The “Eudemons” of the Residence Floors (舍堂的樓層守護神)

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The “Eudemons” of the Residence Floors

By: LIU Yanghe, Hera (Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall)

Image: CHEUNG Sai Hung (Hall 10), LEE Laam Chuen Nelson (Jockey Club Humanity Hall)

If comparing the Student Residence to a Utopia, the Residence Master is the “king”. Our security staff are the “guardians” and more appropriately, the Residence Tutors (RTs) are the “eudemons”. These interesting metaphors show the importance and responsibilities of the RTs. The positions are held by both local and non-local undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as research staff members of CityU. In our daily life in the residence, in addition to providing support and guidance to us, they also organize floor activities in order to enhance the relationships among floor-mates. It seems that RTs play the dual roles of peer mentors and “assistant residence masters”, but mostly, they are just like our big brothers and big sisters.

Living in the Student Residence for almost 4 years, I have had 4 RTs. They have different nationalities including Hong Kong, Finland and Romania. The variety of their cultural backgrounds interest me a lot. Among all the RTs I know, one of the Hall 9 RTs, Solo SONG, impressed me the most. Solo is a PhD non-local student from the Department of Information Systems and he is responsible for the ninth floor. As a sports enthusiast, Solo is an expert in badminton and always take part in competitions such as Inter-hall Badminton Competition on behalf of Hall 9. Moreover, he is good at cooking, especially for Sichuan cuisines. Therefore, he takes time preparing a full table of delicious dishes for residents frequently and this is also one of the reasons why he is so popular among us.

Do you want to be our “eudemons” and make contributions to the residence halls? If you are mature and willing to be our residents’ friend and mentor, SRO is recruiting RTs right now and it is certainly worth a try. The deadline is this Friday, 10 April 2015. Selected RTs will be provided with training during the summer and free room.

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舍堂的樓層守護神

文:劉陽河(胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)

圖:張世洪(舍堂十)、李嵐川(賽馬會敬賢堂)

如果將我們的宿舍比作一個理想國度,那麼舍監就是「國王」,保安們是「守衛」,更加恰當的是將宿舍導師們比作「守護神」。這個有趣的比喻體現了宿舍導師的重要性和職責。城大的宿舍導師們來自不同的文化和學術背景,不管你是本地生還是非本地生、本科生還是研究生,都有機會可以擔任此項要職。在我們日常的宿舍生活中,除了為我們提供支持和引導,宿舍導師也會組織樓層活動,並以此來加強層友們之間的聯繫。雖然看起來宿舍導師的角色是導師和「助理舍監」,但實際上他們更像我們的大哥哥大姐姐。

我已經在城大宿舍居住快滿四年了,在這四年中我一共有4位宿舍導師。他們來自不同的國家和地區,包括香港、芬蘭和羅馬尼亞。他們多彩的文化背景曾讓我感到新奇不已。在所有我認識的宿舍導師中,讓我印象最深刻的是胡應湘爵士伉儷堂的宋龍(Solo)。他來自信息系統管理系,現在是一名博士生。作為一名體育愛好者,Solo對羽毛球十分在行,並經常作為Hall 9的代表參加各種比賽,如聯舍羽毛球賽等。不僅如此,他的廚藝極佳,尤其是川菜。因此,他常常花時間為宿生們準備一桌子美食,這也是他非常受大家歡迎的原因之一。

聽了那麼多,你也想成為我們的「守護神」並為宿舍做出貢獻麼?最近,學生宿舍處正在招募來年的宿舍導師,假如你自問思想成熟,願意貢獻自己的時間和能力去照顧和引導其他宿生,這絕對值得你去嘗試。導師申請將於本週五(4月10日)截止報名,切勿錯過這個難能可貴的學習機會。獲選的導師們將於暑假接受特別培訓,另可在來年擔任導師期間免費在宿舍住宿。

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