Residential Education

Designed and managed by the Residential Education (ResEd) team, the HILL Programme is designed to offer any undergraduate residents an enriching co-curricular educational experience that will focus on Whole-person, Intercultural and Servant-leader development through interactive learning along with care and mentoring for students. The HILL Programme welcomes students who are willing and committed to be coached and equipped and believe that each student will undergo a transformative learning experience that will enable them to be influential leaders in the community and in their professional lives. Through weekly workshops, discussions, simulations, self-awareness inventories, team-building, and other hands-on activities, the HILL Programme aims to fulfill unique educational goals for PolyU through the living and learning experience.

For more information about the HILL Programme, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gender Equality






Integration & Intercultural


Language Exchange



Arts & Dance



Green Sustainability


 HILL 11

Game of Tones

 HILL 12


Students Testimonials

“Being a part of HILL was one of the highlights of my freshman year. HILL is a community which accepts one and all and makes each feel welcomed. At the end of the year I felt like I was a part of a family which judges none and teaches each of us to be more respectful and understanding of others’ cultures. It was great to have a safe space where we could share our concerns, talk about our life and feel welcomed. As an international student, it was a pivotal experience for my first year in a foreign country and helped me to adjust better in Hong Kong and understand the intercultural dynamics of Hong Kong.”

- Devanshee Mishra, year 1 student from Dubai

student testimonials 1



“Intercultural learning most importantly, give you the courage to take challenges. Language barrier and lacking of global visions often become a major reason Hong Kong students avoid communicating with people they are not familiar with. Intercultural learning is how we can deal this thing issue. By activities such as language exchange,_ nights and other related activities, I found that approaching people is not as difficult as some people think. It is always very easy to find good things from others, food, places, celebrities, movies etc. That means you can embrace others good thing, and in respect, others also embrace your culture. I think if students can keep embracing, the momentum they have will induce positive attitudes that eventually can being a lot of happiness.”

 – Derek Lai, year 1 student from Hong Kong

student testimonials 2



“I think a lot of Hong Kong students put too much focus on their studies, no matter in secondary school or university. Intercultural learning provides a chance for them to experience other cultures. It is very important because I think they cannot learn such things in lecture notes. It is good for them to know about the whole world. Intercultural learning has given me a platform to make non-local friends. It is the most important thing and second, it let me know about other cultures. It makes me feel curious about them. Then, it gives me a chance to talk to non-local students and become friends with them.”

– Sam Leung, year 4 student from Hong Kong

student testimonials 3



“HILL programme enables me to learn things that I wouldn’t be learning during class. Attending the weekly meeting wasn’t exhausting , in fact , it provided a platform for me to reflect myself every week so that I could improve myself better. The weekly meeting was fun and interesting where you got the chance to express yourself or to listen to others!”

-  Qin Han Teo, year 3 student from Malaysia

student testimonials 4



“I joined HILL from September 2018 to May 2019. So far I gave some free lemonades to the students in both Homantin and Hung Hom halls; taught some Korean words and how to make dumplings; helped in free yoga lesson; and found a way to appreciate the frontline staffs in my own way. The most important lessons I learned from organizing my own projects is that, I have to think about who. What will they want? How, when, and where am I going to do this? Why do I want to do this? Although these experiences may not directly related to “my” questions, but it trains me to answer those by myself and further prepare autonomy in my life.”

- Jason Kim, year 3 student from Korea

student testimonials 5