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What the local media says

Sunday, Oriental Daily

Retired horse trainer Brian Kan released from jail

Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 2:46am

Corrections & clarifications

In the letter by Moyreen Tilbrook ('A way to reduce female prisoner numbers', November 22), her original version said: 'Previously overcrowding prevented CSD staff at Tai Lam from enabling open visits; meant women were confined to a tiny glassed-in cage on their rest day; resulted in quite inadequate dormitory space and air, given the small windows and intense heat in summer; and, limited rehab

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A revolution in student halls

The growing number of female undergraduates at the University of Hong Kong has led to a small revolution in the social life of its student halls, leaders of the student affairs office say.

Male and female students used to be strictly segregated into different floors in student halls at HKU, with students barred from visiting the dorm of the opposite sex during the night.

22 May 2010 - 12:00am

Student dies after collapsing in room

A Baptist University student has died after she was found unconscious in a Kowloon Tong campus dormitory, about five-and-a-half hours after drinking alcohol at a gathering with fellow students.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

PLA enjoys taste of student life

The Hong Kong garrison of the People's Liberation Army carried its charm offensive to a new level yesterday with the troops' first visit to a local university, and they came away impressed with its hi-tech projects and the students' colourful lifestyle.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

No sex, please

Amid all the politicking and protesting, it's good to know that Bangkok bureaucrats haven't lost sight of their mission to serve and protect. The latest social ill that's caught the eye of Thailand's Social Development Ministry is not the scourges of poverty or disease. Rather, it's the shocking fact that university students are having sex with each other.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

A choice of home or hall

The distractions of campus life may undermine study

TO LIVE OR not to live in a hall of residence is a choice that every undergraduate must face. Many students see living in a hall of residence as an ideal way to make friends, learn independence and establish a sense of belonging to the university. But there can be a price to pay.

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

University dorms prove a lucrative real estate sector

Universities on the mainland need 5.7 billion yuan (US$677 million) for student dormitories. This may be good news to real estate firms, but the high costs of development may keep them from getting the go-ahead from the university's bursar's office.

4 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Accommodation available to suit all tastes

Homestay This may help you improve your English or French. Homestays are arranged by the school and students are matched with families who share similar interests. The average cost of homestay accommodation is between C$400 (HK$2,150) and C$800 per month.

21 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Student fall

A Chinese University student, 22, was fighting for her life in Prince of Wales Hospital after falling from a fourth-floor toilet in a student dormitory in an apparent suicide attempt.

17 Jul 1999 - 12:00am