Peer Mentoring Program
Activities | Peer Mentoring Program
The Peer Mentoring program is organized to help new students adapt to the University and to strengthen their sense of belonging and familiarity with their peers. The program provides opportunities for senior students to share their positive experiences with newcomers and creates a valuable opportunity for these senior students to receive experience as a student mentor.
Peer Mentor Application Information
While new students are automatically included in the Peer Mentoring Program, senior students can apply to become a Peer Mentor.
Eligibility:
  • Year-1 to Year-3 students of any SBM major
Duration:
  • Fall Semester
Commitment:
  • One-day Training Workshop (Aug)
  • Peer Mentoring Day to welcome new student mentees
  • School Welcome and Orientation
  • Meeting with mentees after the Academic Advising Session
  • Self-organized gatherings with mentees in the Fall semester
  • Optional activities
Application Period:
  • March: Online Application
  • April: Interview and result announcement
*Subject to yearly/semesterly changes by SBM
Number of Peer Mentors
  • 94 Peer Mentors
  • 885 Mentees
Events in 2018-19
Aug 8 & 26, 2018
Peer Mentoring Day
  • Meet the new student mentees
  • Mentors conduct Academic Advising Session for new student mentees
Aug 4, 2018
Peer Mentor Training Workshop
  • One-day Training Workshop in August
Events in 2017-18
May 8, 2018
Peer Sharing Dinner
  • A dinner for Peer Sharing participants to make more friends outside of the classroom and exchange ideas on interests while socializing together.
Feb 12, 2018
Peer Sharing Dinner
  • An experimental program bringing 127 students with diverse backgrounds (ie: nationality and school years) together according to common interests such as travelling, sports, music, drawing, etc.
Nov 21, 2017
Peer Mentoring Dinner
  • A dinner for Mentors and Mentees to meet our Associate Deans
Sep-Nov 2017
Peer Mentoring Meetings
  • Self-organize at least one gathering in Fall term
Aug 30, 2017
School Welcome and Orientation and Peer Mentoring Day
  • Welcome and meet the new student mentees
  • Mentors conduct Academic Advising Session for new student mentees
Aug 26, 2017
Peer Mentor Training Workshop
  • One-day Training Workshop in August
Testimonials
Arick NG
Peer Mentor
BBA Undeclared, Year-1
Peer Mentoring Program is a two-way journey - A reflection on how much I've grown, and a contribution to your fellow community.
Anna MOON
Peer Mentee
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Being a mentee of the Peer Mentoring Program, I was able to find guidance and advice through the helpful mentors that I met. My university life became more fruitful and interesting with the help of seniors!
Priscilla IVONNE
Peer Mentee
BBA Undeclared, Year-1
Peer Mentoring Program has been a very important part of my first year in HKUST. It has provided me with an avenue to create friendships and receive guidance from the seniors.
Anson LUK
Peer Sharing Participant
BBA OM, Year-3
It is for you to meet lots of peers, find some who share the common interests, get a few who share common insights, and pursue your dreams together.
Past Peer Mentoring Program