Since the launch of Student Mentoring Scheme (SMS) in 1999/2000, more than 400 senior students have been involved as mentors
Since the launch of Student Mentoring Scheme (SMS) in 1999/2000, more than 400 senior students have served as mentors to first-year students. The goal of the Scheme is to help our junior and senior students develop in personal growth over their four years in university.
- A mentor refers to an individual who takes up the responsibility of helping a younger colleague with his/her personal development.
- Mentorship programmes have been adopted by many organisations. Mentors may be assigned to graduate trainees or long-term employees as they continue to develop their careers.
- The Student Mentor Scheme was started in CityU on a trial basis in 1998. It was implemented university-wide in 1999/2000 and involved over 20 academic departments. Over the years, more than 400 senior students have participated in the scheme.
- To help first-year students adjust to university education;
- To develop a supportive personal network amongst first-year students and senior students;
- To create a warm atmosphere and positive academic culture on campus;
- To guide first-year students in their development as professionals in their chosen area of study;
- To give senior students a platform to develop their mentorship and leadership skill.