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Leung Wai-yin Hugo
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer.

Cheng Shing, Alvin
Bachelor of Education with Honours in English Language Teaching and
Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours (double degree)

Alvin Cheng Shing, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2016, won ‘The Gold Award of the Outstanding Prospective Teacher Award 2016’.

Alvin treated the experience of competing for the award as a learning process. He went through two selection rounds and passed the interview and teaching test with well-prepared materials and excellent teaching skills to become one of seven Gold Award recipients. The award set him apart from other fresh graduates and Alvin has already been offered a regular primary school teaching post.

Opportunities arise for the well-prepared

Alvin believes in being well-prepared for opportunities. The four-year double-degree programme was no easy undertaking. Despite his busy schedule, he made good use of his spare time to build additional skills. He has obtained qualifications in ball games and outdoor activities which will be useful in leading extra-curricular activities; he joined the After-school Learning Support Partnership Pilot Scheme organized by the Education Bureau, providing after-school homework guidance for primary school students from low-income families while polishing his teaching skills; he has just completed a course on teaching with IT application and he now plans to embark on a Postgraduate Diploma in Education specializing in PE. Prior to his six-week teaching placements in a primary school and a secondary school, Alvin worked hard designing teaching plans and materials which were well received by the teachers and students.

Inspiration for life

As he steps into his brand new teaching role, Alvin hopes to create an interactive and harmonious learning environment for his students. In the long run, he says, he hopes to become a role model for the younger generation.


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Modified Date: Jan 03, 2017