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 2020 who received awards in external competitions and/ or other activities from January to December 2020; 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 2020 will be directly invited by CEDARS to attend the Ceremony.
  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 have worked hard to overcome adversities and constraints to pursue their goals and dreams in the remarkably challenging year, for instance, those who have achieved breakthrough in personal pursuits and/or made a positive impact on the community through unconventional or innovative ways amid challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients of this exclusive award will be selected by a panel consisting of student representatives, Dean of Student Affairs and his colleagues.
  4. Students and graduates who expect that they cannot attend the Ceremony are still welcome to do registration, as information of eligible awardees will be included in the event brochure and publicity materials.