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Welcome Pack

Welcome to PolyU!

 

Invitation to Gathering

You are cordially invited to join the following gathering to meet the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Caring Team, fellow students and to join a campus tour to facilities for students with SEN:

Date: 30 August 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 12.30 – 14.00
Remarks: Complimentary snack pack for participants
Registration: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/mysurvey2/index.php/397517?lang=en
Application deadline: 25 August 2022 (Thursday) 

 

What Kinds of Support Do We Provide for Students with SEN?

Personalized Support

  • SEN Caring Team to coordinate support
  • Peer support (mainly for undergraduate students)*
    • Peer English language partner and “Limitless” Buddy Programme (Please click here for more information and registration)
  • Expertise support and professional services* in various areas

Resources for Personal Development

  • Workshops
    You are cordially invited to join the following face-to-face training workshops conducted by Mr Kenneth Chow, an Educational Psychologist. These training workshops provide you with opportunities to enhance your executive functioning skills and know more about examination & study skills. Details are as follows:

    Workshop 1: Executive functioning skills (i.e. self-monitoring, self-control, time management, working memory and organization)
    Date: 5 September 2022 (Monday)
    Time: 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm
    Venue: DE401, 4/F, Lui Che Woo Building
    Quota: 8
    Content: 1. The importance of having a good habits
    2. How to improve personal management and self-control
    3. Skills on planning and organization
    4. Time management tools that work

    Workshop 2: Examination & study skills
    Date: 23 September 2022 (Friday)
    Time: 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm
    Venue: QR514, 5/F, Choi Kai Yau Building
    Quota: 8
    Content: 1. Systems that helps memory retrieval
    2. Effective note taking skills that helps revision
    3. Skills on planning your revision schedule
    4. Tips on sleep, nutrition and stress reduction exercises

    Remarks: These training workshops would be conducted in English (may be changed to Cantonese subject to the agreement of participants). 
    Registration:  https://www.polyu.edu.hk/mysurvey2/index.php/992799?lang=en
    Application deadline: 31 August 2022 (Wednesday) 

  • Counselling service (please book via the POSS Website if necessary)
  • Career advising

Academic Support

Due academic accommodation*, such as:

  • Special examination arrangement
  • Alternative assessment arrangement
  • Barrier-free reading materials

 

What Facilities and Resources Are Available for SEN Students?

Accessible Facilities

  • Library (24-hour Study Centre on 1/F North Wing): Computer workstation for students with all types of SEN. (You would receive our email when the access is ready for you.)
  • Library (Room L401a): A special equipment room equipped with computers and assistive aids for students with all types of SEN. (You would receive our email when the access is ready for you.)
  • Communal Building (Room S212)*: Computer workstation for students with all types of SEN during examination period. (Please contact us if you need to use the room.)
  • Room R405: A room mainly for students with physical impairment, with facilities e.g. adjustable beds, height adjustable tables, electric patient lifter, and computer workstations. (Please contact us if you need to use the room.)
  • Can’t wait to know more about these facilities? Read our Virtual Guide now.

Assistive Devices and Technologies

There are many assistive devices and technologies available for students with SEN. Click here for details.

Scholarships and Funding

Eligible students can apply for different scholarships and funding e.g. additional academic expenses grant for students with SEN. For more details, please click here and watch out for our email.

 

How Do SAO Enhance Inclusion Awareness on Campus and Encourage Integration?

Diversity Resource Centre
It is an inclusion hub for students, with various resources dedicated to enhancing understanding and acceptance. All students are welcome! For details, please click here.

“Limitless” - Inclusion Awareness Campaign

The campaign consists of a series of activities to foster better understanding about the challenges faced by persons with disabilities as well as students with SEN, to raise disability and diversity awareness on campus. For more information, please click here.

 

Contact Us

Tel: 2766 6800
Email: sen.support@polyu.edu.hk
SAO counter location: QT308, Chow Yei Ching Building (Entrance at Core T)
Office Hour: Monday to Friday (except Saturday & public holidays)
9.00 am – 12.45 pm; 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

SAO Website


Glossary

SAO - Student Affairs Office
SEN - Special Educational Needs
SRSS - Student Resources and Support Section
POSS - PolyU Online Student Services

 

*Subject to individual situation and funding availability

 

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