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Understanding and Reinforcing of the 5Ss (Students, Social Skills, Social Sensitivity) of Disadvantaged Students

The University of Szeged organizes training for the universities of the EUGLOH association on the labour market success of students with disabilities, disadvantaged and special educational needs.

The main aim of the 20 hours training workshop is to reinforce individual skills of the disadvantaged student population (namely, with disability and with special educational needs) from all of the EUGLOH partner universities. It intends to be an initiative dedicated to the employability and social inclusion of the disadvantaged student population, open to all students.

 

The training provides perspectives on a smoother social inclusion and adaptation to the labour market of disadvantaged populations. The planned activities will be developed according to identified needs in professional skills and legal background by the training experts team. The team members have mixed background: university teachers (deaf) and student with disadvantages (wheelchair), University counselling centre for the support of disadvantaged students, a lecturer from the Christian Roma College and a representative (blind person) from labour market (company which hires mainly disabled persons).

 

The topics are varied, such as the search of integration in higher education and later into the labour market, the importance of networking, UN and EU values and identity, good practices.

With this online training, we would like to give insight into everyday difficulties of disadvantaged students at the university and of disadvantaged people at the workplace. By sharing good practices, the training will be a platform of exchanging ideas and of disability awareness. Furthermore, the legal framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be outlined by a former member of CRPD Committee.

Lecturers themselves are also affected through their disability or occupation.


From the content:

  • We’ll focus on team building and communication among participants, with general and course-related icebreaking games, and take interactive exercises simulating everyday campus situations related to students with disabilities.
  • We’ll tackle the issue of disability and employment by introducing some of the challenges, stereotypes and attitudes related to people with disabilities and how this affects them on the labour market.
  • We’ll introduce the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In relation to the Convention, the most current bioethical and technological trends, rehabilitation as well as human rights challenges and issues will also be provided for our students.
  • We‘ll highlight university responsibilities by introducing students to individual counselling and group trainings and the issues of caring for students with mobility impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, autism and learning disabilities.
  • We’ll highlight issues regarding the situation of Roma students in society and higher education by highlighting the challenges and university good practices.

All students interested in the topic are welcome to apply for the 2-credit English-language program! More information and registration until June 1 available here.


The available digital tools during the training:

  • real time text transcription (e.g. subtitles),
  • distribution of teaching materials (e.g. handouts, training materials, ppt-s, etc.) in advance.


SZTE Experience

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Ahmad Adha - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

I am Ahmad Adha from Indonesia and currently a 3rd year student in Theoretical Linguistics PhD program. I chose the University of Szeged (SZTE) as my study destination because it is located in the center of the town and it is also the highest ranked university in Hungary. The university staff and the professors were very accommodating and understanding when I decided to change the program that suits my research topic. I am so glad that I can be a part of my current department, and of course SZTE, since it is also the Center of Pragmatic Research which aims to promote advanced linguistic pragmatic research with international collaborations. After graduating, I wish to continue to work in my academic field as a professor and a researcher. My advice for prospective SZTE students is to choose a university with a good academic reputation that fits their passion.

 

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Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.

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