The Student Affairs Office organizes a wide variety of talks under different talk series to encourage and inspire students to develop their full potential in all aspects of their lives.

Insight and Inspiration Series includes talks given by renowned leaders in the society, entrepreneurs, and industrialists. It covers a wide range of topics from challenges in the workplace, life planning, sharing with success stories of the speakers to culture, society, politics, and economics. Through the real-life stories of the speakers, it is hoped that students would be inspired to chase their dreams and have a positive attitude towards life.

For University Fellows Association Talks Series, University Fellows from the PolyU Fellow Association are invited to speak and pass their nuggets of wisdom on to current PolyU students. Examples of past speakers include Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, former Secretary for Food and Health of the HKSAR Government and Dr Sunny Chai, Board Chairman of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

In 2019/20, a brand new talk series Knowledge and Exploration Talk Series was established with the aim of broadening students’ horizon beyond their selected academic field. Speakers from different areas are invited to share their expertise areas that students are interested in but may not have a chance to learn in their study programmes. With focuses on specific areas and its applications, these talks cover the topics of science, engineering, economics, arts and culture, etc.


List of recent talks (2018-2022)