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Even as we receive public recognition for our many great achievements, APSS remains focused on pursuing excellence and promoting education and research for social responsibility, leadership, and care.

Prof Eric CHUI

Professor and Head

Department of Applied Social Sciences


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Dr Angel LAI, Assistant Professor, and her team have been collaborating with the Youth Life World Design team of Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service for two years to study on the benefits life planning programmes bring to secondary school students.   A press conference cum seminar on research dissemination entitled “VUCA時代青年生活世界設計服務框架 - 成效研究發佈會暨研討會” was held on 20 August 2022 at PolyU.    Their study shows that life planning programmes could bring ho

25 Aug 2022

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The closing ceremony of the Junior Researcher Mentoring Programme 2022 organised by Global Engagement Office (GEO) was successfully held on 23 August 2022. This programme provides secondary school students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of a chosen research topic and to nurture their analytical and research skills between April and August 2022. Prof. Eric CHUI, Head, Prof. Daniel SHEK, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate

23 Aug 2022

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課程簡介 網上學習證書課程由香港理工大學設計,是賽馬會抗逆有「家」計劃其中一個項目。 課程目的是讓家長認識「家庭抗逆力」的概念,反思自己的家庭狀況,並將所學到的東西應用在自己的家庭裏,從而提升家庭面對逆境的能力和信心。 整個課程分為 基礎課程 和 進階課程 兩部份: 基礎課程主要是簡介「家庭抗逆力」及它對家庭發揮的保護作用; 進階課程則會深入探討「家庭抗逆力」理論中的三個核心範疇: 家庭信念 家庭運作 家庭溝通 每個範疇均包括三個單元,合共九個單元。完成基礎課程、進階課程的每個範疇及整個課程均會獲得 電子證書 各一張。 欲知道如何在你的家中應用「家庭抗逆力」,請立即登入以下連結,登記及報讀課程,開展屬於你的「家庭抗逆力」之旅! 免費網上學習證書課程 課程特色 費用全免 隨時隨地都可以上網學習 理論與實踐並重 獲得由香港理工大學所頒發的證書   【課程宣傳片段】 計劃透過社區為本的專業介入服務、網上家庭活動、網上學習

12 Aug 2022

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On 8 August 2022, APSS collaborated with the Global Engagement Office to hold the PolyU Summer Programme for Secondary School Students 2022. Dr Kong YAM and Dr Raymond TAM, Co-programme Leaders of BA (Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences welcomed a total of 40 S4 and S5 students and introduced key features and curriculum structure of this undergraduate (UG) programme to them. Seven current students from BA (Hons) in Social Work and BA (Hons)

10 Aug 2022

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Prof. CHAN Ko-ling Edward, Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, has been awarded the prestigious grant under the Research Grants Council's (RGC) Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) 2022/23, demonstrating his scholarship accomplishments and research excellence.   The RGC’s Senior Research Fellow Scheme aims to honour exceptionally outstanding researchers at UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong, and to facilitate their dedicatio

29 Jul 2022

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APSS has co-organised a research seminar entitled “Understanding Low-Income Elders Who Live Alone Or With Spouse Only: Their Voices (基層長者生活研究分享研討會)” with the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor (教會關懷貧窮網絡) on both 24 and 30 June 2022 at PolyU.   Since January 2021, a research team led by Dr Crystal KWAN, Assistant Professor, has been collaborating with the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor (HKCNP) on a project to study the issues that the l

12 Jul 2022

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President and core members of the 29th APSS Departmental Society (APSSDS) Empatija have met with Prof. Eric CHUI and Dr Kong YAM to confirm its affiliation with APSS on 23 June 2022. The name of the student society is going to be The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Applied Social Sciences Student Association (APSSSA) / 香港理工大學應用社會科學系會 with effect from 13 July 2022.  Under the new model of student bodies affiliation and governan

12 Jul 2022

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APSS outstanding student-athletes exchange ideas on their colourful university life To connect with our undergraduate students, several student-athletes were invited to share their experiences and reflections on sportsmanship and university life with Prof. Eric CHUI, Professor and Head of APSS, Dr Kong YAM, Dr Rita CHEUNG, Dr Raymond TAM and Dr Yanto CHANDRA on 23 June 2022.    Seven APSS student-athletes, who were encouraged to exchange ideas on

11 Jul 2022


Eleven Outstanding APSS Students Honoured with Coveted HSBC Scholarships 2021/22 APSS is pleased to announce that 11 BA (Hons) Social Work undergraduate students were selected as recipients of coveted HSBC Scholarships! Sunny LAM Chun Ngai, a social work year-4 student, received the HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship, which is accompanied by a HK$50,000 award, in recognition of his record of excellence in academic results and community service. Ten AP

8 Jul 2022

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APSS held a gathering for APSS inbound exchange students of Semester One 2022/23 on 9 September 2022. They had the chance to network and engage in cultural exchange with our local and mainland students. The exchange students also shared their experiences with living and studying in Hong Kong so far while their fellow local students offered tips to make the most of their stay in Hong Kong. The event took place the day before Mid-Autumn Festival, s

9 Sep 2022

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