The Orientation Programme of the newly established Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS) Residential College in the PolyU Student Halls of Residence (Homantin) was successfully held on 5 September 2022. The new STARS residents were given a warm welcome from the PolyU family and had the opportunity to meet with their tutors and fellows.


Accompanied by Prof. Ben Young, Vice President (Student and Global Affairs), all resident fellows, tutors and new STARS residents enjoyed an informative and eventful evening. Also joining the Orientation Programme were Prof. Geoffrey Shen, Associate Vice President of Global Partnerships and STARS Residential College Master; Prof. Albert Chan, Dean of Students; and Dr Eric Tam and Dr TL Yip, Associate Deans of Students.


Prof. Young delivered welcoming remarks to encourage the residents to make the most of their opportunities at PolyU, especially at the STARS Residential College, and to continue developing their potential in their unique talents. He noted that Residential College colleagues would help mentor and support residents, helping residents to excel and advance further.


Aiming to facilitate the all-round development of students with special talents in sports, art, social services, leadership and STEM, the STARS Residential College aspires to provide residents with a vibrant living and learning environment. The establishment of the College marks PolyU’s strong commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders who will make positive contributions to society.