University Adjustment

University life is a time of growth and development, as well as a time of challenge! It is our pleasure to be your company to learn, to explore and to flourish together in your time at HKUST.  Our counseling team sincerely walks you through our programs so that you can be better-equipped for your university life.

 

Peer Support Community

Welcome to our Peer Support Community! This is a supportive community where a group of dedicated and trained students serve as Peer Companions (PCs) to support, encourage, and provide companionship for fellow HKUST students, both in-person and through the Online Peer Support Community.

 

Through the years, PCs have organised various activities to promote mental wellness, combat stigma, foster inclusive conversations to raise awareness and encourage early help-seeking within the HKUST community.

 

Stay tuned for our upcoming initiatives!

Psychological Assessment

Through evidence-based psychological assessments, student can gain better awareness of their psychological well-being, enhance self-understanding, promote personal growth, and get clearer direction in pursuing their life-long goals.

Students can take the following online self-assessments or make an appointment with our Student Counselors to have assessments conducted by Counselors and debriefing on the assessment results.

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.

Virginia Satir

大学生心理健康量表 (在线施测)

请先阅览以下指示, 才进入心理测验主页的超链接. (你可以随时查看此页寻找帮助.)

预备清单:

  1. 你的在线施测专用登入数据: 登入名称, 登入密码 及 单位代码.
  2. 你的香港科技大学学生证上的学生号码

步骤:

  1. 进入心理测验主页: http://www.tests.com.tw/mhsyf.asp
  2. 输入预备清单 (1) 的数据
  3. 成功登入后你会看见以下画面.  请在 “班级”字段填上你的 “学系”, 在 “座号” 字段填上你的 “香港科技大学学生证上的学生号码”
  4. 完成整个测验

感谢你付出宝贵的时间!


步骤(3)示范图:

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation sessions are organized for all students new to our campus, including local, mainland and international undergraduates (UG), research postgraduates (RPG), taught postgraduates (TPG) - introducing counseling services to students, giving them ideas how fruitful their university life could be, providing them solutions to the challenges they may face, as well as building a platform to make new friends.

 

Personalized Assistance

Additional assistance tailored for students with different backgrounds and needs are also available:

Getting Peer Support Online

The Peer Support Community is an online inclusive platform where all HKUST students can connect with empathetic peers, share their challenges and emotions, increase their understanding of mental wellness, and strengthen their sense of belonging and resilience through a supportive network.

 

This Online Community can be accessed via web browsers or mobile apps. For a more convenient access, after successful registration, you can download the "Mighty Networks" mobile app, find and add the "Peer Support Community" within it.

 

Grasp the opportunity to foster friendships and navigate your university journey together in a safe and welcoming environment!

Peer Support Services and Outreach

 

Social Media Outreach

Mental Wellness Outreach

Get-together

Peer Sharing

 

TrUSTalk Bench

TrUSTalk Circle

Exam Support Initiatives

Invited Peer Chat Sessions

 

Be a Peer Companion

The Peer Companion Training Program (友伴同行 - 科大朋輩支援訓練計劃) invites all undergraduate and postgraduate students at HKUST to join the one-year program.

 

If you want to equip yourself with skills to provide peer support and contribute to the mental wellness in the HKUST community, apply to be a Peer Companion. The application period for academic year 2023-24 runs until 20 October 2023. Shortlisted applicants would be invited to interview in November 2023.

 

Peer Companions (PCs) are expected to fulfil a one-year commitment, which starts with an orientation in late December 2023, comprehensive training and practicum from December 2023 to March 2024.

 

Upon completion of training and practicum, PCs would be invited to provide Peer Support Services and Outreach throughout the year. PCs are also expected to have a reasonable level of commitment in various events.

 

 

 

2023

 

Orientation and Teambuilding

Late December  


 


 

 

2024

 

Comprehensive Training on Peer Support and SEN awareness                                                  

January 


 


 

Practicum

February - March

 


 

Exam Support Initiatives and Invited Peer Chat Services

April - May


 


 

New Student Welcoming

September


 


 

Campus-wide Festival October 

 


 

Exam Support Initiatives

November - December

 


 

Orientation and Peer Sharing for New PC Cohort Late December (Senior PCs)

 


 

 

On top of the above signature Peer Support Services and Outreach, PCs would be invited to provide other Peer Care services, including but not limited to TrUSTalk Circle and Social Media Outreach on need basis, and subject to PCs availability.

 

Upon completion of one-year commitment, PC graduates can be promoted to Senior Peer Companions and receive supplementary training and continue their Peer Care services, including but not limited to TrUST Bench, JUSTalk and Social Media Outreach through the Peer Companion Enhancement Program (友伴同行 - 科大朋輩支援延伸計劃).

Recognition for Peer Companions

To recognize the hard work and preserve a sense of belongings among the group of dedicated Peer Companions (PCs), you may find them wearing our T-shirts (PCs) and Hoodies (Senior PCs) around the campus. As student leaders and active contributors of enhancing mental wellness in the HKUST community, PCs are eligible to apply for additional hall points and scholarships to further enrich your life at HKUST.

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Mother Teresa

Center Publications

Our Services
New University Life / Adjustment
Social Adjustment
Emotional Adjustment
Behavioral Concerns
Personal Growth and Development
Psychological Disorders
Academic Study
Heartfelt Sharings from HKUST Students & Student Counselors

HKUST Stories

     Putting Students’ Mind at Ease

        科大特教生:肯講就有辦法幫

       首用網上平台 培訓大使支援學生

                   面對失敗 學習說出來

Reference Books / Websites

University Student Life
Study / Stress Management
Social / Friendship
Mood / Emotions
Behavioral Concerns (e.g., Addiction, Harassment)
Personal Growth & Development
Psychological Disorders
Family
Love & Relationship
Grief & Bereavement

Movies / Dramas

 

Inside Out 

A Beautiful Mind

Intouchables

Atypical (drama available on Netflix)

 

Soul

Coco

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Good Will Hunting

 

           

 

Self-assessment

 

Stress & Emotion Wellness

- Mood and Stress Assessment (DASS)

    English | Chinese

- Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)

    English | Chinese

- 抑鬱及焦慮情緒自我測試 (PHQ-9 & GAD-7)

    Chinese

- Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

    Bilingual

- New Life dayday 330 Well-being (CWBS-20)     Bilingual

Personality & Self-esteem

- Character Strengths

    Bilingual

Preliminary assessment on Mental Health concerns

- Quick Self Screening Test for Early Psychosis (HA)

    English | Chinese

- Adult ADHD Screening Test

    English

- Eating Attitude Test (EAT-26) (HEDA)

    English | Chinese

- Problem Gambling (DSM-IV-MR-J)

    Chinese

 

Assessment Conducted by Counselors

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

 

Counseling and Wellness Center offers the following wide range of psychological assessment.  Student can make counseling appointment with a Student Counselor.  Our Student Counselor will discuss with you and recommend appropriate psychological assessment for you.  You may also discuss the assessment results of the above online self-assessment with our Student Counselors.

 

 

Stress & Emotion Wellness

Psychological Assessment

Description

Language

Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)

Beck Depression Inventory is one of the most widely used questionnaires for detecting depression and assessing the severity of depression.

English

貝克憂鬱量表

貝克憂鬱量表是 Beck Depression Inventory 的中文翻譯版本,可以檢測憂鬱和量度憂鬱情緒的嚴重程度。

Chinese

Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)

Beck Anxiety Inventory is a popular short screening questionnaire to assess the somatic and psychological symptoms of anxiety.

English

貝克焦慮量表

貝克焦慮量表是 Beck Anxiety Inventory 的中文翻譯版本, 用以量度身體和心理方面的焦慮症狀。

Chinese

Beck Hopelessness Scale

Beck Hopelessness Scale is used to measure the degree in loss of motivation and hope about future.

English

Coping Response Inventory

Coping Response Inventory assesses how people cope with their recent problems or stressful events.  It identifies both positive and negative ways of coping and provides valuable information to understand people's usual pattern of coping response and shed light on ways of making changes.

English

Eating Disorder Inventory

Eating Disorder Inventory is designed to assess different types of eating disorders.  It also helps to understand the reasons behind the eating disorder for each individual.

English

Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale

The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale is a well-researched questionnaire which measures individual's psychological resilience among clinical and nonclinical populations. 

English | Chinese

 

 

Study & College Adjustment

Psychological Assessment

Description

Language

大學生心理健康量表

大學生心理健康量表適合給予大學生填寫,可以幫助每位同學了解潛在的心理困擾,困擾的類型與強度。

Chinese

College Adjustment Scale

The College Adjustment Scale is designed to help college students who are experiencing psychological and/or adjustment problems to identify the source(s) of the problems.

English

Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ)

The Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire assesses students' overall adjustment to college, as well as adjustment in four specific areas: Academic Adjustment, Personal-Emotional Adjustment, Social Adjustment and Attachment to the University.

English

Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)

The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory is a widely-used assessment of students' study skills.  It measures students' awareness about and use of learning and study strategies, relating to study skills, motivation and strategic learning.  It provides valuable information on how to make changes to achieve successful learning.

English

 

 

Life Planning

Psychological Assessment

Description

Language

Self Directed Search

Self Directed Search is designed to help students to learn about their personality and career options.  It asks questions about your aspirations, activities, competencies, and level of interest in different occupations, and then identifies occupations that match with your interests, abilities, and personalities.

English

生涯發展阻隔因素量表

生涯發展阻隔因素量表是專為大學生設計的問卷,以幫助每位同學了解和覺察到阻礙自己人生正向發展的各種因素,從而可以做出相應的改進。

Chinese

 

 

Personality & Self-esteem

Psychological Assessment

Description

Language

NEO Personality Inventory-3                (NEO-PI-3)

The NEO-PI-3 is one of the most popular personality tests measuring Big Five personality traits -- Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness, and provides a comprehensive and detailed assessment of normal adult personality.

English

Tennesse Self-Concept Scale

Tennesse Self-Concept Scale is a popular psychological test measuring people's self-concept in different domains.  It is useful for students to gain more understanding and insight about themselves.

English

 

 

Policies and Ethical Guidelines

All assessment are only made available and used ethically (adherence to copyright and licensing rights) by qualified users with appropriate training, competence and experience.  
All assessment tools are not to be taken outside the assessment venue. 

 

Confidentiality and Use of Assessment Results

Conversations and assessment results are treated with strict confidentiality and in compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of Hong Kong.  Your data may also be used for research and analysis / statistical purposes.  Names and other personal identifiers must be removed for research use or other statistical purposes.