Sandy TO: Running Ahead, Leading by Example / 杜穎珊:一路向前,模範光彩

 (按此看中文版)

Lee Shau Kee Hall’s very own residence tutor (RT), Sandy TO, shares her insight in balancing her school work, hall responsibilities and her role as a University Nike Icon (UNI) of 2015/16.

The 3rd year student of Environmental Policy tells us that with time management, stress shouldn’t be a problem. Sandy’s perseverance only got stronger as she took on the role of UNI since last November. Her determination was electrified through the long run events and to this day she is able to remind herself never give up on anything.

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Sandy To / 杜穎珊

What is a Nike University Icon? This program is premeditated for local university undergraduates spreading Nike’s brand culture in Hong Kong. This puts Sandy in the spotlight acting as one of student role models in residence community. “Actually, it is a 1-year marketing internship for Nike,” She said, “I was selected out of over 100 applicants. I intended to learn some marketing skills of holding and organizing different running events on campus.”

She gets to observe on how a big brand work on their marketing field. “We have meetings like once a week. It takes time to prepare for every event. You need to brainstorm for ideas, plan rundown, go for site checking, recruit participants… It doesn’t really interfere but rather enrich my school life.”  She also did photo shooting for some advertisement. You’ll probably see her posters around Hong Kong!

Sandy (first on the left, bottom row) gains a variety of marketing training and experiences through the University Nike Icon programme and her love of sports. / 喜歡運動的穎珊(左下角)從University Nike Icons 項目中學習到不少關於市場推廣的知識。

She mentions that UNI is more about listening to different opinions and cooperating. As for a RT, a responsibility she got appointed this academic year, needs to take judgment from her own self like individually handling different support to students including emergency cases. Both roles need to act as role model to students in hall and in sports areas respectively.

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Sandy (second to the right, bottom row) was the Sports Secretary of SIXHOLIC, the Residents’ Association of Lee Shau Kee Hall, from 2014-15. / 穎珊(前排右起第二位)曾是李兆基堂2014/15屆宿生會「六呵力」的體育幹事。

“What kind of personality have you developed? Do you use the same set of abilities for your RT obligations?” I asked.

“Sociable personality, we had the chance to talk to many students from different universities. We have to enlarge our social circle to invite more students to join our events. As for my RT role taking charge of the PEK Cup (Professor Edmond Ko Cup), a sociable personality is very important. You can communicate better with RTs from other halls.”

“Do you ever get stressed out? What advice can you give to students like me, ‘because I CAN be busy sometimes, juggling responsibilities?'”

“Time management is very important in balancing work. Never procrastinate on project work or assignments. It will definitely lead to very heavy workload!” Stress can take a toll on health. There were moments when Sandy’s busy life and intense physical activity have affected her well-being. One can avoid it by planning and looking ahead – do not put everything to the last minute.

An event promo for University Nike Icon. / University Nike Icon 的宣傳海報。

“If someone, I mean not me but if someone, wants to apply to be a UNI of 2017, how much running are we actually talking about?”

“I’m usually the pacer for the running events, meaning the one that leads and run in front of a running group. 3km used to be difficult and it is the minimum length of the run; but my physical strength has definitely improved.”

Sandy is currently serving as the 7/F RT in Lee Shau Kee Hall in charge of PEK Cup and hall facilities.  She is also an award-winning yoga practitioner in international yoga competitions and a member from the CityU Rugby Team.

Extended reading:
Fitness Tuesday‘s interview: “Sandy To: A Sweet Girl and Rugby Player!” (April 2016)

Writer:   Julianne Nicole DIONISIO (Jockey Club Humanity Hall)
Photographer:   Rachel MAN (Lee Shau Kee Hall), Hydie CHEUNG (SRO), University Nike Icon @ Pictagram

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最近訪問了李兆基堂宿舍導師杜穎珊(Sandy)。作為運動健將和模範領袖,穎珊向我分享了如何平衡學業、導師和擔任2015/16年度University Nike Icon(UNI)三項職責的看法。這位現修環境政策的大三學生告訴我們,只要懂得時間管理,壓力絕對不會成為負累。穎珊在十一月成為UNI後,人變得更加堅毅,鬥志更盛,總能夠督促自己,永不放棄。

Sandy To / 杜穎珊
什麼是UNI?這是Nike 推廣其品牌文化的宣傳項目,主攻本地大學生,這也使穎珊成為學生宿舍的模範學生之一。「事實上,這是一個為期一年的Nike實習項目。我在100多個候選人中被選中。我想要借此機會學習一些在校園組織和舉辦活動的市場宣傳技巧。」
她也得以觀察一個大品牌如何在市場上運作。「我們每周有一次會議。每次準備活動也確實需要時間。你得不斷構想新主意,計劃活動流程,到活動地點實地考察,招募參與者等等。這與我的學業並無太大衝突,倒是極大豐富了我的學習生活。」她也參與拍攝了一些廣告,你或許可以在街上看到她的海報!
Promoting for running with fellow athletes from other university campuses. / 和來自其他大學的精英運動員一起拍攝宣傳跑步的海報。
穎珊提到了當UNI更多是需要聽取不同的意見和團隊合作。而在本學年度擔任宿舍導師,則需要自己獨立作很多判斷,有時更要親自處理宿生的生活問題,當中包括一些緊急情況。這兩個角色分別要求她在學校宿舍和運動領域起到模範作用。
「你通過這個項目發展了什麼個性?你會將這些能力同樣應用到宿舍導師的責任上嗎?」我問。
「社交能力吧。我們有機會和來自不同大學的學生交流,所以必須擴大自己的社交圈來讓更多學生加入我們的活動……作為有份統籌高彥鳴教授盃的導師,社交能力更是十分重要,因為那樣你才可以很好地和其他舍堂的導師溝通交流。」
Sandy was the Sports Secretary of SIXHOLIC, the Residents’ Association of Lee Shau Kee Hall, from 2014-15. / 穎珊曾是李兆基堂2014/15屆宿生會「六呵力」的體育幹事。
At the Residence Tutor Training Camp in July 2016. / 宿舍導師訓練營2016。
 「你曾有過壓力很大的經歷嗎?你會給像我一樣『有時會很忙,不得不同時應付幾件事』的同學什麼建議?」
「時間管理對於平衡工作來說十分重要;不管是做功課或者project,永遠不要拖延,這只會增加你的工作量!」壓力會對健康造成負面影響。穎珊也曾有過一段時間,因為生活太過忙碌,運動量過強,而對她的健康造成一些影響。但是這都可以通過提前規劃而避免——只要別把所有事情推到最後一刻來做就好。
With other UNIs at the NRC Women’s 10K. / 和其他UNI 一起參與了NRC Women’s 10K 的女子跑步盛事。
「如果有人想申請成為2017年的UNI,到底需要跑多少距離才夠資格?」
「我一般是跑步活動中的領跑者,也就是在一組人中的最前面領跑。三千米曾經對我來說有點難,不過這也是跑步距離的最低要求,但是你的身體素質一定會得到提升。」
杜穎珊現職李兆基堂七樓導師,專責高彥鳴教授盃和舍堂設施管理。運動細胞發達的她,曾在國際瑜伽比賽中獲得多面獎牌,同時也是城大欖球隊隊員。
Performing with Master Yogaraj C.P., Guinness Record holder and Yoga-Guru-in-Residence, at the first CityU Yoga Day in November 2015. / 與世界紀錄保持者兼駐學生宿舍瑜伽大師Yogaraj C.P. 在2015年11月的瑜伽日一起表演。
文:   Julianne Nicole DIONISIO (賽馬會敬賢堂)
攝/圖:   文苳晴 (李兆基堂)、張凱貽 (學生宿舍處)、University Nike Icon @ Pictaram

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