School of Hotel and Tourism Management Students Scoop Awards

School of Hotel and Tourism Management Students Scoop Awards - TRAVELINDEXThe School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is delighted to announce that its students are again recognised for their talent, creativity and dedication by winning remarkable awards.

Selina Lao, Heidi Tan, Kehan Wang and Guanyu Zhao, students in the SHTM’s BSc in Tourism and Events Management programme, made their mark at the 2nd China University Student Tourism Management Virtual Simulation Competition held in Guangzhou, Mainland China, on 15-19 May 2024. Together with Dr Richard Qiu, SHTM Assistant Professor and supervisor of the student team, they won a total of four awards:

• Second Prize on the Virtual Simulation Competition
• Best Rural Revitalisation Project Proposal
• Third Prize on the TikTok Clips Contest
• Excellent Supervisor Award

The SHTM student team was among 225 teams participated in the final round of the competition.

With an aim to enhancing experimental teaching, improving teaching quality and fostering high-end talent with comprehensive and practical tourism management skills, the Competition encouraged students to apply their knowledge and engage in theoretical learning and practical exploration. Building upon the success of the previous competition, the 2nd China University Student Tourism Management Virtual Simulation Competition successfully facilitated exchange between faculty members and students from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland universities, establishing a brand of disciplinary competitions across the region.

As this vibrant and dynamic roster of student activities suggests, life at the SHTM is packed full of opportunities to excel beyond the walls of the classroom.

About PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management
For 45 years, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has refined a distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education and become a world-leading hotel and tourism school. Ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category in ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023 for the seventh consecutive year; placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2022/2023 for six years in a row; rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017; and ranked No. 1 in Asia in the “Hospitality and Leisure Management” subject area in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024, the SHTM is a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.
The School is driven by the need to serve its industry and academic communities through the advancement of education and dissemination of knowledge. With a strong international team of over 90 faculty members from 20 countries and regions around the world, the SHTM offers programmes at levels ranging from undergraduate to doctoral degrees. Through Hotel ICON, the School’s groundbreaking teaching and research hotel and a vital aspect of its paradigm-shifting approach to hospitality and tourism education, the SHTM is advancing teaching, learning and research, and inspiring a new generation of passionate, pioneering professionals to take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.

 

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