3 May 2022
The Inauguration Ceremony of HSUHK Student Ambassadors 2021-2022 was held on 3 May 2022 (Tuesday). The theme of the inauguration this year is ‘Together We Ignite, For Opportunities, We Fight’. This year’s ceremony, organised by 30 Student Ambassadors, was attended by President Simon S M Ho, Provost and Vice-President (Academic and Research) Professor Y V Hui, Vice-President (Organisational Development) Dr Tom Fong, Associate Vice-President (Development & Campus Services) Ms Antonia Yeung, Dean of School of Business Professor Bradley Barnes, Director of Student Affairs Ms Esther Lee, department heads, staff members and guests, who witnessed this spectacular moment together.
President Prof Simon Ho and Ms Esther Lee started the ceremony by sending their words of encouragement to the students. In his speech, President Ho said that he was impressed by our Student Ambassadors’ performance in supporting each other and serving HSUHK in adversity. “I sincerely hope that the SA experiences will ‘ignite’ your university life and that you will make the most of the opportunities to broaden your horizons, find your niche, and use your knowledge and passion to serve the others.”
Ms Esther Lee, Director of Student Affairs, encouraged the Student Ambassadors with the acronym ‘OPEC’. She encouraged everyone by saying that “At the heart of the O-P-E-C qualities – Outreaching & Organising, Positivity & Perseverance, Empowerment & Enthusiasm, and Commitment & Creativity, lies your passion to actualise the spirit of SA, ‘To Learn and To Serve’.”
It is hoped that the Student Ambassadors would adapt to the present environment with positivity, and to surpass themselves with creativity under the full support of the University.
To show their gratitude to the honorable guests, the Student Ambassadors prepared a set of exquisite lighting fixtures. In the background was Wei Lun Square, a place that witnesses the growth of HSU students from admission to graduation. The glowing lights symbolised that the spirit of the Student Ambassadors will be passed on to the next cabinets and will shine always.