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FAQ

Teachers

A1

SEN refers to the learners' unique individual learning needs when they face academic challenges and difficulties in adjusting the learning environment due to a disability or an impairment (sometimes can be multiple). Their conditions could be temporary or permanent.

A2

Teaching and administrative staff members are advised to make referrals to formalize the helping process by encouraging the student to register the SEN with the University.

For students with disabilities and/or special educational needs (SEN) and wish to receive additional support and special arrangements, please follow the official SEN registration procedure in respective offices as follows: 

  • Register with the School of Continuing Education (SCE) if you are admitted into programmes offered by the School of Continuing Education (SCE) or the College of International Education (CIE) in HKBU. Enquiry: Click here
  • Register with the Graduate School if you are admitted into Taught Postgraduate (TPG) or Research Postgraduate (RPG) programmes in HKBU.  Enquiry: 3411 5127, gs@hkbu.edu.hk
  • Register with the Academic Registry if you are admitted into Undergraduate (UG) programmes in HKBU. Please click here for the registration flow for undergraduate students. Enquiry: 3411 5838, ugs@hkbu.edu.hk
A3

Teaching and administrative staff members are advised to make referrals to formalize the helping process by encouraging the student to register the SEN with the University.

For students with disabilities and/or special educational needs (SEN) and wish to receive additional support and special arrangements, please follow the official SEN registration procedure in respective offices as follows: 

  • Register with the School of Continuing Education (SCE) if you are admitted into programmes offered by the School of Continuing Education (SCE) or the College of International Education (CIE) in HKBU. Enquiry: Click here
  • Register with the Graduate School if you are admitted into Taught Postgraduate (TPG) or Research Postgraduate (RPG) programmes in HKBU.  Enquiry: 3411 5127, gs@hkbu.edu.hk
  • Register with the Academic Registry if you are admitted into Undergraduate (UG) programmes in HKBU. Please click here for the registration flow for undergraduate students. Enquiry: 3411 5838, ugs@hkbu.edu.hk
A5

A.  Learning Support

   1. Special examination accommodation

  • Extra examination time allowance
  • Breaks during examinations
  • Special seating, separate examination venue
  • Allow for use of special equipment/technological aids
  • Different formats/substitution of assessment
  • Braille examination question paper

    2. Special Needs User Room in the Library equipped with various assistive software and hardware 

    3. On-loan service for assistive and technological devices

    4. Guidance and advice from Special Academic Advisor

    5. Special accommodation for the Healthy Lifestyle courses 

B. Campus Accessibility

  • Barrier-free facilities
  • Subsidies for purchase of individual use assistive aids

C. Other resources

  • Career consultation, preparation training and internship opportunities
  •  SEN scholarship and funding schemes 
  • Peer Support Programme
A6

All university members are welcome to make suggestions and raise concerns of SEN related issues to the Unit for Students with Special Educational Needs (USSEN), Office of Student Affairs (SA). 

The Unit will bring up the issues to the Committee on Students with Special Educational Needs (CSSEN) where appropriate. 

For details of the terms of reference and membership composition, please click here