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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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Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

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Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


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