Living & Learning Communities

Living & Learning Communities (LLC) aim to link students with shared interests, common academic disciplines or goals to create mutually supportive networks and learning opportunities.  Students in the communities develop good friendship and make contributions to facilitate each others’ learning under the selected theme.  They are encouraged to make new initiatives and design their learning programs/activities in a flexible and enjoyable way. 

Students who are interested to form a LLC with a theme related to any cultural or career interest, academic subject, social and community issues, etc, and would like to call for students with the same interest/goal, are welcome to contact the Hall Management Section sahall@polyu.edu.hk for details. 

 

Students are also welcome to join existing Communities and may find information about their objectives below:

Exploring Hong Kong Community

Green Green Hall Community (GGHC)

Hall Community Services Group (HCSG)

Hall Choir

Community on Reading & Writing

Hall Dance Team


Exploring Hong Kong Community

This community is formed by a group of students who are interested in exploring Hong Kong and local culture. They organise outings and visits to explore Hong Kong through various perspectives, with the following objectives:

- To encourage students’ understanding of the unique culture, tradition, history and heritage of Hong Kong

To explore the natural beauty and eco-environment of Hong Kong as well as arouse students’
     awareness for environmental protection 

To organize programmes/visits to facilitate students’ appreciation of Hong Kong from different
     perspectives

Blog of Exploring Hong Kong Community:

http://ehkco.blogspot.com/ 


Green Green Hall Community (GGHC)

Established in March 2009, the Green Green Hall Community aims to promote environmental awareness, green and ecologically balanced lifestyle among hall residents. In support of the Earth Hour 2009, a group of students with interest in green living and environmental protection were called upon to help coordinate the event. Since then, the Community had organised various activities in the Student Halls such as recycling campaigns, movie shows, workshop, etc.

Benefits of the programme include:

- Learn more about environmental issues

- Work with students with the same vision to organise activities to promote the awareness of
    environmental conservation in hall, even on campus
 

- Contribute to a better environment by arousing students' awareness of environmental protection,
     climate change and energy conservation 

Blog of Green Green Hall Community:
http://blog.sina.com.cn/polyugghc


Hall Community Services Group (HCSG)

Established in January 2007, the Hall Community Services Group aims to serve the local community especially those underprivileged children and family in Hung Hom Area.  In the past, they have rendered voluntary services like paying home visit to the aged, raise fund for charitable organizations, provide tutoring services for the new immigrant children etc.  
Benefits of the Programme include:

- Have a deeper understanding of local community through outreach activities and projects
- Enrich one’s experience and ability in leadership and teamwork
- Extend our love and care to those people in need
- Engage oneself in meaningful voluntary work to serve the community

 


Hall Choir

Established in 2002, Hall Choir aims at providing a platform for residents of the Student Halls to enjoy music and share amusement together.  Students who are interested in pop song singing are welcome to join.  The first performance was staged with great appreciation at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Student Halls of Residence in January 2003.  Since then, the Hall Choir is always invited to perform at various functions held within and outside the campus.  The Hall Choir has achieved to enter the Final of 19th CASH Song Writer Quest 2007 with its self-written song which was well acclaimed by professionals.   

Benefits of the programme include:
- Enjoy the chance of interacting with other music-lovers living in neighborhood
- Enhance singing technique and get professional musical training
- Enrich performing experiences by participating in various kind of performances   
- Express one’s musical talent with great teamwork required

Contact of Hall Choir:
Polyu_hallchoir@yahoo.com.hk

Yahoo Blog
http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/polyu_hallchoir


Community on Reading & Writing

In the year 2010, the original Hall Editorial Committee was reorganized as Hall Living and Learning Community on Reading & Writing which has a large scope of activities. The new community will provide our hall residents with more chances to participate.  

The objectives of LLC on R&W are:
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to create a platform for hall residents for exchange ideas on Reading & Writing;
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to share with one another the knowledge and skills on Reading & Writing;
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to sharpen critical minds and broaden visions of hall residents;
- to consolidate and develop a promising LLC for all residents.

e-Bulletin: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hall/publication/publication_magazine.html
Yearbook: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hall/publication/yearbook.html

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/148631651842077/
Sina-blog : http://sahmag.mysinablog.com/
Website:  http://www.ncgaming.net/llcrw/


Hall Dance Team

Established in 2010, Hall Dance Team aims to provide a wholesome platform and medium for hall dance lovers to learn, choreograph new dances and improve techniques of specific dances. The first official performance of Hall Dance Team was held successfully on the Orientation Night for Chinese Mainland students in August 2010, credited with highly positive interaction between performers and audience. Since then, members of the Hall Dance Team have actively participated and performed in various major functions held on campus as well as events organized by external institutions. 

Benefits for joining the Hall Dance Team:

  1. Enjoy the chance of interacting with dance lovers and appreciate creativity of various dance movements
  2. Enhance physical fitness, flexibility and rhythmic sense through regular dance practice
  3. Enrich performing experiences by participating functions of different scales
  4. Develop essential interpersonal skill with good teamwork and sense of commitment  

Contact of Hall Dance Team
halldanceteam@gmail.com

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100002866576785

Renren
http://page.renren.com/601158756