Students may make use of the SPECIAL Programme Search Engine to find out programmes available for enrolment by specifying relevant searching criteria, e.g. SPECIAL domains. Our programmes are categorized under the SPECIAL Domains focusing on the attributes of global outlook, interest in local and international affairs, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, life-long learning, ethical consideration, communication and interpersonal skills, cultural appreciation, entrepreneurship, teamwork, leadership, EQ, physical fitness and sportsmanship.
The Student Affairs Office offers a comprehensive range of developmental programmes and activities for the holistic development of students.
- Complementary Development Programme (CDP)
- External Co-curricular Activities / Competitions
- GSC: PolyU Pre-Challenge
- Hall Education Programmes (Hung Hom Halls / Homantin Halls)
- International Student Ambassador Scheme (ISAS)
- Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP)
- Mental Health Caring Project (MHCP)
- Peer Mentoring Programme (PMP)
- Personal Development Programmes (PDP)
- Welcoming Day
• It provides you with a comprehensive guide for meeting your developmental needs
SPECIAL helps you adopt a strategic approach to plan your own development:
Personal Development is a life-long journey through which you can add values to your competencies to achieve all-roundedness. You will have to figure out who you are, what kind of a person you want to be, set goals, make action plans and carry out your plans, reflect on and document your experiences, and review the whole learning progress to consider another development plan. You are encouraged to follow key steps of personal development journey.
Step 1: Understand yourself
Step 2: Set goal & plan
Step 3: Get experience
Step 4: Document your experience
Reflect on your co-curricular or internship experiences and articulate your growth and achievements. Write journal on your learning progress of the competencies you first set as learning objectives. Collect live examples and evidence of your skills.
Step 5: Showcase your achievement
Share your success stories with your peers and instructors. Invite them to give comments and feedback.
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