Message from the College Principal
To cope with challenges in this ever-changing world, it is imperative to develop skills to tackle different situations with flexibility and creativity. Higher education not only provides the key to a well of knowledge, it also equips students with the capability to navigate through difficult circumstances, paving the way to a bright future.
Since its inception in 2000, the HKU SPACE Community College has been committed to preparing students for academic and career advancement. As the leading provider of sub-degree programmes in the region, the College has produced over 47,600 graduates, with over 27,800 progressing to degree programmes. Among these, 14,200 have been accepted into UGC institutions, including 4,700 in The University of Hong Kong.
Various elements are incorporated in the curriculum to prepare students for the rigours of degree education. A balanced mix of specialism, languages and IT skills courses strengthens the students’ foundation. The Experiential Learning component enables students to apply skills and concepts to tackle authentic situations, while the Associate Degree programmes Core Curriculum comprises transdisciplinary courses aimed at providing students with insight into the interconnectedness of everyday issues. In addition, many industrial partners have supported the Higher Diploma programmes by offering practicum and internship opportunities.
All round development cannot be achieved solely by classroom learning. A wide array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are in place to allow students to unleash their potential and grow to their fullest. Thanks to the concerted efforts of the College and its partners, our students have been given plentiful opportunities to perform in public musicals, undertake inquiry-based learning in companies, and to participate in projects to aid underprivileged groups.
There are the Students’ Union and various interest societies on campus to keep students amused, connected and challenged. Selected members may also serve as Student Ambassadors or join the Mentorship Scheme. Last but not least, the Student Development and Counselling Services team organises activities regularly to foster personal growth, self-discovery, networking, and career marketability.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting the world in unprecedented ways. In spite of the challenges and unknowns, the College has evolved significantly to become a leader of modern education in Hong Kong, with all our teaching hardware, software and pedagogies enhanced to enable a seamless learning experience and a smooth switch between the in-person and online teaching modes. Striving to be a role model, we will continue to explore means of education beyond the confines of time and space. Likewise, we believe that our students can overcome obstacles and thrive in any environment.