Online Forum for Research Postgraduate Students (9 Jun)



To: Current and Newly-Graduated Research Postgraduate Students of School of Chinese, HKU


Online Forum for Research Postgraduate Students (9 Jun)


Dear All,


The School is going to hold an online forum this coming June where you can meet with each other virtually, learn more about useful tips for stress management and mental health and get in touch with our School graduate representatives who will share their job-hunting and working experiences under pandemic situation.


Date: 9 June 2022 (Thu)

Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Mode of Delivery: 100% Online (via Zoom)


Zoom Meeting Link:


Meeting ID: 913 1321 9456

Password: 901793


Please refer to the attached event poster and following schedule for detailed information:




Event Schedule: 


Session 1 (16:00-17:00): Practical Methods of Keeping Mental Wellness and Stress Management in view of Pandemics


Guest Speaker 1: Ms. Joyce Li (Psychological Wellbeing Officer of Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS)


Joyce works as a Psychological Well-being Officer (PWO) at Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE) Section of Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS). PWO will provide Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a collaborative approach, to manage low to moderate level of the depression and anxiety of HKU students. She is also experienced in conducting group psychoeducation sessions on relaxation, adjustment anxiety, and sleep difficulties.


In her sharing, Joyce will introduce common psychological difficulties faced by RPg students under pandemics, talk about cycle between cognitions, behaviours, emotions, and physiological symptoms that maintains psychological distress, and share practical tips and resources for mental wellness.


Language: Putonghua


Guest Speaker 2: Dr. Caitlin Chan (Registered Arts Therapist and Post-doctoral Fellow of Centre on Behavioral Health, HKU)


Caitlin is the Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre on Behavioral Health, HKU. She is also a registered arts therapist (AThR) in the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA); and a professional member of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of Hong Kong (EATAHK). Her research interests mainly focus on holistic wellness and arts-based research. Through the years, she has been actively engaged in arts-based research projects, aiming to enhance the holistic wellbeing of different populations, including children with mental and/or developmental disorders.


In this sharing, you will learn about expressive arts therapy and understand how arts-making process can help relieve stress. You can also practise how to use different art forms (e.g. music, visual art, dance, games, etc.) to express and understand thoughts and feelings.



1) Arts training is NOT required.

2) Comfortable clothing is preferred.


Language: English



Session 2 (17:00-18:00): Job-hunting and Working Experiences under Pandemics


Guest Speakers: 

Name Year of Graduation Current Job Position & Institution Language 
Dr. Siu Sai Yau 2014 (MPhil) Assistant Professor & Academic Advisor, School of Translation and Foreign Languages, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong English
Dr. Sun Siya 2018 (PhD) Assistant Researcher at Institute of Research, The National Museum of China (NMC) Putonghua
Dr. Yin Shuhui 2020 (PhD) Editor & Translator, Guangdong Academy of Sciences Putonghua




If you wish to attend the forum, online registration (Click HERE) is compulsory beforehand. This is for an initial headcount to prepare well ahead of the event.


Thank you for your kind attention and looking forward to seeing many of you virtually during the event!