Hall History

since 2001

Located in the Jockey Club Student Village I on Pokfulam Road, Starr Hall was established in the residential year 2001-2002. The development was funded by a generous donation to the University of Hong Kong by the Starr foundation.

The Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr (1892-1968), a pioneer in the international insurance industry who established his first company in Shanghai in 1919.  The Foundation makes grants in education, medicine and healthcare, international relations, human needs, culture and the environment, with a special focus on Asia.  Mr. Starr’s last wishes were that his closest partners should continue to run his companies and his charitable foundation, led by Maurice R. Greenberg, who continues as the Chairman of the Starr Companies and The Starr Foundation.

The 24-floors strong hall caters to the largest percentage of students among the hall community, with accommodations for 500 male and female students both locally and internationally. At its establishment, Starr Hall was famous for its highest ratio of local students and exchange students among all the other halls at the university.

At present, we are still committed to offering channels for communication and interaction between local and exchange students. Starr Hall aims to provide chances for hallmates to explore themselves through cultural exchange and community life. Our extensive network of local-exchange interaction ensures that, through living with people of different characters, ethnicities and backgrounds, hallmates will be opened to endless opportunities for personal development.

STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

VISION

 “To strive for an environment where Starrians can develop personal qualities, interpersonal skills and global awareness to contribute to society.”

Known primarily as the Greek god of rebirth and the change of seasons, ADONIS embodies our dedication to becoming the new beginning and chapter of Starr Hall. This year is definitely the most challenging time in the history of our hall. We, ADONIS, vow to strive for the best to unite Starrians. Being a community, we shall face challenges together and conjure up the bright light ahead as one.

Chairperson, acting Internal Vice ChairpersonOn Tsz Yuen
External Vice Chairperson, acting Financial SecretaryNg Wai Chung
General Secretary, acting Welfare SecretaryLam Chit
Publications and Publicity SecretaryLi Cheuk Yu Anna
Cultural SecretaryLeung Chung Yin
Sports SecretaryTang Wing Yiu
Past Committee RepresentativeTang Chun Bun, Chris

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Consisting of 11 apparent stars, PLEIADES, one of the nearest star clusters to Earth is the most obvious in the night sky. Each of the stars is located in different locations and with different magnitudes. Similarly, members of Pleiades all have unique characteristics and areas of expertise. We will all strive for excellence and give us our best in our respective areas of work, shining in our unique way. Members of Pleiades are from different units, possessing different backgrounds, but we are determined to form the best picture during our term. We aim to provide Starrians with the typical hall experience during aberrant times, and to maintain the harmonious environment in Starr hall.

Acting ChairpersonChan Yin Tsun
Acting Internal Vice ChairpersonChu Tan Ching
Acting External Vice ChairpersonHo Chun Fai
Acting General SecretaryTsoi Ping Yi
Acting Financial SecretaryTse Po Yan, Grace
Acting Welfare SecretaryLam Chit
Acting Publications and Publicity SecretaryChing Hou Sze
Acting Social Affairs SecretaryLam Chung Yung
Acting Cultural SecretaryWong Cheuk Hei
Acting Sports SecretaryYim Chi Ping
Acting Social SecretaryTang Chun Bun, Chris
Past Committee RepresentativeLo Wing Yip, Ronnie

 

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GEMUNI means Gemini and Unity.

Gemini is one of the twelve astrological signs of the zodiac, symbolizing a twin. “昉” is a Chinese character meaning sunrise, which symbolizes the rising of Starr Hall. Every day begins with a sunrise. Similarly, every year begins with a new cabinet working for Starr Hall. We, 昉Gemuni, formed by two people who have similar aspirations, would like to work together as a whole to serve Starr Hall.

Chairperson, acting Internal Vice ChairpersonLo Wing Yip, Ronnie
External Vice Chairperson, acting Sports SecretaryLaw Hei Lun, Henry
Acting Financial SecretaryLeung Ho, Ryan
Acting Cultural SecretaryYip Yan Tung, Angel
Past Committee RepresentativeLau Suet Ying, Rachel

 

Amavi, meaning “We Love”, is extracted from the Latin phrase “Veni, Vidi, Amavi” – meaning “We Come, We See, We Love.” Amavi manifests each Executive Committee member’s devotion towards Starr Hall. We are here not only to observe and experience, but also to give back and contribute to the place where we stay, where we share our ups and downs, and most importantly, where we truly love.

ChairpersonLau Suet Ying, Rachel
Internal Vice ChairpersonAbratique Sharon T.
External Vice ChairpersonLee Pui Chung, Nicky
General Secretary, acting Publications and Publicity SecretaryChong Ham
Financial SecretaryLuo Jinhong, Jack
Cultural Secretary, acting Welfare SecretaryWong Mei
Sports SecretaryWong Siu Fung, Samuel
Past Committee RepresentativeLam Tsz To, Calvin

Lyra, one of the brightest constellations in the night sky, is symbolised by the lyre. A Lyre is said to have the ability to play music sweeter than any other instrument. Like the lyre, each member of the Executive Committee possesses their own distinct and holds an irreplaceable place in the cabinet. Together, Lyra would work as one to spot situations swiftly and resolve them efficiently in order to provide a harmonious environment for all Starrians.

Chairperson, acting Social Affairs SecretaryLam Tsz To, Calvin
Internal Vice ChairpersonChing Hou Yee
External Vice ChairpersonChow Pak Hei, Parco
General Secretary, acting Cultural SecretaryLau Tsz Kwan, Janet
Financial Secretary, acting Welfare SecretaryYu Ching, Rachael
Publications and Publicity SecretaryLam Tsz Wai, Judy
Sports SecretaryHon Cheuk Yee, Cherry
Past Committee RepresentativeChen June Hon, Benson

 

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Horus is an Egyptian god representing cure and protection, indicating our determination to cure the situation in Starr Hall as well as to protect the good values of our hall culture. Horus endeavours to build a cohesive atmosphere in Starr Hall, thus is committed to encouraging Starrians’ more active involvement in hall affairs while promoting unity among Starrians. We also hope to provide a platform for Starrians to unleash their potential while earning the most out of it.

Chairperson, acting External Vice Chairperson and Sports SecretaryChen June Hon, Benson
Internal Vice Chairperson, acting Financial SecretaryChu Gary Chun Hung
Acting Cultural SecretaryLeung Hoi Ki, Celia
Past Committee RepresentativeCheung Lai Chit, Richard

 

“Veza” is a Croatian word which means bonding and connection.We believe that a community will only be at its best when all parts of it are united as one. We are committed to connecting all Starrians and working for a better future of Starr Hall. We hope to develop a stronger connection among Starrians by providing different platforms for them to experience and work together.

ChairpersonLeung Hoi Pok, Tim
Internal Vice ChairpersonCheung Lai Chit, Richard
External Vice ChairpersonTon Tai On, Tony
General Secretary, acting social affairs SecretaryWong Ting, Meredith
Financial Secretary, acting Welfare SecretaryYuen Wing Hei, Molly
Publications and Publicity SecretaryWong Wing Yu, Natalie
Cultural SecretaryChan Cheryl Wing Suet
Sports SecretaryChan Po Sum, Marco
Past Committee RepresentativeLeung Kwan Lap, Ivan

 

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“Aetas” is a Latin word which means era and time. We endeavour to unite Starrians as one in an era of unity and commitment. We hope Starrians can seize the time, unleash their potential — not only to gain the most out of here, but also to work collectively towards a better Starr Hall.

ChairpersonLee Hei Shun, Mark
Internal Vice Chairperson, acting Sports SecretaryLeung Kwan Lap, Ivan
External Vice Chairperson, acting Social Affairs SecretaryWong Yung, Tracy
Financial Secretary, acting Cultural SecretaryChan Kwok Wan, Eric
Past Committee RepresentativeLaw Yik Tung, Alex

 

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“Effio” is a Latin word which means to construct and realise with innovations. We believe by staying proactive and positive when we are facing the coming challenges, we can lead ahead and make a difference, no matter within Starr Hall or even in society.

ChairpersonMak Chun Yin, Patrick
Internal Vice Chairperson, acting Welfare SecretaryLaw Yik Tung, Alex
External Vice ChairpersonHo Ka Yin, Arika
General Secretary, acting Social Affairs SecretaryMak Wun Ting, Tracy
Financial Secretary, acting Cultural SecretaryLau Chui Yee, Co Co
Publications and Publicity SecretaryLiu Ngo Man, Jason
Sports SecretaryTsang Chun Fung, Eric
Past Committee RepresentativeChui Hing Cheung, Ronald

 

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“Caerus” is the Greek God of opportunity and right moment. We believe it is the right timing for us to try establishing core values, to further promote unity and strengthen bonding within Starr Hall.

ChairpersonChui Hing Cheung, Ronald
Internal Vice ChairpersonLo Yan Yin, Isabella
External Vice ChairpersonTjang Ming Wai, Victor
General SecretaryChan Ka Lam, Gabi
Financial Secretary, acting Welfare SecretaryChow Chu Han, Cyrus
Publications and Publicity SecretaryLai Tin Yan, Amy
Social Affairs SecretaryKwok Yiu Hei, Gaga
Cultural SecretaryChan Jian, Jaime
Sports SecretaryKwan Tsz Ching, Natalie
Sports CaptainLo Chun Wing, Louis
Social SecretaryTsang Hei Man, Sylvia
Past Committee RepresentativeTsui Lee Ka, Vanessa

 

“Fides” is a Latin word which was a goddess that personified the concepts of trust, honesty and good faith in the Roman tradition. As the name of our cabinet, Fides represents the nature of the relationship we wish to share among Starrians  a relationship built on mutual trust.

ChairpersonHo Chun Ho
Internal Vice ChairpersonLo Kinling
External Vice ChairpersonTsui Lee Ka, Vanessa
General SecretaryWong Ka Ho, James
Financial SecretaryYip Shung Lai, Andrew
Welfare SecretaryShiu Yo Yo
Publications and Publicity SecretaryPang Ka Yee, Evelyn
Current Affairs SecretaryLaw Man Kin, Kinson
Cultural SecretaryWong Ka Lok, Ernest
Sports SecretaryTsang Wai Zee, Vincci
Sports CaptainYiu Chu Kong, Konvic
Social SecretaryLi Hon Man
Past Committee RepresentativeWong Yat Chun, Marco

 

“Decas” is a Latin word which means “Decade”. At the same time, it means “Successful story” in French. In the year of 2011, Starr Hall is stepping into its 10th Anniversary, which is a milestone for Starr Hall. It is our belief to proceed and establish a core value for Starr Hall in this year.  Also, we are determined to incorporate all the dreams of 500 Starrians into a successful story.

ChairpersonChau Sze Chit
Internal Vice ChairpersonCheng Ka Lai, Kelly
External Vice ChairpersonKwan Che Wa
General SecretaryChow Lai Shun, Tommy
Financial SecretaryTam Kin Wai, Ronno
Cultural SecretaryWong Yat Chun, Marco
Sports SecretaryChan Lok Man, Denize
Past Committee RepresentativeChan Yat Chun, Theo

Sincero means “wholehearted” in Spanish. As members of the Executive Committee, it is our belief that being responsible, devoted, earnest and diligent are elements that we should achieve. Yet, serving our hallmates wholeheartedly is of utmost importance. Simultaneously, it is our desire that every hallmate would treat Starr Hall wholeheartedly with participating more in hall activities, so as to achieve an all-rounded development and build up a sense of belonging.

ChairpersonChan Yat Chun, Theo
Internal Vice ChairpersonChan Tsz Yee, Jenny
External Vice ChairpersonHui Pui Ting, Angela
General SecretaryTang Hon Man, Stefany
Financial SecretaryChan Yin Tung
Publications SecretaryNg Kwok Wai, Patrizia
Cultural SecretaryLou Yu Wun, Yvonne
Sports SecretaryLok Tsz Yan
Past Committee RepresentativePang Kai Chuen, Gordon

Svari means ‘balance’ in Latvian. By maintaining an environment where activities are not made mandated, we would like to provie a platform for hallmates to develop their potentials to the fullest. It is our belief that to give and to take are the two ends of a balance. The more you give, the more you can take. With active participation, hallmates can develop a sense of belonging towards Starr Hall.

ChairpersonPang Kai Chuen, Gordon
Internal Vice ChairpersonWong Cho Yee, Joey
External Vice ChairpersonLo Hing Yee, Jennifer
General SecretaryFung Hoi Ling, Helen
Financial SecretaryHo Ka Ho, Jason
Welfare SecretaryTang Man Ka, John
Cultural SecretaryWong Wing Yan, Yan
Men’s Sports CaptainTe Thomas Junior, Thomas
Past Committee RepresentativeYap Kar Lok, Carlos

Voraus is a German word, meaning ‘head’ and ‘to advance’. Since its establishment, Starr Hall has developed rapidly in different aspects. Based on the current foundation, we hope to develop a core value, and hence build up a sense of belonging among hallmates. As a result, hallmates shall be proud of being Starrians. By passing on the hall concept to the future generations, we hope that Starr Hall will charge ahead and advance into a new era.

ChairpersonWong Kit, Phoebe
Internal Vice ChairpersonChan Yuk Ting, Grace
External Vice ChairpersonYap Kar Lok, Carlos
General SecretaryLeung Yi Ngai, Michael
Financial SecretaryLai Chun Hei
Welfare SecretaryChung Hong Lun, Craig
Cultural SecretaryYu Lok Man, Ellen
Social SecretaryYip Wing Shuen, Kyo
Publications SecretaryFung Ying Ho, Alex
Men’s Sports CaptainLam Ho Yeung, George
Women’s Sports CaptainChan Shuk Yi, Rachel

Zelus is a name derived from Greek legend, symbolizing zeal and emulation. Zeal is an enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal or goal; while emulation is to excel through effort. It is our hope that, through wholehearted participation, active interaction and mutual respect, hallmates can develop strong bonds of friendship in a harmonious environment. Through sharing common experiences and striving for excellence as a community, we envision that Starrians will develop a sense of belonging and devotion towards our hall.

ChairpersonChan Chik Xing, Jason
Internal Vice ChairpersonNg Ka Ying, Winnie
External Vice ChairpersonLam Lok Ting, Tiffany
General SecretaryYeung Ka Hoi, Vincent
Financial SecretaryChan Yin Kam, Kammy
Welfare SecretaryLeung King Sang
Welfare SecretarySo Kwong Wing, Raymond
Cultural SecretaryMak Chi Leung, Ron
Social SecretaryLi Chi Long, Ronald
Publications SecretaryChow Lai Shan, Chole

Foveo is a Latin, meaning ‘to encourage’, ‘to support’, and ‘to cherish’. It is our aim. We believe that through encouragement, hallmates will be willing to share their own culture and values, so as to establish a strong bind of friendship. Moreover, we designate to encourage innovation, devotion and achivement for a point of balance. For us, it is no easy path; therefore, we are cordially asking for your support. With your valuable opinion, we deem that we faster an environment which our hallmates would cherish of being a Starrian.

ChairpersonChik Wan Tsing, Katrina
Internal Vice ChairpersonCheung Kai Hoi, Hoi
External Vice ChairpersonWong Sze Pan, Stephen
General SecretaryCheuk Chor Shu, Isabel
Financial SecretaryLi Ka Chim, Allen
Welfare SecretaryHui Yuk Fu, Yodith
Cultural SecretaryLau Ngai Laam, Anthony
Publications SecretarySiu Chi Heng, Eric
Men’s Sports CaptainHo Chun Yuen, Wilson
Past Committee RepresentativeChan But Ping, Eric
ChairpersonLo Ka Chun, Chun
Internal Vice ChairpersonLing Po Fung, Enoch
External Vice ChairpersonChan But Ping, Eric
General SecretaryLi Zheng, Apple
Financial SecretaryChau Wing Wo, Jeff
Welfare SecretaryHo Man Ching
Cultural SecretaryCheung Hui Fung, Samantha
Men’s Sports CaptainChen Kun, Peter
ChairpersonHui Lap Tak, Nigel
Internal Vice ChairpersonCheng Mei Wan, Rita
External Vice ChairpersonWu Hin Wa, George
General Secretary and Acting Financial SecretaryYan To Yung, Daniel
Welfare SecretaryLo Ka Yiu, Timothy
Cultural SecretaryWong David
Publications SecretaryChan Wing Pui, Estelle
Men’s Sports CaptainHo Chun Kit, Ahkit
Acting Women’s Sports CaptainCheung Yi Nei, Lynette
Current Affairs SecretaryWong Pui Sum, Cherry

SATUS is a Latin word which means origin, beginning, planting and sowing. To construct a stable building, a solid and sound foundation is a must. So does establishing Starr Hall culture. As SATUS contains the meaning of beginning and planting, it represents that we are aiming to construct a stable foundation for Starr Hall culture, to try our best to serve for all Hall mates, and to plant a wonderful future for Starr Hall.

Acting ChairpersonTam Wai Shing, Vincent
Acting Internal Vice ChairpersonNg Mei Ki, Miki
Acting External Vice ChairpersonFung Hoi Ka, Veronica
Acting Financial SecretaryChong Tee Kam, William
Acting Welfare SecretaryTsui King Yu, Chris
Acting Cultural SecretaryHo Lam Horis
Acting Women’s Sports CaptainMann Ching Ting, Cindy