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.

Mandarin Chinese Restaurant : 10% off (only valid with cash payment)
Monga : 10% off your order! (IG: @monganottingham)
Marucha :10% off purchase in store at MARUCHA store on George Street and Portland Building! (IG: @maruchaboba)

Salon 106 : 15% off Mon-Thurs!


Events for 2019/2020

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


Wednesday 29th – Chinese New Year Dinner @ Mandarin Restaurant


Wednesday 12th – If You Are The One (Take Me Out!)

Wednesday 26th - Planet Bounce

March and April: 

Tuesday 3rd - Mixology: Spiced Rum (with FlairSoc)

Friday 13th - AGM & KTV

Tuesday 24th - Boat Party!

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Development Co-ordinator
Marc Holt
Events Officer
Fanling Zeng
General Secretary
Jonathan Kar Kiu Fan
Jamie Cheuk Man Lee
Publicity Officer
Sammy Sem Yu Chan
Tian Zheng Choy
Sports Secretary
Boyuan Zhao
Julie Voong
Vice President
Chloe Sin Yan Cheng
Welfare Officer
Sze Wing Ng