Stand Up Lawyers! Legal Patrol Scheme

 

Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council is now initiating the “Legal Patrol Scheme” recruiting all legal professionals and legal students.

In the 2014 Taiwan Sunflower Student Movement, the Executive Yuan was occupied to echo the occupation of the Legislative Yuan, the actions were met with illegal and excessive violence from police. In the face of violence, Mr Wellington Koo, former President of the Taipei Bar Association, led more than 20 lawyers to monitor and observe police actions in person to prevent abuse of police power and to protect the legal right of citizens. Many legal students, professionals and scholars also teamed up to patrol the protest sites.

We hope the legal patrol team can prevent the police from abusing power at the scene, such as the police abusing the power of searching on 11/6 at Admiralty Station.

If you are willing to join the team, please email your contact information and your occupation (barrister/solicitor/law student (institution)) to hklegalpatrol@gmail.com)

Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council
15th June 2019

Cleaning of the Pillar of Shame and Repainting Swire Bridge

 

HKU students have never forgotten that 30 years ago, Beijing students took to the streets to fight for a clean government, 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 justice. Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council invites all HKU students to participate in the event, details are as follows:

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

Repainting Swire Bridge
Date: 4th June (Tuesday)
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 the Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Pang Ka Ho, Acting Chairperson of the Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council, via jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com or send a message to our inbox.

University Committee Briefing Session

 

The recruitment of student representatives for the coming session of University Committees shall commence soon. In order to enhance students’ understanding towards University Committees, the University Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council is now organizing University Committee Briefing Session before selection. The details of the Briefing are listed as follows:

Date: 11th April (Thursday)
Time: 1900-2000
Venue: Union Chamber, 2/F Union Building

Student representatives of University Committees shall be appointed in the 3rd Emergency Council Meeting. For those who are interested, please kindly fill in the following form (https://bit.ly/2UILyRt) and attend the Council Meeting for the appointment.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Davin Wong, Acting Chairperson of University Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council at davinwong.asterism@gmail.com

Recruitment of Committee Members – Current Affairs Committee and University Affairs Committee

 

Since the Current Affairs Committee and University Affairs Committee will appoint new committee members in the first Ordinary Union Council Meeting, we hope to recruit students who are interested in joining the committees and share our aspirations.

The Current Affairs Committee (CAC) will be mainly responsible for promoting current affairs and enhancing social awareness to encourage discussion on current affairs among our members. Besides, CAC will publish statements on different topics such that students and the general public may know more about the stance of HKUSU.

The University Affairs Committee (UAC) will be responsible for the discussion of student welfare, regular communication with student representatives of various university committees and publicise information regarding university committees, academic development, and hall-college development. Meanwhile, UAC will issue statements and take other actions in response to university affairs, as well as reflecting opinions regarding campus facilities to the university authorities.

CAC and UAC have eight and seven seats for Full Members of HKUSU respectively. We welcome all Full Members to compete for the seats.

The tea gatherings for recruitment of committee members for the Current Affairs Committee and the University Affairs Committee were successfully held. Students who are interested to join the committees shall fill in the online forms below and attend the first Ordinary Union Council Meeting.

Online Forms:
https://goo.gl/forms/W4n4u5wsnUSBoVa72

The details of the first Ordinary Council Meeting are as follows:

Date: 21st February (Thursday)
Time: 19:00
Venue: Union Council Chamber, 2/F, Union Building

For further enquiries about The Current Affairs Committee, please feel free to contact PANG Ka Ho, Acting Chairperson Current Affairs Committee (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com).
For further enquiries about The University Affairs Committee, please feel free to contact LEI Tsz Shing, Chairperson of The University Affairs Committee (email: daniellei.asterism@gmail.com).

Recruitment of Committee Members – Current Affairs Committee and University Affairs Committee

 

Since the Current Affairs Committee and University Affairs Committee will appoint new committee members in the first Ordinary Union Council Meeting, we hope to recruit students who are interested in joining the committees and share our aspirations.

The Current Affairs Committee (CAC) will be mainly responsible for promoting current affairs and enhancing social awareness to encourage discussion on current affairs among our members. Besides, CAC will publish statements on different topics such that students and the general public may know more about the stance of HKUSU.

The University Affairs Committee (UAC) will be responsible for the discussion of student welfare, regular communication with student representatives of various university committees and publicise information regarding university committees, academic development, and hall-college development. Meanwhile, UAC will issue statements and take other actions in response to university affairs, as well as reflecting opinions regarding campus facilities to the university authorities.

CAC and UAC have eight and seven seats for Full Members of HKUSU respectively. We welcome all Full Members to compete for the seats. We will organise a tea gathering beforehand and invite students who are interested to participate and know more about the structure and duties of the respective standing committees. The details are as follows:

Current Affairs Committee

Date: 18th February (Monday)
Time: 18:30 – 19:30
Venue: UG102, Union Building

University Affairs Committee

Date: 19th February (Tuesday)
Time: 18:30 – 19:30
Venue: UG102, Union Building

Moreover, students who are interested in joining the aforementioned committees shall fill in the online form below and attend the first Ordinary Union Council Meeting of Session 2019 for consultations from councillors and formal appointment.

Online form:
https://goo.gl/forms/W4n4u5wsnUSBoVa72

The details of the first Ordinary Council Meeting are as follows:

Date: 21st February (Thursday)
Time: 19:00
Venue: Union Council Chamber, 2/F, Union Building

For further enquiries about The Current Affairs Committee, please feel free to contact PANG Ka Ho, Acting Chairperson of The Current Affairs Secretary (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com).

For further enquiries about The University Affairs Committee, please feel free to contact LEI Tsz Shing, Chairperson of The University Affairs Committee (email: daniellei.asterism@gmail.com).

General Polling No.1, HKUSU Session 2018

 

According to the resolution of the 9th Ordinary Council Meeting, HKUSU Council, Session 2018, dated 23 December 2018, General Polling No.1, HKUSU, Session 2018 on the motion below is to be held. The motion is as follows:

“At least one student representative shall be included in the appointing body of the Chairman of the Council of the University of Hong Kong, and the body shall consult students in the course of appointment.”

Details of Polling are as follows:

Date: 28 January 2019 (Monday) – 1 February 2019 (Friday)

Venue of polling stations and opening hours:

Main Campus (10:15 – 18:45)
1. Area near Campus Service Centre (UG/F Knowles Building)
2. Run Run Shaw Podium (Opposite to old University Bookstore)
3. Union Foyer
4. Area outside OBC Grill
5. Area outside Bank of East Asia

Dental Campus (12:00 – 14:00)
6. Area outside Canteen on 7/F, Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Medical Campus (10:15 – 18:00)
7. Area outside Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 4, William M. W. Mong Block.

If you have any enquiries, please contact LEUNG Ho Long, Chairperson of the Union Elections Committee, HKUSU Council (Email: owenleung.asterism@gmail.com), or CHAN Sze Chai, Max, Council Chairperson of HKUSU Council Session 2018 (Email: maxchan1005@gmail.com).

Details of Polling stations of The Election of Undergraduate Student Membership to the Boards of Faculties 2019

 

The polling days of the Election of Undergraduate Student Membership to the Boards of Faculties 2019 are coming soon. Details are as follows:

Date: 28 January 2019 (Monday) – 1 February 2019 (Friday)

Venue of polling stations and opening hours:

Main Campus (10:15 – 18:45)
1. Area near Campus Service Centre (UG/F Knowles Building)
2. Run Run Shaw Podium (Opposite to old University Bookstore)
3. Union Foyer
4. Area outside OBC Grill
5. Area outside Bank of East Asia

Dental Campus (12:00 – 14:00)
6. Area outside Canteen on 7/F, Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Medical Campus (10:15 – 18:00)
7. Area outside Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 4, William M. W. Mong Block.

Members of the Union can read the central platforms of the candidates through the following links:
Election of Undergraduate Student Membership to the Boards of Faculties 2019:https://goo.gl/hLXbVX

If you have any enquiries, feel free to contact Leung Ho Long, Chairperson of the Union Elections Committee, HKUSU Council via owenleung.asterism@gmail.com

Details of Polling stations of Annual Election 2019

 

The polling days of Annual Election 2019 are coming soon. Details are as follows:

Date: 28 January 2019 (Monday) – 1 February 2019 (Friday)

Venue of polling stations and opening hours:

Main Campus (10:15 – 18:45)
1. Area near Campus Service Centre (UG/F Knowles Building)
2. Run Run Shaw Podium (Opposite to old University Bookstore)
3. Union Foyer
4. Area outside OBC Grill
5. Area outside Bank of East Asia

Dental Campus (12:00 – 14:00)
6. Area outside Canteen on 7/F, Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Medical Campus (10:15 – 18:00)
7. Area outside Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 4, William M. W. Mong Block.

Members of the Union can read the central platforms of the candidates through the following links:
Annual Election 2019: https://goo.gl/k2RhoA

If you have any enquiries, feel free to contact Leung Ho Long, Chairperson of the Union Elections Committee, HKUSU Council via owenleung.asterism@gmail.com

Central Campaign for Annual Election 2019

 

The Annual Election 2019 will be held from 28 January to 1 February. The Annual Election Commission 2019 will organise the Central Campaign for students to ask questions and provide comments to candidates. The Central Campaign will be conducted in Cantonese and English. Instant interpretation will be provided upon request. The details of the Central Campaign are as follows:

Date: 21 January – 25 January
Time: 12:30 – 14:30
Venue: Sun Yat-sen Place

The Central Campaign will be conducted in accordance with the Standing Orders of the Union Council.

For enquiries, feel free to contact LEUNG Ho Long, Chairperson of Annual Election Commission 2019 (email: owenleung.asterism@gmail.com).

Commission Hall Visits

 

Link of cosignatory: https://goo.gl/forms/DaUvM34dGrUD8pM83

Link of joint appeal: http://www.hkusu.org/…/change-now-or-never-joint-appeal-to…/

Hall visits will be conducted starting from next week. During the friendly visits, the Commission will explain the future works as well as gather students’ opinions on the procedure of appointing the Council Chairman. Schedule for hall visits is as follows:

14 January
23:00 University Hall

15 January
21:00 Lady Ho Tung Hall
23:00 Starr Hall

16 January
19:00 Lee Chi Hung Hall
21:00 Morrison Hall, Suen Chi Sun Hall, Lee Shau Kee Hall
23:00 Simon K. Y. Lee Hall

17 January
23:00 Ricci Hall

18 January
19:00 Hornell Hall
21:00 Swire Hall
23:00 St. John’s College

20 January
21:00 Wei Lun Hall, Lee Hysan Hall, R. C. Lee Hall