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Peer Mentor Programme

Peer Mentor Programme

The programme aims to provide assistance to freshmen for adjustment, to cultivate peer support and sense of belongings on campus. Each of the freshmen will be assigned a peer mentor, student from more senior classes of the same faculty/course of study.

2017-18 Peer Mentor RecruitmentWant to be a Peer Mentor?Are you a Freshman?

2017-18 Peer Mentor Recruitment


Important Dates

By Apr 25

Application and Deadline

Complete and return the application form to your Faculty (broad-based Year 1) or Department (Programme-based and Year 2 or 3 students)

Aug 12,
2:30 - 6:30 pm
Peer Mentor Training Day *
  New Student Orientation Day *
Aug 15

For ARTS, COMM, SCI, SCM

Aug 16

For AVA, BUS, SOSC

Mid-Aug - Sep

Caring Action

Provide support and advice to them through different means (such as phone calls, email, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc). At least 2 contacts should be made with each freshman to follow up on their further needs.

Group Activity

Organize re-union activity to facilitate communication among freshmen.  Peer mentor may choose to organize one or more group functions for freshmen from the same Course of Study or for the peer mentor group as a whole or by sub-groups.
Activity format is determined by both peer mentor and freshmen.  Tea gatherings, BBQ, cycling, hiking or ball games were most popular activities in the past years. 

* Those who are absent on the Training Day and Orientation Day will be disqualified to be Peer Mentors.

Application Form

Download here

 

If you want to be a Peer Mentor...


Objectives

1. Encourage peer mentor participation in servicing other fellow students
2. Provide opportunity for peer mentors to learn through the helping experiences

Content

A. RESPONSIBITIES OF PEER MENTORS

Each peer mentor will lead a group of 10-12 freshmen from early August to end of September

1. Provide logistic support in New Student Orientation Programmes and serve as group leaders in orientation activities
2. Organize group activities for their members for relationship building
3. Assist freshmen to adjust to university life
4. Follow up on their assigned group members after orientation period and provide whatever assistance necessary
5. Provide information on campus resources for personal development

B. TRAINING FOR PEER MENTORS

1. Peer Mentor Programme Briefing (online)
2. Communication Skills Web Course
3. Programme Briefing
4. Team Building Coaching
5. Personal Transformation Workshop Coaching
6. Orientation Briefing

C. AWARDS

Certificate will be granted to peer mentors who have completed the programme requirements

D. JOINING THE PROGRAMME

Peer Mentors are recruited in March every year

 

If you are a Freshman...


Objectives

1. Provide an immediate support system and information source
2. Heighten freshmen’s awareness of and the use of campus resources
3. Encourage freshmen to get involved in campus organizations and build social network
4. Create a more caring and personal campus atmosphere

Content

1. Meet your peer mentor at New Student Orientation Day (If you are a late comer, please email Our Centre to ask for one)
2. Join New Student Orientation Day activities to connect with your classmates and to find out more about campus resources
3. Keep contact with your classmate & peer mentor through WhatsApp, Facebook of your group, email, phone etc.
4. Participate in group activities arranged for you by your peer mentor
5. Contact your peer mentor when you have questions about university life and adjustment