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    Online International Symposium and Expo on Service-Learning and Socially Responsible Global Citizenship (External Event)



    Date: 9 and 10 July 2021

    Venue: Online

    Application Schedule:

    22 March 2021Call for applications
    23 April 2021Application deadline
    May 2021Result announcement



    We invites submissions presenting community engagement initiatives or service-learning (SL) projects organized by tertiary students from all over the world:

    Community engagement or SL projects
    • All curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular projects completed in the past 5 years.

    Products for serving the community
    • Products which have been used or will be used to serve people in need or the community at large.

    Virtual community engagement or SL proposal
    • Proposals on innovative virtual community engagement or SL initiatives, especially for those aiming to address the problems caused by the Covid-19.


    Presentation Form:

    (text and/or graphics)
    Selected applicants should submit their e-poster or video at least one month before the event. Details of the poster and video requirements (e.g., dimensions, required contents, formats) will be sent with the result announcement.
    (narrated powerpoints or movie)
    Selected applicants should submit their e-poster or video at least one month before the event. Details of the poster and video requirements (e.g., dimensions, required contents, formats) will be sent with the result announcement.
    Interactive Workshops or DemosLive workshops or demos will be conducted in the timeslots assigned by PolyU. Duration is 30 minutes and must contain product or prototype demonstration or interactive learning activities. Rundown with details should be submitted at least 3 weeks before the event.



    English is the official language of the event. Applications in Chinese will be considered, if with an English abstract attached.


    Selection Criteria:

    Any application with an SL project/product/proposal meeting one or more of the followings will be selected:

    • It demonstrates a tangible/sustainable impact or potential on improving people’s quality of life or making positive change to the community.
    • It demonstrates a substantial impact/potential on developing SL learners’ citizenship.
    • It is innovative in nature and can be transferred, adapted, replicated in other places.
    • It provides some insights or good practices in executing quality SL projects.


    Certificate and Award:

    • Each participating team will receive an electronic Certificate of Appreciation, and 15 quotas for attending the event.
    • E-poster and video exhibition: People’s Choice Award will be given to the top 3 teams receiving the highest number of votes. A trophy, a gift valued HK$2,500 (US$320) and award certificate(s) for each winning team.
    • Interactive workshop or demo: An appreciation gift valued HK$2,500 (US$320) for each team.




    More Information:


    Service-Learning and Leadership Office / sllo.hk@polyu.edu.hk /  2766 4376

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