Celebrating Moon Festival with Senior Citizens 港大與長者共渡中秋 2013

Celebrating Moon Festival with Senior Citizens 港大與長者共渡中秋 2013

港大義工隊與長者共渡中秋的第四個年頭:500 位義工聯同西區社福機構,與 2,000 位長者共慶佳節,送上福袋。

For the 4th year, the HKU Volunteers Team of 500 students, alumni and friends are delivering low-sugar mooncakes to 2,000 elderly residents in the Western District to celebrate the Moon Festival.

我們衷心感謝您的支持,今年的「港大100」月餅由社會企業明愛天糧飽餅工房烘焙。

Special thanks to the donors for their support. This year, the “HKU 100″ mooncakes are produced by a social enterprise, Caritas La Vie Bakery.

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[Block B] Water and Sanitation Workshop on June 1

The “Water and Sanitation Workshop for Better Health, Better Lives and Better Future” was organised on 1st June, Saturday. The group built a functional bio-sand filter and superstructure of a latrine in merely 4 hours!! When built in rural Cambodia, as planned, the facility can support one family or up to 12 people for public use.

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[Block D] Sustainability Drive

Hi! Remember us? We are the Sustainability Drive 2013 team. Some of our fellow residents at LWSRC have donated many of their items to us when moving out, now’s your opportunity to join our meaningful event! Our team has produced a Youtube video for your enjoyment and for you to better understand our mission. Please take a look whenever you are free.

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Result Announcement of Round I Admission 2013-14 – HKU Residential Colleges

Re          : Result Announcement of Round I Admission 2013-14 – HKU Residential Colleges
Date       : 24 May 2013

The application result announcement of Round 1 Admission of Residential Colleges 2013-14 is now available in the CEDARS website (http://cedars.hku.hk/showext.php?id=cl_news) from 15:00 today. Please check your result of your choice of College accordingly. You may also click on the corresponding links to the result of Block ABlock B,Block C and Block D.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS: Please carefully read and return a completed and signed copy of the Acceptance of Offer (please refer to Annex I of the application result, also obtainable here) to the Office of Residential Colleges via e-mail (lwsrc@hku.hk), by fax (Tel: (852) 2872-6635) or in person to the General Office (9 Lung Wah Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong) by 17:00 hour on 31 May 2013 (Friday).Please also carefully read the“Regulations Governing Residential Colleges” and “Management Rules of Residential Colleges” before signifying the Acceptance of Offer.If your acceptance of offer is not received by the deadline, the offer will be automatically withdrawn.

WAITLISTED APPLICANTS: If places have become available and you are considered for admission, you will be notified individually of the offer of admission.

UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS: If you wish to have your application reviewed, you may login to your HKU Portal and submit your appeal in the Hall Admission System (Login HKU Portal at https://hkuportal.hku.hk/login.html -> select “SIS Menu” -> select “On-line application” -> select “Application for Resident Hall” -> select “Request for Appeal”). Your appeal form should be completed and submitted within 72 hours immediately following the announcement of results (i.e. by 14:59 on 27 May 2013). No request for appeal will be entertained after the deadline.

Regards,
TSE Man Fai (Mr.)
Site Manager
Residential Colleges

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Result Announcement of Admission to Residential Colleges 2012-13

Please click here for the application results of admission to Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street (“the Colleges”) 2012-13, which was closed on 12 October 2012.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS: Please carefully read and return a completed and signed copy of the Acceptance of Offer (Annex 1) to the Residential Colleges via e-mail to lwsrc@cedars.hku.hk by 17:00 hour on 2 November 2012 (Friday). If your acceptance of offer is not received by the deadline, the offer will be automatically withdrawn.

WAITLISTED APPLICANTS: If places have become available and you are considered for admission, you will be notified individually of the offer of admission.

UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS: If you wish to have your application reviewed, you may submit your appeal in an appeal form (Annex 2). Your appeal form should be completed and submitted to the Residential Colleges via e-mail to lwsrc@cedars.hku.hk within 72 hours immediately following the announcement of results. No request for appeal will be entertained after the deadline.

Please contact us should there be further enquiries. Thank you.

Regards,
TSE Man Fai (Mr.)
Site Manager

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Message from Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Infrastructure)

Dear students,

We write to you with an aim of providing you with more in-depth information about the Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street which, as many of you know, have encountered slight delays and necessitated contingent arrangement for students.

Ensuring a healthy and safe environment is one of our highest priorities in launching our new campus and receiving the double cohort intake this year. Our recent decision to postpone students’ admittance to Blocks A and B of the Colleges emphasises this.

As you may be aware, the university initiated a contingency plan on 4 September to provide alternative accommodation for non-local students scheduled to move into the Colleges. Right up until 4 September, colleagues had been working full steam to get Blocks A and B ready. This included monitoring the indoor air quality to ensure that it meets the “Good Class” standard set by the HKSAR government. The monitoring, conducted by an independent laboratory, covers formaldehyde and some other defined vaporous materials.

In the report received on the afternoon of 4 September, the formaldehyde measurements in a number of samples did not meet the standard. All other readings of vaporous materials met their respective standards. Although experts advised that, at these levels of formaldehyde concentration, maintaining good indoor ventilation would effectively reduce the risk, as a precautionary measure we decided that the move-in should be postponed until all the measurements have met the “Good Class” standard.

That colleagues have had to race against time to get the Colleges ready is mainly due to the fact that the handover of the Lung Wah Street site by relevant authorities to the University was relatively late in the 3-3-4 constructions. It is also a challenging site for a massive building project because of its geotechnical conditions and crowded nature. Indeed it was as late as 24 August that we received the Occupation Permit. The building contractor began to hand over Blocks A and B to the University on 27 August, and Block C on 6 September. The timelines have been extremely tight to get the Colleges ready before the new semester starts.

We are glad to let you know that over a span of six days the formaldehyde readings recorded by the independent laboratory have met the “Good Class” standard, and given these data we have decided to transfer students from nearby hotels and other university residences to the Colleges on Thursday, 13 September and Friday, 14 September.

Yesterday we shared the air quality readings and the University’s health considerations with the non-local students and their parents through gatherings and visits to the Colleges. They expressed understanding about the arrangement. Transportation will be provided by the University for the transfer and, as has been the case all along, students and helpers will be on-site to provide assistance.

In line with our safety policy, we have decided to postpone the opening of Block C while air quality monitoring continues. According to the decision-making criteria we set for Blocks A and B, once we have consistent measurements of good standard air quality in Block C, we will start checking in students.

Block D in Lung Wah Street is scheduled to open in October. Our policy for Block D will remain the same – health and safety is the highest priority. We will inform you of the progress in due course.

We have informed non-local students originally scheduled to move into Block C that they would not be able to move into the Residential Colleges before the beginning of the semester. Arrangements have been made for those who need university accommodation to temporarily stay in other university residences and youth hostel.

For local students who have been admitted to the Residential Colleges (either in Block C or D), we have earlier informed them they will move in when all the residential blocks are ready for occupation. In the meantime, they will stay at home or make their own arrangement. CEDARS will provide assistance to them if needed.

We would like to thank local and non-local students, as well as their parents for their understanding and full cooperation. We are also very thankful to colleagues of the Estates Office and CEDARS for their diligence and to those students who have graciously lend a hand in helping their newly arrived fellow students during this transition period.

We wish you a most rewarding year at HKU, and we look forward to seeing you all on campus next week.

Sincerely yours,

Professor Roland T. Chin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
Professor John Malpas, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Infrastructure)

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HKU Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street updates – Sep 9

Dear Students,

Please refer to the latest announcement of the University below.  I am glad to tell you that the latest formaldehyde readings of the 16 indoor air samples we got on 8/9, for the third consecutive day, all met the ‘Good Class’ standard set by the Environmental Protection Department of the Hong Kong (HKSAR) Government.

With the continuous improvement of the indoor air quality, we are making plans for students who now live in hotels to move back to the Residential Colleges.  We will announce such plans as soon as possible and provide you with constant updates on the latest situation.  Until further announcement is made, students of the Residential Colleges who will be arriving at Hong Kong should report to the Residential Colleges first and will then be accommodated temporarily in hotels or other university residence.  Please check the website of the Residential Colleges on http://cedars.hku.hk/residentialcolleges.  If you have any question, please call our hotline (852)-51360405. You may also send your inquiry to lwsrc@cedars.hku.hk.

Again may I thank you for your understanding and patience.

Best regards,

Tse Man Fai
Site Manager
Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street

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The formaldehyde readings of the 16 indoor air samples received on September 8 (Saturday) in Blocks A and B are all below 100ug/m3, meeting the ‘Good Class’ standard’ set by the Environmental Protection Department of the HKSAR Government. The readings of air samples have met the standard for a third consecutive day. The university will continue to monitor the indoor formaldehyde level and maintain maximum air ventilation in all the rooms of the Colleges. Our plan remains that when the measurements consistently meet the ‘Good Class’ standard, students will move back to the Residential Colleges.

The implementation of the contingency accommodation plan has entered the fourth day. As of 5:30pm today (September 8), a total of 386 students have been arranged to check into nearby hotels, hostels, or other university residences, including students arriving yesterday and today. Student helpers continue to offer on-site assistance to the newly arrived students.

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