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Association of British and Chinese University Students (ABACUS)

Association of British And Chinese University Students. Social networking society for Chinese, British Chinese and all other LSE students alike.

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About us

Welcome to the LSESU ABACUS (the London School of Economics' Association of British and Chinese University Students) of 2020-21.

Join our Facebook group to keep updated on all the social events we are holding throughout this year and we will be sure not to disappoint you!

Regardless of nationality and beliefs, we embrace both the Chinese and English culture. Through hosting and organising fun social events all throughout the year, we aim to promote stronger connections within the LSE community, and creating long-lasting friendships between participating students.

If all these interest you, be sure to sign up as a member of the society for the most up to date event news at:

LSESU ABACUS

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to post here or contact any one of the committee members directly.

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What is ABACUS?

The Association for British & Chinese University Students (ABACUS) is a student society led by a group of British-born Chinese who felt that there was a need to make Chinese language and cultural resources available to all.

The society is officially recognised by many London universities including the LSE and other University of London colleges including Queen Mary, Goldsmiths, UCL, SOAS, Imperial College, Brunel and KCL.

We strive to broaden the horizons of students, build on their global awareness and interpersonal skills, and also create mutual appreciation among students for their differing backgrounds.

Membership

As an astute economist would advise, ABACUS membership is a worthwhile investment and a necessity of the freshers' starter kit. A £5 membership (£2 first term!) will grant you access to all of our sellout events throughout the season at a discounted price. (*Note that the discount to all clubbing events is £5 or more) Your membership fee contributes directly towards the running of the society, including the cost of venue booking, hiring staff, various administrative costs etc., and of course the provision of beverages. As a member, you'll get the opportunity to not only represent your ethnicity but you'll also meet loads of like-minded, dedicated and awesome individuals that will become your friends for life.

Events and Activities

Our range of internal and external socials and activities in collaboration with other societies and London universities include karaoke nights, hotpots, paint-balling, weekend trips, skating, bowling and many other cultural and outdoor activities alongside our famous London ABACUS clubbing events, such as our the biggest party right during first month back, 10/10 to celebrate the anniversary of ABACUS, and sellout flagship boat party on the river Thames.

Contact Us

Abacus is thrilled for the upcoming season and must we welcome you to our Messenger freshers group (New this year) along with our Facebook and Instagram page where you can find exciting news about the society's plans.

See below for the QR code and links to our groups to avoid disappointments of missing our events. Should you hold any query, please do not be shy and shoot your questions via these platforms.

We will also host a Facebook live Q&A session (or potentially Zoom call since it is the THING now) to explain our plans for this season with the pandemic going. Follow & Join us now! We promise to deliver an exciting year to all our exclusive members.