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Thriving @ HKU – Open Doors to Happiness

Dear students,

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the challenges of university life? You are not alone. We’ve got your back!  Join your peers for an exciting event designed to help you better navigate university life and unleash your potential. Get ready to level up your happiness and build your resilience muscle in the face of challenges!

The Teaching and Learning Evaluation and Measurement Unit, in collaboration with the Common Core and CEDARS, will present the campus campaign Thriving @ HKU: Open Doors to Happiness on March 17 (Friday) in the Main Library.

With interactive student-led workshops and fun activities such as games and art creation using AI, you’ll leave feeling empowered and gain new perspectives that help you tackle obstacles that come your way. There’re also plenty of opportunities for you to play while learning and make friends while tasting the science of happiness.

Join one or as many sessions as you can! They are separate, but intrinsically linked sessions. Details are as below:

Date: March 17, 2023 (Friday)

Time: 11:15 am – 3:00 pm

Venue: Multi-purpose Area (MPA), 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong

Opening: 11:15 am – 11:25 am

Video Premiere: Light of Thriving

Session 1: 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

I got a B! Building resilience through challenging negative thoughts

Join a carefully designed game, take a break from your busy academic life and learn about common patterns of thoughts that trap us in anxiety!

Session 2: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

Hard to make friends? Taking relationships to the next level by learning how to respond

Will you be there for the one you care when things go right? Role play various responding styles when a friend shares good news with you.

Session 3: 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Missing a daily dose of happiness? Counting blessings by creating artwork using AI

Have fun and create art pieces with AI and co-create a gallery filled with the little good things in everyday life!

Savouring: 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Savour together: Celebrating International Day of Happiness

Happiness is a process rather than a destination. Chat, mingle, and reflect on your happiness journey!


Space is limited. Sign up NOW at

For enquiries, please contact the event leader Dr. Maggie Zhao at or the event coordinator Ms. Jolin Tang at or 3917 6194.

Best regards,

Thriving @ HKU Team 

Teaching and Learning Evaluation and Measurement Unit 

The University of Hong Kong