Lam Ching-yin (left) and Yu Hiu-yan (centre) are awarded the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships and Leung Shi-chi (right) the Fellowships.


林貞言同學 (左) 和余曉欣同學 (中) 獲頒尤德爵士紀念基金獎學金,而梁仕池同學 (右) 獲頒研究生獎學金。

Date: 28 Jan 2015 (Wednesday)

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Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships and Fellowships are bestowed upon three HKBU students

三浸大生獲頒尤德爵士紀念基金獎學金及研究生獎學金

The two undergraduate students and postgraduate student nominated by the University for the 2014-15 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships and Fellowships have won. Lam Ching-yin (Translation, Year 4) and Yu Hiu-yan (Applied Biology, Year 3) scooped the scholarships while Leung Shi-chi (MPhil, Year 2) obtained the fellowship.

Ching-yin and Hiu-yan were surprised and delighted to win the prestigious scholarships because the number of scholarships had been reduced this year, making the competition more vigorous. Ching-yin said that since the nomination quota was set at two, applicants were shortlisted first by the University. To help them prepare for the scholarship interview, the Scholarships and Financial Aid Team of the Office of Student Affairs (SAO) arranged a mock interview for her and Hiu-yan.

This is the third time for both of them to win a scholarship during their university studies. Ching-yin plans to use the money to pursue postgraduate studies upon graduation this year. Hiu-yan said she has applied for PhD studies and hopes to conduct research on marine biology. Ching-yin and Hiu-yan expressed gratitude to Dr Robert Neather, Head of the Translation Programme, and Professor Chris Wong, Head of the Department of Biology, respectively, who recommended them for the Scholarships and thanked the SAO staff for their assistance.

Shi-chi is a research student at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing. His MPhil thesis is on the representation of emotion and race in local TV dramas. Shi-chi said ethnicity research has long been a social sciences research topic in Hong Kong, he added that he felt excited and surprised to win the fellowship as it gave recognition to his cultural research direction. He thanked the teachers and fellow students in the Department for their support, especially Professor John Erni, Department Head and his supervisor, who has encouraged him to think critically about race and culture. This is the fifth scholarship for Shi-chi during his university studies. His interest in ethnicity has compelled him to document the daily life of different ethnic minority groups through photography. He also participated in All About Us, organised under Hong Kong Arts Centre’s flagship programme ifva, to mentor a team of ethnic minority youths on a video project and has become a blogger of Professor Erni’s collaborative project ethniCITYhk.com (http://ethnicityhk.com/). Shi-chi plans to pursue PhD studies overseas upon graduation.

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships aim at recognising and encouraging academic achievements of full-time undergraduate and diploma students at post-secondary and tertiary levels in Hong Kong while the Fellowships aim at encouraging and assisting full-time postgraduate research students. Starting from the 2014-15 academic year, the number of scholarships and fellowships have been reduced to eight and four respectively while the grant for each recipient has been increased to HK$40,000 and HK$50,000 respectively.

大學提名兩位本科生及一位研究生,角逐2014-15學年尤德爵士紀念基金獎學金及研究生獎學金,結果三位同學均勝出。林貞言同學 (翻譯四年級) 和余曉欣同學 (應用生物三年級) 獲頒獎學金,而梁仕池同學 (哲學碩士二年級) 則榮獲研究生獎學金。

對於獲獎,貞言和曉欣都感到意外及高興,因為今年獎學金的名額減少,競爭更為激烈。貞言表示,由於提名名額只得兩個,申請的同學必須先獲大學挑選。為協助她們準備獎學金面試,在勝出後,學生事務處獎學金及資助組為她和曉欣安排模擬面試,最終兩人脫穎而出,贏取獎學金。今次都是她們在大學第三次取得獎學金,貞言打算今年畢業後利用獎學金繼續進修,曉欣則表示已申請修讀哲學博士課程,希望從事海洋生物研究。二人分別感謝推薦她們的翻譯學課程主任倪若城博士和生物系系主任黃港住教授,以及學生事務處職員的幫助。

仕池是人文及創作系的研究生,碩士論文題目是「本地電視劇的情感和種族再現」。仕池表示,種族研究在香港一直是社會科學研究課題,今次獲頒研究生獎學金,感到興奮及意外之餘,亦同時是對他的文化研究方向的認同。他感謝系內老師和同學的支持,特別是他的導師、系主任陳錦榮教授,鼓勵他對種族和文化作深入思考。今次是他就讀大學期間獲得的第五個獎學金。仕池對種族研究的興趣推動他拍攝紀錄不同少數族裔的日常生活,參加香港藝術中心ifva的「影像無國界」項目,教導少數族裔青少年錄像創作,並成為陳錦榮教授的合作項目ethniCITYhk.com的博客 (http://ethnicityhk.com/)。他計劃畢業後往海外修讀哲學博士課程。

尤德爵士紀念基金獎學金的頒發旨在嘉許香港各專上及大專院校的全日制本科生及文憑課程學生的學術成就,並對其作出鼓勵,而研究生獎學金的頒發是鼓勵和協助全日制研究生進行學術研究。從2014-15學年起,獎學金和研究生獎學金的名額分別減至八個和四個,而金額則分別增至港幣40,000元和港幣50,000元。