在考慮報讀大學課程時，甄庭軒先生最初受恒生管理學院（恒管，香港恒生大學前身）商科課程吸引，最後卻決定轉投亞洲研究（榮譽） 社會科學學士課程的懷抱。「這個課程糅合文化、產業和科技等不同元素，使我能接觸各個層面，而其內容『以人為 本』，對日後從事不同職業都有幫助。」結果課程 為他帶來的比想像中更多。
課堂內，甄庭軒有機會涉 獵國際政經關係、文化、 歷史、旅遊等多元化範疇。 「對我而言最難忘的一課， 是講述馬來西亞美食喇沙與民族意識的關係，令我 體會到多角度思考的重要。」曾擔任住宿書院學 生領袖以及和富領袖網絡 大專院校總會會長的他，課餘總忙於為恒大以至其他院校同學籌辦活動，而在馮堯敬綠延書 院住宿與學習的日子，更為他帶來不少美好回憶：「教授和我們一同耕作和下廚，又常常與 我們分享人生經驗，令我學懂如何『人』。」
為實踐所學，甄庭軒在大學二 年級那年前赴上海實習，為當 地商場搜集資料，分析每個商圈的消費模式、市場趨勢等。 「修讀人文學科，讓我學會從 文化認知的角度出發，細心考慮客人的需要，從而令商業營 運變得更全面。」這次經歷加 深了他對國際關係及管理的興趣，促使他畢業後到上海復旦 大學修讀國際公共政策碩士課程，目前集中研究數位治理。 他感恩恒大的教育為他建立了良好的社會學基礎，而在復旦大學遇到恒大校友，亦有助他適應當地的新生活。 甄庭軒深信「紙上得來終覺淺， 絕知此事要躬行」，因此鼓勵同學多到不同地方交流：「別把自己困於網上世界，親身體驗各地的風土人情，人生觀必然更深更闊。
Taking the Road of Public Policy with Diverse Cultural Exploration
When considering what to study at university, Mr Ricky Yan was first attracted by the business programmes of Hang Seng Management College (HSMC, the predecessor of HSUHK), but eventually decided on the BSS (Hons) in Asian Studies Programme instead. “This Programme blends together cultural, industrial and technological elements, allowing me to be exposed to all aspects. Its ‘people-oriented’ content, in addition, is helpful for pursuing different kinds of careers in the future.” And it turns out that he got more than he expected.
In class, Ricky had the chance to explore various fields, including international political and economic relations, culture, history and tourism. “To me, the most unforgettable lesson was about the relationship between the Malaysian cuisine laksa and national consciousness. It helped me realise the importance of multi-perspective thinking.” As the Residential Student Leader and the President of the Integrated Wofoo Leaders’ Network, he was always busy organising activities for the students of HSUHK and other institutions after school. Besides, his days of living and learning at Fung Yiu King Evergreen College gave him precious memories. “The professors farmed and cooked with us, and always shared their life experiences, which taught me a lot about how to carry myself in life.”
To put what he had learnt into practice, Ricky interned in Shanghai when he was a Year 2 student, collecting data for local shopping malls and analysing the consumption pattern and market trend in each shopping district. “My studies in humanities enabled me to carefully consider customers’ needs from the perspective of cultural awareness, so that I could help make the business operations more comprehensive.” This experience enhanced his interest in international relations and management, and he decided to read an MA in International Public Policy at Fudan University in Shanghai upon graduation, with research on digital governance as his current focus. He was grateful that the education he received at HSUHK had given him a solid foundation in sociology, while meeting HSUHK alumni at Fudan University helped him adapt to his new life in the city.
Ricky believes nothing compares with the journey of one’s own feet, so he encourages fellow students to go on exchange in different places. “Don’t limit yourselves to the online world. Get first-hand experience with people and culture, and you will have a deeper and broader outlook on life.”