The Senior Year Admission (SYA) Project invited Mr. Santiago Bernal, the Assistant Director of Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) of the University of California, Los Angeles, to co-organize a workshop titled “From Sub-Degree to University: Facilitating students’ academic progression into degree programmes” at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 22 May 2019.

34 Local educators from community colleges and universities participated in the workshop to facilitate the exchange of experience in credit transfer and articulation as well as support to transfer students between California and Hong Kong.

Mr. Bernal shared their experiences in developing academic partnerships between UCLA and California community colleges and the transfer-friendly culture among tertiary institutions. He also expressed the importance of assisting community college transfer students to increase their academic preparation and competitiveness. Local educators from different community colleges and universities also shared their institutional policies and the circumstances of credit transfer. This workshop is expected to serve as the first step for both international and local collaboration for the advancement of Hong Kong transfer students.

Student Ambassadors of SYA Project joined the lunch after workshop to share their transfer experiences from the perspective of local student. They also accompanied Mr. Bernal to explore city’s top attractions and to experience local culture at weekend.

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