The university-wide “INSPIRE” Mentorship Programme enriches students’ holistic experience and facilitates their all-rounded development through mentoring by prominent leaders and role models, who serve as advisors and life coaches of the mentees.


PolyU held the Annual Gathering in January 2024 at Hotel ICON, gathering around 260 mentors and mentees to share their interesting discoveries made through their mentoring journeys over the year.


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The theme of this year’s gathering was ‘A Journey of Discovery’. PolyU’s Council and Court members, who were also mentors, and senior management gave a toast to kick off the event. Mentors Mr Andy Wong, Lead of Desktop Support Service, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong), and Ms Wendy Man, Senior Human Resources Manager of a media agency, shared that mentorship facilitates mutual learning and intergenerational understanding. They have found fulfilment in witnessing mentees' growth.


Their respective mentees, students Ms Corrina Leung Oi-lam and Ms Connie Cheung Man-ying, described their mentorship experience as rewarding and transformative. They credited their mentors' insights, guidance, and inspiration for helping them explore diverse career opportunities and broaden their perspectives, which contributed to their personal and professional growth.

“INSPIRE” promotes the holistic development of students

Since its launch in 2020, the “INSPIRE” Mentorship Programme has gained huge support from over 340 local and international leaders and role models, including PolyU Council and Court members, University Fellows, outstanding alumni and Polypreneurs, who have served as mentors to offer insightful guidance to more than 1,400 undergraduate and postgraduate student mentees with diverse cultural backgrounds and from all faculties and schools. Mentees benefit from an array of activities that enable personal, academic, and professional growth, such as face-to-face and online meetings, company visits, workshops, themed talks, and sharing sessions.