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HAVE, U Can Programme

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Date : 4 – 8 June 2018 (Monday – Friday)

Venue : HKU Campus & Residential Halls

The HAVE, U Can programme was originally designed to enhance secondary school students’ holistic competencies and virtues and prepare them for career and life. Approximately 400 secondary students have participated in the programme since its establishment in 2017 and it was extremely well-received among teachers, parents and students. We have now modified this programme and tailored to meet the needs and interests of 1st and 2nd Year undergraduate students.

This 5-day-and-4-night student-centered programme covers a challenging schedule of activities and events as well as an exciting residential hall experience dedicated to providing students with immense opportunities to learn, grow, communicate, and express. The programme will have an initial intake of 240 first and second year student participants. In addition, the programme is looking to recruit 60 Year 3 & 4 undergraduate students to become peer mentors and provide assistance to a group of mentees. The programme aligns with the university’s educational aims and graduate attributes.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

1. Creativity
2. Teamwork
3. Leadership
4. Communication Skills
5. Presentation Skills
6. Organisational Skills
7. Time and Self-Management
8. Critical Thinking
9. Problem Solving

10. Appreciation
11. Respect
12. Professionalism
13. Resilience
14. Consideration
15. Openness
16. Adaptability
17. Self-Confidence
18. Responsibility and Trust

All participating students and mentors will be awarded a certificate stamped by all 6 universities upon satisfactory completion of the programme.
**For HKU students, a credit for out-of-classroom learning experience will also be given.

Applications are now open to all eligible student participants and mentors.

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** For HKU students: This programme has met the requirements of the University’s Credit Award Scheme for Out-of-classroom Learning Experience which aims to enhance students’ holistic competencies for whole-person development. To apply for such credit, all student participants and mentors should submit an application for formal approval to the HKU Horizons Committee by the end of the academic year in which the learning experience took place. The formal application should be submitted via https://tl.hku.hk/out-of-class-credits/. The information required includes evidence of completion of the experience/activity as listed in your application, an essay of 300-500 words reflecting on the experience/activity and the outcome, inclusive of what has been learnt, the difficulties encountered, the achievement of the intended learning outcome, and the impact on personal, professional and/or career development.

Experiential Learning Activities

Social Events

Community Service

Residential Experience

Entrepreneurial Opportunities


Under the facilitation of trained mentors, participants will immerse themselves in a fun, collaborative learning environment and engage in a wide range of interactive activities. From team building to role playing to planning a business, each activity is carefully designed to enhance a specific set of holistic competencies and virtues and to strengthen students’ self-awareness and self-confidence. In these activities, students will be constantly challenged while experimenting and developing their own approaches to work towards reaching the activity goals.

The HAVE, U Can Programme registration is open to all current undergraduate students of the 6 participating universities.

Participants – Year 1 & 2 of all disciplines

Mentors – All Year 3, 4 & Postgraduate students

For Participants

Why participate?

  • To meet new people and make life-long friends
  • To connect with other motivated individuals
  • To improve holistic competencies including critical thinking, creative thinking and collaborative skills
  • To gain a deeper understanding of yourself and foster personal growth
  • To challenge yourself and push yourself out of the comfort zone
  • To experience the residential hall life and a true sense of community
  • To nurture innovation initiative and cultivate entrepreneurial spirit

For Mentors

Become a mentor and make a difference!

Why become a mentor?
  • To improve your employment prospects by sharpening your skills in communication, leadership and networking, etc.
  • To learn more about your strengths and weaknesses and better yourself
  • To make a positive impact on someone’s life
  • To share your passion and values with others
  • To meet new people and make life-long friends
  • To experience the residential hall life and a true sense of community
Mentors should demonstrate:
  • a good command of spoken Cantonese and English;
  • good interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • a mature and self-motivated attitude with a strong sense of responsibility and teamwork;
  • strong communication and listening skills;
  • a willingness to share experience and encourage others; and
  • the ability to act as a role model to motivate others and provide guidance to mentees.
Mentors will be responsible for:
  • providing support, feedback, advice and encouragement to mentees;
  • helping mentees to identify problems and reach their potentials;
  • enhancing mentees’ holistic competencies and virtues development; and
  • general administrative support and any other duties as assigned.
  Date Location
Check-in and Check-out Check-in: 4th June, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Check-out: 8th June, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Residential Colleges
High Table Dinner 7th June, 2018
Reception: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The College Hall
Closing Ceremony 8th June, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
HKU Campus
Should you have any enquiries regarding to the HAVE, U Can Programme, please feel free to contact:

Ms. Emma Liu

  (852) 3917 6068

Ms. Lydia Wan

  (852) 3917 1182