The Independent Learning Centre

Peer Mentoring Program 2018

Do you want to get individual support from a senior student from your own College during the First Term?
Do you want to learn how to study effectively and efficiently at CUHK?
Do you want to develop your communication and interpersonal skills?
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About

The ILC Peer Mentoring Programme (PMP) is a collaborative undertaking by the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) and selected Colleges. In 2018, the participating colleges are: C.W. Chu, Morningside and S.H. Ho. The program will run during the Fall term of CUHK’s academic year.

Its primary purpose is to facilitate first year undergraduate students’ successful transition to higher education, with an emphasis on learning to learn independently. Mentoring by senior students from the same college is the means by which the transition is supported.

Mentors will be trained by the ILC (with support from the Office of Student Affairs on Student Counseling Skills and qualified experts on Emotional Intelligence), and closely supported throughout the program by ILC teachers. By engaging in the program, mentors also benefit by acquiring or improving a range of skills that are highly relevant to their future working lives.

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Mentor

Intended learning outcomes for mentors :

  • Initial development of training and counselling skills
  • Improvement of communication skills
  • Increased empathy through identification with challenges faced by mentees
  • Enhanced capacity for reflection on learning (metacognition)

In addition, for mentors and mentees alike, it is hoped that the program will result in the following:

  • Increased confidence and motivation
  • Stronger sense of belonging to CUHK
  • Heightened intercultural sensitivity
  • Improved personal and inter/intra personal interaction
  • Improved communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills
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Mentee

Intended learning outcomes for mentees :

  • Development of study skills that are appropriate for higher education
  • Knowledge about campus and virtual learning resources and facilities
  • Appreciation of ways to foster positive relationships with fellow students and faculty members
  • Awareness of campus activities that encourage student involvement
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What did the mentees in the past say about PMP?

  • Reflective and enjoyable
  • Fruitful and meaningful
  • A very interesting and inspiring experience
  • Learned quite a lot from my mentor
  • I knew some new friends and seniors in [the] same major.
  • … my mentor offer[ed] a lot of useful help and … suggestions. And we've become good friends.

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What did the mentors in the past say about PMP?

  • Better communication and empathetic listening skills
  • Gained a sense of achievement
  • I've become more reflective
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Schedule

Mentor Training Sessions

28 SEPT 2018 11:30 - 13:30 Independent Learning Centre
1/F, Wu Chung Multimedia Library. United College
05 OCT 2018 11:30 - 13:30
12 OCT 2018 11:30 - 13:30
19 OCT 2018 11:30 - 13:30
26 OCT 2018 11:30 - 13:30

Mentee Preparation Sessions

(TBC)
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