The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Politics and Public Administration Association is hosting its annual dinner on September 27 at which faculty, alumni and current students come together. Members past and present are welcome. Formalwear is required. September 27, 6:30-9pm. Joseph's at the Graduate (below left), Graduate House, HKU. HK$160. For more details, visit on.fb.me/oncDqp .
CityU to go green for 2011 banquet
Performances and prizes are in store at this year's CityU Banquet - the university's annual student, staff and alumni dinner. Last year's event attracted some 2,000 attendees, and this year's gala is expected to be no less attended. To help combat the excessive waste at Hong Kong restaurants, attendees will be asked to consider picking a six-course menu as opposed to the traditional eight. Formalwear is required. October 27. Banquet Hall, City University of Hong Kong. Register online before September 26 at bit.ly/o3QloN .
HKUST to host annual alumni dinner
Graduates from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will convene for their annual alumni dinner next month. The event is set to feature a "glittering line-up of performances" and is widely seen as one of the more well-attended of the university alumni gatherings in the city. Early registration is recommended and formalwear is required. October 14, 7:30-10:30pm. Le Menu Restaurant, Luk Kwok Hotel (below right), 72 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai. HK$500; HK$400 for HKUSTAA life members. Visit on.fb.me/nAY2No  for details.
PolyU's forum for aspiring game-changers
Fancy yourself as the next Steve Jobs? The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong's (PolyU) "Beyond Entrepreneurship" forum could set you on your way. The lineup of speakers includes several noteworthy entrepreneurs from Asia and Silicon Valley. October 24, 9:30am-12:30pm. Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel, 7 Metropolis Drive, Hung Hom. Register at bit.ly/ors1Bh .