Reading News beyond the Firewall

Mainland students who study outside the Great Firewall of China have different news consumption habits, which influence their views on Hong Kong protests.

In Dialogue with Youths

Aiming to bond with the youth, the government has launched the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth two years ago. Varsity investigates the effectiveness of the scheme.

Take a U-Turn

University education is no longer a prerequisite for a promising career path. Some graduates are turning to blue-collar jobs to gain satisfaction in life.

Artist Career: Viable or Impossible?

There are 200 to 300 fine arts graduates each year, and many of them aspire to be full-time artists. However, fierce competition and lack of support make it hard for them to pursue a career in art.

Let Them Grow

Mainland parents are “checking on” their children who are studying in universities in Hong Kong through social media chat groups. Does it really help facilitate communication between children and parents?

Gap Year: Work or Travel?

Gap year offers you an opportunity to take a break from academic stress. Some students intern to accumulate experiences for better jobs. Others travel and volunteer to make their life more meaningful and fruitful.

Looming Threat of School Bus

Around one-fourth of registered school buses riding on the road are without seat belts or safer seats, posing a looming threat to students' safety.

Halal Taste Hunt

Hong Kong is home to 300,000 Muslims, but there are only 72 halal-certified restaurants in the city. Local Muslims are in turn calling for a more diverse selection of halal cuisines.

Fighting for Hong Kong’s Heritage

Conservation activists criticise the government’s grading system for Hong Kong’s numerous historic buildings, believing that the cultural and historical values of post-war architecture are being overlooked.

A Bright Future?

The government and power companies rolled out a new purchase scheme to encourage the production of usage of renewable energy. However, users still face many difficulties in actual implementation.