Feature Stories


Things I wish I knew before starting University

August 11, 2018 / by

It’s that time of the year again. The summer is almost over, and the fall semester is almost here.  For those of you who are about to start their first year at university, it’s what I hope, a...



Some words from exchange students!

March 29, 2018 / by

Name : Nuria Alfonso GonzalvezCountry : SpainExchange period : 1 year (from 2017)   Major : Biochemistry“Now I think I have a wider perspective of the world." -Can you introduce yourself? My...

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Are You a Third Culture Kid?

February 05, 2018 / by

What is a Third Culture Kid (TCK)? You might not have even heard of the term “third culture kid” before, so I’ve consulted Wikipedia to define it for you: “Third Culture Kid” or TCK...



Disabilities Experience Day and Accessibility in Hong Kong

January 24, 2018 / by

December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, as established by the United Nations, which  aims to raise awareness of disabled people and the challenges they face in their...

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Faculty of Arts, Elizabeth LaCouture

HKU offers new undergraduate Gender Studies programme

May 21, 2018 / by

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong will offer Gender Studies as a major and minor programme to undergraduates starting this September. The programme has been in development for more...



Information Day 2017

February 10, 2018 / by

  One of the most anticipated days of the year, iDay has long been an opportunity for the different faculties at HKU to show off their activities, departments, and majors (and to...

Author Profiles


Second-year medical student at HKU. Resident alien (hint: look at my initials) who, despite having lived in Hong Kong for over 10 years, still loves exploring and pursuing new experiences in this fascinating city.

Holmes Chan

Law and literature student at HKU.


Mena is an undergraduate Arts student majoring in English at The University of Hong Kong. She has a zest for exploring the complementarity between philanthropy and environmental protection with the hopes of achieving her social aspiration of eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. Devoting herself to the betterment of the less fortunate, she conducted extensive voluntary work and social innovations which aim to tackle social inequality resulting in unfair allocation of resources. She is the founder of a non-profit Instagram shop (@spreadlovewithart_mena), which advocates waste reduction by renovating customers’ daily commodities through hand-painting meanwhile being a form of creative fundraising since all income will be donated to the charity to provide quality education for underprivileged children in China. To promote effective altruism, she constantly tries to clear a general misconception of using the administrative costs ratio of an NGO as an indicator of its efficiency. She believes that in the long run, education for global citizenship is needed to enable more people to participate voluntarily in creating a better world.

Miranda Yeung

4th Year Medical Student

Saad Mohiuddin

First Year Science student.


trapped in a daze in which i’ll never be fazed

Yammy Cheung

I'm a mood- and time-dependent poet and musician Love to be around green trees, blue skies, and just the ocean No longer bound, but free to be, like this writing position Guess I wrote this 'cause I's urged by some poetic motion

Delia von Pflug

I enjoy swimming in the cold open sea, running through concrete jungles and real jungles, and practicing other ways to master my mind.

Elise Baum

4th-year History student. A big fan of Brandy and Monica.

Rebecca Wang

Freshman under Faculty of Science, still exploring majors. Ex-Texan, Hufflepuff, Prolific reader & Cuber/Solver of geometric puzzles.

Samaara Malhotra

Spends time avoiding cooking/ laundry/ doing the dishes, and all-round just wriggling out of responsibilities that come with adulthood.

Sheheryar Naveed

1st Year Engineering Student

Yash Shukla

I am a 2nd Year undergraduate majoring in Biochemistry, aiming to unravel the secret of life. I love philosophy and debating.