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Programme Schedule, Programme Fee and Award

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Exploration

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Programme Fee and Award

Programme Schedule (tentative)

Content

Date

Time

Recruitment & Application Period

4  Sep - 11 Oct 2017

N/A

Application Deadline

11 Oct 2017 (Wed)

N/A

Interview Sessions

13, 16 Oct 2017

TBC

1. Preparation

Welcome Session  & Team Building

19 Oct 2017 (Thu)

1900 - 2200

Touchable workshops + trainings about visually-impaired

25 Oct 2017 (Wed)

4 Nov 2017 (Sat)

9 Nov 2017 (Thu)

16 Nov 2017 (Thu)

23 Nov 2017 (Thu)

1900 - 2200

AM

1900 - 2200

1900 - 2200

1900 - 2200

Preparation for Overseas Study Tour I

30 Nov 2017 (Thu)

1900-2200

Preparation for Overseas Study Tour II

End of Dec / Early Jan

1000 - 1700

2. Exploration

   

City Explorer - Study and Service Tour in Taichung, Taiwan
 

5 - 10 Jan 2018 (TBC)

 

3. Action

Re-Union

18 Jan 2018 (Thu)

1900 - 2200

Preparation for Advocacy

Early Feb – Mar 2018

TBC

Self-initiative Advocacy Project

Early April 2018

TBC

Reporting and Evaluation

Mid April 2018

N/A


Programme Fee

HK$3,000* (After deduction of SA subsidy) + HK$500 Deposit
(Original programme fee: HK$7,200)

*Include airfare, meal, local transportation, accommodation and workshop fee.
*NOT include application fee of visa (for non-local students)

* If students cannot perform satisfactory performance# during the programme, he/she will be required to pay the original programme fee.

#80% of attendance and submit a programme report. Students should apply for absence in advance (at least 3 days prior) with valid reasons. Experiential learning activity, overseas study and service trip, advocacy activity are compulsory items.

^Non-UGC-fund students and foreign students who exchange in HKBU cannot enjoy the SA subsidy.

Award

HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award (ROA)

Both local and non-local students in full-time publicly-funded undergraduate programmes with cGPA 3.00 or above can apply the HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award (ROA) of HK$10,000 via Scholarships and Financial Aid Unit if they fulfill our programme requirements (Please refer to the note#). Non-UGC-funded and exchange students are not eligible to apply for this award. Recipients of ROA are only eligible to receive the award once throughout their studies. The award will be approved by the HKSAR Government.

*Students CANNOT receive the ROA and the SA subsidy concurrently.
Students, who successfully apply the HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award (HK$10,000), are required to reimbursed the second batch payment (HK$4,200) upon receipt of the award.

Eligibility

Full-time undergraduate HKBU students. All local, non-local, international students in HKBU are welcome.

Application Procedure

  1. Please read carefully the Programme Details on our website.
  2. Complete the online application.
    (application deadline: 11 Oct 2017)
  3. Attend the interview on 13 or 16 Oct 2017 upon invitation, which will be sent via email by 12 Oct 2017 at the latest.

Programme Highlights (2016/17)

In the last academic year, the Change-Makers Programme (CMP) was focused on the issue of social inclusion. After research and skills training, 15 change-makers visited Berlin, the winner of the “2013 Access City Award for Disabled-friendly Cities” for 11 days in January 2017 to learn about Germany’s Barrier-free facilities and policies. Furthermore, the participants initiated several advocacy activities, including Awareness Day on campus and launching braille menu at the Pacific Coffee at HKBU.

Experiential activityExploring the community in a wheelchair during the pre-trip training.

Disability does not stop us from enjoying the beauty of Berlin, the winner of the “2013 Access City Award for Disabled-friendly Cities”.Disability does not stop us from enjoying the beauty of Berlin, the winner of the “2013 Access City Award for Disabled-friendly Cities”.

The story of Ms. Kerstin Gaedicke, a visually impaired lecturer, impresses us a lot.The story of Ms. Kerstin Gaedicke, a visually impaired lecturer, impresses us a lot.

Postcard designed by the Change-Makers for the advocacy activity.Postcard designed by the Change-Makers for the advocacy activity.

Awareness Day on campus.Awareness Day on campus.

Change-Makers Programme 2016/17