Message from Hall Master

A Note to Welcome

Dear Residents,

WELCOME TO THE PGH.  I hope you have enjoyed the summer break and be ready for your research or study in the new academic year.

PGH has six buildings spreading over three sites housing more than 1,500 postgraduate students in 2022/23.  We have a dedicated management team to look after you.  Team members include me as the Hall Master (email: pcshaw@cuhk.edu.hk), Professor Clement So (Warden, email: clementso@cuhk.edu.hk), Professor Edwin Chan (Warden, email: hyechan@cuhk.edu.hk), Dr.  Lee Chui Ping (Warden, email: cplee@cuhk.edu.hk), Mr.  James Ng (Executive Officer, email: jamesng@cuhk.edu.hk) and Ms. Mandy Cheung (Project Coordinator, email: mandycheung@cuhk.edu.hk).  We also have a team of clerical staff, tutors and supporting staff to carry out the daily duties as well as provide you with immediate support.

PGH is more than a place to stay.  We aim to offer a safe, diverse and supportive community to facilitate your study and develop your professionalism.  In addition, we hope to enrich your hostel experience by organizing hostel activities and conducting informal classes.  Despite of the COVID-19 situation, we managed to organize various hostel activities last year, including Cantonese classes for Mainland students and English-speaking students, fitness classes, art workshops, cultural tours and so on. We understand that residents’ social life has been greatly impacted by the infection control measures, especially when visitors are no longer allowed in PGH. Therefore, we shall also collaborate with the Residents’ Association for hosting social activities to enhance the connection among residents. You are most welcome to provide us with activity suggestions and actively join our activities in order to uncover your possibilities and interact with other residents from different cultural background.

While we shall try our best to take care of all residents, there may be times that our work may not live up to your expectation under the constraints of manpower, experience and resources.  We appreciate your tolerance and understanding.  On the other hand, your compliance with hall regulations and cooperation is of the utmost importance to our management. Examples of common violation include hosting unauthorized visitors, not keeping the communal areas clean and tidy etc., will affect the rights of other residents and may result in disciplinary actions. We hope you could learn to be respectful to your fellow hallmates as well as the public facilities during your stay in PGH.

Your constructive opinions will certainly help to improve our work and lead to a better living quality.  If you have any opinion, request, grievances or do not understand why a policy is set, please do not hesitate to communicate with us directly or through your Residents’ Association (cupghra@gmail.com).  We shall make every effort to address your questions and seek the best solutions.

Finally, you are reminded to observe the latest infection control measures and hall regulations with reference to PGH website HERE in order to promote a healthy and harmonious living environment.

As the pandemic has been gradually stabilized, I am looking forward to meeting all of you in the near future. May you make the best of this academic year with your hard work!

P.C. Shaw
Master, Postgraduate Halls
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1 August , 2022