PolyU will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2022. To mark this important milestone, we would like to welcome our 400,000+ alumni back to relive their fond memories of campus life at PolyU, to celebrate our proud history and achievements with the whole University community, and to advance PolyU as a leading university with world-class education and impactful research.

As part of the celebratory activities, we would like to call for ideas from members of the PolyU community on the following:

We invite you to develop lyrics in English and/or Chinese for PolyU’s 85th anniversary theme song.

We expect the lyrics to


reflect PolyU’s 85th anniversary and our aspiration to be a leading university;


be singable and memorable; and


have an identifiable rhyme scheme or pattern which can be turned into a song that is 2-4 minutes long.

Act Now:
Complete the Online Submission Form and upload your song lyrics. Please explain the rationale behind your song lyrics. You may also provide specifications on the type of music style or presentation that you think will best fit the lyrics you have developed. The University will select the best submission and compose it into PolyU’s 85th anniversary theme song.

PolyU is a place where students and staff members can thrive and realise their potential. We invite you to create a short video to showcase your fun, fulfilling and rewarding experiences at PolyU. We recommend the video be filmed in 16:9 ratio, within 3 minutes in length and in mp4 or mov format. The video should cover one of the following themes:

1. Campus Life
Stories about your campus life, such as enjoyable moments, friendships, and rewarding activities or discoveries around campus or student halls

2. Research and Innovation
Stories about how your research and innovation can make an impact on society

3. Teaching and Learning
Stories about how your teaching innovations can enhance the quality of teaching and learning

4. Community Service and Engagement
Stories about your meaningful activities or projects, such as Service-Learning experience or social innovation projects, that contribute to the community

Act Now:
Complete the Online Submission Form and upload your video link with a description to illustrate the key message and presentation of the video. The submissions will be judged based on the following criteria: video quality, relevancy to themes, originality, appropriateness, creativity, and storytelling ability.

The University would like to give a souvenir to all stakeholders of the PolyU community in celebration of the special occasion of PolyU’s 85th anniversary. You are invited to contribute your original design of a souvenir / a series of souvenirs (physical and/or digital).

The designs will be considered based on their


creativity and originality;


relevance to the 85th anniversary celebrations; and


feasibility for future production of the souvenir(s) if applicable.

Act Now:
Complete the Online Submission Form and upload your design proposal that includes image/multimedia files of the design(s) and a description that explains the design concept and elements.

Sharing fond memories of PolyU and its memorabilia is a powerful way to celebrate the 85th anniversary and to showcase the milestones of our University. We invite you to contribute PolyU memorabilia, such as valuable photos, certificates, teaching materials, publications, mementos, uniforms, souvenirs, or any items related to PolyU and its forerunners. These valuable collections will be exhibited at anniversary events, and included in anniversary publications.

Act Now:
Complete the Online Submission Form with a description and photo(s) of the item(s) you would like to share. The Alumni Affairs and Development Office will contact you for collection arrangements.

For enquiries, please contact:
Lyrics, Souvenirs, Videos | 85A.enquiries@polyu.edu.hk
Memorabilia | 85A.memorabilia@polyu.edu.hk