Peer Mentoring Scheme
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.
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.
A certificate of appreciation will be issued to mentors who have successfully completed the scheme.
Being a Peer Mentee
- 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