Igniting your Heart’s Passions熱心.同理心



  • 您日常用慣用熟既「廣東話」,正係非本地同學最好奇、最想學的「生活技能」
  • 您鍾意陪人傾計,俾朋友讚係好嘅listener?
  • 您擅長上堂聽書take notes?
  • 您心思細密,可以幫一間social enterprise收錢同沖咖啡?



Igniting your Heart’s Passions

Do you see yourself as a mediocre passer-by?

If you have watched any superheroes movie, you will know that everyone has a unique talent:

  • something as simple as your everyday Cantonese can be the “life skills” which your non-local classmates are most curious to learn.
  • do you love to chat and are regarded by friends as a good listener?
  • are you meticulous to handle cashier and barista work at a social enterprise?

Join CoPE to explore your unique strengths with us!

Individual Peer Tutoring on Language (English and Cantonese)

Survival Cantonese

The “Survival Cantonese” programme is specially designed for non-local students. In a 1.5-hour session, you will be able to practise some essential day-to-day Cantonese phrases with our native Cantonese student tutors so that you can better get around Hong Kong.


Peer English Tutoring

“One-to-one” and “group chat” English conversational practice sessions are offered to HKU students who want to brush up their oral English. All English peer tutors are native or near native English speakers. This collaboration between CEDARS-CoPE and Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) has proven to be an effective and popular initiative that benefits both tutors and tutees.

You can register as a tutee to learn from your peers, or become a Peer Tutor to help other students.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Peer Impact Network (PIN) 2018-19

Small Act        BIG IMPACT

We recruit HKU students to support people with disabilities or Special Educational Needs (SEN) both inside and outside campus to participate fully in life. Students will form a network in which they are exposed to various service and training opportunities.

Being members of SEN PIN, students will have the chance to make use of their knowledge and experience to go beyond service provision. They will take the leading role in promoting value of inclusion, diversity and acceptance on campus.


  • To promote positive attitude towards diversity and social inclusion
  • To encourage direct engagement with people with disabilities / SEN through supporting their learning and adjustment
  • To gain new perspectives and values on human potentials through service experiences

The key services under SEN PIN 2018-19 are:

  1. Study Support – practical peer support to students with SEN on campus
  2. HEaRT@cafe330 – work with people in recovery of mental illness in a social enterprise at HKU
  3. Front-of-House Volunteer at Relaxed Theatre – facilitate audience with SEN to enjoy theatre Experience (1st Semester, 2018-19)
  4. Guided Social Coaching – conduct social skills coaching for peers with social difficulties (2nd Semester, 2018-19)

For more details, please visit our website:


Mental Health First Aid Training Course 精神健康急救課程



Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health crisis before he or she can obtain professional treatment.

If you would like to help your peers who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, you can prepare yourself through enrolling in a MHFA training course.

Upon completion of 12-hour training course, you will have learned:

  • 5 MHFA Action Plans
  • basic knowledge about mental health problems & strategies to manage related crisis situations
  • counselling services & other support on campus


MHFA5/18-19 MHFA6/18-19

19, 21, 26, 28 February 2019

(Tues & Thurs)

12, 15, 19, 22 March 2019

(Tues & Fri)

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Room 302, 3/F, Main Building
Language: Cantonese English
Fee: $400 (price inclusive of a Chinese training manual) $425 (price inclusive of an English training manual)
Application deadline: 8 February 2019 (Fri) 26 February 2019 (Tues)

A certificate recognized by the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong will be awarded to participants with FULL attendance.