2012年4月20日星期五

振翅之號外

振翅之號外
第二十屆香港科技大學學生會編輯委員會 
二零一二年四月二十日
請訓街 

天水圍都無宿位?南丫島都 Waiting List ?一剎那光輝不等如永恆! 五十分已經風光不再,淪為雞肋?問一問朋友,看一看Facebook,卻發現九 龍城的有宿、觀塘的有宿、坑口的......都有宿?! SHO,你究竟在搞甚麼?

  根據 SHO 的解釋,這次宿位分配的 Cut off 分數是 50 分,亦即是說,在這個分配制度下,51 分或以 上的同學必定有宿位,49 分或以下的,則不會獲分配宿位。而 50 分的,則透過抽籤隨機決定。然而五十多分、六十多分,甚至七十多分卻沒有宿位的,卻比比皆是!
  在這個明顯不公的制度裡,SHO 的應變能力, 再次受到強烈質疑,每次有關 SHO 的政策出台後, Facebook 上的怨聲載道已是司空見慣之事。就像之前 SHO 在未經諮詢下竄改宿分計算方法,而不作任何通知,最終被人揭發,某些地區如元朗更被劇減十幾分,令同學大為驚訝,對 SHO 群起而攻之,不得不接受學生會的建議,重新調整所有宿分。
  而昨日,SHO 再次令同學陷入迷思,高分無宿、低分有宿等情況俯拾皆是,而 Cut off 分數由過往的 43 分大增至 50 分更剝奪了居所極為偏遠的同學的宿位,50 分的天水圍、元朗、甚至連南丫島、長洲也會因此不獲分配宿位,難道 SHO 就要家住離島的同學, 天天花四、五小時在來往科大的路程上嗎?故此,是次分配宿位之方法實在大有問題。
科大本科生宿位分配


住 Hall,其實唔難。
  根據 SHO 官方資料,來年總共有 3546 個本科生宿位,其中有 2146 個之多被預留作下學年新生之用。無可否認,新生在第一學年享受一個學期「必宿」是很重要的,但在這個非常時期,SHO實在有必要適度調節這個制度,以應付突然急增的宿位需求。首先, SHO 應將「必宿」的宿位多分配在 Spring Sem,以 Hall8、9 的落成來應付這個龐大的需求。更重要的是, SHO 應該將三三四新生的這個「必宿學期」延長分佈至首兩年,讓四年制新生可以選擇在首兩年享用這個權利。
  另外,校方是否應繼續保證 EAS 同學的住宿? Non-local Students 是否一定要在 On campus 的宿 舍住宿?這都是值得深思的問題。在外國,很多大學都只會為外國留學生提供一年 On Campus 的住宿, 對於往後的幾年都不會再提供。而一海之隔的香港大學,亦同樣未有保證 Non-local Students 的住宿。科大可以以此作參考,令本地生的宿位增加,紓緩宿位緊張的壓力。這無論對新生還是其他偏遠地區的同學均有裨益,因為這可以大大減少下年度新生「必宿學期」的宿位負擔。



SHO - 黑箱作業
  是次的宿位分配結果中,「高分無宿,低分有宿」 的離奇情況幾近恆河沙數、觸目皆是,令不少同學均對 SHO 賴以分配宿位的宿分制度生疑。由於學生數目將會增加,Cut off 分數上升亦是合理的。但日前曾有同學向 SHO 職員查詢,該職員即回覆指,是次宿位是以 50 分宿分作 Cut off,剛好滿 50 宿分的話,則透過隨機抽籤決定。
  然而不論是路邊社的消息,或是在本編輯委員會昨日進行的網上問卷調查中,均可得知有不少宿分少於 50 分,甚至低至 40 分的同學,均能成功申請 On- Campus 住宿。同時卻有大量宿分高於50 分甚至 60 多分的申請被拒於門外,這顯示 SHO 提供的 Cut off 數據明顯有誤,又或是在 SHO 的宿位分配機制上存在著大量不為人知的操作,由此可見 SHO 分配宿位程序的透明度嚴重不足,儼如黑箱作業,從來不為人知。 對同學至為攸關的宿位分配,同學本身卻反似是「人為刀俎,我為魚肉」,任人擺佈而不聞不問,更莫說要改變學校的政策。
  我們認為,宿位分配事關重大,直接影響同學接下來數年的大學生活,包括課外活動以及課堂編排, 加上公共交通工具配套又應付不了突如其來增加的人流,故此同學有絕對權利得知宿位分配的詳情及數據。 所以 SHO 應盡快向全體同學主動公佈是次宿位分配的 Cut off 宿分,而非只私下對個別同學的查詢給予回覆,讓同學得以藉此判斷自己分配宿位的結果是否公平,以及是否應該向 SHO 申請覆核。以此事件為例, 宿位與宿分的關係只能靠同學之間口耳相傳,在沒有 SHO 官方公佈的數據下,資訊零散而混亂。此外,在日後的宿位分配,SHO 亦應主動向同學發放有關資料,提高宿位分配程序的透明度,此舉不僅可以讓同學更了解宿位分配的詳情,亦可消弭同學對宿位分配程序的誤解與不滿。


HKAC ──我不很想住既地方

  另外一個惹爭議之處,就是很多學生都被分配到位於清水灣的 Off Campus 宿舍──HKAC(三育書院)。而根據本編輯委員會昨日進行的的問卷調查,很多同學都沒有剔選 HKAC 那一個方格,但卻被分配到該類宿位。此舉令同學百思不解,到底 SHO 是根據 甚麼準則去分配學生到 HKAC ?因此,如果你確定自己是沒有剔選那一格,卻被分配到 HKAC 的話,我們強烈建議你親身到 SHO Office(位於 UG Hall II 地下) 或透過電郵向 SHO 正式投訴,申請上訴覆核,還自己一個清白。要知道自己本身申請了 On-Campus 的宿位,卻被扭曲意願,無故被派到一個距離科大十五分鐘車程的宿舍,心情會是如何?
  而有很多同學亦發現自己不慎剔選了 HKAC 那一格,沒有留意到提供選擇的 LLC 和 HKAC 中間有一個 “or ”:選了其中一個後,就不會再被考慮另一個選擇。 另外,有些同學亦不知道原來不須二選其一。部分同 學經友人提醒後,嘗試親身到 SHO 希望更改當初的選
擇,但卻被 SHO 的職員拒絕了。
  然而,事實上,同學沒有仔細看清楚申請宿位表格的細則,亦應付上一定的責任。每當有新產品推出, 商戶都會為其作出宣傳以解釋其用途。同樣地,當申請宿位表格有所更改或增添時,SHO 有責任提醒學生留意細節,例如把更改或新增的字眼加上底線或予以粗體,再為加添了的項目提供解釋,以免學生因為誤解而報錯宿位。
獲派HKAC的同學在申請表有否剔選該格

我要點做好?
  身為科大學生的你,姑勿論是否有意申請住宿, 在親眼目睹學生權利被如斯打壓後,都理應義不容辭, 維護學生應有的權利。編輯委員會在截稿前,尚未得 知日後將有甚麼跟進行動。然而我們認為,不論是像 二十三條般大是大非的社會議題,又或宿位分配一般 的校園大事,同學都不應只在 Facebook 發洩兩句了 事, 而應親身爭取,方能有望改變現狀。與其默默容 忍,與其偷偷謾罵,不如挺身而出,以行動表現你的 不滿,以雙手打破不公的現實。

*直至截稿前,編委員收到434封問卷回覆,歡迎各位留言提供意見。

14 則留言:

  1. You are required to indicate your preference for HKAC or LLCs only if you wish to be considered :

    其實HKAC同LLC都唔剔咪即係對2個都唔想被consider囉..
    點解要逼人簡一個..?

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  2. 佔領atrium 訓返一個月先!

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  3. 好過份囉,住HKAC真係瞓ATRIUM好過

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  4. 大家一齊唔好ACCEPT個HKAC OFFER!!!學生會做野啦!!!

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  5. Non-local Students 是否一定要在 On campus 的宿舍住宿?
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    這不是廢話麼?就算你住在天水圍,來回一次也不過3個鐘。而住在北京的我,且不論你們還瘋狂阻撓高鐵,就算高鐵修通,也需要8個鐘才能走單邊。。。荒謬至極!

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    1. 支持NON-LOCAL STUDENT有權住HALL,全民皆宿

      但請不要拉高鐵建造來說,建高鐵,政府跟校方一樣,零資詢,也嚴重超BUDGET
      也要重申一次,我們反的,不是反建高鐵,而是反政府堅持高鐵站建於貴價地段、反政府堅持拆卸菜園村,又沒有好好安排合適的方案安置村民。是次學生運動爭取宿位,也是社會運動的縮影,希望你也可以理解!

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  6. 住北京好遠咩?
    住印度都無 Hall 喇 !

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  7. non-local沒保證宿位,今年non-local照樣中招,編委功課做得唔夠喔

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  8. 唔通non-local student就唔係SU member咩?而家應該係要求SHO改進而唔係叫D non-local唔好住hall.

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  9. We are all on the same boat. Don't you try to separate us, Editorial Board, HKUSTSU..


    by Yufei Wu on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:44am ·
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    The extra of 振翅 is spreading around HKUST yesterday and I read it through. I would really appreciate the fact that they have pointed out some of the procedure flaws by SHO and doubted the result of hall distribution, and stood out to speak for us.

    But wait - are they really speaking for ALL OF US???





    "另外,校方是否應繼續保證 EAS 同學的住宿? Non-local Students 是否一定要在 On campus 的宿 舍住宿?這都是值得深思的問題。在外國,很多大學都只會為外國留學生提供一年 On Campus 的住宿, 對於往後的幾年都不會再提供。而一海之隔的香港大學,亦同樣未有保證 Non-local Students 的住宿。科大可以以此作參考,令本地生的宿位增加,紓緩宿位緊張的壓力。這無論對新生還是其他偏遠地區的同學均有裨益,因為這可以大大減少下年度新生「必 宿學期」的宿位負擔。"





    For those who cannot read Chinese:





    "Should the university guarantee on campus housing for EAS students? Should non-local students secure their on campus housing? These remain doubtful - in foreign countries, many universities only guarantee one year on campus housing for non local students; the University of Hong Kong does not guarantee non local students' on campus housing as well. HKUST should consider similar methods to increase housing for local students. This will greatly benefit both the coming freshmen and students who live in remote areas."





    Now it is very clear WHO the Editorial Board really stands for. Fine, I accept the fact that they can have their preferences and stands - but please, do INVESTIGATE and THINK before you publish, at least for the sake of responsibility as a precious student media on campus!





    1. Non local students are NOT secured on campus housing. Mainland students, international students, I know QUITE A FEW that are now on waitlist, not to mention those who got HKAC.





    2. Yes, foreign universities don't guarantee housing - then what? I could well have said that Stanford charged 40,050 US dollar tuition fee every academic year, would that be a sufficient support for HKUST to raise their fees?! As for the University of Hong Kong, if HKUST is willing to provide 26,000 HK dollar housing subsidy for the non local students, many of us will be more than willing to live off-campus.





    3. We all understand the difficulty for local student from remote area and cannot get housing. We understand that more than anyone else. I just don't see the logic that 2 hours bus to home should have a higher priority than 8 hours flight to home. Non local deserve 50 points in their location points no matter what because we don't even have a home here in Hong Kong. And I am so grateful that I haven't heard any complains in this way from friends around me, although some of them lost their housing next year and facing a hard time now. Best wishes and prayers to them.





    4. PLEASE, please stop separating us. Face the problem that we are all UST students and we are all victims in the fight for housing. It is the delay of construction to blame, it is the ineffectiveness of the university policy to blame, it is the lack of support and subsidies to blame, it is the ARROGANT and BUREAUCRATIC SHO to blame. Stand up and voice out for our rights, not for some of us, but ALL OF US!





    "First they came for the communists,

    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,

    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,

    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

    Then they came for me,

    and there was no one left to speak out for me."



    PLEASE, speak for US

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  10. 覆巢之下焉有完卵!!

    Please fight for US! If we students got DIVIDED, the only result would be compromised fighting power, which definitely is never a beneficial thing for all the victims in the fight for housing.

    "It is the delay of construction to blame, it is the ineffectiveness of the university policy to blame, it is the lack of support and subsidies to blame, it is the ARROGANT and BUREAUCRATIC SHO to blame."

    And it is the BLACK-BOX operations in housing policy making and enforcement to blame.

    "Stand up and voice out for our rights, not for some of us, but ALL OF US!"

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  11. 即係咁
    MAINLAND 的朋友仔可以不用咁嬲呀
    人地EB講兩句 比較下其他大學的方法 你地事實又真的有必宿只是年期問題
    而他們又無表態只係問下問題
    我又唔明你講咩野分化囉

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    1. local学生也有第一年的必宿啊。为什么这篇文章只用中文写?我的international朋友在问我发生了什么呢!无表态,以虚假信息让他人误解。有多少无耻媒体就靠这些煽动别人呢?

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