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【You See Well-being】Pace yourself and follow your heart. Take calm breaths, relax and walk on.

Physical Wellness

The Physical Education Unit organises UC Head’s Cup from January to March every year. Students from the four student hostels and two non-residential halls compete for the Championship by actively participating in different ball games, such as basketball, tennis, and badminton, etc.

Students with potential are encouraged to join the College sports teams through selections and represent the College in various inter-college competitions.

Swimming Gala is organised by the Physical Education Unit every September. All students are encouraged to actively participate in the individual and group events, competing for the overall championship titles across the four student hostels and two non-residential halls.

Athletic Meet is organised by the Physical Education Unit every late October. All students are encouraged to actively participate in track and field events. They will compete for the overall championship titles across the four student hostels and two non-residential halls.

Moderate amount of exercise and entertainment can alleviate the pressures of work and study, helping to maintain physical and mental balance. The College provides students with a wide variety of sports facilities, including the Thomas H C Cheung Gymnasium, a table tennis room, a fitness room and tennis courts.


“United College is one of the most comfortable and convenient colleges in CUHK.  In UC, there is a library for studying, a gym for sports enthusiasts, a green lawn for relaxation, and the only bar on campus for socialising with friends. Personally, I favour UC gym, because it offers volleyball, badminton, and basketball.  Sometimes I will go to the gym alone to play sports with strangers and make new friends. Overall, UC is a comprehensive college, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.”

— LIN Jonathan (23/BMEG)


“As an international student, United College feels like a second home to me. The most memorable experience is the “United College Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner”. We enjoyed moon cakes and had dinner with professors from United College. We shared our own college experiences and learned about local cultures. In addition to cultural bonding activities, the UC gym and basketball courts are also open after class hours, providing me with a place to work out and relieve stress after a tiring day. Moreover, the UC library study room is open 24 hours, allowing me to find a quiet place to work on my exams and reports. In summary, UC offers convenient facilities and a welcoming environment for international students to enjoy university life.”

— WANG Han Yi (23/BMEG)

Mental Wellness

Aiming at relieving students’ stress and easing their mood, the College has organized a series of activities and workshops which included “Forest Therapy at Tsz Shan Monastery”, “Wagashi Making Workshop” and “Wire Art Workshop”etc. Through the UChum programme, the College also provided mental health first-aid training to the selected College mental health ambassadors to organise some mental health awareness activities for the fellow UC students.

I enjoyed every part of the workshop. Making wagashi is really a great fun and rewarding. Although I did not expect the part that the teacher talked about pressure points, it was very interesting though.
Participant of Wagashi Workshop

During the fun fair, I was delighted to see the support from the College Head, staff and students. Everyone was very involved in the games and had a relaxing time during the midterm. I hope that I can participate in it and give emotional support to participants too.
–UChum Mental Health Student Ambassador