation package is back! If you’re seeking a romantic getaway for a special celebration or simply craving a stress-free intimate weekend with your other half then look no further. Allow us to prepare everything you need to create heartfelt moments including an in room 4-course dinner and daily breakfast for 2. Learn more: https://bit.ly/33mCzbv Book now: https://bit.ly/3nJ1lvO   LINDT Afternoon tea available until 31 May! To continue on the success of our collaboration with LINDT, GREEN at Hotel ICON will extend the Spring-themed afternoon tea with some new and exciting elements until 31 May! Join us and unwind for a leisurely afternoon with a wide array of newly revamped sweet treats with your loved ones. Learn More: https://bit.ly/2PJQZz9 Book Now: https://bit.ly/3t8gMPb

10 May, 2021

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