College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
The Epilogue Concludes the Studies of English Department Undergraduates

To showcase the Professional and Creative Communication Projects (PCCP) undertaken by the final-year students, the Department of English (EN) organised an exhibition titled “The Epilogue” on 24 April at Purple Zone, 4/F, City University of Hong Kong.

In the opening ceremony, Department Head Professor Diane PECORARI said the theme “The Epilogue”, originated from Greek mythology, was an apt one. “Although Hong Kong is geographically far from Greece, the spirits of the Greek deities are universal,” she said. She also highlighted the importance of the PCCP in the undergraduate programme. “PCCP is a platform for students to develop their communication skills and English language proficiency, and eventually put them into practice. Thanks to all the students, the supervisors and the host organisations who have worked so hard to make their projects and the exhibition successful.”

Photo 2: Professor Diane PECORARI (left) presents a souvenir to Mr Ronald Poon

Mr Ronald POON, currently the Director of Learning in The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, also an alumnus of the department, encouraged the final-year students by sharing the story of his career development after graduation.  “Planning, Connection, Courage and Persistence are the four elements (which also echoes PCCP) that contribute to the success of your project as well as your future. To plan ahead, you need to know yourself, explore opportunities, and set goals. You will then see the missing parts of your profile and connect your experiences with your career goal. Moreover, you also need courage to step out of your comfort zone and try out new things. Finally, you should always maintain a can-do attitude that motivates yourself to move on and even excel in your role along your career journey.”

Twenty-two project groups showcased in the exhibition, addressing a range of subjects like arts and design, animal rights, conversation, cultural events, education, media, and voluntary services. Host organisations of their projects this year included Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Orbis, South China Morning Post Charities, The American Women’s Association of Hong Kong, The Emerald Fund, The Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong, The European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong), and more.

The Epilogue, according to the organising team, is the theme that signifies a conclusion to their academic journey from the start to the end of their undergraduate programme, and enables them to reflect on the journey and progress undertaken across their studies.

Cover: The final-year students introduce their projects and interact with the visitors.