News in Brief (Issue #11)


  • The Experiential Learning team from the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong has won the Gold Award 2020 in the Presence Learning and Teaching Category at the QS Reimagine Education Awards: known as the ‘Oscars’ of Education. We warmly congratulate the team, i.e. Dr Gary Harfitt, Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching); Ms Jessie Chow, Lecturer, Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership; and Ms Ivy Chung, Executive Officer. The title of their project is ‘Nurturing a twenty-first century teaching force through community-based experiential education’.

    HKU press release:

    For an early version of the story (dated 20 September 2016) about experiential learning in Faculty of Education, HKU contributed by the team leader, Dr. Harfitt, please go to:

  • In December 2019, HKU gained accreditation from the Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy). This means that from January 2020, the university can run its own Advance HE Fellowship Scheme and award Associate Fellowship, Fellowship and Senior Fellowship internally. The success of the scheme depends entirely on mentors and reviewers (assessors) from across the university, and CETL is grateful to the staff members who have completed the mandatory mentor training and volunteered to support colleagues in writing their applications. Currently, 18 Associate Fellows, 29 Fellows and 13 Senior Fellows applicants are working on their submissions. For further information on the Scheme, please contact Dr Lily Zeng regarding Senior Fellowship ( or Dr Jannie Roed regarding Associate Fellowship and Fellowship (

Start typing and press Enter to search