HKYOU: “We were doing the whole ‘long distance’ thing”

HKYOU: “We were doing the whole ‘long distance’ thing”

“We met in high school because we studied together at an international school in Beijing six years ago. We started going out the year we graduated and during the first year of university, we were doing the whole ‘long distance’ thing. After first year, she decided that she wanted to come to Hong Kong for […]

Cricket match screening brings Indian and Pakistani students together

Cricket match screening brings Indian and Pakistani students together

A small bar in Hong Kong became a microcosm of the cricket stadium Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India on March 19 as arch-rivals Pakistan and India locked horns in a major cricket world cup game, the ICC World Twenty20 2016. Close to a hundred students of Indian and Pakistani descent were hosted by the HKU […]

Student cultural exchange network strives to make HKU more inclusive

Student cultural exchange network strives to make HKU more inclusive

A “majority of students in HKU do want to mingle with students outside their ‘group’, but maybe only a few can take the ‘first step’,” says Felix Kevin, the President of SCENe. According to Kevin, a third-year Accounting and Finance major, it is rather human of us to choose to stay within our comfort zone […]

The international student community on student protests at HKU

The international student community on student protests at HKU

A series of interviews with 50 members of the University of Hong Kong’s international student community revealed that while a majority of the students interviewed were aware of the besiege that took place in January at the HKU Council meeting, most of them did not think it was directly relevant to their university life and […]

Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson on the value of education

Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson on the value of education

Professor Peter Mathieson, the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, gave a talk on the book, Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on March 3 at the Main Library. The book talk was organized by the University Libraries and was attended by HKU students, staff, alumni and members of the public. The […]

Reading Week – What is it, really?

Reading Week – What is it, really?

Although some new students may be confused about what the week of no classes in October and March in the university calendar is about, “Reading Week” needn’t be as scary (or studious) as it sounds. The University of Hong Kong marks the halfway point of each semester with a week free of classes, known more […]

Inter-university concert showcases HKU talent

Inter-university concert showcases HKU talent

The Korean Student Union in Hong Kong (KSUHK) held its first inter-university concert on Feb. 23, 2016 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The concert ‘V15E (VIBE)’ consisted of teams from 5 member universities of KSUHK, namely The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CUHK, City University of Hong […]

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