Service Learning

Service is a core value of HKU, and was one of the main themes of our centennial celebrations in 2011-12. We try to help our students gain an understanding of social issues through first-hand experience in local organisations, and encourage them to turn the skills they learn there to practical use with training platforms about applying those skills in their working lives. There are also opportunities to take part in projects abroad, from helping orphans with Aids in Ghana to teaching English in rural areas of India to helping to set up microcredit schemes for landmine survivors in Cambodia.

Service Learning Programmes


Student Development Team of Centre of Development and Resources (CEDARS) is committed to developing students into global citizens and socially responsible leaders by engaging them in vibrant, innovative and stimulating co-curricular programmes and offering relevant resources and advice.   We also provide support for student-initiated projects and NGOs as well as students' participation in service learning programmes and external competitions.

Student Development Team's major programmes and support include:

  • Service Opportunities
  • Educational Funds & Programmes
  • Leaders' Resources

You can explore the options here.

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