Student Recognition and Achievements

There are many conferences, seminars or workshops related to Service-Learning around the globe. They are fascinating opportunities for Service-Learning practitioners to gather and share their valuable experiences and initiates in Service-Learning. You shouldn't miss the chance to share your interested Service-Learning stories! You will be able to obtain inspiration from many other stories and practices as well.

 

Below are some reflections and stories from our students.

 

  • Koey LEUNG
  • Polly TSE
  • Sirius LEE
  • William KWOK
  • Winnie NG
  • Bridget NGAN
  • Crystal CHUI
Koey

 

Building a Cross-Generational Harmonious Community: Think-Act-Contribute

Ms. LEUNG Ho Yi, Koey (Finance)

 

"I was really excited to present in the poster session and share my research on TAC with people from all over the world! As we all engaged in different Service-Learning activities, the Conference provided us a platform to know and appreciate the Service-Learning achievements of one another. I learned from their passion and attitude towards serving the community. They tried their very best to spread love and care to the community. This not only motivated me to investigate various social needs, but also let me realize my own ability in contributing the community."

 

To learn more about Koey's research reports and explore her poster presentations, click on the link here.

Polly

 

“University Students Addressing Ageing Problems: A Case Study of "Being a Happy Person”

Ms. TSE Po Chun, Polly (Sociology)

 

"At the 5APRCSL, I was responsible for making an oral presentation related to my own Service-Learning experience at Lingnan, which has been focused on active ageing. I had the pleasure to grasp the chance to express my ideas on Service-Learning and listen to the presentations of other participants. We could exchange ideas with and gain new insights with people who are passionate about Service-Learning. The conference was not only academic, but also interactive. If I were asked to give three words to describe the conference, my words definitely be 'INFORMATIVE', 'REMARKABLE' AND 'SUCCESSFUL'."

 

To learn more about Polly's research reports and explore her paper presentations, click on the link here.

Sirius

 

“Cultural Service-Learning: A case study of Lingnan Gardeners”

Mr. LEE Yuen Sing, Sirius (Cultural Studies)

 

"I am so glad I was able to present my research about Lingnan Gardeners at the 5APRCSL! The Lingnan Gardeners Service-Learning project at Lingnan helps students learn academic knowledge and cultural information through their participation in farming activities. It's so exciting to attend a conference where I can exchange ideas and concerns about farming with participants from different nations. The conference not only helped to enhance my own knowledge, but also allowed me to come up with new ideas and future plans for creating a more sustainable environment!"

 

To learn more about Sirius's research reports and explore his poster presentations, click on the link here.

william

 

“The Role of "Think-Act-Contribute" in Students' Learning and Contributions”

Mr. KWOK Ka Lim, William (Political Science)

 

"Grabbing every opportunity" is what I did during the 5APRCSL conference! It was a great platform to meet new people and build a network, as well as a medium to work on my confidence and public speaking skills! I have learned that every single input can turn into a great output. As you can see from my photo, my inputs led to me being on the cover of the conference's leaflet! I am so glad I participated in this conference, as Service-Learning really does connect different people and cultures!"

 

To learn more about William's research reports and explore his poster presentations, click on the link here.

Winnie

 

“The Connection between Service-Learning and Community-Based Research”

Ms. NG Wing Yan, Winnie (Risk and Insurance Management)

 

"The Student Forum at the 5APRCSL was a great chance to meet youth from Singapore, USA, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. We shared our experiences and learned about different kinds of Service-Learning. I also learned how to correct stereotypes and how to appreciate cultural differences. The conference also provided me a platform to expand upon my research I conducted at Lingnan under the Young Scholar Community Based Research Program. I was able to share my NGO, VI Present視信站, with others in hope of youth making societal changes together, especially for the visually impaired elderly!"

 

To learn more about Winnie's PPT and explore her paper presentations, click on the link here.

Bridget

 

“Growing a Culture of Community Engagement: The Impact of Cultural Service-Learning Ambassadors in Hong Kong.”

Ms. NGAN Tsz Ching, Bridget (Social and Public Policy)

 

After spending ten days in the United States because of the 2014 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), held at Tulane University, located in New Orleans, Bridget returned to Hong Kong excited and eager to share her experience with friends and family. Below is some insider information and news from their interview.

 

Q: What did you like most about your overall experience?

A: "It provided me with so many opportunities! Not only were we able to attend the conference and gain so many new skills, but we also got to explore the city of New Orleans. We ate delicious pulled pork, bought new clothes, listened to jazz music and danced in the street. It was really fun!"”

 

Q: What did you learn most from the conference?

A: "I learned how to write a research report. It is really not as bad as it sounds, it can be fun! Honestly, I was not even going to apply at first because I did not have any research experience. Then, I thought I would just give it a try! Well…good thing I did! Now I have research experience and have an interest in doing research in the future."

 

Q: Would you recommend this conference to others?

A: "Everyone should apply. If I can do it, so can you! OSL also supports you along the way! The conference gave me the chance to gain professional skills that will help when I apply for a master's degree. I think I will apply for more conferences in the future since I believe they are a fun and interesting way to learn."

 

To learn more about Bridget’s research reports and explore her poster presentations, click on the link here.

Crystal

 

“Examining the Effectiveness of Service-Learning in Increasing Students’ Community Engagement: A Case Study in Hong Kong”

Ms. CHUI Wai Lam, Crystal (Cultural Studies)

 

After spending 10 days in the United States, as a result of their participation in the 2014 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), held at Tulane University, located in New Orleans, Bridget returned to Hong Kong excited and eager to share their experience with friends and family. Below is some insider information and news from their interview.

 

Q: What did you like most about your overall experience?

A: "I have very little travel experience so the conference gave me the opportunity to learn about a new culture and meet new people, such as U.S. professors and students. I now feel more confident about traveling in the future and more prepared to go abroad to Denmark next semester."

 

Q: What did you learn most from the conference?

A: "I learned to have confidence in myself. I was nervous… I mean really nervous before the presentation! I was afraid my English-speaking skills were not good enough. However, after presenting, many people complimented me, which gave me a lot of confidence! Now, I am no longer afraid to communicate in English."

 

Q: Would you recommend this conference to others?

A: "Yes! I cannot even put into words how much I have grown. It was amazing! Anyone who wants to become more open-minded and make new friends should apply!"

 

To learn more about Crystal's research reports and explore her poster presentations, click on the link here.