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International award for political journalist and Bristol alumnus Kenneth

Kenneth collects his award from Caroline Wilson, British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao

Press release issued: 2 February 2016

A former student at the University of Bristol who’s a renowned news report in Hong Kong is hitting the headlines himself after winning an international award.

Kenneth Ng King Tsun, who graduated with a masters in International Development in 2010, was awarded an Education UK Alumni Award for professional achievement.

Now working as a political journalist, Kenneth hosts a weekly talk show called ‘On the Record’ – one of the most respected and popular news programmes in Hong Kong.

He’s established himself as a successful political journalist in Hong Kong, and has covered elections in Hong Kong and Taiwan, controversial political reform, and international affairs.

Kenneth says that the interaction among professors and classmates enhanced his critical thinking and broadened his vision – crucial in developing his skills as a journalist.

He said: “The interaction among professors and classmates has undoubtedly enhanced my capability of critical thinking and has broadened my vision, which are crucial for being a good journalist.

“Studying in the UK is a unique experience. I have had an opportunity to learn from and with the brightest people I have ever known. I’ve also made great friends from around the world, diving into new cultures and exploring diverse knowledge.”

The winners were announced at a ceremony held at the exclusive China Club in Hong Kong, with Kenneth being awarded the Professional Achievement Award, given to alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry.

The Education UK Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of alumni from UK universities who are now living in Hong Kong and have gone on to achieve success in their professional careers.

The awards aim to demonstrate the impact that a UK education can have upon individuals and countries around the world, as well as to inspire others to reach their potential by studying in the UK.

At the awards ceremony in Hong Kong, all three winners of the Education UK Alumni Awards Hong Kong said their UK education had broadened their vision and equipped them with the skills which are crucial to their successful careers.

Robert Ness, Director of British Council Hong Kong and chair of the Hong Kong judging panel, said: “The awards are all about honouring the success of individuals whose achievements here in Hong Kong have been influenced by their experience of studying at a UK university.

“We celebrate with them and congratulate them not only on their impressive professional successes but also in their capacity as 'ambassadors' for UK higher education.” 

Further information

More information on the MSc in International Development is available online.

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