25.11.14

HKUSTSU XPOST Issue1

14.10.14

HKUSTSU Welfare Product Distribution 2014 Fall


Mid-term exams are just around the corner. A good planning is the key to success. Thus, the Students’ Union has specially made a very informative Schedule Book for you, which would be a very useful tool to help you plan for the coming school year.

Members of the HKUST Students’ Union are welcome to get a copy at the Students’ Union counter located at the LG5 Free Zone from 14/10 to 16/10. Please bring along your SU membership card or student ID card when you visit us. Our counter opens from 1030am to 530pm from Tue to this Thur. See you!

08.08.14

HKUSTSU Orientation Camp 2014


Orientation Camp is one of the highlighted functions of the Executive Committee, HKUSTSU. Each year, the Orientation Camp helps new students take the leap from high school to university, help make new friends, create new memories and forge an unforgettable experience.

This year a 3-day-2-night in-campus camp will be held at 15th – 17th August 2014 the freshmen.

You can enjoy a lot of interesting and exciting activities including campfire, on-campus orienteering, off-campus orienteering and other mystery games. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends from different majors and have fun. Come and join us now!

Details of the Orientation Camp are as follows:

Theme: The Midnight After HKUST 那夜凌晨,我坐上了往科大的綠VAN

Date: 15th- 17th August 2014 (3-day-2-night)

Price: $ 350

If you are interested in joining our orientation camp or want to know more details, please visit our orientation camp website: http://su.ust.hk/ocamp2014/index.html

08.08.14

HKUSTSU Notebook/Desktop Ownership Program 2014

Entering into the new school year, in addition to the necessary stationery and textbooks, we believe that many HKUST students would like to buy a laptop computer or tablet for school learning or entertainment.

The HKUST Students’ Union understands the situation, so we will provide a Notebook ownership program to all students in this summer, aim at bringing the biggest economic benefits to our students in purchasing computers at campus.

More details please visit http://su.ust.hk/NotebookOP.html or http://www.hknotebook.com/np14/hkust/

09.06.14

HKUSTSU Co-op Shop

The opening hours of HKUSTSU Co-op Shop will be temporarily changed to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it will remained closed in weekends and on public holidays. Also, it will be closed from 16th to 19th June for stock-taking. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Also, thank you for your responses in the previous welfare survey, we hope to improve our service after well looking through your comments. We hope that you would comment on other surveys and here are several other ways for you to express your views on our service, one is to fill in the opinion form at our LG5 SU Office within office hours, one is to inbox our Facebook page, another is to email us at su_union@ust.hk.

24.02.14

Results of Big Decoration Competition 2014

The Big Decoration Competition 2014 had finally come to an end. 13 contestants took part in this year’s event. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your support. The results are as follows:

Best Design Award
Champion: The Nominated Cabinet of Civil and Environmental Engineering Students' Society, HKUSTSU, (ANCHOR)
[283/850 votes]

1st Runner-up: The Nominated Cabinet of Nature Club, HKUSTSU, (KODAMA)
[119/850 votes]

2nd Runner-up: The Nominated Cabinet of Magic Club, HKUSTU, (MAGNIFY)
[70/850 votes]

Winners were selected by HKUST students (both undergraduates and postgraduates). Students had to vote online by using their personal ITSC account.

Best Innovative Award
The Nominated Cabinet of Nature Club, HKUSTSU, (KODAMA) [90.7/100]

The winner was determined by staff member of Student Affairs Office, a professor from Center for the Arts and the Chief Justice from the Court. Students' societies were judged by Originality (50/100), Practicality (20/100) and Representation (30/100).

Best Environmentally Award
The Nominated Cabinet of the Photographic Society, HKUSTSU, (APERTURE)

Performance of students' societies throughout the whole Promotion Period was viewed as part of the scores. The big decoration item would be another crucial criterion. Students' societies participating would be judged by:
i.) Promotion method
ii.) Disposable measures
iii.) Materials used
iv.) Sources of materials

03.11.13

HKUSTSU Executive Committee XPOST OCT2013

24.10.13

HKUSTSU ExCo Information Session

Do you want to become a student leader in the coming year?
Do you want our fellow students to be more aware of current affairs?
Do you want to improve you and your fellow students’ university experiences by engaging more in university affairs?

If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, the Students’ Union would be your chance to get what you want. The Students’ Union has a history of 21 years; we have more than 8000 members. Our aim is to enrich our members’ school life experiences, help students to voice their opinions to the school authorities in order to improve the study environment, and be a role to organized and connect different students’ communities so as to create a harmonious and energetic school environment.

Every year we would change our Executive Committee team of the Students’ Union. This aims to have a better connection between our new students and the Union and could infuse new ideas to the team. The election of the next Executive Committee team of the Students’ Union would be in the spring semester, we are going to have an information session to introduce the work of the Ex-co team and the background of the Students Union to interested students.

Details of the Information Session :

Date: 29/10/2013 (Tue)
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: LTF

All students are welcome and there would be a Q & A session.

If you have any enquiry about the information session, please send us emails at su_union@ust.hk.

Do you think you can make a change in the university? YES. YOU CAN.It is your decision to make it happen or not.

3.10.13

HKUST President’s Forum

When you go to LG5, you can see that a Co-op shop, organized by the SU, is located near the McDonald. It sells stuff like stationaries and other electronics with goods prices. You can bring your SU membership card and show it to the staff to get an extra 10% off discount.

After receiving the opinion and requirement from you, a great variety of goods and daily necessities will be provided in the Co-op shop from this year.

1. Second-hand book sale
2. Borrow electronic products for one day
3. Japanese and Korean snacks sale
4. Ordering graduation bouquet

SU will be joint with "iflorist ", a venture organized by the disabled, to help students reserve graduation bouquet. You just simply go to the Co-op shop to order the bouquet and then pay the money. After a working day, go and collect your bouquet at Co-op.

Opening Hours of the Co-op Shop:

Monday to Thursday 10:00-20:00 Fri 10:00-19:40

The Students’ Union would continue to bring more welfares to our dearest members in order to create a more enjoyable Uni-life. Thank you for your support.

24.9.13

HKUST President’s Forum

HKUST President’s Forum is jointly organized by The Executive Committee of HKUSTSU and HKUST Students Concern Group. We have invited HKUST President Professor Tony Chan to hear your voices under the following themes at atrium on 25th September, 2013.

12:35 Academic Affairs
12:50 University Affairs
13:15 External Affairs
13:35 The Future of HKUST: Changes and Development
13:50 Other queries

The Forum will be conducted in Cantonese, but students may inquire in English or Mandarin as well. All are welcome.

23.9.13

LG5 Students' Union Print Shop Discount Offers

12.8.13

HKUSTSU ExCo Orientation Camp 2013~~~~~~

Theme: Mysterious Island

Date: 16/8/2013-18/8/2013 (3-day-2night)
Venue: HKUST
Price: $300

If you are interested, please fill in the form here.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact our PIC :
Shine (5172 8985)
Cavell (6643 8142)

1.8.13

After a month of design collection, the Schedule Book Design Competition has come to the final stage and there are 5 participants. We are sincerely now inviting members to vote for your favorite design. The votes by SU members account for 70% of the score and the remaining 30% are judged by the SU Executive Committee. Three designs with the highest scores will be the winners and the cash prizes would be given to the designers.

Click here to vote for your favourite design

Listed in no particular order:
1st Design    2nd Design    3rd Design    4th Design    5th Design

1st Participant

2nd Participant

3rd Participant

4th Participant

5th Participant

Online voting date and time: 2/8/2013 (Fri) 12:00 to 9/8/2013 (Fri)12:00
Publication of result: 10/8/2013 (Sat)

20.6.13

The Schedule Book Design Competition will be held in July. We are now inviting members to join the competition, detail as follows:

- How to join -
Students who are interested can submit CD to Students’ Union Office, LG5313 (Lift 10-12, 15, LG5 / F) or email to su_union@ust.hk before the deadline. CD or e-mail should include participant’s personal information (name, student id, Department, telephone, e-mail). Each person can only submit once, if repeated, the later submitted work will not be approved. The winning designer is required to conduct a number of face to face conversations with the executive committee to finalize the schedule book design. The competition will be judged by both the SU members on SU website (70%) and the SU Executive Committee (30%) to elect 3 winners, the winners will get a total of <$1000 cash(Champion: HKD$500, 1st runner-up: HKD$300, 2nd runner-up: HKD$200). We sincerely apologize for the mistake made on the previous email concerning the cash prize amount.

- Entry requirements -
1 Format: AI (JPEG not accepted)
2 Size: Should specify the size of the schedule
3 Resolution: 300dpi or above
4 Printing colors: CMYK
5 Other: The CD or e-mail should include not less than 10 pages of design templates (including: daily, weekly, monthly calendar), WORD file specifying the concept of design (not less than 100 words), materials, colors and formats used, and the schedule design’s Print Screen in JPEG.

-Competition Details -
1 Eligibility: Students’ Union members are invited to participate
2 Deadline for submission: 31/7/2013 (Wed) 18:00
3 Online voting date and time: 2/8/2013 (Fri) 12:00 to 9/8/2013 (Fri)12:00
4 Publication of result: 10/8/2013 (Sat)

SU member please don’t hesitate to join the event. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the welfare officer, Angel Loo through email: ywloo@ust.hk or on 96130678.

1.6.13

1989, Hu Yaobang's death triggered off an anti-profiteering and anti-corruption student movement striking for democracy and freedom. The students expressed their discontent with the government through peaceful demonstrations and hunger strikes, however, the government characterized the campaign as unrest. In order to maintain the stability of the regime, the army deployed tanks and live ammunition, killing unarmed innocent people.

24 years passed, the incident has not yet been rehabilitated, and the behest of those martyrs has not been reached. Even though most of the college students in our generation did not experience the 1989 pro-democracy movement, we can clearly understand what happened in 1989 through sharing and historical records. In the candlelight vigil, we not only mourn for the victims, but also show the Communist Party that we are determined to fight for freedom and democracy, and that will not be forgotten.

We now invite all our members to attend this year's candlelight vigil that would be held in Victoria Park.

Date: June 4
Gather Time and Venue:
17:30 @ Atrium
18:30 @ Victoria Park

Interested members who are going from the HKUST may gather in Atrium at 17:30. Other students are also welcomed to join at 18:30 in Victoria Park. The flag of HKUSTSU will identify our team’s location. (Which would be around the row in front of the stage)

If there is any enquiry, please contact our Vice-President (External) Renz Tse at 98646214 or President Sam Shek at 54010017.

21.5.13

The Students' Union is currently cooperating with BookWarm, by setting up counter in the atrium to collect old textbooks for recycling. They also provide on-site recycling, students please don't hesitate to supporting environmentally-fridenly act.

BookWarm is a non-profit Book Recycling Organization .

With BookWarm, you will be able to:

  1. Donate/Sell your textbooks by visiting our counter*
  2. Or Enjoy door-to-door book collection service*
  3. Give a helping hand to university students in Hong Kong
  4. We will help you deliver them to a new owner, either other students or underprivileged students in China
  5. You can also find the books you like through BookWarm in the coming semester

*Please drop by our counter at 14:30-17:30, 23 to 31 May, HKUST Atrium.

*BookWarm provides door-to-door book collection service if you have 5 or more textbooks of most updated version and living on campus (excluding HKAC).

Please click the following link and complete the online form:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHo0T184UmNzRUhzaXFpQUJhbUR0Wnc6MA

For details, please refer to the website www.bookwarm.org
For enquiries, please kindly contact info@bookwarm.org.

19.5.13

On behalf of the Executive Committee of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students' Union, the 21st Session, 2013-2014, we would like to inform you the official preliminary results of the First Referendum 2013.

The First Referendum of HKUST Students’ Union 2013 was held between 14th and 16th May, 2013 and the vote counting was held at 7p.m. on 16th May, 2013 at Room 2302.

The Official Preliminary Results of the First Referendum 2013 are as follows:

Total Number of Valid votes: 335
Voting Rate: 4.43%

Types of Votes Number of Votes
Valid vote “For” Vote 234
“Against” Vote 78
“Abstain” Vote 23
Invalid vote Improperly marked ballot paper 8

Total: 343

According to the Constitution of HKUSTSU and the above official preliminary results, the Executive Committee hereby declares that the motion “To amend the Constitution of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students’ Union (“Constitution”) in accordance with the original Article 20.5” was DEFEATED.

We feel sorry to announce that the number of ballot sheets counted did not match with the computer record. A total of 9 extra ballots were recorded. The result will be confirmed if there is no repeal within seven days after the referendum. The Executive Committee promises to investigate the error and will release the outcome in due course.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk

10.5.13

Time flies. Could you still recall the ignorance and anxiety when you first entered university? Do you still remember the warmth and sense of belonging your mentors brought you? Do you want to pass down the love and care to the 2013 freshmen and let them feel touched in the same way?

Here comes a spring with full of unforgettable memories and lifelong friendship, harvests and gains. In the August of 2013, HKUST Students’ Union cordially invites YOU to join our O’camp. You would be a wonderful mentor as well as a friend who will welcome, and support the freshmen!

University time is too precious to waste. If you want to enrich your best time of lives without leaving regrets, come and sign up for O’camp held by the Executive committee of Students’ Union mentors or spies! We need passionate people like YOU!

Fees (Gift pack and T-shirt included):
For Group Leader (Both Male, Female) : $180
For Spy : $220

Registration procedures Please fill in the application form through the follow link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11ROpe5XVwSVjF_3AP817xZVvBJVFohfGlM9Irqf043k/viewform

The application deadline is 16:00, May 29.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Shine on yxuah@ust.hk or Tel:+852 51728985

7.5.13

This notice serves as an announcement of the Referendum in accordance to the Article 5.2(e) of the Constitution.

5.2 The Executive Committee, the Council, the Court, a General Meeting or Full Members of the Union may refer any question to the Referendum, and the Referendum shall be held:

(e) By the Executive Committee in not more than fourteen days on receiving a written requisition signed by not less than 180 Full Members with necessary details as determined by the Council.

We, the Executive Committee, hereby announce that the Referendum will be held with the following details:

Date: 14th-16th May 2013 (Tue-Thu)
Time: 10:00-18:00 Daily
Venue: Atrium

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk

1.5.13

Sixteen years since the handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty to China, Hong Kong citizens still do not have the right to vote for their leaders, and it seems the road to universal suffrage is still far beyond our scope. In January 2013, Professor Tai Yiu-Ting (from Faculty of Law, HKU) proposed the “Occupy Central Movement” which is a campaign to fight for universal suffrage by means of civil disobedience and it gradually becomes an ad hoc political issue within the society.

Topic of discussion:
the Occupy Central Movement — Referendum or Civil Disobedience?The Democratic Progress of Hong Kong — Present and Future

Date: 7th May, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Venue: Citi Lecture Theatre (LTA)
Language: Cantonese

Guest Speakers:
Prof. TAI Yiu-Ting - University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law
Prof. SING Ming - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Humanities and Social Science
Mr. Albert HO - Legislative Councilor
Mr. Chan Shu Fai - Secretary-General of Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS)

Interested students can reserve seats through prior registration on below google spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PuHNkIPBa2RJvY1VMD9XoM08OvillAk1XqldjESAu-Y/viewform and could enter the venue at 18:30-18:45 before the forum starts.

We cordially invite all students of HKUST joining us in this valuable occasion, to understand more thoroughly about this movement as well as political reform of Hong Kong, fulfill the responsibility as a Hong Kong Citizen.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk

1.5.13

The Mega hair contract with the school will soon end. We would like to know your opinion about the services provided by Mega hair. Moreover, we would also like to seek your opinion of the campus transport services.

Please spare some time to express your view by completing questions of the survey on or before 22nd May 2013 at the following links:

Mega hair survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NI1e8TRll7MszpLejWcJI6LF_kdGPjF6edo3D114NTs/viewform

Transport survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11XidcGBCHNa6pKpWJPrSyqWxXOsl2RAEdkphornxVNk/viewform

Your valuable comments are a great help to improve our campus facilities.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk

25.4.13

HKUSTSU is going to hold a film showing session to commemorate the people who sacrificed for the freedom of others.

Tank Man is a documentary describing a bloody history 24 years ago, a man stood in front of a column of tanks to stop them from moving forward. Although his bravery could not change the end of the story, he left a trace for us to recognize the dark age of the political system in China.

We once again invite all SU members to join this meaningful event and hope students can get familiar with things happening around us.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk

21.4.13

We are here to invite all of you to join the visit to the second temporary June Fourth Memorial Museum. We wish that our students could be more familiar with the history of our country and could participate in this meaningful event. The temporary June Fourth Memorial Museum was first established last year, attracting almost 20.000 visitors over a month and a half. This year, it is jointly organized by the Alliance and the City University of Hong Kong Students' Union. Housed in City University's campus, this year's museum is even more accessible and comprehensive.

There will be docents providing guided tours to the exhibition for our students, the duration of each tour will last for around an hour. However, only cantonese is available.We welcome all students to join this event.

On the day of the visit, we will first assemble at HKUST. Students are welcome to go to the museum by themselves.

Date of the visit:27/4/2013
Assemble time:12:45pm
Location:LTK
Expected Arrival Time at the museum: 13:45
Location of the June Fourth Memorial Museum:i-café, Yellow Zone, Fourth Floor, University Concourse, Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong

For students who are interested in joining the visit, please register here.

For more detail of the museum, you may visit http://www.alliance.org.hk/museum64/201364museum/index.html.

If you have any enquiries, please contact our Vice-President (External), Renz Tze at 98646214 or contact us
by e-mail: su_union@stu.ust.hk

20.4.13

On behalf of the HKUST Students' Union, the 21st Session, we hereby announce that the First Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) of the HKUST Students' Union (“HKUSTSU”), the 21st Session, 2013 - 2014 will be held on 29th April, 2013 by a resolution of the Executive Committee in accordance with Article 6.5 (a) and Article 17.20 of the Constitution of the Union. All Full Members are welcomed to attend, speak and vote in the EGM.

We have received eight nominations with six of them being valid. This EGM serves to elect five Judges of the Court out of the six valid nominees. The information of these nominees is as follows:

Candidate #Name in EnglishName in ChineseProgram of studyYear of study
1CHAN Tsam Yuet陳沁悅SSCI1
2CHIM Pak Ming詹佰銘SSCI1
3FU Ka Ho符嘉豪SBM1
4LEE Wai Fung李淮峰SBM1
5WONG Chi Kwan黃智錕SSCI1
6WONG Tsz Him黃子謙BBA(OM)2

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact the Executive Committee (by e-mail: su_union@stu.ust.hk) or the Chairperson of the First Extraordinary General Meeting, Mr. YIP Chin Kwan (by e-mail: su_ucoun@stu.ust.hk, c/o Students’ Union Council Office).

15.4.13

New guidelines for the use of Big Character Poster Wall has been published.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk

12.4.13

The Executive Committee has transfered all the donated money to the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Union. The documents have all been uploaded.

1st day    -    HKD$3,000.50   &   USD$5.00

2nd day    -    HKD$6,340.50

3rd day    -    HKD$2,566.10

4th day    -    HKD$3,296.50

Thank you for all your support, we have raised a total of HKD$15203.60.

Support Dock Workers, Support the Strike, Fight For Reasonable Labor Rights!

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk

10.4.13

We hereby announce the vacancy of the Court of HKUSTSU according to the Constitution Article 14.1 and 17.16. The Council will take over the power stated in the Article until the formation of the Court.

Nomination for Judges is now open to all Full Members, and the nomination form can be downloaded here.

Completed forms should be returned to Ms. Flora Tang at LG5 Students’ Union Office on or before 17th April, 2013 (23:59 hours). Only duly completed and returned forms will be considered as valid.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk

26.1.13

The Promotion Period of Norminated Cabibnet of the Affiliated Societies of HKUSTSU is starting from early February. Useful information of this event is uploaded on this website.

For the information please click here

22.11.12

The 20th info session of HKUSTSU was sucessfully held on 22 NOV 2012.

To know more about the details of each post and the general work of the Students' Union, please click the link below for the powerpoint used in the information session: Click here

Feel free to contact us on su_union@stu.ust.hk should you have any further enquiries.

4.10.12

The XPost, which is the official publication of the HKUSTSU, will be distributed starting from Oct 4 at the Atrium in the afternoon.

This issue of XPost will include many areas, such as a brief introduction of HKUSTSU, external issues, a report of what the HKUSTSU has been doing lately...and many more!

A limited number of copies is also available outside the SU office at LG5.

Feel free to get a copy from us at the Atrium and share among your peers!

Bsides, you can read the E-version here

13.09.12

We are currently recruiting standing committee members!

There are totally seven committees available:

If you are interested, please reply us by sending us an email / facebook message with the following details:

Name: (Full name in English and Chinese if possible)

Nickname:

Student ID:

ITSC:

Contact number:

Degree:

Year:

Committee interested in: (You may choose at most 3 options)

Available time: (Please choose the date(s) and timeslot(s) you are available)

Sep 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28

11am-12nn / 12nn-1pm / 1pm-2pm / 2pm-3pm / 3pm-4pm / 4pm-5pm / 5pm-6pm / 6pm-7pm / 7pm-8pm

A confirmation email will be given to you after we received your application along with interview details. An interview will be conducted will be conducted around end of September. Application deadline is September 20, 2012. This is your opportunity to shine and show us your talent. Come join us today! Should you have any enquiries, feel free to contact us on su_union@ust.hk or phone us at 2335 1732. You may also contact us on facebook account (Hkust Su).

For more information, please click here

17.08.12

The orientation camp 2012 (for AL freshmen) has been brought to a successful close. Miss the previous orientation camp? Grab this chance now! We are holding another orientation camp targeting at DSE freshmen. You can enjoy a lot of interesting and exciting activities including barbecue, campfire, on-campus orienteering, water battle etc. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends from different majors and have fun. What are you waiting for? Come and join us NOW!! AL freshmen are also welcomed!!

Details of the Orientation Camp (for DSE freshmen) are as follows:

Theme: The Las Vegas Adventure

Date: 29th- 30th August 2012 (2-day-1-night)

Venue: HKUST campus

Price: $ 160

If you are interested in joining our orientation camp , please fill in the application form online: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHcwSVVza3F6SjI2VVFzVWRCN0g2M3c6MQ#gid=0

24.07.12
Dear students,

Due to the typhoon, the notices posted on the Big Character Wall were damaged. The wall was cleaned up today. If students would like to re-post the papers, please send us an email again for notification.

Thank you for your attention.

Regards,
The Executive Committee,
HKUSTSU, Session 2012 - 2013

 

18.07.12
Dear all,

The School of Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students' Union and The Physics Students' Society, HKUSTSU jointly held a donation campaign for the deceased Physics student, Mr. Wong Wing Ho Danny on Jul 12, 13 and 16. We are pleased to inform you that a total of $13985.5 (HK dollars) with several foreign dollar notes. The sum has been remitted into the school account and Danny's family will receive the donation soon. 

A memorial service will be held from 10:30 am to noon on Sunday, July 22nd in the Ceremony Room (靜念堂), G/F, Main Clinical Block and Trauma Center, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32, Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, N.T.

We would like to thank you for your generous donation.

Regards,
The Executive Committee,
HKUSTSU, Session 2012 - 2013

 

18.07.12

The annual HKUSTSU Notebook Ownership Program has been launched. This year, we provide laptops from Acer and Lenovo at a lower price for students. The first roadshow will begin at 1st August 2012 which is located near the area outside LT-J and LT-K.

For more details please click here.

17.07.12

Orientation Camp is one of the highlighted functions of the Executive Committee, HKUSTSU. This year we will hold two orientation camps for AL and DSE freshmen respectively.

For more details please click here.

12.07.12
Dear all,

We are writing to inform you with great sadness that a student in our school, Mr. WONG Wing Ho, Danny, passed away on 29 June, 2012 due to health problems. To provide assistance to Danny's family at this difficult time, we and the Physics Students' Society are now launching a donation campaign to raise money for the family. The donation counter is placed at the Atrium near elevator on Jul 12, 13 and 16, 2012.

Further details about Danny can be found in the following email sent by the school:

"Dear Students and Colleagues,

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved student Mr. WONG Wing Ho, Danny (黃永豪) on 29 June 2012. Wing Ho spent his last days in the company of his caring and devoted parents, close relatives and dearest friends in the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Wing Ho’s health problems started in March 2012. Despite his illness, Wing Ho persevered in the past few months to complete his third year of UG study at HKUST. He obtained the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics with second class honors, Division I. Due to his very critical condition, his diploma was issued and delivered to him in the intensive care unit of the hospital. We are proud of Wing Ho’s academic achievement and his courageous fight against the illness. Wing Ho’s determination to succeed despite his deteriorating health condition is an inspiration to all of us at HKUST.

Wing Ho’s untimely death is a devastating loss for his family, which is shared by friends and faculty at HKUST who had the honor to know him. A memorial service will be held from 10:30 am to noon on Sunday, July 22nd in the Ceremony Room (靜念堂), G/F, Main Clinical Block and Trauma Center, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32, Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, N.T.

Wing Ho did not come from a well-off family. We learn from the parents that he had to rely on Government financial assistance to pay for tuition fee in the last two years. Originally, his father planned to retire after the graduation of Wing Ho. This plan has to be deferred in spite of his father’s deteriorating health. The death of Wing Ho is no doubt an added burden to the already dire financial situation of the family, given that his younger brother is still in secondary school.

To provide assistance to Wing Ho’s family at this difficult time, the School of Science, HKUST Students’ Union and the Physics Students’ Society decided to launch a donation campaign on campus, with the hope that this would help alleviate part of their burden. If you wish to show your support, please send in your donation through one of the following ways:

1. By Cash
A counter will be set up at the Atrium by Students’ Union and the Physics Students’ Society to collect cash donationson 12, 13 and 16 July from 12 noon to 3 pm.

Cash donations are also accepted at the front counter of the Finance Office (Room 5414 on 5/F, via Lifts 17-18) during office hours (9:00 am - 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm Monday through Friday, except for public holidays).

2. By Cheque
Cheques should be made payable to "The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology" and addressed to the Finance Office, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon. On the back of the cheque, please specify, "Donation for the family of Wong Wing Ho". Please also put your name, address and telephone number on the back of the cheque.

3. By direct deposit to special bank accounts
Three special bank accounts have been set up to collect donations from now until 27 July 2012 (Friday). The account name is "The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology" and the account numbers are as follows:

Hang Seng Bank : 361-008071-677
Bank of China : 012-896-1-017333-7
Bank of East Asia : 015-263-10-00009-1

Please fax a copy of the transaction receipt provided by the bank to the Treasury Unit, Finance Office. On the back of the receipt copy, please write clearly your name, address, and telephone number and specify "Donation for the family of WONG Wing Ho". The fax number of Finance Office is 2358-2426.

An official receipt will be issued to the donor on request for donations of HK$100 or above in about two weeks upon receipt of the donation.

Wing Ho will remain in our hearts and will be greatly missed by all of us.

For emotional stress such as grief, depression or anxiety, students please contact Counseling and Development, Student Affairs Office at telephone 2358 6696 or email <counsel@ust.hk>; while staff and family members please call the Vital Employee Service Consultancy counseling hotline 2755 9227.

Nancy Ip
Dean of Science "


Regards,
The Executive Committee,
HKUSTSU, Session 2012 - 2013

 

27.06.12

Dear students,


The school is reviewing the University's Sexual Harassment Policy and three committee members will be nominated to be a part of the review group. All students are welcomed to apply for the position.

The student members are expected to engage as much as possible in the review work, including attending meetings of the Committee. They will need to have an understanding of the existing policy and procedures, to review related documents, and to study practice in other universities or organizations concerned.  The Secretariat will provide assistance to the student members in this respect whenever needed.  The student members are also expected to share their views and opinions, and make suggestions.

It is very important that the campus should be free from sexual harassment so that staff and students can work and study in a mutually respectful environment.

Further details of the Gender Discrimination Committee and the University's Sexual Harassment Policy are on https://sao.ust.hk/studentlife/popup_sexual.html.

If you are interested in the position, please send us a reply with a brief description on why you are interested in the position.

The deadline for application is Jul 4, 2012. For inquiries, feel free to send us an email at su_union@ust.hk.

Thank you for your attention.



Regards,
Crystal YUEN
Administrative Secretary
26.06.12

Dear all,


International Conference for the Integration of Science and Technology into Society

ICISTS-KAIST 2012

 

 

               On behalf of the 2012 Organizing Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to invite passionate students from HKUST to our upcoming 8th conference, ICISTS-KAIST 2012.

ICISTS is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization founded and led by students of KAIST. Our annual international conference is designed to give undergraduate students—with diverse academic, cultural, and social backgrounds—the opportunity to explore a profound insight on the integration of science and technology into society. Also, students will also be given a chance to communicate in person-to-person with distinguished speakers, who are the leading professionals in their field of research. Last year, over 220 students, from 41 universities in 17 different countries, have participated in ICISTS-KAIST 2011. This year, we are estimating about 350 students to participate in our conference.

 

             Our slogan for this year is “Age of Integration: Beyond the Borders of Knowledge”. The conference will be consisted of three sub-topics: 1. Art in the Optics of Science, Science in the Eyes of Art2. Interdisciplinary Approach to Natural and Social Sciences; and 3. Society, Living with Science and Technology. Under these topics, we will seek science and technology as solutions to multiple problems that humanity faces today and foster merger of multiple disciplines. This year, ICISTS-KAIST 2012 is hosted by ICISTS, Daejeon City, and KAIST (Korea Advanced Technology of Science and Technology).


             There will be 20% discount of conference fee for students applying in group of more than 10 people. You may also apply for financial aid, which covers 50% of the conference fee and all of the accomodation fees. For details, please refer to http://icists.org/ow/about_delegate. For those who need visa to travel to Korea, we also provide visa supporting letter.Please email us the scanned version of your certificate of study at HKUST and passport, as well as personal details as listed below.
             FULL NAME:

             NATIONALITY:
             DATE OF BIRTH:
             SCHOOL NAME: 
             GENDER: 
             HOME ADDRESS:
             PHONE NUMBER:


For more information about ICISTS and our upcoming conference, please visit our official website, http://icists.org/, or our facebook, http://www.facebook.com/ICISTSKAIST, and refer to the promotional brochure attached to this email. Should you need any further information or assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

With warmest regards. Thank you.

 

 

ICISTS-KAIST 2012 – Age of Integration: Beyond the Borders of Knowledge

- Date: August 6th – 10th, 2012                            

- Venue: KAIST Daejeon Campus, Daejeon Convention Center (DCC)

- Official Language: English

- Application period and fee:

Regular application: May 15th, 2012 - July 8th, 2012 (US $100)

            Late application: July 9th, 2012 - July 15st, 2012 (US $130)

*Please note there will be 20% group discount for applicants of 10 or more people, as well as financial aid for those who come from overseas. 

-- 
Div. of Global Partnership
ICISTS-KAIST 2012 Organizing Committee
International conference for the Integration of Science and Technology into Society


For students who would like to get the group discount, please reply to this email (su_union@stu.ust.hk) with your full name, ITSC and contact number.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Regards,
Crystal YUEN
Administrative Secretary
22.06.12

Dear all,


The contract with "Mega Hair"(the hair salon at LG7) is going to end at the end of July this year. To review the students' opinions towards "Mega Hair", a questionnaire was outlined to collect your views. Please kindly fill in the survey to express your opinions before Jun 30. The link is as follows: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?pli=1&formkey=dEpQbkxTZ2FoNlJtLU5WWUZtaUN1VUE6MQ#gid=0
Thank you for your attention and thanks in advance for your help!

Regards,
Executive Committee, HKUSTSU, The 20th Session
22.06.12
Dear all,

Leisure and Cultural Services Department is organizing a "Schick Machine with trailer" guided tour. Students' Union members can obtain tickets free. To obtain copies of the ticket, please e-mail your name, ITSC Username, contact telephone no., time preference to su_union@ust.hk. Please specify the title by "Obtain Boundless Multi-Media Series: Schick Machine guide tour tickets"

Boundless Multi-Media Series: Schick Machine 
by Paul Dresher Ensemble (USA) 

Percussion x Installation Musical Instruments x Theatre

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is going to present a multi-media programme from 6 –8 July 2012. Below please find the details on the programme:- 

It is a solo music theatre work by composer Paul Dresher for percussionist Steven Schick using large-scale invented musical instruments. Schick acts as the sound collector and sonic inventor who attempts to create the Schick Machine – a giant motorized hurdy gurdy, a deconstructed pipe organ and an array of spinning and thrashing metal machines that seen almost to be alive. There will be two sessions of FREE Guided Tours (conducted in English, 30 minutes for each session), for students to know more about the innovatively invented musical instruments and ideas behind. On a laboratory like stage, two groups of instruments; one constructed primarily of wood and organic materials; another group which is objects looks and feels entirely different,  constructed primarily ofmetal and motors

Steven Schick has been commissioned and premiered more than one hundred new works for percussion and has performed in major concert series and festivals internationally. Schick was the percussionist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars of New York City from 1992 to 2002. From 2000 to 2004, he served as artistic director of the Centre International de Percussions de Geneve in Switzerland. In 2007, he became the music director and conductor of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. 

Date
Time
Venue
Ticket Price
Guided Tour (Conducted in English)
6.7.2012 (Fri)
2:15pm & 3pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Free Admission


The guided tour of Schick Machine is suitable for students and teachers who are interested in music and percussion. Quota for the tours is limited, on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested in the guided tours, please contact me at 2268 7225 or complete the attached enrolment form and return to us on or before 26 June by email or fax (2371 3519) . Tickets for the performance are NOW available at URBTIX, where students can enjoy a 50% discount (student ticket is $125 or $90 each). Should you have any queries, you may refer to the programme leaflets or our website:  http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/multi_arts/000003cc.html.  Thank you! 

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Ly_dFIi3U&feature=youtu.be 

 

05.05.12

The 20th Inauguration of the Executive Committee will be held on 7th May as follow.

Date: 7th May 2012

Venue: Lecture Theater A

Time: 1900-2200 (Cocktail Session at 1830)

Click here for details

02.05.12

In order to allow students to find out more about the June Fourth Incident, we are now holding a talk with the New School of Democracy. For more details, please refer to our Facebook Page and the attached poster.

02.05.12

The Students' Union proundly present you the Celebrity Forum concerning the democratic progress in Hong Kong. More informaton can be obtained from our Facebook Event Page: Click here

26.04.12

The Students' Union will hold several June-Fourth Commemorative Events. Please support us!

15.07.11
Welcome to the new website of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students' Union.. Please stay tuned for updates and more information about the Orientation Camp, Notebook Ownership Program, Grand Feast and MegaSales to be held in this academic year.