Students' Union

I will respect censure vote, says student head

The head of the University of Hong Kong student union, embroiled in a row over advertisements printed during the chief executive election campaign, says he will resign immediately if a looming vote of no confidence goes against him and his executive team.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012, 12:00am

Tactical error by students' union

Like university students around the world, those at the University of Hong Kong pride themselves on being the public conscience. They rightly show keen interest in public affairs and speak up when they see social injustice. Their actions may sometimes be seen as radical, though they do so not for their own gains but for what they believe to be in the public interest.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Politics a tough sell on campus

Student apathy - lack of interest in community issues - seems to have reached new heights in Hong Kong. Student unions at three of the city's seven universities have been unable to elect executive councils.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

ESF students meet to discuss council set-up

Students are hoping to gain a greater say in how the English Schools Foundation operates their schools, with plans under way to establish a student council.

Thirty student leaders from across the foundation's six secondary schools are taking part in a two-day 'Sixth Form Leadership Forum' to discuss how they will establish the ESF-wide council.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Students vow to stop 100 trees being chopped down

Chinese University plans two new colleges on campus

A student union has threatened to stage a sit-in and signature campaign against Chinese University's plan to cut down more than 100 trees to build two new elite colleges.

Chinese University's student union will meet next month to discuss actions to be taken to protect the trees.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Private sector to handle grant-loans review

A review of the mechanism for working out the grant-loan for undergraduate students has been launched by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA).

The agency is tendering for private consultants to design and conduct the one-year review after the Joint Committee on Student Finance backed the move last month.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Students' case

Two university student unions are considering legal action to force the government to return $691million that, according to Executive Council policy, has been overpaid in tuition fees since 2001. Should the money be refunded?

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

Students may sue over tuition fees

Two university student unions are considering taking legal action against the government over the overcharging of tuition fees for the past five years.

The unions, from Baptist University and City University, want officials to arrange a refund and to cut fees in coming years.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

University fees answer rejected

Education chiefs - under fire for overcharging university students - insisted yesterday the rule that tuition fees for undergraduates should equate to 18 per cent of their course costs was not binding.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

HK students overcharged $691m in fees over the past five years

University students in Hong Kong have been overcharged $691 million in tuition fees over the past five years because of deflation and budget cuts at tertiary institutions.

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Smooth transition

INDUCTION WEEK MAY conjure images of late nights of celebration but universities also offer a variety of informative programmes to ensure students make a smooth transition to their new life.

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am


University-style council with a maximum of 25 appointed or elected members with a ratio of 2:1 lay and staff members, to be governing body, replacing current foundation and executive committee. The 135-strong foundation could become a 'court' with an advisory role.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

CUHK students want head to stand down

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) students' union is calling for vice-chancellor Ambrose King Yeo-chee to step down unless he agrees to scrap restructuring plans.

21 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Tertiary budget-cut talks 'waste of time'

The latest round of talks between the education chief and tertiary institution representatives did little to resolve the dispute over further cuts in education funding, according to a Baptist University representative.

4 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

80pc of secondary students oppose university budget cuts

Most believe such a move would undermine the quality of education services

Eighty per cent of secondary students oppose university budget cuts, saying they would adversely affect the quality of education.

29 Dec 2003 - 12:00am