Lingnan University joins hands with Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Primary School to organize the One-day University Student Experiential Program"
9 Jan 2023
Lingnan University (LU) and Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Primary School (LUAAPS) held the “One-day University Student Experiential Program" on 21 and 22 December 2022. The LUAAPS students gained insight into student life at the university through visiting different facilities and interacting with the LU volunteers. The students formed teams and visited the LU’s Fong Sum Wood Library, Chan Tak Tai Auditorium, and Multi-purpose Outdoor Sports Ground, and heard about the sharing of hostel life from LU staff and students. The LUAAPS students got to know a wide variety of University activities covering sports, art and culture. In addition, Gerontech Ambassadors (Older adults) at the LU Jockey Club Gerontech-X Lab introduced Gerontech products, brought hands-on experiences to the students, and promote intergenerational harmony. Staff from Science Unit also led the students to visit the science laboratory, which aimed to increase students' understanding and awareness of biodiversity. At the end of the activity, the LUAAPS students shared their observations and experiences throughout this exciting learning journey.
28 Lingnan University (including undergraduate, master and doctoral) students joined the activity as volunteers. The Vice-President of Lingnan University, Professor Mok Ka Ho, mentioned that University students are always encouraged to learn and serve the community. This event has provided opportunities for LU students to develop interpersonal communication skills and confidence.
“This activity was a very precious experience in my university life. My major responsibility was to lead the primary students to visit our campus. The students were very active throughout the event. They tried to use Mandarin to communicate with our volunteers so that they could share the stories of school life effectively. In addition, teamwork is essential to make an event successful. It was the first time for other volunteers and I to join the activity, but everyone was willing to help each other and ensure the activity ran smoothly.
We look forward to joining a similar activity next time! "- Miss YU Suet Ting, year 3, Faculty of Social Sciences (Social and Public Policy Studies).
"We were excited to lead the LUAAPS students to visit LU. I was deeply touched by their positive learning attitude during the visit, as it also brought me back to my childhood. Primary students were satisfied whenever they answered the questions and got compliments and affirmation from the teacher. Although I do not speak Cantonese, I felt comfortable with primary school students as they were willing to communicate with me in Mandarin.” – Mr. LIU Jiapeng, Master of Social Sciences in Health and Social Services Management (MHSM)
"I volunteered for this activity and was responsible for leading the group of primary one school students to visit the library and science laboratories. I got along with them well, and I have learned a lot of experience and improved my Cantonese speaking skills. This activity also reminded me of the knowledge on "teamwork" taught in Organisational Psychology and Education Management, as each group is a small team. The team leader needed to pay attention to the performance and emotions of team members and ensure that the primary school students would stay caught up. Each of our small teams also needs to complete the plan on time to ensure that the entire activity is carried out orderly. Therefore, everyone must work hard for good teamwork to ensure the smooth progress of the event. And I can see all teachers and staff work so hard to make this event a huge success!" – Miss. LIN Yiting, Master of Social Sciences in Organisational Psychology and Education Management (OPEM).