Students boycotting classes at the University of Hong Kong have warned that they may escalate their action if their demand to form a committee to review the institution’s governance is not met at a council meeting today. The committee will examine whether the chief executive should be the university’s chancellor by default, as well as the composition of the governing body. READ MORE: HKU students to boycott classes until university governing council’s structure is reviewed Yvonne Leung Lai-kwok, a member of the organising committee for the boycott, said future actions could include extending the strike, launching a judicial review or starting a city-wide campaign. “I believe it is very important for us to consider having an extension of the whole campaign to unite all the universities’ student unions ... [because] the other universities are facing the same circumstances”, Leung said. But she stressed that such actions were not yet set in stone as the committee would need to further discuss them with other students. The warning came as the student organisers’ request for a meeting with 10 faculty deans was rejected or went unanswered. They had hoped to gauge the deans’ stance on their demand to form a review committee and to garner their support for a protest outside the council meeting. Keyvin Wong Chun-kit, another member of the organising committee, said it was “disappointing” that none of the deans were able to meet with them. READ MORE: Shouting match takes place as 250 University of Hong Kong students stage rally to support class boycott Wong said some students had previously suggested blockading the council meeting to further their demands. “But what actions we might take tomorrow depends on how many people show up”, he said. Tuesday’s council meeting will be the first since Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung took up the post as the head of the governing body in January. His appointment triggered the class boycott, which began last Wednesday. The strike’s organising committee estimates that around 200 to 300 students have so far joined, a number which it described as “inadequate”.