16 May 2019

Students Take Their Seats for “Fireside Chats”

How to make it in a competitive market and being passionate about what you do, were themes discussed at Island School’s inaugural series of “fireside chats” between students and friends of Island School.

The fireside chats series known as Insight Leadership Experience seeks to develop these skills and values.  At the most recent event Doctor Kevin Lau* (Class of 99, Wilberforce) explained to students that he had to have “grit” when things got tough at university and when starting his own business.

Year 12 student Ida explained that… “Dr Lau gave us [the group of students] in-depth information about the process and the path one can take into becoming a doctor, he offered some valuable advice about preparing for the career.”

“The talk [also] gave me some insight into the vast opportunities and paths a medical career can lead into, which was surprising to me and gave me an alternative perspective into the life of a doctor.”

The chats have been coordinated by Island School’s Higher Education & Careers Counsellor Rebecca Lucas-Timpany. She commented that, “It was very valuable for the students to be able to hear from Dr Lau, in his office environs, about the many different ways you can develop and use your talents in a career – both in paid and unpaid work – and the value of giving back was very much in evidence.”

Planning is now underway for the next series of talks in the 2019-2020 school year.  Contact school@online.island.edu.hk if you would like to take part.

Students who met Dr Lau
Julia Rhee, Ida Tsui, Jayden Halim, Ho Ming Chung

*Notes, Dr Lau graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong. He is qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (UK), The Hong Kong College of Radiologists and The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. More recently, he earned his Master’s in Public Health and Master’s in Public Administration, both from The University of Hong Kong.
Lau is the Founder & Medical Director of Trinity Medical Centre, a provider of healthcare services located in Central, Hong Kong.
He is also the Chairman of “Make-A-Wish” Hong Kong, a charity that grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in Hong Kong and Macau.