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Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU SHTM

The Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award aims to give recognition to distinguished graduates of PolyU for great distinction in their chosen fields, active support to their alma mater, as well as impactful contributions to the wider community.

Nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU SHTM 2023 are now open.

  • Call for nomination starts from March 2023
  • Nomination Form to be returned by 28 April 2023
  • Selection for School Award will be conducted in June 2023, and the results will be announced in July 2023

Each nomination must include:

  1. a nomination form Nomination Form (Word);
  2. a current curriculum vitae of the nominee with a passport photo;
  3. copy of certificate(s);
  4. copy of award(s); and
  5. copy of other supplementary documents
  • Each nomination must be submitted by a proposer.
  • The proposer should have obtained nominees’ consent before the submission of nominations.
  • There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer.
    Proposer can also be nominated. However, the proposer cannot nominate himself/herself.

The completed nomination form should be submitted by e-mail to the SHTM in Word format together with supporting documents on or before 28 April 2023: (Miss Linda Law).

The candidate must be a graduate who has successfully completed full-time or part-time programme offered by PolyU (or its forerunners: Hong Kong Government Trade School, Hong Kong Technical College, and Hong Kong Polytechnic) which led to academic award accredited by the respective Institution.

The proposer can be PolyU graduate, Honorary Graduate, University Fellow, PolyU staff, current PolyU Council and Court members and current Advisory Committee members.

There will be two award categories:

  • Nominees aged 41 or above
  • Nominees aged at/under 40 for Young Alumni

Selection is based on the nominee’s accomplishments in his/her personal achievements in the field, contributions to the community. In addition to honouring distinguished graduates for their distinction in their chosen fields, the Award recognises the alumni’s active support to their alma mater. Support and Contribution to PolyU is one of the key selection criteria at all levels.

There are four award categories, namely “Professional Achievement”, “Entrepreneurial Achievement”, “Scholarly Achievement” and “Community Service Achievement”.  Selection criteria for each category are listed below.

Award Category


Professional Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership, and made a strong impact on their profession/ industry/ society.

Entrepreneurial Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as founded or advanced business or technology ventures with impact. 

Scholarly Achievement

This category recognises alumni scholars who have made notable scholarly or research contributions in their disciplines, with proven track record and excellent reputation in the field.

Community Service Achievement

This category recognises alumni who have made impactful contributions to the communities, or demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, volunteerism and/or philanthropy for promoting the wellbeing of the communities.

Notes: The bestowal of the award shall subject to individual merits of the nomination.  There may be nil awardee for a category if no candidate is found suitable.

Selection Committee, comprising of both internal and external members, will be formed to examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards.

Miss Linda Law
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Tel: +852 3400 2231

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