Opening of the Union’s Study Room

The examination period is approaching and a study room will be open for students in the coming weeks.

Opening Hours:
Date: 3 December – 22 December
Time: 24 hours
Location: UG205, Union Building

For enquiries, please contact the Administrative Secretary of HKUSU via suas@hku.hk, or staff at the Union Office.

We wish you all Superpass!

Union Executives Consultation Forum

 

The current Union Executives has been serving the Union and our Members for over half a year, the Union Executive Committee is now organising a consultation forum on 29 and 30 November. Students are welcome to ask questions or give comments to Union Executives regarding their work in the past and future. The details are as follows:

Date: 29th & 30th November(Thursday & Friday)
Time: 1230 – 1430
Venue: Area outside Union Office (1/F, Union Building)

Students may write their questions and comments in the following form if they cannot attend the forum. The Union Executives will respond to the collected questions in the forum.

Collection Form Link: https://goo.gl/forms/qFKNrNu9bVAwoJUR2

For further enquiries, please contact Davin Wong, President of HKUSU via supresid@hku.hk.

Beginner’s Class in Hong Kong Mahjong

 

There is a variety of Mahjong, for examples Japanese Mahjong and Taiwan Mahjong, and Hong Kong has her very own kind of Mahjong. The Hong Kong University Students’ Union and Chess and Board Games Club, HKUSU will co-organise a beginner’s class in Hong Kong Mahjong. If you are interested in learning mahjong or feeling confused with all different kinds of mahjong, you are more than welcomed to join. The details of the beginner’s class are as follow:

Date: 23 Nov 2018
Time: 1800
Venue: CYMG01, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre
Quota: 20 (first come first served)
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free

If you are interested in joining the class, please fill in the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/oiP4kXxrU1J2Reil2

Should you have any enquiry, please contact Davin Wong, President, via supresid@hku.hk.

High Table Dinner 2018

 

The Union is organising High Table Dinner 2018, which aims to facilitate communication among students and to provide a platform for academic exchange through guest’s sharing. All members are cordially invited to join this event. Details are as follows:

Date: 16th November 2018 (Friday)
Time: 19:00 (Reception begins at 18:30)
Venue: Loke Yew Hall
Fee: $300
Dress Code: Formal Attire (Green gowns will be provided)
Guest of honour: Mr Adrian Chow (music producer) and Dr Chi Chung Wong (Head of General Education, CEDARS-GE)

Members who are interested to join please fill in the following Google Form and submit the fee by cash at the Union Office on or before 14 November, 2018 (Wednesday). Please be reminded that all seats are confirmed only upon payment.

The application form is available at the following link:https://goo.gl/forms/qR0YgSx6HVyz24No2

For enquiries, please contact LIU Ho Fai Franco, Student Welfare Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2018, via susws@hku.hk.

Graduation Photography Service

 

The Union is going to organise a graduation photo shooting service with Sense Production for graduates to mark an important moment of their lives. Details of the service are as follows:

Date: 24 – 25 November (Saturday – Sunday) & 1 – 2 December (Saturday – Sunday)
Venue: 1/F, Union Building, HKU
For interested students, please visit the following website for more information:
http://www.graduation.com.hk/promotion/hku.html

For enquiries, please contact LIU Ho Fai Franco, Student Welfare Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2018 via susws@hku.hk.

Annual Election 2019 Introduction Session & Introduction to the Executive Committee

 

The nomination period of Annual Election 2019 has begun in September. Full Members may be nominated for posts including Union Executives, Campus Media and Popularly Elected Union Councillors. We will organise introduction sessions in order to let Full Members understand more about the election and operations of the Students’ Union. Feel free to fill in the online form(goo.gl/TBCdpo)if you wish to attend. The details are as follows:

Date: 29th October
Time: 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Venue: UG201 (Council Chamber), 2/F, Union Building

For further enquiries, please contact LEUNG Ho Long, Chairperson of the Union Elections Committee, Union Council, Session 2018 via owenleung.asterism@gmail.com.

HKUSU Hoodie Design Competition

 

 

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is organising “Hoodie Design Competition” to provide HKU students with an opportunity to design the hoodie that belongs to “HKUers”. Participants will be able to win great prizes. Deadline for handing in design is 16/11 whereas the voting period will be from 20/11 to 23/12. Design must be uploaded to Google Drive and access right should be set. Link of the design should be upload to https://goo.gl/V1qBF9. Details of the competition are as follows

Prizes:
Champion: iPad Wi-Fi 32GB (Gold)
1st runner-up: Printoss Smartphone Photo Instant Printer
2nd runner-up: $200 Starbucks Coupon

Requirement of the design:

1. Single or double-sided, can also design on the side of the hoodie
2. The template provided must be used in the design. Link for downloading the template:https://goo.gl/r7x5wg
3. At least one of the following words should be included in the design:
– HKU
– HKUSU
– 香港大學
– 香港大學學生會
– 港大
4. The design shall not consist of the following:
i. Personal attack;
ii. Disclosure of private life;
iii. Inconsistency with facts or defamation;
iv. Obscenity.
5. Image resolution: 300 dpi
6. Format: PSD/AI
7. A brief description of the idea of the design shall be included, and it shall not exceed 200 words

Terms and conditions:

1. Participants shall be HKUSU members
2. Once participants join the competition, they will be deemed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions contained hereinafter
3. All entries must be the original work of the participant. They must not have been submitted for any other competition or provided to any party for any purpose before. The participant must be the sole owner of the entire copyright of the design
4. Once participants hand in the design, they agree to assign the intellectual property rights of the designs to HKUSU. HKUSU reserves the right to use the designs at any purpose
5. Each participant can only submit one design.
6. HKUSU retains the final decision of this event

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Owen Leung, General Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2018, via owenleung.asterism@gmail.com, or Franco Liu, Student Welfare Secretary of HKUSU, Session 2018, via susws@hku.hk.

Human Rights Documentary FREE SPEECH FEAR FREE Film Screening

 

FREE SPEECH FEAR FREE Film Screening

Echoing the 8th Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, HKUSU collaborates with Amnesty International Club @HKU and Amnesty International Hong Kong this year in organising a movie screening session on campus. We hoped that it could provide more insights into the human right issues.

Details of film screening are as follows:

Date: 26/10/2018 (Friday)
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Venue: CBA, G/F, Chow Yei Ching Building, HKU
Running Time: 79 minutes
Fee: Free
Language: English (English and Chinese subtitles)
**The film to be screened in the event is rated as IIA and not suitable for children.**

The post-screening discussion will be conducted in English.

Synopsis:

Freedom of speech is seen to be at grave risk in Hong Kong. It is not uncommon to protests emerge against the diminishing press freedom, or the ban on political parties. What are the greatest threats to it in our current society, and does the West take this freedom for granted? Tarquin Ramsay unravels these questions in this ambitious documentary film, which started at the age of 15, through interviewing high school students of his age, CIA whistleblowers, English actor Jude Law, editor of WikiLeaks Assange, Belarus cultural workers, British journalist Sarah Harrison who once assisted Snowden in his whistle-blowing campaign, C-BASE, media artist and free-speech activist Diani Barreto, and his 11-year-old daughter. Through their words, the documentary Free Speech Fear Free witnesses their courage and unflinching efforts in defending our freedom of speech enshrined in Human Rights

“Our ability to communicate is important because from it derives everything that we think about as civilized in a civilization, every law, every regulation, every constitution and in fact every other right derives from the practice of communicating with each other.”

Julian Assange, in Free Speech Fear Free.

This film was the DOCUTAH Raven winner for Best Foreign Film.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/182409230

Post-screening discussants:

Ms. Lamia Sreya, the President of Equal Opportunity Student Ambassador
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Lamia is currently a year 4 undergraduate student at the University of Hong Kong pursuing a double major in American Studies and Criminology. Having grown up as an ethnic minority here due to her Bangladeshi roots, Lamia has experienced the diverse yet exclusionary duality of Hong Kong and wishes to work towards greater social integration of these communities.

She has organised and assisted in campaigns for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and anti-police brutality campaigns when she was the General Secretary of the Amnesty International Club at HKU, which is affiliated with Amnesty International Hong Kong.
As of now, Lamia is the President of the Equal Opportunities Student Ambassador Club at the University of Hong Kong. Her role focuses on providing equal opportunities to all students in HKU by mobilising the support of external organisations to offer and engage in more voluntary services.

Mr. Davin Wong, the President of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union, session 2018
Davin Wong is the President of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union, session 2018. Prior to his presidentship, he was a popularly elected Union Councillor and a member of the Current Affairs Committee in the Union Council. Mr Wong is currently a Year 3 LLB student.

Ms. Charlotte Wong, member from the Seeing Politics
Ms. Charlotte Wong, representative of Seeing Politics, is a year four student who as well has greatly engaged in social participation. She has served a social research scheme on social housing and has completed an internship at several NGOs. She is currently helping out in Asia Monitor Resource Centre, a renowned NGO fighting labour rights in Asia.

Seeing politics is a Facebook page created by a group of Government and Public Administration students from CUHK. With jail costumes, the members spoke for the political prisoners in the July 1 March. They are also active participants in social movements. Other than that, Seeing Politics also produced variegated posts relating to political issues. It also features several social incidents to explain related political concepts, such as the moral theory behind ticket scalping of Dayo Wong’s stand-up comedy show, and political philosophy concepts entailed in the ‘contract’ of sponsored chicken wings broken by the HKUST student. Rather than ‘enlightening’ the public, Seeing Politics is always happier to share what they have learnt and exchange views with the mass, hoping to connect ‘politics’ and ‘daily lives’, eventually to raise people’s interest in politics.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at hkusmnesty@gmail.com or contact PANG Ka Ho, the Vice-President (External) of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com).

Affiliation Consultation Session

 

HKUSU is running a consultation session service which provides 1-to-1 consultation on issues related to affiliation to the Union. The aim of the consultation session is two-fold: 1) to promote and enhance Full Members’ understanding of the Affiliation Regulation, and 2) to assist student bodies in HKU in their affiliation to the Union.

Period: till 1 December 2018
Session Duration: 30 mins
Eligibility: 1) office-bearer(s) of student bodies in the University of Hong Kong; or 2) Full Member(s) with an interest in developing new student bodies.

Please fill in the application form: https://goo.gl/forms/FBkzuLGa6VmS2nDh2, and the date and time of the consultation will be confirmed through email shortly.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Mr Davin Wong, President, via supresid@hku.hk.

Recruitment of stalls at HKU Marketplace

 

The Hong Kong University Students‘ Union is going to co-organise HKU Marketplace andSocial Sciences Festival with Social Sciences Society HKUSU. We are now recruiting students to set up stalls at the marketplace to sell handmade souvenirs and gadgets. Interested students may fill up this application form and we will further contact you about the details of the function. Deadline for application will be 17 October. HKU Marketplace will be held from 22 October to 24 October, from 12:30 to 18:30 at Haking Wong Podium. For enquiries, please feel free to contact Student Welfare Secretary, LIU Ho Fai Franco through email via
susws@connect.hku.hk .

Terms and references of the event can be reached at https://drive.google.com/open?id=16CV6N0RDTWEmBSTyObQTPEvbRMWKGJQk.