Message from the College Principal
HKU SPACE Community College resolves to become the leading provider of sub-degree programmes in the region. Since its inception in 2000, the College has produced 38,000 graduates. Over 26,000 of our graduates progressed onto degree programmes, with about 13,000 in UGC institutions and including 4,420 in The University of Hong Kong.
The College offers a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students for the rigours of degree education. The Experiential Learning component enables students to apply learned skills and concepts to tackle authentic situations, while the Core Curriculum of Associate Degree programmes comprises transdisciplinary courses aimed at providing students with insight into the interconnectedness of everyday issues. Many of our Higher Diploma programmes have received support from industrial partners in providing practical learning experience to our students.
During the pandemic, the College responded swiftly to expand its distance learning capacity by upgrading all classroom teaching stations and by adjusting our teaching pedagogies. I can confidently say that our students’ academic progress has not been severely impacted by the pandemic. In fact, the College is emerging as a leader of modern education with emphases on student engagement and teacher-learner interaction, effectively integrating online and in-person learning.
We recognise not all students learn in the same way and we respect such diversity. This is reflected in our continued efforts to develop innovative co- and extra-curricular activities to ensure all students are suitably challenged and afforded opportunities to realise their potential. For many years, our students performed publicly in musicals, undertook inquiry learning in companies, and participated in projects to aid underprivileged groups. The College will continue to develop new programmes and courses to enhance our students’ academic prowess and employability, and we are now exploring means of extending learning programmes beyond the confines of time and space.
Learning in HKU SPACE Community College is multi-dimensional. Our Student Development and Counselling Services team organises regular activities to foster personal growth, self-discovery, networking, and career marketability. In addition to the activities of the Students Union and various interest societies, students may serve as Student Ambassadors or join the Mentorship Scheme. We are committed to paving the way to a bright future.