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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 an online campus tour to facilities for students with SEN:

  • Date: 28 August 2024 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 12.30 – 13.30
  • Gathering point: Diversity Resource Centre (S207), Communal Building

Complimentary snack pack for participants.

Please click 
here for registration 


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

Personalised Support

  • SEN Caring Team to coordinate support
  • Peer support (mainly for undergraduate students)*
  • Peer English language partner, “Limitless” Buddy Programme and Peer Mentor Programme 
  • Expertise support and professional services* in various areas

Resources for Personal Development

  • Counselling service (please book via the POSS Website if necessary)
  • Career advising
  • Workshops (please stay tuned for further updates)

Academic Support

Due academic accommodation*, such as:

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

Sharing by senior schoolmates on enhancing study effectiveness

Career Support

SAO provides career support to students with SEN.  Through personalised career advising with the use of various assessment tools and mock interviews, we offer tailored guidance and prepare students to confidently navigate the job market, as well as assist them in identify their strengths and interests, paving the way for career success.

Additionally, we also provide valuable resources and job opportunities tailored specifically to students with diverse needs.  To access more information, please click here.


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.
  • 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.)
  • Office pod (At 2/F, Communal Building, on the opposite side of the Diversity Resource Centre): A venue for your study, group discussion etc. (Please contact us if you need to use so.)
  • 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
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



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


*Subject to individual situation and availability


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