07 Established in 2000, the HKU SPACE Community College (the College) aims to offer middle school graduates opportunities for further studies beyond the UGC-funded universities. Throughout the years, the College has maintained close ties with the middle school sector, actively engaging with students to enhance their awareness of the College. On the other hand, scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance, serving as an incentive for them to strive for excellence in their studies. Collaboration agreement signed between the College and AHKCMS On 18 December 2023, HKU SPACE Community College solidified its relationship with the Association of Hong Kong Chinese Middle Schools (AHKCMS) through a collaboration agreement. Under the agreement, the College will conduct admission talks for AHKCMS member schools’ students, encouraging them to apply for the programmes offered by the College. The College has also implemented an application fee waiver for Form 6 students from AHKCMS member schools. This agreement will strengthen the collaboration between the two institutions. The agreement was signed by Professor Sonny Lo, Acting Community College Principal, and Mr Liang Kwun Fan, Chairman of AHKCMS. We eagerly anticipate the enrolment of exceptional students from AHKCMS member schools, as together, we strive to provide them with quality education. Campus visiting by AHKCMS member schools The College's programmes are designed to help students continue their studies at university. Over the years, our remarkably high articulation rate to government-funded degree programmes locally has made our programmes a preferred choice for many middle school graduates. To better understand the latest developments of the College and to provide schoolteachers with a better understanding of our articulation statistics and real-life successful cases of the College's graduates, AHKCMS invited their member schools to participate in the Consultation on University Application talk and a campus tour on 23 February 2024. Nearly 40 principals and teachers participated in this event. Dr Shirley Chow, Acting Vice Principal (Administration) of the College, introduced the collaboration agreement between the College and AHKCMS and shared admissions information of the College. Subsequently, Mr Christopher Tong, Head of Student Development and Counselling Services of the College, provided a comprehensive overview of college graduates' further studies and the support services available to them, and shared study data of past graduates. After the talk, a tour was arranged for participants to visit the campus facilities, providing them with the opportunity to enjoy their time in our state-of-the-art campus. Award Presentation Ceremony of the College To acknowledge the remarkable achievements of students in academic excellence and public service, the College annually organises an Award Presentation Ceremony. This year, the Ceremony took place on 8 March at our Kowloon East Campus, with the participation of approximately 200 teachers, students, and parents who joined in celebrating the joy and honour of the awardees. Professor William K.M. Lee, Director of HKU SPACE, inaugurated the ceremony with his opening remarks. Congratulating the awardees, Professor Lee expressed, "HKU SPACE Community College is committed to providing a platform for its students to achieve their academic dreams, and an avenue to make them aware of the myriad opportunities that await them, both personally and professionally". He also extended his gratitude to Professor William Leung Wing-cheung, Mr Kevin Tse Honkit from E.Bon Group, and other generous donors for their invaluable contributions and continuous support to the students. This year, the College bestowed scholarships on nearly 400 students, including the Academic Excellence Award, the Student Ambassador Award, HKU SPACE Foundation Entrance Scholarship, Vespa Scholarship in Interior Design, Professor William Leung Bursary, Dr Kan Fook Yee Bursary, and Mrs Kathy Lam and Dr Lee George Lam Bursary, amounting to a total of HK$4.7 million. Moreover, nearly 330 students were recipients of the Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship from the HKSAR Government, with a total value of HK$6.5 million. In closing, Professor William K.M. Lee announced the appointment of the Student Ambassadors for the 2023-24 academic year. These ambassadors will undergo leadership training, enabling them to become exceptional leaders who bridge the gap between the College and the students, while promoting the College's mission and image to the wider community.