Newsletter No. 315

第 315 期 2008 年 4 月 4 日 No. 315 4 April 2008 第三一五期 二零零八年四月四日 No. 315 4 April 2008 文武双全的罗德学人 The Athletic Rhodes Scholar 崇基学院心理学系应届毕业生吴绍伦获选为本届港区罗德学人,获约 100万元奖学金,于9月前往英国牛津大学修读管理研究及金融经济理学 硕士。他是全港首位循中六生优先录取计划入读大学的尖子取得这项奖学 金,亦是过去十届以来第八位荣获此殊荣的中大学生。 Ng Siu-lun Siron, a fresh Chung Chi College psychology graduate, has been awarded Hong Kong Rhodes Scholarship this year. Siron will receive a scholarship of about HK$1 million to further his MSc studies in management research and financial economics at the University of Oxford in September. He is the first-ever Hong Kong Rhodes Scholar to have been admitted to university via the Early Admissions Scheme (EAS), and the eighth CUHK Rhodes Scholar in the past 10 years. 「中大的校园生活,是我智性 发展及个人成长中极为重要的 一部分。」 'My university life in CUHK contributed significantly to my intellectual and personal development.' 独爱中大心理学系 中学会考取得9A1B的佳绩,念的是理科, 吴绍伦一直对人类的思考和语言感到兴 趣,早就计划在大学主修心理学。「我早 已知悉中大心理学系的师资优越,研究成 果丰硕,更提供不少机会予本科生参与研 究。犹记得念中六时,与心理学系的Prof. Michael Bond电话交谈后,深入了解到学 系的教研实力,由此更坚定了我选择中大 的决心。」 难于抉择 回顾这些年来的大学生活,绍伦认为这是 他「智性发展及个人成长中极为重要的一 部分。老师不只教授学术知识,更着重启 发我们思考。对他们的教导、关心和协助, 我深深感谢。」 有哪位老师给他印象最深刻?绍伦笑打比 方:「要我挑一位印象深刻的老师,就如问 我:『如果母亲和女朋友同时坠海,要先 救谁?』同样难于抉择。不过,我要特别感 谢Prof. Catherine A. McBride。除了教学 和指导研究之外,她还不时聆听我诉说困 难,助我分析情势,指出我的不足,提示补 救方法。」 多元化发展 绍伦认为中大独有的书院制和通识教 育,给予他多元化发展的机会。「参与 书院活动有助我提升沟通和领导能力, 学习不同岗位的工作和职责。我曾任学 生代表,参与书院事务,了解书院的运 作。我又特别喜欢周会的安排,因每次 的主题都不同,听众还可即场向主讲嘉 宾提问。『学问』就是要学会怎样问, 提问过程可促使自己思考,有助提升批 判能力哩。」每次周会,绍伦都踊跃提 问,也因这样,由院长梁元生教授以至 书院教职员和学生都认识他! 大学通识课程的设计,令对知识有无穷渴 求的绍伦欣赏不已。他选读了「中国文化 要义」和「气象学概论」等科目,「接触其 他学科,可让我从另一角度审视事物,领 悟不同学科之间的关联。」 绍伦亦是一名排球和游泳的运动健将,多 次在书院的比赛中夺标。他曾代表崇基学 院的排球队出战四院赛,勇夺冠军;亦曾 六度在崇基水运会中获奖。 院长的话 From Head of Chung Chi College 恭喜绍伦荣获本年度罗德奖学金。 绍伦成为中大学生的首日,参加了书院的 优先录取计划迎新活动,我便认识这位 杰出的年轻人。 绍伦于周会时经常向讲者提问,他有着 无限的好奇心,又充满创意。为了寻求答 案,不惜翻遍典籍,以实验求证。 绍伦经常参与书院活动,两度获宋常 康创意奖及崇基学院荣誉奖状。他不 但学术成绩优秀,运动表现同样杰 出,且爱与友人分享。崇基学院为绍伦的 成就感到骄傲。 崇基学院院长梁元生教授 Congratulations to Siron on winning the Rhodes Scholarship this year! I have known Siron since day one, at the Chung Chi College reception of EAS students in 2005. Siron was one of the youngest and brightest. Inquisitive and innovative, Siron was a frequent respondent to Chung Chi Assembly speakers and he liked to ask questions. He would seek options and solutions to problems through extensive reading and doing experiments. Siron often participated in student activities of the College and was twice winner of the College’s S.H. Sung Creativity Award. He was also on the Head’s List twice. Siron is not only an outstanding student academically, but also an all-rounder who excels in sports and enjoys sharing with people. Chung Chi is proud of Siron’s accomplishments. Prof. Leung Yuen Sang Head, Chung Chi College 学以致用 这位深明自己需要、强于前 瞻的年轻人,对完成硕士课 程后的发展已有全盘计划。 他打算回港从事金融相关行 业,设身处地了解金融从业 员在作出重要投资决定背 后的心理因素,汲取实战经 验,然后重返校园攻读财务 心理学的博士学位。「我希 望透过研究,改善监管系 统,以及优化教育投资者的工作,为巩 固香港作为国际金融中心的地位出一分 力。」 CUHK Psychology Was First Choice Majoring in science, Siron received 9As and 1B in the HKCEE. He was deeply interested in how human beings think and speak. ‘I decided to study psychology at CUHK because of the excellent faculty members, outstanding research training and ample research opportunities for undergraduates. I still remember a valuable phone conversation I had with Prof. Michael Bond when I was in Secondary 6. He introduced to me the strengths and achievements of the Department of Psychology which confirmed my decision.’ A Difficult Choice Siron said that his university life inCUHK had contributed significantly to his intellectual and personal development. ‘I am thankful that many faculty members and staff inspired and nurtured me throughout my studies.’ When asked who the most impressive teacher was, Siron said, ‘This is as difficult as being asked the question “Would you save your mom or your girlfriend if they were both drowning?”. But I would say Prof. Catherine A. McBride influenced me the most. Not only did she teach me psychology and superviseme in research, she also let me recount my difficulties, analysed problems with me, pointed out my weaknesses and suggested solutions to them.’ An All-rounder Siron was an outstanding athlete who bagged numerous sports awards in collegial sports competitions. He was particularly good at volleyball and swimming, having once led the volleyball team of Chung Chi College to championship in the CUHK Inter-college Volleyball Competition, and won six awards in the College’s Swimming Gala. Siron is a fan of the college system and general education. ‘I have further developed my interpersonal and leadership competencies; learned the rights and responsibilities of different roles by participating in hostel activities, college teams and extra-curricular activities. Particularly notable was my role as a student representative. Such experience allowed me to know more about the decision making process and learn to adopt different perspectives. ‘The General Education curriculum is a good introduction to other disciplines and equips me with a different lens through which to see the world. It is especially interesting to note how knowledge in different disciplines relate and correspond to each other.’ Looking Ahead Upon completion of his studies at Oxford, Siron plans to return to Hong Kong and start his career in the finance industry. ‘After accumulating working experience in the industry, with an understanding of the psychological factors leading investors to make investment decisions, I hope to continue my PhD and to devote myself to research in behavioural finance. By knowing more about investors, we can improve the regulatory system, strengthen investor education, and foster a healthy investment environment in Hong Kong so her position as an international finance centre can be strengthened.’

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