There is a group of people in your hall. They organize various activities to enrich your hall life. They have meetings almost everyday to the late night, discussing how they can provide better activities and more benefits for you. They greet you with their warm, big smiles every time you run into them. Yes, they are members of the Residents’ Association (RA), each brings along unique talents and styles to their respective hall cultures.
The RA Election took place in the evening of 24th-25th October in Moon Chun Multi-function Hall (MFH A). Almost all RAs had prepared special-designed promotion boards to attract residents to vote for them. They had promoted themselves for a period of over 10 days, greeting everyone they met in the hall lobby and introducing themselves with small cute gifts for residents and gave them out in person.
As a resident of Hall 10, I went to MFH A and voted for PerfecTEN, the RA candidate for the new academic year. Such voting events reflect the democratic culture in Hong Kong universities to some extent. Every resident is given the equal right to choose to trust, distrust or abstain from voting.
During the Election Day, I interviewed a RA candidate from Hall 10, Stephanie CHEUK (General Secretary, PerfectTEN, Year 1, Biology & Chemistry). When asked why she chose to run the RA, she said: “Joining the RA is on my to-do list of university life. I want to do something for my hallmates. I want to gain firm friendships with other RA members. I want to prepare myself for future challenges by serving in the RA.”
Undoubtedly, the RA culture is one important components of hall culture which evolves over time. We have a high expectancy of the new RAs. Now that November has begun, let’s see what colorful memories we can create together!
Writer: Joanna CHEN (Hall 10)
Photographer: Yikki LAM (Lee Shau Kee Hall)