University to launch extra support services to help students tackle COVID-19
LU has received a special grant of around HK$2.9 million from the University Grants Committee to increase support services for students, helping them to tackle the COVID-19 challenges facing them from psychological well-being to job seeking.
With the grant, LU will launch a number of new student support services covering mental health and psychological well-being, counselling, career planning and development, and encouraging physical fitness and a healthy life style. Key projects include the “Wellness Hotspot”, an all-in-one online counselling service, and “Living Well Academy” which provides mental and physical health assessments, individual counselling services and group training programmes, as well as a series of career and leadership programmes including virtual job fairs and training.
“We are ready to offer students extra support with this special grant,” says Jenny Ko, Director of Student Services. “Our office is proactively liaising with departments, units and partners, including key employers to ensure that initiatives will be implemented on time for all our students.”