The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union (HKPUSU) is a unique student-run institution that is autonomous from the University Administration primarily in terms of operations and budget. Perspectives and opinions about any issue vary, as such, to facilitate communication between the Union and the administration, Student leaders from various faculty clubs and non-faculty clubs volunteer to come together as the HKPUSU Council to address the concerns of their fellow undergraduate union members. The HKPUSU Council is spearheaded by the HKPUSU Executive Committee (HKPUSU EXCO).
The HKPUSU Council constantly strives to work towards upholding its vision of being a representative, inclusive and credible institution to promote, safeguard and uphold students’ interest and welfare in HK PolyU. It hopes to be an approachable Union that can be useful to HK PolyU students during their time in University.
Every full-time undergraduate at HK PolyU is a Union (HKPUSU) member by default and everyone is entitled to voice their opinions about any university-related matters, especially in situations where they find that their welfare is being compromised. The avenue for them to do this is through HKPUSU feedback channels that are readily available and accessible on-campus, as well as online. Undergraduates can also choose to approach members of the HKPUSU Council directly in person – All representatives are prepared to listen and work to improve the lives of students on campus.
Often, HKPUSU works directly with the University administration, which encompasses almost all the HK PolyU offices and many other external offices to solve certain issues with regards to students’ welfare.
In a nutshell, HKPUSU strives to amplify the voices of the students and at the same time act as a bridge between the students and the university administration to promote students’ interest and welfare in HK PolyU.
- To promote and safeguard the interests of full-time HK PolyU undergraduates through active communication and engagement.
- To achieve fair representation while respecting differences among members of the Union.
To be a representative and inclusive institution advocating HK PolyU students’ interests.