Hong Kong PolyU’s student body to freeze assets amid pressure from university authorities

The students of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University (PolyU) have voted down a proposal to disband their top student body, but decided to freeze millions of dollars worth of the group’s assets and indefinitely halt operations and recruitment. The “Red Brick Society” was formerly known as “PolyU Student Union” before the school cut ties with it … Read more

Hong Kong university students discreetly mark Tiananmen crackdown anniversary after statue removed from campus

Students and a teacher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have placed flowers, candles and a replica of the now-removed statue commemorating the Tiananmen crackdown on the spot where it once stood. Saturday marks 33 years since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. However, this year, commemorative masses have been axed and police warned Hongkongers … Read more

Hong Kong’s axed Human Rights Press Awards to be hosted by Arizona State University from 2023

Arizona State University’s (ASU) journalism school will host the Human Rights Press Awards from next year, after Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) axed the event citing legal “red lines.” Photo: Screenshot of Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication made the … Read more

Hong Kong’s top university plans new rule to punish students for ‘bringing disrepute’ to the school – sources

Hong Kong’s top university is proposing a new rule which would authorize disciplinary proceedings against any student accused of bringing the institution into “disrepute,” according to sources. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) said “the newly added provision concerning students’ conduct will help safeguard the University’s reputation by plugging the gap in the current statute.” … Read more

Hong Kong university student who ran pro-independence Telegram channel pleads guilty to inciting secession

A Hong Kong university student has pleaded guilty to inciting secession under the Beijing-imposed national security law. Lui Sai-yu, who was a student at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University at the time of his arrest, was convicted by Judge Amanda Woodcock at the District Court on Wednesday. District Court. Photo: Kelly Ho / HKFP. The … Read more

Covid-19: 20 Hong Kong students sit first university entrance exam at Penny’s Bay isolation center

More than 20 Hong Kong students went to a Covid-19 quarantine facility to sit their first university entrance exam in a special assessment center, the Education Bureau has said. The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examinations started on Friday, with around 46,700 candidates taking the English Language reading and writing papers, according to … Read more

PolyU becomes third Hong Kong university to fully cut ties with students’ union

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has cut ties with its students’ union, becoming the third university to order its student body to vacate campus premises since the implementation of the national security law. PolyU has established a new set of entry restrictions after the 2019 PolyU Siege. Photo: Kelly Ho / HKFP. In an … Read more

Access to online mental health support can help those in need, University of Hong Kong program finds

Online consultations with psychiatrists can significantly help those with mental health issues as they are more accessible to patients, a University of Hong Kong pilot program has found. A secondary teacher holding an online zoom lesson in an empty classroom. File photo: May James / HKFP. During a press briefing on Monday, HKU’s Department of … Read more

Artist says University of Hong Kong may allow retrieval of removed Tiananmen statue, though shunned by crane firms

The Danish sculptor behind a tribute to the Tiananmen crackdown dead, which was removed by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) last December, says that the university may allow him to retrieve the Pillar of Shame. The Pillar of Shame at the University of Hong Kong – before and after. Use your mouse to slide … Read more

University award to support diverse students

Dr Miranda Brawn Former Lambeth equality commissioner Dr Miranda Brawn and Oxford University have launched an award to support Black, Asian and mixed heritage students. Open to UK undergraduates at the university from low-income households, the award will support excellence and ambition among talented future leaders by helping students the opportunity to achieve their full … Read more