Keith Richburg joins Journalism and Media Studies Centre as the new director

Keith Richburg joins Journalism and Media Studies Centre as the new director

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong has announced that Keith Richburg will become the centre’s new director starting this September, following the retirement of current director Professor Ying Chan. Chan founded the JMSC in 1998 and has been the director ever since. Richburg sees his first goal as that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seeking adventure with a sense of purpose

Seeking adventure with a sense of purpose

Ever wanted to try something exciting, but could never find a good chance to do so? XGravity might be offering the experience you have been looking for. Started by HKU undergrads, for HKU undergrads, the club aims to combine the thrill of adventure sports with a message of social change in order to create unforgettable […]

Korean anchor shares tips for choosing career paths

Korean anchor shares tips for choosing career paths

Jeong Il Kim, head anchor of Seoul Broadcasting System, visited the University of Hong Kong on Feb. 19 to deliver a speech to an audience of Korean students. The event was organized by Weekly Hong Kong, a Korean newspaper company in Hong Kong. Rosa Kwon, a representative from the company, said that this event was organized […]

HKU’s acapella group sounds off on their chemistry

HKU’s acapella group sounds off on their chemistry

Mosaic is the HKU Acapella Group founded in 2006 by students from the Faculty of Law. Acapella music is created in absence of any musical instrument, produced solely by a group of human voices. While some members sing, other members use their voices to mimic instruments, leading to a unique harmony of sounds. According to […]