CityU Student Ambassadors Programme nurtures students to become all-rounded

Zoey Tsang

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The Student Ambassadors Programme, organized by Student Development Services of City University of Hong Kong (CityU), held an inauguration ceremony on 2 February to kick start a brand new year for the programme.

At the ceremony, 21 new student ambassadors pledged to serve CityU, promote the University’s image and achieve an all-rounded development. At the same time, the retiring student ambassadors received certificates in recognition of their hard work in promoting CityU last year.

“The Student Ambassadors Programme was launched 10 years ago and has trained more than 200 all-rounded students,” said Professor Lilian Vrijmoed Kwan Lee-ping, Dean of Student Learning at CityU.

“Whole-person development is a top priority in the development of CityU students. We aim to train competitive students, instill positive personal qualities, inspiring them to be professionals who will make significant contributions to society,” she added.

Each year, competition to join the programme is fierce. This year 208 applications were received and, after a careful selection process, 21 candidates were selected.

Pinky Yim Kei-kwan, a Year 1 student in the Department of Marketing, is one of the new student ambassadors. She was impressed by the training programmes offered. “These programmes will enhance my interpersonal skills,” she said.

Sam Li Kwan-ho, a Year 2 student in the Department of Economics and Finance, has finished his term as a student ambassador. Looking back, he said he believed that the training programme had really changed him.

“The training is well organized and covers everything from etiquette to leadership skills. CityU students shouldn’t miss this value-added opportunity,” Sam said.

The student ambassadors undergo a series of training programmes, and once they have mastered the skills, they begin their duties: receiving guests at the University’s major functions, introducing CityU to public and overseas bodies and participating in community service.

By serving the University and promoting CityU to external parties, the student ambassadors are enhancing their sense of belonging to CityU and developing as all-rounded individuals.


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