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Founded in 1999, the LSESU Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Services Society (LSESU HKPASS) acts landmark in being the first established student organisation within the United Kingdom with a particular emphasis on Hong Kong issues – acting as a bridge for students abroad to remain connected with their heritage.
HKPASS delivers vibrant events to our members throughout the year. Whilst emphasis is placed on Public Affairs and Social Services, as evident in our name, we also host various social events which include dinners, external activities with other universities, cultural and charity trips – on top of talks given by distinguished speakers, and social service initiatives.
Our flagship mentorship programme includes over 20 top legislative councillors, bankers and lawyers, and our flagship LSE Forum is the largest of its kind in the UK.
In recognition of our active participation and contribution to the LSE community, LSESU HKPASS has been awarded numerous LSE Students' Union Awards since 2002, including the Golden Star Award as one of the top 3 amongst over 150 student societies at the LSE.
We hope to provide our members with a broad spectrum of opportunities, so as to help expand their social experience. Everyone is welcome to join!
In purchasing a membership, you immediately gain access to a plethora of invaluable knowledge regarding Hong Kong and its current topical affairs, alongside the meaningful opportunity to create beneficial and lasting social change upon the local community.
Resulting from the society’s dynamic nature, whilst changes of the regular scheduling occur from year to year, one may always expect: academic talks guided by experienced field veterans, opportunities to engage in critical debate about international affairs with fellow students at differing universities and to have fun at events whilst giving back to local charity efforts and initiatives.
Beyond such, in becoming a member, you also become immediately eligible to apply for the society subcommittee, in which beyond partaking in all the above mentioned, you also get behind the scenes in-depth understandings of operations management and the ability to have direct contact with influential people whom the society holds network ties to.
Events and Activities
Over the course of the academic year, HKPASS provides the opportunity for its members to partake in a wide variety of experiences and events, including but not limited to:
- Symposiums on recent political affairs.
- Cultural trip (subject to Covid-19 restrictions)
- Direct meetings with the most influential figures of Hong Kong (in varied sectors).
- Debate sessions and competitions both in Hong Kong and across the UK.
- Regular interactive talks with field veterans (whether it be in local politics or in specialised fields such as law).
...Amongst many more!
For any potential questions, the most accessible and convenient way to directly contact us would be through sending us a message on our Facebook group!
Alternatively, a WhatsApp group for prospective members has been created in which all your concerns and questions may be raised, to be answered. Please find the relevant links in the following section.