RS high-flyer students made the acquaintance of elite alumni at High Table Dinner
A High Table Dinner of the High-Flyer Mentorship Programme was successfully held in the evening of 4 November 2021, with almost 100 participants joining the event. Prof. Kwok-yin Wong, Vice President (Education) of PolyU, and Prof. David Shum, Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of PolyU, graced our event as VIPs.
After almost two years of pandemic and social distancing, this is the first so-called “big banquet” we organised. The participants, including around 40 mentors and staff and 60 high-flyer students, had a great time together as far as the evening went. The new mentors and mentees were excited to get to know each other, while the current mentors and mentees had a very enjoyable time catching up on each other after their absence from this kind of social gathering for a long time.
We are honoured to have invited Prof. Kwok-yin Wong to deliver an opening address. He said that the aim and significance of our High-Flyer Mentorship Programme, launched in February 2019, were to provide a platform for the top year-1 students to meet with the elite alumni from the physiotherapy and occupational therapy sectors, so as to acquire practical knowledge outside the classroom and receive advice from the experienced mentors on their academic and career development. He believed the programme had matched the high-flyers to the most suitable mentors, and the high-flyers would grab the good opportunity to broaden their horizons and interpersonal network through interaction with their worldly-wise mentors.
Highlights of the event also included the sharing by Prof. Hector Tsang (Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head of RS) in his capacity as a mentor and his mentee, as well as the presentation by three top students. At the end of the dinner, Prof. Tsang delivered his vote of thanks to the participants. He hoped the mentorship programme would allow experienced and accomplished physiotherapists and occupational therapists from various sectors of Hong Kong to share their experience and offer some guidance to our high-quality students, so as to help students develop their future career in the two professions.