Eligibility

  1. Students and graduates who meet the criteria below are invited to register for the Recognition Ceremony for students with accomplishments in external endeavours:
    • Current full-time undergraduate/ postgraduate students or full-time graduates of 2021 who received awards in external competitions and/ or other activities from January to December 2021; and
    • Students of HKU SPACE and HKU SPACE Community College are excluded.
  2. Types of Awards and Achievements Eligible for Participation
    Category A: Winners of External Competitions
      • Prizes or awards from various disciplines are acceptable, such as sports, business, engineering, architecture, music, science, speech and debating, IT and computing, leadership, literature, research, law and medicine, etc.
      • Awards are granted by reputable and renowned organisations in the region and of significance, i.e. winning top three awards e.g. Gold, Silver and Bronze Award or equivalent.
      • For intervarsity contests, at least three local tertiary institutions should be involved.
      • Awards are given based on participation. Merit of an individual/ public examinations/ academic scholarships/ participation in extra-curricular activities are NOT eligible.
    Category B: Other External Awards and Learning Experience
      • Awards and learning activities are recognised on the basis of participation or self-initiation and undertaken outside the University.
      • Students have been involved in a significant way and/or for a significant period, enhancing their non-academic learning and/or acquisition of skills and competencies in areas that are not directly part of their study programme, namely in one of the 9 sub-categories below:
        • Global citizenship and cultural awareness
        • Overseas/ mainland non-academic exchange/ experiences/ activities
        • Engagement in seminars/ conferences/ forums beyond degree requirements
        • Leadership development and self-initiated work
        • Cultivation of personal/ professional/ career competencies and skills
        • Innovation and entrepreneurship
        • Appreciation of the arts
        • Sports, health and wellness
        • Community engagement
      • Merits of academic scholarships/ public examinations are NOT eligible.
    Category C: Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards of CEDARS Reward Scheme
      • This category is not open for registration. Eligible students who have supported CEDARS programmes or activities from January to December 2021 will be recognised accordingly.
  3. “Above & Beyond” Awards (up to 6 in total) will be presented on top of the awards under the above three categories in recognising and rewarding students who go for extra miles in their external endeavours and out-of-classroom learning.  Recipients of this exclusive award will be selected by a selection panel.
  4. Students and graduates are highly encouraged to register their external accomplishments for 25th Recognition Ceremony.  Not only will the eligible awardees have their accomplishments recognised through possible platforms, but they will receive a commendation certificate issued by CEDARS.