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AF Tech Lab @PolyU

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Accounting and Finance Technology Lab (AF Tech Lab), founded by PolyU's School of Accounting and Finance in 2018, is a highly selective programme designed to prepare the members for the competitive future of the Fintech industry. 

Explore an infinite world of opportunities

Thanks to our strong connections with PolyU faculties as well as many industry professionals, we offer a wide variety of resources exclusively for all our members. We have also been working with other clubs to provide an ever-increasing range of opportunities.

Our Instagram - @polyuaftechlab

Now even more possibilities wait ahead!

Apart from changes to our application form which allows all non-final year students from AF/AMA/COMP/LMS/MM to have a go, we have extended our application deadline to 6 PM on Sat, 3 Apr 2021!

By the way, sequel to our previous posts, we would like to cover even more about what makes AF Tech Lab a special place.

4. What are the member benefits?

Thanks to our strong connections with PolyU faculties as well as many industry professionals, we have been offering various resources and support exclusively to all our members. Besides events like Python Workshops, you can also gain exposure to Fintech by becoming a research assistant and helping out PolyU professors with research projects.

Moreover, if you're thinking about trying your skills in a Fintech competition, we've also got you covered with professional coaching by experienced advisors! Even more excitingly, we've established a member database so that you'll be notified whenever we have an internship or competition opportunity that's right for you!

We sincerely hope that you've now learned much more about us through our recent posts. If you're still curious for more though, don't be standing on ceremony and promptly email us at! 

Finally, most importantly, don't wait till the last minute and apply now when our recruitment lasts! We're hoping to see your gorgeous performance soon at our Group Interview sessions!
Our new member recruitment continues and will be ended on 31 Mar 2021 (Wed)! As we've already received some of your submissions and questions, here comes the time for us to have some more detailed coverage of our Lab and our selection process.

1. What is AF Tech Lab?

For all our casual and techy appearance on social media, AF Tech Lab is a highly selective business-oriented programme founded by PolyU School of AF and also backed by AMA and COMP. We aim to prepare our members for the competitive future of the Fintech industry through a series of different activities like workshops and talks. 

Apart from our events, we're also offering some exclusive benefits to our members. Stay tuned as you shall hear from us on this very soon!

2. What events do you provide?

We offer a wide range of open and member-exclusive events, with the most popular being Fintech talks and Programming Workshops (mostly Python but also R). We’ve also been working with other clubs to provide more opportunities for our members through emails.

3. What is the selection process?

This year, to allow for a more flexible arrangement, we've replaced our timed written assessment with an Online Test in the application form as Section 2.

When you submit your application form, we'll first refer to your CV and then your Online Test answers. Covering Letter is very appreciated but will not have a significant weight. You should read all instructions in each section and question carefully, as they may contain some very important information.

After we confirm that your initial application has been successful, you’ll be notified to indicate your preferred time for attending our online Group Interview. You’ll be expected to demonstrate yourself and your knowledge about us and the Fintech field. Both individual and group questions will be covered in this process.

Results will be announced in mid-to-late-April 2021. Once you pass our Group Interview, congrats! You’ll officially be a proud AF Tech Lab member.

If you have anything in mind, don't wait and email us at! Also, don't forget to take a look at our past events. We're more than happy to receive your exciting submissons!
Now it's your chance to shine! We're now inviting new members to join. Swipe left to see details about our application!

This year, for the first time ever, we're calling on more students to come and apply! If you're from AF/AMA/COMP, you should be able to find the link to our application form in an email sent out by the Department. 

Alternatively, you may fill out our application by swiping left and scanning the QR code on this post. The link will be open until 11:59 PM on Wed, 31 March 2021.

Should you have any questions about our recruitment, don't hesitate to contact us at! You will also be able to find the address in our Bio.

Finally, don't forget to check out our past activities on LinkedIn (AF Tech Lab) and Instagram (@polyuaftechlab), and we're looking forward to seeing you soon!
It’s finally here! Sequel to our previous post, we are glad to announce the finalised schedules of our 2020 Python Workshop! 

This series of workshop, to be instructed by Dr Kang Jian, comprises six tutorials and will be held online via Zoom at 7 PM to 9 PM on 29 September, 6, 8, 13, 15 October and 3 November 2020 (all of which are either Tuesdays or Thursdays).

Kindly note that your attendance and performance in quizzes, homework and projects will be assessed during this workshop. Members who complete the tutorials and meet our minimum requirements will receive a certificate as proof of completion.

To register, please refer to the links in our email and our notice in the AF Tech Lab WhatsApp group. Should you have any enquiries, feel free to contact us via email ( or our social media accounts.

*The outline announced in the poster is tentative only and subject to further changes.
Thank you all for your attendance and active participation in tonight’s sharing on AI and Blockchain by Prof Jack Poon! We have been more than cheerful to learn that a lot of you have enjoyed this series of events and we will strive to continuingly deliver such fulfilling experience to all of our members.

As a preview to our upcoming events, we are pleased to announce that Dr Kang Jian will continue to be the instructor of our annual Python Workshop. Stay tuned for the finalised schedules, application methods and also other updates that may hit you as a surprise!