Our Learning Partners

Common Core collaborates with students groups and organisations (NGOs, social enterprises) as learning partners.

Student partners


AIESEC in HKU is a global youth-led organization striving to achieve peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential by activating leadership qualities in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments.


TEDxHKU, employing the same narrative as TED Conferences, celebrates the spread of ideas with a focus on our local community. Engaging through curated talks, TEDxHKU aims to foster a connected community and spark compelling conversations locally.


Azure aims to provide a more holistic perspective about psychological disorders, as well as eradicating the stigma related to mental health by providing a safe space for students to mingle, share and discuss issues corresponding to the same.


“Astréas is a student-led expressive arts organization. It promotes students’ exploration of creativity and originality across various art departments; Theatre, Dance, Music, and Fine Arts & Literature. With an emphasis on inclusivity, Astréas uses an English medium of instruction and caters to students of any cultural and artistic background.


UNICEF Club at HKU is a student-led initiative to promote the rights and wellbeing of every child, in line with UNICEF. We partner with UNICEF HK to educate, advocate, fundraise, and empower members of the University to translate commitments into practical action.

HKU Toastmasters International

HKU Toastmasters Club is part of an international public speaking movement that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication and leadership skills.

Girl Up @ HKU

Girl Up @ HKU is a link in the global Girl Up chain at The University of Hong Kong. Our goal is to advance young girls’ skills, rights and opportunities to become leaders. Additionally, we are actively working towards fostering a safe space on campus where individuals from all gender identities feel seen and heard!  

Catering Care

Catering Care is devoted to including Hong Kong’s local neighbourhood restaurants in a more resilient and sustainable food partnership based on the ethos of mutual aid.


HeForSheForUs is a student society that aims to spread awareness and spark action on the responsibility that men and boys have in eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and violence against women and girls.

HKU Vedas: Heart and Soul

Vedas Heart and Soul Student Society is a young HKU student organization with a diverse membership body committed to promoting Body-Mind-Spirit development, with the help of ancient Indian Vedic philosophy and spiritual knowledge. We hope to help students learn the art of holistic living and strive to better their quality of life.

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness is an HKU student-initiated workshop that explores mindfulness meditation, yoga, psychology and therapy, philosophical and spiritual ideas on a weekly basis.

The Flip Side Hong Kong

The Flip Side HK is an experimental performance group that hopes to use theatre as a lens to examine society and subvert our understanding of how the world works.

The Eczema Eradication Project

The Eczema Eradication Project (TEEP), established in 2018, is a social service project aiming to eliminate atopic dermatitis (eczema) for 1 million people before 2026.

Change-Makers Network

Change-Makers Network aims to improve public welfare and strives to connect change-makers from various fields and to provide them with a resourceful and inspiring channel and network.

Chatter That Matters

Chatter That Matters (HKU), is a student organization centered around mental and sexual health. Our main goal is to curate a safe and open environment to encourage conversation around mental and sexual health issues. We aim to be interactive, engaging, and intimate in the conversations, as well as inclusive in the people we include. This organization is for all peoples: of every religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

Organisational Partners

Encompass Hong Kong

Encompass Hong Kong is a social enterprise that promotes diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace through guiding employers to create a work environment that is more D&I friendly.

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC)

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) is a charity dedicated to nurturing the next generation of youth through its award winning signature bilingual Learning Theatre approach. It aims to inspire young people and everyone to engage their minds, passion and spirits in living a full, creative and multi-perspective life.

Asia Art Archive

Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit organisation co-founded by Claire Hsu and Johnson Chang in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region.

OWN Academy

OWN Academy is an education movement that empowers young people to be changemakers and problem solvers of the future. We are the 21st-century career life platform, connecting young people to inspirational mentors and companies through industry experiences and events.

Inspire2Aspire Consulting

Inspire2Aspire Consulting inspires individuals and organizations to be happier, healthier and to aspire for higher goals in life. The company provides training programs and workshops to students around well-being, peak performance, and happiness.

Friday Co.

Friday is a social enterprise co-founded by HKU Graduates in response to promote cultural and social inclusion in the community. We focus on the art & culture programmes, focusing on trending themes in arts, crafts, charity, and social awareness. We work with world-class artists, curators, and instructors. We collaborate with multiple organizations to target marginalised communities, children and youth groups and other beneficiaries in Hong Kong.

Folded Paper Dance and Theatre

Folded Paper Dance and Theatre is committed to generating work that links performance, heritage, ecology, disability, and our cultural futures. It explores on how dance and theatre in its many forms—from ritual, classical, vernacular, social to the experimental—can act as a kinaesthetically collaborative mode of experiencing, mapping, and transforming cultural heritage (and other) sites.