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Inclusion Student Ambassador Programme 2020-2021

The Unit for Students with Special Educational Needs (USSEN) aims at creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment to enable those with such needs to complete their university education on equal footing.

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About the Inclusion Student Ambassador (ISA) Programme 2020-21

The programme engages students who share our vision to cultivate an inclusive and welcoming campus. Inclusion Student Ambassador will take up the following roles:

  • To promote awareness of students with SEN and support them.
  • To suggest creative solutions enhancing the campus support to students with special educational needs. 
  • To serve the University community in promoting the awareness of inclusion, equality and diversity.
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Duration

October 2020 – June 2021 
 

Eligibility

  • Studying full-time UGC-funded programmes 
  • Interested in learning issues related to inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity.
  • Share and support the Unit’s mission and committed to cultivating campus inclusion.
  • Eager to understand the needs and challenges faced by the diverse learners and passionate to serve them.

Why join?

  • Certificate of recognition
  • Preferential arrangements without application fee of CCL bearing inclusive activities that are initiated by USSEN
  • Opportunities to showcase your talents and creativity
  • Deeper understanding, knowledge & experience about diverse learners, disability & equality

Caring Point Scheme

100 Caring Points
Participation in community service or inclusion, equality related activities - any local NGO or community activities, events, training sessions in promoting awareness of inclusion, equality, disability. To earn 100 Caring Points, you can 

  • be a sports helper assisting Paralympic athletes in a training exercise; 
  • be a guide walker/runner in a training exercise and running race;
  • be an NGO volunteer during summertime; 

200 Caring Points
Participation in experiential sessions and/or being one of our SEN buddies. 

  • Experiential sessions

​For example, you can participate in HKBU experiential inclusive workshops, seminars, training sessions, camping, etc. All sessions MUST be counted as Co-curricular Learning (CCL). 

  • SEN Buddy

For example, you can be a note-taker, a guide walker, an amanuensis, a reading materials conversion assistant for registered students with SEN/disabilities. 

500 Caring Points

  • Initiate student activities and/or projects to promote SEN awareness, campus inclusion

For example, you can run a sharing session on campus accessibility; develop a mobile application of campus location maps for students with visual impairment. 

Friendly Note

For ISAs who participated in any activities that were not held by USSEN but wish to claim Caring Points, please be reminded to send us the proof of documents, i.e. a certificate of achievement, an attendance record, and at least two activity photos of yourself to us at ussen@hkbu.edu.hk before 30 June. 

 

Application Procedure

Thank you for expressing your interest in our ISA programme. Online application has been closed on Thursday, 15 October 2020. 

Successful applicants MUST attend an online briefing session about catering to different types of SEN in a tertiary setting. Please note that the content of this briefing session will be different from those in the past years. A CCL recognition will be credited to eligible attendees who successfully attended this briefing session. Details as below: 

Date  Time  Mode  Language
Saturday, 17 October 2020 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Online via Zoom Cantonese*

*English services may be arranged subject to the availability of attendees. 

This 2-hour briefing session webinar aims to provide an overview of the Inclusion Student Ambassador (ISA) Programme 2020-21. We are very pleased to invite Mr. Rickie Hung, a professional educational psychologist from Hong Kong Educational Psychology Services Centre to share professional experiences about supporting university students with disabilities/special educational needs (SEN). Topics will be explored below: 

  • Introducing different SEN types in the university setting
  • Understanding inclusive educational development in Hong Kong 
  • Sharing tips on supporting peers with disabilities/SEN
  • Exploring HKBU support services to students with disabilities/SEN
  • Introducing ISA signature inclusive activities/events, and its eligibility 

A zoom link will be sent to successful applicants via the HKBU student account on or before 16 Oct 2020. By participating in the captioned briefing session, you will be admitted to the ISA Programme 2020-21. Please contact us on or before 30 Oct 2020 if you wish to withdraw the programme. 

Contact

For any enquires, please contact us during office hours: 

Tel             : +852 3411 2806
Email        : ussen@hkbu.edu.hk
Address   : Room DLB704A, Level 7, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus  

Opening Hours
Mondays to Fridays – 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays – Closed