Advice for Registration Day 2018

 

Registration Day will be held on 9 and 10 August this year. Freshmen may check out the Advice before going to Registration Day so as to know more about the arrangements and important notes. Freshmen can also check out the orientation activities organised by Union sub-organisations and other student societies.
ISSUU version:
https://issuu.com/…/docs/advice_for_registration_day_2018__1

 

Survival Guide includes useful information such as important dates during the orientation period, several types of applications in the university, facilities and services on campus, introduction to HKUSU and so on. Make sure you have read the Guide to be well-prepared for your university life!
ISSUU version:
https://issuu.com/thehongkonguniversity…/…/survival_guide_18

Union Orientation Camp 2018

 

Union Orientation Camp 2018 will be held from 7th August to 8th August. Participants will be able to experience three unique aspects of HKU life, as they can try new ball activities, enjoy high table dinner, as well as get an opportunity to live in a hall. The details are listed as follows:

Time: 09:30 a.m. (7 August) – 02:00 p.m. (8 August) (2-day-1-night-camp)
Venue: HKU
Fee: $300 (Registered on 6 August)/ $280 (Registered before 6 August)
Payment method: Pay at the Hong Kong University Students’ Union Office or transfer to HSBC Bank Account (002-222925-001) *Please show your payment proof after transfer
Dress code: Causal (Please bring along an additional set of formal suit for the high table dinner)
Document: All participants shall attach the following documents to owenleung.asterism@gmail.com so as to verify the application procedure
1. A soft copy of your passport-sized photo
2. A soft copy of the official bank-in slip
3. A soft copy (e.g. screenshot) of successful JUPAS/Non-JUPAS offer to HKU

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Owen Leung, General Secretary at 6113-3173 or via owenleung.asterism@gmail.com.

Questionnaire Regarding the Use of CYM202

 

Dear Members,

The Executive Committee of HKUSU is collecting Members’ opinion towards the use of CYM202. CYM202, located in Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, Main Campus, is a room under the administration of the Union. CYM202, which was a printing shop, has been temporarily used as a multi-purpose room since the 6th Ordinary Council Meeting of the Union Council, Session 2016. The Executive Committee proposed to the Union Council to review the use of CYM202, and we would like to understand Members’ opinion better towards our suggestions.

The Executive Committee has proposed two suggestions to the Union Council:
1. multi-purpose room: organizations within the Union and Members can book the room for uses. Other multi-purpose rooms are UG106, UG205, and FSC1A07. [1]
2. printing shop: providing a wide range of printing services, such as large-scale printing and binding service expected.

Members’ needs and benefits would be in priority in the Union’s consideration, and we sincerely invite you to express your opinion towards the use of CYM202:
https://goo.gl/forms/tfuVd4zZROlpOy932
(please enter the questionnaire with your HKU email)
【Deadline for submitting response: 20 July 2018 (Friday) 2359】

Regards,
Executive Committee
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union
Session 2018

[1] You may refer to section 3 of the Internal Regulation of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union

Relevant News Article: 【學苑 | 評議會第五次緊急會議】 https://www.undergrad.hk/16447

Repainting of Swire Bridge

 

Repainting of Swire Bridge on 4 June has been postponed to 28 June due to unstable weather conditions, details are as follows:

Date: 28 June 2018
Time: 1300 – 1400
Venue: Swire Bridge

Establishment of temporary Democracy Wall

 

A captioned project was commenced on 4 June 2018, and scaffolding was erected on external walls of Library Building (New Wing), including the area in front of the Democracy Wall at G/F. Therefore, the Democracy Wall will be closed temporarily until the removal of scaffolding. In light of this, the Students’ Union has set up a temporary Democracy Wall next to the Union Office. Students are welcomed to use the temporary Democracy Wall to express their opinion.

The ‘Co-location’ Arrangement Booths arranged by Students’ Unions of higher education institutions in Hong Kong

 

Students’ Unions of higher education institutions in Hong Kong are setting up booths to distribute leaflets to explain how the high-speed rail ‘co-location’ arrangement would contravene the Basic Law. We are also launching an appeal to the public to participate the rally next Thursday night in opposition to the controversial bill. You are welcome to take the leaflets to know more about this issue. The details are as follows –


Rally in opposition to the joint checkpoint bill:
-14th June (Thursday) 7pm-8:30pm
The Legislative Council protest area
Booths:
-9th June (Saturday) 3pm-8pm
Sha Tin Station Exit B
Wan Chai Station Exit A5 Footbridge-10th June (Sunday) 5pm-8pm
Mong Kok Road Footbridge
Yuen Long Station Exit E

-12th June(Tuesday) 5-8pm
Mong Kok Road Footbridge
Wan Chai Station Exit A5 Footbridge

(The locations of the booths might be changed due to bad weathers. The further arrangement will be announced on the facebook pages of the Students’ Unions.)

Distributing the “Honest Consultation Paper”

 

The “Land Supply Debate” put forward by Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, has started the second phase of consultation, as exhibitions and surveys are being done in all 18 districts in Hong Kong. Yet, the scope of discussion is limited due to the presupposition and leading contents of the consultation. In view of this, to further explain the current land situation in Hong Kong,“Liber Research Community”and “Citizens Task Force on Land Resources” issued “Honest Consultation Paper”, which included additional land information that is not provided by the “Task Force on Land Supply” of the Development Bureau. For instance, land reserves that haven’t been mentioned by the government were included in the paper.

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union will collaborate with “Liber Research Community”, distributing the “Honest Consultation Paper”. Students are welcomed to obtain the paper in the Union Office to know more about the land supply situation in Hong Kong.

If you have any queries about this, please feel free to contact Pang Ka Ho, Vice-President (External), via jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com

Cleaning of the Pillar of Shame and Repainting of Swire Bridge

 

HKU students have never forgotten that 29 years ago, Beijing students took to the streets in order to fight for democracy, integrity and freedom, but they were suffered massacre by the Chinese government. Such democratic movement aroused Hong Kong people’s pursuit of democracy and at the same time, changed our attitude towards the transfer of sovereignty, determining that the Chinese Communist Party was a violent and untrustworthy regime.

Back then, in the year of 1989, in order to condemn the massacre, HKU students came together and painted the words “‘Souls of martyrs shall forever linger despite the brutal massacre; Spark of democracy shall forever glow for the demise of evils” on Swire Bridge. The University once neglected the history and they washed away the words on the grounds that the June Fourth incident had passed. Such move was protested by HKU students and alumni and the words were repainted again. Since then, it has become an annual tradition for HKU students to commemorate the June Fourth incident by repainting the words on Swire Bridge.

In 1997, the University and police hindered students from placing the Pillar of Shame at the University of Hong Kong because of political reasons. With the endeavours of the predecessors who fought hard to defend the academic freedom and freedom of expression, the Pillar of Shame is able to stand still on Haking Wong Podium.

Today, in the society where absurdities and injustices come about incessantly, HKU students still choose to participate in different social movements, in pursuit of democracy and freedom. Through cleaning the Pillar of Shame and repainting Swire Bridge, it is hoped that the June Fourth Incident can be commemorated and HKU history can be retained. We also wish that it can remind students and the general public how invaluable democracy and freedom are, encouraging them to defend the justice. HKUSU invites all HKU students to participate in the event, details are as follows:

Cleaning of the Pillar of Shame
Date: 4th June (Monday)
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: The Pillar of Shame, Haking Wong Podium

Repainting of Swire Bridge
Date: 4th June (Friday)
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Venue: Swire Bridge

Severe weather arrangement:

The events will be postponed if it is affected by severe weather. Further arrangements will be posted on the official Facebook page of HKUSU.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Pang Ka Ho, Vice-President (External), via jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com or send a message to our inbox.

Recruitment for Organising Committee Members and Group Leaders of Union Orientation Camp 2018

Union Orientation Camp 2018 will be held from 7th August to 8th August. For those who are interested in being either organising committee members or group leaders, please kindly fill in the following application form(https://goo.gl/CUS12S). There will be an interview which aims at understanding your expectations towards being either organising committee members or group leaders. The details of interview are listed as follows:

*You are required to be interviewed once only.
1st Interview:
Date: 21st May (Monday)
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (You can choose your preferred time slot to attend the interview)
Venue: UG102, 1/F, Union Building

2nd Interview:
Date: 22nd May (Tuesday)
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (You can choose your preferred time slot to attend the interview)
Venue: UG102, 1/F, Union Building

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Owen Leung, General Secretary via owenleung.asterism@gmail.com.

Briefing Session for Organising Committee Members and Group Leaders of Union Orientation Camp 2018

Union Orientation Camp will be held from 7th Aug to 8th Aug. For those who are interested in being either organising committee members or group leaders, you are invited to attend the briefing session to know more about the Camp and details of the upcoming interviews. The details of briefing sessions are listed as follows:

1st Briefing Session:
Date: 7th May (Monday)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Venue: UG208, 2/F, Union Building

2nd Briefing Session:
Date: 9th May (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Venue: UG208, 2/F, Union Building

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Owen Leung, General Secretary via owenleung.asterism@gmail.com.