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The Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award aims to give public recognition to outstanding graduates of PolyU for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater.

The Award is organised at three levels to promote championship of recognition and engagement of alumni at Department, Faculty/School and University levels. Faculties and schools will be invited to nominate recipients of the Faculty/School Award for selection of the University Award. Direct nomination to the University Award with endorsement of concerned Faculty/ School is also considered.

General Award Categories

  • Professional Achievement 
  • Entrepreneurial Achievement
  • Scholarly Achievement
  • Community Service Achievement

Special Recognition

Outstanding Young Alumni for alumni at/under the age of 40

Levels of Award Conduction

  • Department Level
  • Faculty / School Level
  • University Level

Nominations and Guidelines 


Nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award 2023 of PolyU Department of English and Communication are now invited for submission.  

  • Nomination Form returns by 12 April 2023  

Result for Department Award will be announced in early May 2023. 

The nominated candidate must be graduate who has successfully completed full-time or part-time programme offered by PolyU Department of English and Communication (or Department of English before 1 September 2021) (or its forerunners: Hong Kong Government Trade School, Hong Kong Technical College, and Hong Kong Polytechnic) which led to academic award accredited by the respective Institution.

The proposer can be PolyU graduate, Honorary Graduate, University Fellow, PolyU staff, current PolyU Council and Court member and current Advisory Committee member.  There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer.  However, the proposer cannot be the candidate himself/ herself or a direct relative of the candidate.

In addition to honouring distinguished graduates for their distinction in their chosen fields, the Award recognises the alumni’s active support to their alma mater.  Support and Contribution to PolyU is one of the key selection criteria at all levels.

Four specific areas of achievement would be given recognition, they include Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial Achievement, Scholarly Achievement and Community Service Achievement.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award is introduced for alumni at/under the age of 40.

Award Category


Professional Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership, and made a strong impact on their profession/ industry/ society.

Entrepreneurial Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as founded or advanced business or technology ventures with impact.

Scholarly Achievement

This category recognises alumni scholars who have made notable scholarly or research contributions in their disciplines, with proven track record and excellent reputation in the field.

Community Service Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have made impactful contributions to the communities, or demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, volunteerism and/or philanthropy for promoting the wellbeing of the communities.

Notes: The bestowal of the award shall subject to individual merits of the candidates.  No award shall be given out in a certain category if no suitable candidate is identified. 


Selection Committee of the departmental award will examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards. 

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