Community engagement is an integral part of university education because it helps students realize the relevance of their knowledge and their responsibility as a young global citizen. In accordance to this belief, HKUST Connect aims to deepen student learning and promote a benevolent world through raising students’ civic awareness and developing sustainable partnerships with the wider community. Students will connect their service with their academic experiences and explore their unique roles in the community.
Start your service journey with HKUST Connect
HKUST Connect facilitates students’ service learning experience by keeping a Community Engagement Record of students’ journey of volunteerism which may be used for their future pursuits. Register with us now to get a Cork Covered Notebook after completing 1 community service via HKUST Connect.
You can engage with the community via the Service Learning Courses by applying your academic knowledge to service through structured activities, or the Student Civic Fellowship program by working collaboratively with a partner organization and connecting your learning goals with the service you provide. You can meet like-minded peers and initiate service projects to serve the wider community in the the Connect Ambassador for Community Engagement (ACE) and Mrs Choi Ma Oi Kuen Public Service Leadership Program Award (PSL).
Moreover, you can participate in service learning trips to learn about a place and make real difference to the community through hands-on service abroad. During the annual HKUST Global Days of Changemaking in April, students, alumni, faculty and staff take action to solve social problems in their communities and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
By engaging in the community through HKUST Connect, you will be able to:
- Identify and discuss community issues,
- Apply academic experience and collaborate with stakeholders to plan and implement effective service projects,
- Act as responsible citizens who demonstrate civic awareness and a sense of social responsibility.