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Social and Emotional Well-being

This domain is to foster students to develop a positive living through enhancing their social skills, positive attitude, and self-understanding in managing emotions arising from pressures in different aspects of life. Students are encouraged to take an active part in improving our world by living in harmony with others. Programmes include self-exploration stress management, communication skills and leadership enhancement.

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English Enhancement Programme  英語提升課程

Objectives:
At the end of activity, students will be able to:​

1. Demonstrate the techniques of English listening and vocabulary skills;
2. Appreciate cross-cultures; and
3. Enjoy language learning.

Description:

Join us for a screening of The King's Speech (2010)! Based on true events, this multi-Oscar-winning film follows the future King George VI as he works to overcome his strong stammer with an unorthodox speech therapist, before he has to give a speech that will go down in history…

Speaker:
Visiting English Tutors, CEAL, Lingnan University
Language Enhancement
Objectives:
At the end of activity, students will be able to:​

1. Demonstrate the techniques of English listening and vocabulary skills;
2. Appreciate cross-cultures; and
3. Enjoy language learning.

Description:

Join us for a screening of The Truman Show (1998)! What if you were the star of your very own 24/7 television show, and you didn't even know it? This film follows Truman Burbank, unknowing star of the world's most famous TV show, as he slowly begins to question everything he thought he knew…

Speaker:
Visiting English Tutors, CEAL, Lingnan University
Language Enhancement
Objectives:
At the end of activity, students will be able to:​

1. Demonstrate the techniques of English listening and vocabulary skills;
2. Appreciate cross-cultures; and
3. Enjoy language learning.

Description:

Join us for a special Halloween screening of Knives Out (2019)! Follow private detective Benoit Blanc as he tries to solve the murder of wealthy author Harlan, in a house filled with Harlan’s dysfunctional family, all of whom have something to hide. Blanc is assisted by Harlan's nurse Marta, but she has secrets of her own...

Speaker:
Visiting English Tutors, CEAL, Lingnan University
Language Enhancement
Objectives:
At the end of activity, students will be able to:​

1. Demonstrate the techniques of English listening and vocabulary skills;
2. Appreciate cross-cultures; and
3. Enjoy language learning.

Description:

Join us for a screening of Interstellar (2014)! This mind-bending space opera follows a team of NASA researchers as they travel through a wormhole in a desperate attempt to find a new home for humanity after Earth becomes uninhabitable. However, to do so, they must leave family on Earth behind…

Speaker:
Visiting English Tutors, CEAL, Lingnan University
Language Enhancement
Objectives:
At the end of the activity, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the techniques of English communication and listening skills;
2. Appreciate cross-cultures; and
3. Enjoy language learning.

Description:

Do you enjoy podcasts? Are you looking for some new ones but don’t know where to begin? The VETs brand new Podcast Club could be for you! Before the session make sure you listen to your favourite podcast and prepare a short presentation to introduce it to the other students. During the session everyone will take turns sharing their podcast with the rest of the group, and at the end you will be sent a list of recommendations from your fellow students. Podcasts are a great way to improve your English language skills in a fun and engaging way! Important Note: Please choose your podcast topic wisely and make sure it is appropriate for public discussion.

Speaker:
Visiting English Tutors, CEAL, Lingnan University
Language Enhancement
Objectives:
At the end of the activity, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the techniques of English communication skills;
2. Appreciate cross-cultures; and
3. Enjoy language learning.

Description:

Join the VETs for our brand-new board game night! We'll provide the games, including classics like Cluedo and Monopoly, as well as modern favourites such as Codenames and Headbanz, so all you need to do is show up and play! This is a great way to improve your English in a relaxed and social environment and have some fun at the same time.

Speaker:
Visiting English Tutors, CEAL, Lingnan University
Language Enhancement

Happiness Series  快樂系列

Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Know how to analyze the personalities which can help them find a better job in future;
2. Understand the career plan of a person can be simultaneously adjusted and changed with his pace and ability; and
3. Acquire personal experience sharing in finding job.

Description:

It’s not easy for a bachelor graduate without any related working experience to find a dream job after graduation. The speaker will share her experience when she graduated from university and how she planed her career among the working. In addition, she will share some measures which can help you analyze your personalities in order to know yourself more.

Speaker:
Ms. Eunice WANG
(EdD Candidate, Education University of Hong Kong)
Well-being (Mental) Career Development
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the happiness of intimate relationships;
2. Identify the methods of overcoming the difficulties of developing intimate relationships in order to attain authentic happiness; and
3. Explore different attitude towards intimate relationships and marriage in order to secure happiness of life.

Description:

Healthy intimate relationships is a crucial part of quality of life. Happiness of life can be achieved by choosing a new perspective towards intimate relationship and marriage. This talk will introduce the chemistry of love, and a new perspective towards marriage by sharing the findings of the most updated research on the effectiveness of marital counselling. The tales of clients would give us insights about how to release relationship traumas and how to attain real happiness…

Speaker:
Dr. Anna NG
(Director of Student Affairs cum Assistant Professor of Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
and
Chairperson,
Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators,
Researchers and Therapists (HKASERT))
Well-being (Physical) Well-being (Mental)
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Think and react positively to dilemmas;
2. Look for the positive sides of lives; and
3. Appreciate themselves.

Description:

Life is full of challenges and obstacles. Although those challenges are always existing, they could be beneficial for our personal growth. Students who join this seminar could gain deeper understanding about positive thinking when they are facing dilemmas. They could also understand that self-appreciation is important to deal with their own difficulties.

Speaker:
Mr. Elton NG
(Assistant Counsellor of Lingnan University)
Well-being (Physical) Well-being (Mental)
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the formation of bullying in terms of social network aspect;
2. Know how to become less indifferent to the victims; and
3. Understand how to deal with bullying, if they are the victims.

Description:

Bullying is very common at school. In this short course, you will understand the formation of bullying which is not only consisted of bullies and victims. Moreover, this seminar also emphasizes the indifference of other people enhance the occurrence of bullying. Therefore, this course could probably provides new insights to you to deal with bullying.

Speaker:
Mr. Elton NG
(Assistant Counsellor of Lingnan University)
Well-being (Mental) Sustainability
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand how their own attachment styles could influence their relationship;
2. Understand different attachment styles had its own positive impact; and
3. Understand the essential components,

Description:

Dating may be one of the things that young people would like to pursue during their university lives. Here is the great chance for you to understand more about yourself! This seminar provides a great chance for you to understand how your attachment styles could influence your relationships. Moreover, you could also gain a broader understanding on the essential components of love. Last but not the least, music element (i.e. Singing) is also included in this course.

Speaker:
Mr. Elton NG
(Assistant Counsellor of Lingnan University)
Well-being (Physical) Well-being (Mental)

Coaching Series  教練系列

Objectives:
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Discover possibilities;
2. Find their own strengths and sharpen their focus; and
3. Make radical shifts to achieve extraordinary result in both academic and career planning by creating personal action plan.

Description:

"Session 1: Establishing Focus

1. Co-create the coaching agenda
2. Clarify the individual’s goals
3. Examine the gap between those goals and where the individual is now

Session 2: Discovering Possibilities

1. To create brainstorming by asking open-ended questions
2. Listen nonjudgmentally and confirm understanding
3. Generate possibilities by encouraging new thinking
4. Help the individual consider consequences

Session 3: Removing Barriers

1. Explore resources and possible barriers
2. Determine how to clear barriers
3. Assist the individual with understanding how to secure resources

Session 4: Planning the Action

1. Co-create a plan for action that focuses on outcomes rather than problems
2. Divide projects into manageable sizes
3. Set date for completion
4. Re-emphasize support

Instructor:
Mr. Anthony GEUN
(Coaching Therapy Institute)
Well-being (Mental) Career Development

Gratitude Series
感恩系列

Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Identify their top five character strengths;
2. Gain a greater understanding of themselves;
3. Define gratitude and why it's important; and
4. Understand the costs of kindness and the benefits of receiving it.

Description:

It gives a special opportunity to learn about gratitude, how to practice it and why, and to learn about the gifts we each carry around inside us so that we can use them to make the world better. It also talks about what gratitude is and why it can make us feel better.

Speaker:
Dr. Gloria WONG
(Counsellor of Lingnan University)
Well-being (Mental) Sustainability
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the importance of being specific when grateful;
2. Understand gratitude as an intentional act;
3. Appreciate each other for qualities or actions reflecting our character strengths; and
4. Understand how benefactors are significant in our lives by learning to think gratefully through the three perceptions that make up gratitude: personal value of benefits, cost to benefactors, and prosocial intentions of benefactors.

Description:

The workshop focuses on expressing gratitude and understanding that Gratitude is a choice. It also teaches people how to think gratefully.

Speaker:
Dr. Gloria WONG
(Counsellor of Lingnan University)
Well-being (Mental) Sustainability

Personal Development Series
個人成長系列

Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Analyze and explore the psychological mechanism of procrastination;
2. Build techniques to deal with procrastination; and
3. Develop strategies to set personal goals.

Description:

Procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something. Research showed that people sometimes procrastinate because they feel overwhelmed and anxious about the task that they need to handle. The workshop aims to improve your understanding of procrastination and boost productivity.

Speaker:
Mr. Marcus AU
(The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)
Well-being (Mental)
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Enhance self-understanding;
2. Appreciate their personal strengths; and
3. Set personal goals.

Description:

To meet changing needs of the community, we need to develop various coping strategies for overcoming challenges in life. The workshop will use Tabletop role-playing game as a means to enhance participants’ self-understanding and equip them with better problem-solving skills.

Instructor:
Mr. Roy LEUNG

(The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)
Well-being (Mental)

Healthy Emotions Management Series  健康情緒管理系列

Objectives:
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand emotions by learning its function, meaning and combination through relationship transition;
2. Develop the ability to identify and express motions; and
3. Practice adaptive ways to handle emotions.

Description:

The importance of emotional intelligence (EI) is well recognized with supportive evidence showing its relationship with an individual’s health and well-being, academic performance, social and occupational functioning, and generic skills, including decision making, conflict management, leadership, etc. This course helps students improve their EI levels by enhancing inter-related competencies relating to perceiving, utilizing, understanding, and managing emotions in themselves and others for positive outcomes in career development and at different stages of life. Participants will discover self-change through tests and the results shall be applied in research investigating the impact of training.

Instructor:
Mr Jerome MAK

(Psychotherapy Consultant & Registered Hypnotherapist)
Deposit: $50
Leadership Well-being (Mental) Career Development
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the "Fight-or-Flight Response" affect our cognitive and affective functions;
2. Learn the latest scientific findings inspire us to respond to anxious feelings; and
3. Equip better skills for breaking the loop of anxiety through practices.

Description:

The anxious feelings always undermine the effectiveness of revision and performance during exams, even though students spent so much time and efforts. Many students shared they learn to "control" anxiety, however unfortunately this mindset is the key factor that maintains or fuel anxiety. With reference to scientific studies, this sharing aims to respond students' general enquiry about academic anxiety, and enhance their performance in revision and exams.

Speaker:
Mr. Marcus AU

(The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)
Well-being (Mental)
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Learn skills in identifying signs and symptoms of common mental health issues;
2. Learn basic listening skills; and
3. Learn skills in providing appropriate initiate help and support to the needy persons.

Description:

Listening actively, communicating empathetically, and responding non-judgmentally are the core counselling skills when providing emotional support to needy persons. The workshop will share some basic counseling skills with you to equip you with better knowledge and skills to provide appropriate support and care for the people around you.

Speaker:
Ms. Caris LAM

(The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)
Leadership Well-being (Mental)
Objectives:
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Have basic knowledge of: depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorder;
2. Address the possible crisis arising from these mental health problems and proceed with necessary intervention;
3. Provide suitable help for person involved before the situation gets worse on the basis of the five steps; and
4. Learn about community resources and help the person involved to seek for professional treatment and make use of suitable resources.

Description:

The Mental Health First Aid Course is a 14-hour course designed for students to understand and address mental health problems, and crises specific to adolescents. The training will be conducted by The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong.

Instructor:
Ms. Christy LEUNG

(The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong)
Fee: $50
Deposit: $200
Remarks:
1. A certificate (Digital) will be awarded to participants with FULL attendance.
2. The CRN6890 course is an online training course with 7 hours self-paced interactive e-learning and 5 hours video conferencing.
Leadership Well-being (Mental)
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

Understanding the basic concept of mental illness and the difficulties that patients may confront during their daily life.

Description:

The course will use role-play and drama for you to understand the difficulties that psychotic patients may experience in their daily life. You will be invited to join the show and use your creativity and imagination to enrich the story. The course will also invite rehabilitees to share their recovery story.

Speaker:
Ms. Miu TSANG

(Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council)
Well-being (Mental)

Mindfulness Series
靜觀系列

Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Experience mindfulness and yoga;
2. Coordinate body movements and breaths according to the primary level of yoga poses; and
3. Enjoy mindfulness and yoga

Description:

This programme aims at promoting mindfulness as a relaxation option to face their own negative emotions and the feelings of loneliness. Yoga would be the means for participants to experience mindfulness.

Instructor:
Ms. Jasmine LAU

(The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)
Well-being (Mental)

Leadership Enhancement Programme
領袖訓練系列

Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Learn the concept of human-centered design and develop a product or service for their club/society; and
2. Learn an innovative way to solve certain social issues in the community.

Description:

Human-centered innovation is a management method that develops solutions to problems by involving the human perspective, people in all steps of the problem-solving process.

Working with this method means that human involvement typically takes place in observing the problem within context, brainstorming, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing the solution.

Instructor:
Dr. AROKIARAJ Aloysius Wilfred Raj

(Senior Project Officer of Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University)
Leadership Entrepreneurship
Leadership Enhancement Programme
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Make use of the online platform to run activities effectively;
2. Plan virtual programmes for undergraduate students; and
3. Integrate knowledge and skills of event management to run their student-oriented virtual events.

Description:

Coronavirus has changed the way we learn and act. With the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching and learning are undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. Virtual events are now a “new normal” to connect organizers and participants. Are you ready to start planning a virtual programme for fellow students? This talk will provide important and useful tips for planning and managing virtual programmes and highlight good practices in running student activities.

Speaker:
Ms Nans LEUNG

(Assistant Student Affairs Manager of Lingnan University)
Leadership Technology Literacy
Leadership Enhancement Programme
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Learn to write activity proposals and activity reports effectively;
2. Build an accurate budget plan and plan the resources in a reasonable approach; and
3. Understand the importance of keeping accurate activity records.

Description:

Putting your ideas into action always depends very much on how you plan and manage resources. Having good activity planning and records of the programmes and activities is the key to running a society smoothly. A good report will help your works and provide good samples for the successors of society. This workshop will highlight some important and valuable tips in preparing proposals and reports.

Speaker:
Ms Nans LEUNG

(Assistant Student Affairs Manager of Lingnan University)
Mr Stanley CHU
(Student Affairs Officer of Lingnan University)
Leadership Entrepreneurship
Leadership Enhancement Programme

Equal Opportunities Series
平等機會系列

Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Raise self-awareness of emotional needs; and
2. Understand how to boost their well being with strategies from research in positive psychology, CBT, and mindfulness.

Description:

The seminar explores the facts of a happy and meaningful life through science and practice. Students will engage with practical skills from the latest research, discovering how the scientific findings can be applied to their own lives.

The main objective of the activity is to learn how to boost your well being with strategies from research in positive psychology, CBT, and mindfulness.

Speaker:
Mr Leo HUNG

(Project Manager of Mental Health Awareness Project of Lingnan LIFE,
Counselling Psychologist (Full member, DCoP, HKPS))
Well-being (Mental)