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Inscribe: A Journal of Undergraduate Writing in Asia is a refereed electronic journal which publishes writing by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University undergraduate students from all disciplines. With the introduction of the English Reading and Writing Requirement under the 4-year curriculum, Inscribe was launched to support the University’s emphasis on writing by cultivating a community of writers in the University. By showcasing polished and professionally written work, the journal allows students to experience an academic publishing environment which provides a platform to develop their writing, research, and publication skills.

Submissions are invited throughout the year. All submissions are initially evaluated against a set of guidelines to ensure that they meet the requirements of the journal. Potential papers will then undergo a series of reviewing and editing processes, including a one-hour tutorial meeting between the student and a journal editor. Through the editing experience, students will be empowered to become independent writers and researchers.

All published papers will be open to access by the University and wider communities. An interactive publishing platform, Inscribe encourages intellectual discussion and commentary on student authors’ work and, in the long run, contributes to the building of a knowledge base through the collaboration within the University community on subjects of interest.

Inscribe is hosted and supported by the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


  • Ms. Chrissy Burns 
  • Mr. Adam Barker 

Editorial Panel 

  • Mr Richard Brooke 
  • Dr. Jack K.C. Chun 
  • Mr. Adam Forrester 
  • Mr. Andy Jarvis 
  • Mr. Andrew Morrall 
  • Dr. Bruce Morrison 
  • Dr. Jane Robbins 

Faculty Editors 

  • Mr. Jay Bidal 
  • Mr Richard Brooke 
  • Ms. Chrissy Burns 
  • Ms. Kay Chan 
  • Dr. Tim Lee 
  • Mr. Calum Page 
  • Ms. Johanna Sandberg 
  • Mr. Freeman Tai 
  • Mr. Phil Todd 


  • Ms. Hannah Lai
  • Dr. Tim Lee  
  • Ms. Johanna Sandberg 
  • Ms. Tracy Swemmer 
  • Mr. Freeman Tai 
  • Mr. Phil Todd 
  • Mr. Kawai Wong 
  • Ms. Bonnie Wu 

Director of the English Language Centre 

  • Dr. Bruce Morrison 

Senior Faculty Advisor 

  • Ms. Shari Lughmani 

Founding Editor-in-Chief 

  • Mr. Dean A. F. Gui 

Photo Credits

Superheroes: Force for Good or Relic of the Past? 
So Shiu To Tobias 
Photo by Joseph Chan on Unsplash 
Ma Yan Tung Roni 
Photo by David Garrido on Unsplash 

A Chai Shop and Contrasts 
Jo-Ann Sanu 
Photo by Johan Mouchet on Unsplash 

Fed up with Pompous Culinary Posers 
Muses Yip 
Photo by Randy Tarampi on Unsplash 
Dalgona coffee – Photo by Chelsea Audibert on Unsplash 
Mobile phone and food – Photo by Randy Tarampi on Unsplash 
Zongzi – Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash 
Mors et Vita Duello Conflixere Mirando – Death and Life Contended
in a Spectacular Battle 
William Chang 
Photo by  Julia Kuzenkov from Pexels 

Toilet Paper Panic: Who’s to Blame? 
Chen Yusong, Brett 
Supermarket fight – original 
Don’t panic – Photo by Jasmin Sessler on Unsplash 
Empty shelves – Photo by Simon Ray on Unsplash 
Radiographers Do More than Just Pushing Buttons 
Yeung Wing Chung 
Courtesy of Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The HongKong Polytechnic University 
Radiographer with patient – Courtesy of Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
Radiography students – Courtesy of Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
Hand x-ray – Photo by Pixabay (CCO) 
Extra arms – Photo by Derek Owens on Unsplash 
This New Method for Regrowing Nerves could Reverse Blindness 
Anastassiya Kim 
Photo by Jack B on Unsplash 

Love U2 
Ines Durand 
Photo by Tom Barrett on Unsplash 

War is Never a Choice 
Lam Chi Yuen (Lammy) 
Photo by Katherine Grace on Unsplash 

The Symphony of Life 
Hamad Khan 

First Taste of Salt 
YUNG Wing Chit (Vinci) 
Photo by Yohann LIBOT on Unsplash