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Cultivating a reading culture at PolyU

READ@PolyU is a campus wide common reading programme for full-time first year undergraduate students. The programme, successfully piloted in 2011, is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. It is an initiative in preparation for the new 3+3+4 curriculum. The Programme aims to bring together students and faculty members across the campus to read and to engage in academic discourse about the reading, to promote reading culture and to foster a collaborative experience among the first year students. The idea is to provide the settings for community building among students and faculty members, where intellectual exchanges occur.


What Do They Say?

I am delighted to welcome all of you to READ@PolyU, which opens doors to the pleasure of reading, and brings the University community together to engage in reading."
Dr. Shirley Chiu-wing Wong,
University Librarian
I am very pleased to help establish READ@PolyU. I think that it is a fantastic programme and a huge opportunity for students and all staff."
Dr Bruce Morrison,
Director of the English Language Centre

The READ@PolyU Programme Committee

ELC Dr Bruce Morrison, Director (ELC) (Co-chair)
LIB Dr Shirley Chiu-wing Wong, University Librarian (Co-chair)
Faculty / Department Members
AF Dr Mark A. BLISS, Assistant Professor
ABCT Dr Tang Cheuk-on, Johnny, Assistant Professor
APSS Dr Chan Kun-sun, Teaching Fellow
CEE Prof. Chau Kwok Wing, Professor
ELC Ms Sannie Tang, Language Instructor
ISE Dr Park Woo Yong, Assistant Professor
LIB Ms Ann Au, Associate Librarian (Administration)
LIB Mr William Ho, Head of User Experience and Outreach
MM Dr Robert Wright, Associate Professor
SD Mr Nury Vittachi, Teaching Fellow
SHTM Dr Mimi Li, Associate Professor
LIB Ms Christine Ho, Assistant Librarian, User Experience and Outreach
(Programme Secretary)
Student Members
Student (ENGL) Miss Laura Lau
Student (ICE) Miss Mak Min Yi


Terms of Reference

  1. The Committee facilitates the planning and development of READ@PolyU.
  2. The Committee is led by our academic community, with representatives from each School/Faculty playing an active role in the programme development, while the Library plays a central role in coordinating and managing the programme.
  3. The Committee makes recommendations to the University on policy and funding issues on the implementation of the programme.