Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) and the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED), the educational units of the PolyU-affiliated College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE), held their 20th Joint Graduation Ceremony at PolyU's Jockey Club Auditorium on 15 and 16 October 2022. PolyU HKCC and PolyU SPEED respectively sent forth over 3,400 sub-degree graduates and over 1,100 bachelor's degree graduates.

PolyU HKCC Articulation Rate Reaches 90.1%, with a Record High of 68.7% Admitted to Government-funded Programmes

Dr Anthony Loh, HKCC Director, said, "According to our Graduate Survey 2022 which had a response rate of 85%, a total of 2,611 graduates articulated to bachelor's degree programmes, representing a high articulation rate of 90.1%. Among the articulated graduates, a record high of 68.7% (1,793) were admitted to government-funded bachelor's degree programmes. The articulation figures have once again proved that our College continues to provide S6 graduates with the best non-JUPAS pathway."

"From the first cohort of graduates in 2003 to the latest batch in 2022, over 36,600 PolyU HKCC graduates have articulated to bachelor's degree studies. This represents a 20-year average articulation rate of 83.9% – performance which bears testimony to our graduates' abilities," added Dr Loh. (Click here for details of the PolyU HKCC Graduate Survey 2022.)

Quality Articulation Pathways for Sub-degree Graduates

PolyU CPCE offers a flexible "2+2" articulation pathway to PolyU HKCC graduates who, after successfully completing their 2-year sub-degree study, can articulate to the 2-year honours degree programmes of PolyU SPEED.

Dr Jack Lo, PolyU SPEED Director, said, "The School has been keeping abreast of the latest developments in industries where Hong Kong has a competitive edge and monitoring closely the demand for human resources in the job market so as to improve our current curriculum continuously and roll out new programmes in a timely manner. We plan to launch two inter-disciplinary programmes in the areas of language and professional communication (digital media) and language studies with information analytics in 2023/24."

Dr Lo added that, since its inception in 1999, PolyU SPEED has nurtured about 17,000 graduates who have made substantial contributions to different industries.

Joint Graduation Ceremony 2022 (Highlights)

Graduate Sharing

Tse Hoi-chun, Ernest 
Graduate of PolyU SPEED's BSc (Hons) in Surveying 
Employed as Project Manager at an Energy Management Company

With his employer's encouragement, Ernest enrolled in PolyU SPEED's BSc (Hons) in Surveying. Although he was already 33 years old when he was admitted, he felt lucky to have met quite a few young classmates, and he even recruited two of them to join his company as part-time project assistants. He acquired a lot of surveying-related knowledge from the programme and learned how to handle engineering projects from a macro perspective, which is very helpful to his career.

Tam Hei-wa 
Graduate of PolyU HKCC's Associate in Statistics and Data Science
Articulated into CUHK's Bachelor of Science in Natural Science

Hei-wa said she had little confidence in articulating to university when she just started her study at PolyU HKCC. Fortunately, the College cared a lot about students' further study. "There were academic advisors in the College to follow up on students' further study and provide advice on programme selection. The College also regularly invited alumni to share their experience with us."  

With her excellent academic results and appropriate programme selection strategies, Hei-wa got five bachelor's degree offers, and she eventually chose to study at CUHK. After entering university, she found that PolyU HKCC's curriculum was similar to that of her current programme, making it easier for her to adapt to her degree studies.