Congratulations to our 1446 graduates in 2017

The 43rd Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) graduation ceremony was held on 12th to 14th of December 2017, in the Lady Lily Shaw Hall at the University campus. A total of 1,446 students graduated from the University’s Bachelor’s and postgraduate degree programmes.

There were five sessions in this year’s graduation ceremony. In the first, third and fifth sessions, degrees were conferred by Professor HU Yao-Su, Provost of HKSYU. In the second session, degrees were conferred by Dr. Hu Fai Chung, Deputy President of HKSYU. In the fourth session, degrees were conferred by Dr. Francis CHEUNG, Vice Chairman of Board Governors of HKSYU.

In these three days, thousands of graduates’ family members and friends, University staff and students celebrated their success and took photos with them inside and outside the campus.

There were a total of 657 graduates from the bachelor’s and postgraduate degree programmes of the Faculty of Commerce, 401 from the Faculty of Arts and 388 from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

1375 graduates from the Bachelor’s degree programmes

There were 1,375 graduates from the University’s 12 Bachelor’s degrees programmes in 2017. The Faculty of Commerce had 641 graduates, the Faculty of Arts 397, and the Faculty of Social Sciences 337.

Twelve students received the Academic Programme Achievement Awards 2017: CHAN Shuk Fong (History), POON Ying Tsz (Chinese Language and Literature), LEUNG Chun Kit (English), LAM Wing Yin (Journalism and Mass Communication), YAU Kristie Tsz Ching (Business Administration), POON Wai Kei (Accounting), LI Zhuoyu (Law and Business), LAM Nga Ting (Economics and Finance), TSE Wah Ho (Sociology), FUNG Hiu Ying Eva (Social Work), TO Yee Lap (Counselling and Psychology), and CHU Sin Ting (Psychology).

71 graduates from the postgraduate programmes

71 graduates received Master’s degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas in the 43rd graduation ceremony. Among of them, 33 were awarded a Master of Social Sciences in Psychology, 16 were awarded a Master of Science in Marketing and Consumer Psychology, nine were awarded a Master of Social Sciences (Transformation of Chinese Societies), eight were awarded a Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology, four were awarded a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, and one was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (this programme was phased out in 2015/2016 academic year and replaced by the Master of Social Sciences in Psychology programme in January 2015).

MBA programme

The graduation ceremony of the MBA programme was held on 15th December. The University of Louisiana at Monroe (USA) has offered the MBA programme at Hong Kong Shue Yan University since 1979. Dr. Arturo RODRIQUEZ, Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business and Social Sciences of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, conferred the degree upon one graduate.

Source: Dec 2017/Jan 2018 Combined Issue