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Rising Stars in Social Work: Being Reflective, Confident and Thankful

8 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 APSS students were awarded the Scholarship grants HK$25,000 to each awardee, as a recognition of their outstanding academic performance and strong commitment to the betterment of society.

The Hongkong Bank Foundation donates up to HK$250,000 to a HSBC Scholarship Scheme for local full-time undergraduate students from the Social Work Programme at PolyU. All awardees are invited by The Hongkong Bank Foundation to join the “Hub for the Future”, co-organised by HSBC and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, with other scholarship recipients. The alumni network provides young talents a unique opportunity to meet and build connections. Through this network and its activities, awardees will be able to further develop their capabilities and competencies, broaden their horizons, and become better prepared to make impactful contributions to society.

A big APSS congratulations to the winners for their achievements!

Awardee of HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship 2021/22



LAM Chun Ngai

“It is my greatest honour to be nominated by APSS and awarded the HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship. Not only did APSS equip us with academic knowledge and skills, but also nurtured us to become reflective and empathetic practitioners for the future. I have benefitted from fruitful exposures and learning experiences at APSS.”

Awardees of HSBC Social Work Scholarship 2021/22


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AU Tsz Ching Coco

“I am Coco, currently a BASW Year 3 student. My programme has been inspiring and humanistic. I am encouraged to reflect on my personality, thoughts, behaviours, and the meaning of my life. These experiences have enhanced my self-care ability and turned me into a reflective person.”

 FAN Lap Fei Philip

FAN Lap Fei Philip

“I have been studying the BASW programmme for two years. I am able to acquire many positive and enriching learning experiences as a result of studying this programme at APSS. The supportive and professional teachers have made me become a better student and future social worker.”


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LAM Kin Ngai Jabez

“I am Jabez. I aspire to work with families and children, improving their life satisfaction and happiness. With a strong emphasis on practice and reflection, my learning experiences at PolyU has not only provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, but also deeper self-understanding of my personal values and career path.”

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LAM Maan Fu

“I am Bob, a Year 2 student of Social Work. The past two years has been a fruitful learning experience. I have not only benefitted from classroom teachings of practical knowledge, but also the all-round support provided. I feel more confident to explore various types of social and community services.”

 LAM Yee Ling Linda

LAM Yee Ling Linda

“I am a future social worker with a sense of curiosity about new ideas and all forms of life stories.After years of studying at APSS, the lens I use to interpret social issues have been infused with elements of philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Also, with a reflective learning process of integrating theories and personal values into practice, I have established my orientation in walking with service users.”

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LAU Wing Kiu Winkie

“Studying Social Work at PolyU has been a fruitful journey of self-exploration. The programme enables me to gain a reflective understanding of various social issues and extensive theoretical knowledge. Receiving much support from the teaching staff, I am more engaged and determined to work with the community in the future.”

LAU Yat Nam

LAU Yat Nam Cyrus
“Greetings! My name is Cyrus, a Year 1 student of Social Work. Learning in APSS has been an incredible experience personally, where teachers and peers are very supportive and caring. A great support system has also been established, which helps me gain momentum to learn and explore continuously.”

 MAK Wan Fung Emily 18062278D 54439SW

MAK Wan Fung Emily

“I am Emily, a Year 4 student of Social Work. I have learned different theories and practical skills for being a professional social worker. The professors and teachers also provided various types of support for us throughout these four years.”

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TSO Long Hin Lincoln

“Passionate about the LGBTQA+ community, I am interested in using creative expressions as a means to empower these individuals. While studying social work at APSS has laid the theoretical grounds for my learning, I am keen on learning more about the profession first-hand through services and other types of social participation.”

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ZHAO Ye Phyllis

“I love to learn and am a passionate student, who wishes to not simply receive an education but earn it. Luckily, I have met teachers at APSS who the teachers inspired them to grow academically and personally by discussing with them about the integration of theories and practice as well as promotion of social justice and community betterment. In the process of empowering ourselves, we are also committed to empowering others.”

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