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
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.
But he reiterated he would not leave office unless the motions were passed.17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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