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Objective

The Peer Mentoring Scheme aims to assist first-year non-local undergraduate students in making a better adjustment to university life in Hong Kong.

 

Being a Peer Mentor

Roles of Peer Mentors

Being a mentor, we would like you to:

  • Contact and provide care and support to your mentees through various means of communication*.
  • Assist mentees in adapting to Hong Kong and University life:
    • Provide information about the University activities and resources
    • Direct to resources and support services on campus
    • Share your experiences in different aspects such as local, campus life and study-related matters
  • Connect with mentees either online or in-person* (advance approval is required if funding support is needed)

* Students are required to observe the latest rules and regulations from the Hong Kong Government regarding the social distancing measures before organising activities.

Commitments of Peer Mentors

  • Attend a mandatory coaching session
  • Initiate contact with your mentees
  • Provide necessary supports to mentees
  • Stay connected with the facilitator of the Peer Mentoring Scheme and let him/her about your progress
  • Attend the scheduled sharing session
  • Complete the post-event survey and provide feedback
  • If possible, record your precious time with your mentees. You may take photos of your gatherings and/or share with us in writing about your gained experience#.

#The photos and information submitted may be used for event publicity.

 

Financial Support

Mentors who want to plan for activities with funding support from SAO are required to submit a simple activity plan, indicating the budget of the proposed activities for approval.

Each mentor is eligible to apply for funding support for one activity. A maximum subsidy of HK$ 70 per activity per head (for both mentor and mentee) will be provided on a reimbursement basis.

 

Recognition

A certificate of appreciation will be issued to mentors who have successfully completed the scheme.

 

Being a Peer Mentee

Eligibility

  • All year one non-local undergraduate students

What you will gain

  • Receive advice from peer mentors for adapting to University life
  • Enlarge your social networks
  • Enhance interpersonal and communication skills
  • Get extensive information about campus resources and activities, as well as local culture

 

Enquiries

Please contact the Student Affairs Office by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for any questions or problems encountered.