Service is a core value of HKU, and was one of the main themes of our centennial celebrations in 2011-12. We try to help our students gain an understanding of social issues through first-hand experience in local organisations, and encourage them to turn the skills they learn there to practical use with training platforms about applying those skills in their working lives. There are also opportunities to take part in projects abroad, from helping orphans with Aids in Ghana to teaching English in rural areas of India to helping to set up microcredit schemes for landmine survivors in Cambodia.
Service Learning Programmes
The Student Development Section of CEDARS offers numerous volunteering and service learning programmes, divided into the themes of sustainability leadership, community engagement and education. You can explore the options here.