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CHOW, So-ming Billie

Miss CHOW, So-ming Billie

Senior Lecturer


  • BSc (Sur.)
  • MMgt (Macq.)
  • CHE

Miss Chow joined this institution in September 2005. Previously she taught at the School of Hotel & Tourism Management of PolyU. Prior to pursuing a career in education, she had extensive operational and managerial experience in the hospitality and tourism industry in England and Hong Kong.


Teaching Philosophy

Tertiary education goes beyond the transmission and accumulation of knowledge alone. It entails the development of students as a whole person preparing them for living and working in this extremely complex world. As an education facilitator, my central principle is total honesty, sensitivity, sincerity and supportiveness when interacting with students. Our hearts speak louder than our mouths! Equally important is that we should practise what we preach. Students see us as their role models in cultivating life-long learning commitment, positive working attitude, and constantly upholding a high level of professionalism when pursuing career.


Professional learning is experiential in nature and failure is an important foundation for effective learning. A “fear-free” learning environment must be provided for students to make mistakes, exercise their critical thinking, explore their creativity and alternative options. Respecting individuality of each student, I enjoy getting to know students personally, taking genuine interest in their individual development and progress. Professionally they are my students but personally they are my friends.


Academic Qualifications

MA (2000) Macquarie University, Australia

BSc (1989) University of Surrey, UK


Professional Qualifications

CHE (1996) Certified Hospitality Educator, American Hotel & Motel Association, USA


- Selected Professional Activities - Subject specialist for the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA)


- Assistant Examiner for HKCEE Travel & Tourism subject, Hong Kong Examination & Assessment Authority (HKEAA)


Research-Scholarly Activities

Teaching and Scholarly Interests