What is ABACUS?

ABACUS is the Association of British and Chinese University Students at UoN and we aim to promote and celebrate like-minded individuals who are lost between cultures. Founded in 1994 at the University of Cambridge, ABACUS still holds the same traditions today: a space where British traditions and values fuse with Chinese culture. ABACUS has spread all around the UK, forming branches of this society in more than 14 universities countrywide, including Cambridge, Kings, Imperial and City University.

ABACUS is a society where students with Asian heritage can socialise and celebrate their cultural and social upbringing. ABACUS is a space where students of Chinese, Hong Kong, Taiwanese, Thai, Malay, Filipino etc. backgrounds can celebrate their culture and join a community of Asian students born or grown up in the UK.

Our rich and diverse membership is reflected in what we do during term time: we frequently hold socials - every other week during term time - ranging from weekly football and basketball sessions at Jubilee or David Ross sports centre, celebrating Chinese festivals, enjoying Nottingham’s finest Chinese cuisine, nights out as well as chilled games and movies nights!

If you are interested in celebrating Chinese and British culture and wanting to engage with Chinese traditions abroad, then ABACUS is the right society for you!

Sponsorships and Perks

Thanks to our sponsorships, we have some exciting perks and discounts lined up this year. To get the discounts listed below, make sure to present your ABACUS membership card when making payment.

Studio23 : 10% off purchases in store and 15% off during the whole of December and April (cash payment only). 
Mandarin Chinese Restaurant : 10% off your bill (cash payment only).
KK Teahouse : 15% discount on any consumables in store and 5% off cake orders.
Chatime :10% discount on any full price in store purchases from 12pm to 3pm everyday.
Phunk'D : Phunk'D ticket prices will be discounted for members, which will be communicated for each event.

Salon 106 : 15% off their services when booking is made in advance (Mon-Thurs only).


Events for 2018/2019

We've got some exciting events planned for this year!


Saturday 29th – Meet Abacus (Welcome social)


Friday 5th – Goose fair and KTV event

Saturday 20th – Dim sum (Mandarin) and City tour


Saturday 3rd - Chill at Chatime

Saturday 10th - ABACUS x Filipino Volleyball & Basketball tournament

Thursday 22nd - ABACUS on Ice


Wednesday 5th - ABACUS presents Oriental Winter Ball

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Development Co-ordinator
Constanza Marquez-Godoy
Events Officer
Amy Tang
General Secretary
Della Sam
Janice Jin Yew Pang
Publicity Officer
Lok Hang Harry Chan
Chloe Sin Yan Cheng
Social Secretary
Henry Mak
Sports Secretary
Jeremy Pang
Maurice Lai
Vice President
Rubin Louis Izsak Verebes