To help students experience a better academic life, especially during the assessment period, a new pilot programme would be launched in December 2017 in which students and staff of the University could book a thirty-minute session with Jasper, a nine-year-old English Sheepdog adopted from Hong Kong Dog Rescue, to play and enjoy his company in a designated space in the Lui Che Woo Law Library.
It is well documented that therapy dogs can contribute to calmness and overall emotional well-being. Therapy dog programmes are being offered in many universities around the world, in libraries, university health services and student counselling units. It is hoped that this programme will benefit our students during the assessment period by encouraging less stress and anxiety by taking a break from their studies.
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