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On Service-Learning Requirement

Question:
What is the Service-Learning Requirement (SLR)? How to fulfil the SLR for graduation?

 
Answer:
Students under the new 4-year undergraduate degree programmes must complete a 3-credit SL subject for graduation. However, students admitted to the Senior Year places of undergraduate programmes and the new Articulation Degree programmes in 2014-15 can choose to take a 3-credit free elective in lieu of SLR for graduation. Free electives refer to any subjects including CAR subjects.
 

On Subject Exemption and Credit Transfer

Question:
Who should I approach if I want to apply for subject exemption or credit transfer of Service-Learning subjects?

 
Answer:
You should refer to the Student Handbook. It may be updated from time to time. Please find the most updated details on the Academic Secretariat website.
 

On Subject Registration

Question:
When should I take Service-Learning (SL)?

 
Answer:
You are strongly recommended to take SL subjects early, before you are fully engaged in placement, internship, final-year project, or job hunting in your final year of studies. Please discuss with your academic advisor.
 
Question:
Can I take Service-Learning (SL) in my final year of studies?

 
Answer:
Technically, yes, you can. But you are strongly recommended to take SL subjects early, before you are fully engaged in placement, internship, final-year project, or job hunting in your final year of studies. Please discuss with your academic advisor.
 
Question:
How to register on a Service-Learning (SL) subject?

 
Answer:
For subjects not requiring pre-selection of students, you can perform online registration at eStudent (www.polyu.edu.hk/student) on SL subjects in the same way as other GUR subjects. Please refer to the email notifications issued by the Academic Secretariat for details.

However, SL subjects requiring pre-selection of students will not be open for online registration. Interested students should indicate their interest and preferences during the subject registration period before class timetable release at eStudent (www.polyu.edu.hk/student). For details, please watch out for the email notifications issued by the Academic Secretariat for details.
 
Question:
How to withdraw from a Service-Learning subject after add/drop period?

 
Answer:
You should refer to the Student Handbook. It may be updated from time to time. Please find the most updated details on the Academic Secretariat website.
 
Question:
After I have submitted my choices of Service-Learning subjects requiring pre-selection of students, how can I re-prioritize my choices?

 
Answer:
You should send your request to the subject offering department as soon as possible.
 

On Service Projects

Question:
How can I check the service schedule of the Service-Learning subjects?

 
Answer:
You can find the brief subject information at OSL website under “Subjects on Offer”. There are brief information about the service schedule and contact information of the subject teachers. OSL regularly organizes information sessions for students. Email notifications with details will be sent from OSL.
 
Question:
Can my service hours in other voluntary activities (not assigned or arranged by the subject teacher) be counted as or be used to fulfil the 40 service hours as required by the subject?

 
Answer:
No. Only the service activities assigned and arranged by the subject teacher are eligible to be counted into the 40 service hours as required by the subject.
 

For Funding Opportunities

Question:
Any funding sources to support students’ participation in Service-Learning (SL)?

 
Answer:
Yes, there are funding to [1] support student-initiated SL projects, [2] subsidize students to join offshore projects, and [3] support students in SL overseas exchange or internship.
 

On eLearning Module on Service-Learning

Question:
What if I cannot find the e-Learning Module on Service-Learning in Blackboard?

 
Answer:
e-Learning Module on Service-Learning is separate from your SL subject course account in Blackboard. Email notification with the course title and instruction to navigate the Module will be sent by OSL at the beginning of the course.
 
Question:
What if I fail all 3 attempts in the “End of Module Test” of the e-Learning Module on Service-Learning (SL)?

 
Answer:
You should contact your SL subject teacher as soon as possible.
 
Question:
How to navigate the e-Learning Module on Service-Learning?

 
Answer:
Please click HERE for instruction.
 
Question:
Do I need to do the e-Learning Module on Service-Learning once again if this is not the first time I am taking a SL subject at PolyU?

 
Answer:
Please contact OSL by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (852) 2766-4376 during office hours.
 

Address

TU428, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Call

+ 852 2766 4376

Email

oslinfo@polyu.edu.hk

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