The Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award aims to give recognition to distinguished graduates of PolyU for great distinction in their chosen fields, active support to their alma mater, as well as impactful contributions to the wider community.
Since 2022, achievement categories have been established to celebrate considerable accomplishments of our alumni in specific areas, including professional achievement, entrepreneurial achievement, scholarly achievement, and community service achievement. Recognition is now also given to outstanding young alumni. The Award is organised at three levels to promote championship of recognition and engagement of alumni at Department, Faculty/School and University levels.
Nominations for Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies are now invited for submission. Details are listed below:
- Call for nomination starts from 13 March 2023
- Nomination deadline: 10 April 2023
- Result Announcement: May 2023
- Each nomination must be submitted by a proposer.
- The proposer should have obtained nominees’ consent before the submission of nominations. There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer. Proposer can also be nominated. However, the proposer cannot nominate himself/herself.
- Each nomination must include:
- a nomination form;
- a current curriculum vitae of the nominee; and
- two written references including contact details.
- Submit the completed nomination form together with a passport photo of the nominee, and photocopy of certificate(s), award(s), and supplementary documents, if any, to the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies on or before the nomination deadline.
The nominated candidate must be graduate who has successfully completed full-time or part-time programme offered by Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (or its forerunners: Department of Logistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) which led to academic award accredited.
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.
Award Categories and Selection Criteria
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.
|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 recognizes 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 University will examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards.
All information submitted on this nomination form will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used by the Selection Committee for the purpose of the selection process. The candidate will not be contacted by the OPAA Secretariat until he/she is selected as the awardee of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award.
Notice of Revocation of Awards
Failure to provide complete and accurate information in respect of the nomination by the proposer may result in disqualification of the candidate. After an award is presented, it may be withdrawn by the University when it is deem appropriate. The University reserves the rights to amend the rules and criteria at all time.