RS held the first inauguration ceremony for its Master in Physiotherapy (MPT) and Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT) programmes on 6 January 2022. Thanks to the support from the Social Welfare Department (SWD), relevant NGOs, RS colleagues and students, the ceremony was a great success.
We are honoured to have invited Prof. Ben Young, Vice President (Student and International Affairs) of PolyU, to deliver a welcome address at the ceremony. Prof. Young shared in his speech the origin and recent development of the two master’s programmes, including an increase in the student intake for each programme, which is now 48, and the offering of the programmes on an annual basis from 2021 up to 2023. Prof. Young said the university will continue to negotiate with SWD, in an effort to regularise the two programmes so as to meet our society’s ever growing demand.
Mr Kok Che-leung, Deputy Director of Social Welfare (Services), SWD, also delivered a speech, introducing SWD’s Training Sponsorship Scheme and relevant new developments. After that, two graduates of the programmes and an NGO representative shared their experiences separately. Finally, Prof. Hector Tsang (Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head of RS) delivered closing remarks at the end of the ceremony, summarising the department’s achievements in the areas of teaching, research and knowledge creation, and community service last year, as well as encouraging the freshmen. The inauguration ceremony came to a successful conclusion.