Ms Chan Man Chi obtained her Bachelor degree from University of Hong Kong in 1977 major in Psychology and MSc in Psychology in Education from Institute of Education, University of London in 1990.
Before joining The Open University of Hong Kong in 2015, Ms Chan served in the Student Affairs Office of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for 33 years. She began her long career in student affairs as a Student Counsellor. She then was promoted to be the Senior Counsellor leading different aspects of the Counselling Services, including the Service for Part-time Evening Students, Career Services as well as Research and Development. In 1998, she was promoted to be the Associate Director and then in 2002, the Director of Student Affairs overseeing counselling, career services, residential services, physical education, scholarship and financial assistance, as well as student amenities and liaison with student union.
She started to establish offshore internship in the mid-nineties. Capitalizing on the successful experience, she was the Chairman of a Joint University Project which received a funding of $12M from the Jockey Club Charities Trust to launch a Joint-University Offshore Summer Internships Scheme enabling 1,000 students to take up internships all over the world from 2002 to 2006. She was instrumental to the implementation of Mandatory Work-Integrated-Education for all degree programmes in PolyU since 2007. From 2007 to 2012, she was the Co-Programme Leader of 5 cohorts of Training for Careers Practitioners from Mainland Universities (内地高校毕业生就业指导教师赴港培训班) sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties Kuok Foundation Fund.
She is committed to enable students to achieve all-round development and she is serious with the outcome measures. From 2005 to 2011, she was the Principal Investigator of two Projects with PolyU internal funding support of 12M on Assessing the Development of Generic Competencies and Development of SPECIAL e-Portfolio to gauge students’ development.
She is passionate in promoting students’ development through service learning. Building on the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from both staff and students, Service Learning has been one of the mandatory subject form all degree students in the new curriculum.
She has witnessed the opening of the two Student Halls of Residence of PolyU which house a total of 4,600 residents.
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Modified Date: Oct 21, 2017