At SUSS, Community Engagement is conceived as an integral part of the University’s learning ecology and pedagogy to empower you to further develop and act on your sense of social responsibility, grounded in real-world ideas and practices to contribute meaningfully to society. Community Engagement is a graduating requirement of SUSS full-time degree programmes.
Community Engagement is an educational experience through which students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully-organised service experiences that meet actual community needs and that are coordinated in collaboration with the university and community. It creates a connection between the university and the community that facilitates unique cross-sector collaboration and shared resources that help to enhance society’s well-being. Through community engagement, you invite community partners to become your co-educators to guide you in your journey of growth to become leaders in society.
Students are expected to research, discuss and propose a community engagement collaboration in consultation with local or overseas community partners. During their course of study, students have the opportunity to research and understand more deeply about a social issue of their interest. Students are encouraged to tap on their existing strengths, skill-sets and/or Professional Major in service with the community. Students work on a sustainable endeavour that meets the needs identified by the community partner. In return, the community partners mentor the students for professional and personal development.