China Futures Society

We bring together individuals interested in Asian current affairs, academics, language and careers to provide a network of opportunities.


  • China Futures Society Full Year Student Membership£0.00

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CFS Welcome Social
Come meet our committee members, returning society members and fellow freshers in a night of games and fun. We’ll be splitting you into four groups and having you all meet each other and our committee for four different rounds of entertainment.
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The China Futures Society aims to bring students interested in Asian current affairs, academics, language and careers to provide a network of opportunities. 

We run an ambitious monthly lecture series on topics ranging from politics to economics and current affairs. We carefully select a broad range of speakers from a multitude of backgrounds to provide an opportunity to share ideas and discussion. Previous speakers have included the British ambassador to China, Barbara Woodward. 

In addition, we have opportunities for students to study and work in China for the summer of 2021 or carry out paid tutoring work with our partner organisations. Excitingly, exclusively for CFS members, these opportunities are heavily discounted so that finance is no barrier to travel. 

We run monthly socials for all our members to meet up. In non-COVID times these would have usually been discounted drinks at the pub followed by a night out but in complying with government advice we will be holding all of these socials online until the advice changes. However, that does not mean the fun stops, nor do you stop meeting new people. Follow our social media channels for our an update on our latest socials. 

We have opportunities to volunteer at a series of local schools in Edinburgh, helping to teach Chinese and work with school students to enhance their understanding of university life. These experiences provide you with invaluable transferable skills and an opportunity to meet new people. 

Head of Academic
Alex Wallsgrove
Head of External Relations
Rufus Lee-Browne
Head of Social Engagement
Sam O'Connor
Freya Sheldon
Bertie Lyhne-Gold
Laura Swaim
Gabriel Taylor
Vice President
Jonty Park