Welcome to the LSESU ABACUS (the London School of Economics' Association of British and Chinese University Students) of 2020-21.Join our Facebook group and follow our Instagram 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.Be sure to subscribe to our membership on the right and follow our social media for the most up to date event news at: Facebook InstagramIf you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to post here or contact any one of the committee members directly.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What is ABACUS?The Association of 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 Queen Mary, Goldsmiths, UCL, SOAS, Imperial College, Brunel and KCL, as well as many other ABACUS parties all over the UK.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. 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 night in the first month back in 2021 to celebrate Chinese New Year, and sellout flagship boat party on the river Thames.*According to the Rule of Six, any indoor/outdoor gathering of a party size more than 6 will be banned and London ABACUS will abide by Government COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. This translates to a majority of our traditional events in Michaelmas term being uncertain to take place. Do not disappoint just yet as we are working our best to explore opportunities to fill your fresher social life with exciting entertainments. 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.