The University presented its Outstanding Student Awards to distinguished full-time degree students who excel in both academic and non-academic pursuits at a ceremony held on campus on 8 March 2012. Student Mr LI Xuesen, student of BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering has been awarded with The Outstanding Student, Faculty of Engineering 2011.
Xuesen ranked first in class in the past two years and was on the Dean's Honours List in 2008/09 and 2009/10. He was the winner of the ME Scholarship for Non-local (Chinese mainland) Students for four consecutive years from 2008/09 to 2011/12, HSBC Scholarship for Mainland Students 2010/11 and Lam Sze Ming Scholarship 2009/10 – 2010/11. He joined the overseas exchange programme and studied at Hochschule Konstanz in Germany in 2010/11. Xuesen also served as IT Director of HKPUSU Students in Free Enterprise and Internal Secretary of Hall Community Service Group.
PolyU President Professor Timothy W. Tong commended the awardees for their outstanding performance. "The award is a due recognition of students' academic achievement, leadership ability, personal qualities as well as involvement in extra-curricular activities and participation in community services. The outstanding students today are shining examples of our success in nurturing talents for our society."
PolyU's Outstanding Student Award is granted on an annual basis to full-time final-year students who excel in both academic and non-academic pursuits during their studies. Each award recipient is presented a certificate and a cash prize of HK$5,000 and their names are inscribed on a plaque on the PolyU campus.