Healthy Living

A student who practices “Healthy Living” is regularly engaged in activities that ensure the well-being of body and soul. This means that a healthy student regularly engages in a wide range of athletic activities and physical exercises to keep his/her body strong and fit, and practices healthy eating in the form of a balanced diet. “Healthy Living” also means that a student radiates a positive attitude and is able to actively seek out help during moments of difficulty or distress. These practices must be supplemented by the knowledge of human health and a healthy diet, so it is imperative that students practicing “Healthy Living” actively seek out up-to-date and scientifically accurate information about human health, whether in their physical education courses or from other quality sources. Finally, a student who practices “Healthy Living” makes an active contribution to the cleanliness and sustainability of his or her environment, both the immediate environment of the space in which the student lives and the larger global environment shared by humankind. Developing an understanding of hygienic and sustainable living both locally and globally is an important part of our practice of “Healthy Living.”

Examples: Dancing class, Yoga exercise, Basketball Team, workshop on food and diet etc

Interpersonal Relations and Teamwork

As members of a Residential College, students will encounter ample opportunities to engage in variance forms of communication and relationship with other students, academic staff, professors and instructors, guests to the University, administrative and service staff. When living in a collegial community, it is our responsibility to develop strong avenues of respectful communication with the people around us. It is expected that a College student is to respectfully exchange our thoughts, dreams, and attitudes with as many people as we can in our community effort to live together harmoniously and benefit from the rich diversity of opinions and individual styles among us. By doing so, we create a supportive and interactive learning community. Increasingly, we will work and socialize in groups, and it is important that we learn how to participate actively in these group settings so as to develop skills of effective teamwork, which include respecting and benefiting from the contributions of others.

Examples: joining Floor and House activities, organizing group activities, attending interpersonal and leadership seminars etc.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

As students of a Residential College, we live in a community enriched by the diversity of experiences and perspectives of people from Macau and the surrounding world. It is our responsibility to grow increasingly aware of the lives of others, whether in the internationally diverse communities in Macau or in other parts of the world. We all will take advantage of the opportunities in the College to gain a stronger sense of global awareness, whether by participating in globally-themed activities, interacting with people who live in other provinces or countries, or reading quality media sources that expose us to global events and how other people in the global community conduct their lives. As our global awareness grows, we will identify areas of responsibility that help us define our own civic duties as global citizens. Global citizens take responsibility for educating themselves and others about important issues around the world, form ties with people from other countries in an effort to promote mutual understanding, and participate in civic engagement in an effort to promote a harmonious and sustainable world.

Examples: Discussion group on global affairs; joining oversea trip, joining international night or food activities, participating in international group,etc,

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT

Art engages a wide variety of human experiences and capacities, inspiring our creativity, enhancing our abilities to empathize with others, invoking feelings of deep spirituality and joy, demanding our discipline and dedication, uniting us in group endeavors, and opening our minds to the boundlessness of the human imagination and the infinite
ways of seeing and feeling the world around us. As College students, we will grow as whole persons by participating in art-related activities. Some students may engage arts practices while participating in College activities related to music, dance, language arts, drama, calligraphy, and other material and visual arts. Students will form ensembles and workshops to promote artistic camaraderie and accomplishment which may inspire and engage other members of the College through public performance or the display of student-made works of art. Cultural engagement, indeed, takes many forms, and we will feel truly rewarded when we take the time to share personal ideas, sensations, and meanings that the arts inspire in each one of us.

Examples: attending High table dinner, joining cultural activities, a choir member in SPC, playing musical instruments etc.

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

The Residential Colleges provide excellent opportunities for each student to develop leadership skills and to engage in various types of service. By participating in “Care of the College,” for example, each student makes a conscious effort to care for and serve other students living in the College — by being friendly to others, taking the time to share a meal with other students who may be alone, and helping students experiencing personal difficulties. “Care of the College” also means taking care of the physical environment in which we all live, including common spaces, to ensure that our College is clean, orderly and inviting. This is another way that we provide service to our College community. Service may also take place outside the College, as when we participate in opportunities to serve communities in Macau and in other countries. As we develop our capacity to serve others and care for our environment, we will encounter opportunities to grow as leaders. The College offers student leadership positions and training opportunities; additionally, students will find that leadership opportunities increase as they participate along with others in many aspects of College life.
Examples: visit elderly home, services trip to local or oversea disadvantaged people, participate in SPC HA works, organizing activities for floor or college residents etc.