PolyU places a significant emphasis on leadership development as part of its holistic education. To inspire and motivate students to further develop their leadership capabilities, the Presidential Student Leadership Award has been launched in the 2022/23 academic year.


The Award honours students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership performance and qualities at PolyU and in the wider community, good academic achievement, strong communication skills, as well as a clear commitment to serving society.


A total of 27 students from different departments, faculties and schools received the Award this year. Nine of them received the Faculty/School Award. Among them, Ng Ka-ho, a student from the Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Science, received the President’s Distinguished Student Leadership Award.


The Award Presentation Ceremony of the Presidential Student Leadership Award was held in March alongside the Outstanding Student Award. PolyU’s President, Professor Jin-Guang Teng, took the opportunity to remind the awardees to make full use of their leadership abilities, expertise, and positive personal traits to address societal needs with a caring heart.


Zhou Zhuoting

Faculty of Science
Ng Ka-ho

BS (Hons) in Investment Science and Finance Analytics
Department of Applied Mathematics

Professors, mentors, and peers from PolyU and my family have always encouraged me to pursue my passion for mathematics, finance and leadership. I think being a good listener is fundamental to being a great leader. Through understanding the views of teammates and the pros and cons of their ideas, one is able to lead the team with well-developed strategies and clear direction.