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RSU:University Office of Service Learning

Responsible: Rocio Samino Garcia
For visits, make an appointment by email.

Website of the University Service Learning Office

At URJC, ApS was born in response to the growing interest of the University Community in learning based on competencies, in teaching innovation and in the recognition of civic, ethical and social values ​​in higher education. ApS is a key tool for comprehensive and sustainable human development, focusing the teaching-learning process on attention to the reality and needs of the environment and on collaboration between the University and society.

The University Service-Learning Office is created as a service open to the University Community for the supervision of the management carried out by the Project Coordinators in relation to SL activities.


  • Train members of the university community in the ApS methodology.
  • Support new researchers, teachers or groups who want or have implemented the ApS methodology in the university, so that they can connect it with the SDGs.
  • Participate in events that involve knowledge transfer to society in terms of ethical and social commitment.
  • Participate in networks of exchange, learning and promotion of SL experiences.
  • Promote the dissemination of SL experiences.


  • Raise awareness among the members of the University Community about the importance of implementing the ApS methodology for the acquisition of social skills that allow the development of civic, ethical and social dimensions in the teaching and learning processes.
  • Promote comprehensive higher education, committed to the needs of the social environment, and aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
  • Maintain the ethical and social commitment of the University and its role as an agent of social change through the transfer of knowledge.
  • Promote synergies between the different Faculties, Schools and Centers of the University around ApS projects, promoting the creation of interdisciplinary work groups and promoting the presence and participation of the University in academic and scientific networks of ApS.
  • Promote the development of Service Learning through the support and institutional recognition of projects in all areas of knowledge and qualifications of the URJC.

About Us

The Service-Learning University Office will have a Commission for the Evaluation of Service-Learning Projects, which will be in charge of evaluating and, where appropriate, approving the projects based on the ApS methodology sent by the ApS Project Coordinators.

The teaching and research staff of the University who wish to see their Service-Learning Project recognised, will submit a SL project proposal, in the model provided for this purpose by the corresponding Vice-Rectorate, associated with one of the subjects that make up the curricula of the official degrees offered by the University.

The Service-Learning Projects Evaluation Commission will issue a written and reasoned resolution on the proposals presented, indicating its approval or rejection.

The Service Learning Project Evaluation Commission will be made up of the following members:

  • The Vice-Rector responsible for the Promotion of Service Learning Programs, or person to whom he delegates, who will act as President.
  • The Academic Director of the University Service Learning Office, or person to whom he delegates, who will act as Vocal.
  • Two members of the University's teaching and research staff, with proven experience in ApS, who will act as Members.
  • A member designated from among the technical, management, administration and services staff of the University, who will act as Secretary.
  • The ApS Project Evaluation Commission may incorporate more members if it considers it necessary due to the volume of projects to be evaluated.

Approved ApS projects will have an initial duration of one academic year, extendable for successive academic years.

Linked SDGs

The ApS projects presented by the Project Coordinators may be linked to any of the 17 SDGs and their goals.

The creation of the University Service-Learning Office responds to one of the purposes of the URJC Strategic Plan 2020-2025: commitment to development and social transformation, for the sake of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda .

What is Service Learning or ApS

Service Learning or ApS is an active learning methodology focused on students, which allows the development of not only curricular and professional skills, but also social skills through activities that affect the civic, ethical and social dimensions of the teaching and learning processes. learning. From the perspective of the teaching staff, the ApS is a teaching innovation methodology that can be applied transversally in any area of ​​knowledge and in the different degrees offered by the University, ideal for collaboration between the University Community and public sector entities and of the Third Sector of Social Action. In short, the ApS encourages reciprocal and permanent collaboration between the University and society, turning the University Community into an agent of social change that promotes well-being.

What is Service-Learning

Procedure for submitting proposals and final reports for ApS projects

The procedures of each academic year for the presentation of ApS project proposals and justification of the final reports will be published in the Website of the University Service Learning Office

ApS projects of the U. ApS Office of the URJC

ApS training

Team and contact

Academic Director: Rocio Samino Garcia