Excellence in Mentoring Awards
Activities | Excellence in Mentoring Awards
The objective of these Awards is to recognize faculty, students, or colleagues who have excelled in their contribution to Mentoring. The Center hopes to establish a strong culture of care and support for students and these awards help to promote the importance of mentoring and to honor mentors’ leadership contribution. 
Award Information
Available Awards: 
  • Excellence in Student Mentoring


  • Peer Mentors in the current year of the SBM Peer Mentoring Program

Award Amount:

  • 3 Awards of HK$5,000 each

Application Period:

  • Late January to early February of each year

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants should submit the completed online application form along with a nomination form by at least one mentee on or before the deadline. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the interview arrangements


  • Announced in March
Events in 2023-24
Apr 3, 2024
Excellence in Student Mentoring Awardees 2023-24
  • 5 awardees
Events in 2022-23
Apr 5, 2023
Excellence in Student Mentoring Awardees 2022-23
  • 5 awardees
Events in 2021-22
Mar 9, 2022
Excellence in Student Mentoring Awardees 2021-22
  • 4 Awardees
KEI, Sze Man
Peer Mentor Awardee (2023-24)
BBA Accounting, Year 2
During my sophomore year, I served as a peer mentor, guiding freshmen in their transition to university life. My role was multifaceted, encompassing academic support and assisting them in thriving at the university. Sharing my experiences was particularly fulfilling; I could relate to their challenges with my prior experience and offer practical advice, easing their transition and fostering a sense of belonging. I am pleased to have gained the trust of my mentees, who seek my assistance not only related to academics but also other matters. Throughout this journey, it was meaningful for me to motivate my mentees to pursue their dreams at HKUST and to support them through the ups and downs. These experiences have taught me that mentoring is not only about sharing knowledge and experiences but also about fostering personal growth and building lasting relationships. As I continue my journey as a peer mentor, I am committed to maintaining my passion and leveraging my experiences to help my schoolmates.
LAM, Wing Tung
Peer Mentor Awardee (2023-24)
BBA Operations Management, Year 2
It is my honour to be selected as one of the awardee for Excellence in Mentoring Award. Iit has been a valuable experience for me sharing my fruitful experience in HKUST, internship and exchange. Being a peer mentor is not only a process of giving back to our freshmen, but also a journey to gain insights. Through catching up with mentees, I get to learn more about their views and ideas while studying or planning about their future. I am glad to have this programme for students to connect and support each other in our university life.
THIA, Yee Xin
Peer Mentor Awardee (2022-23)
BBA Global Business, Year 2
As I joined the Peer Mentoring Program in my sophomore year, I can say that it has been an incredibly valuable experience for me. Through the mentoring process, I have gained a lot of new knowledge from my mentees and have a better understanding of their current situations and concerns. I feel pleased when they ask for my assistance with academics or other matters. Being a mentor makes me feel that I have the responsibility to be a role model to my mentees, which inspires and motivates me. I believe that mentoring is not only a means of providing guidance to other people but also allows us to have a better understanding of ourselves and realize our inner thoughts. As this is only my sophomore year, I believe that in the future, I will contribute and share more valuable experiences with my mentees through the Peer Mentoring Program while maintaining my passion and being a responsible peer mentor to provide further guidance to students when they need my assistance.
LAW, Hoi Yan
Peer Mentor Awardee (2022-23)
BBA Marketing, Year 4
It was my honor to participate in the Peer Mentoring program in my final year to contribute my knowledge back to our junior students. This program offered me an opportunity to make friends with a group of freshmen and become their "frientor" that my mentees would always talk to, share their feelings with and ask for help without hesitation. Throughout this journey, it was meaningful for me to empower and encourage our freshmen to pursue their own dreams at HKUST by supporting them academically and mentally with companionship, helping them to get through the ups and downs in their first year and finally celebrating their success together. I am glad that my mentees are inspired by me to develop interest in becoming a peer mentor to serve other students and spread out the helping culture at HKUST in the future.
Peer Mentor Awardee (2021-22)
BBA Management, Year 3
The SBM Peer Mentoring Program connects me and other fantastic people within the same school. Instead of helping mentees, this platform provides me a precious opportunity to build a life-long relationship and grow with them together. It is so gratifying to see my mentees adapt to university life, explore various possibilities and unlock their potential in this amazing environment.
JAIN, Aman
Peer Mentor Awardee (2021-22)
BBA Management, Year 2
Being a Peer Mentor has been quite the rewarding experience for me! Through this program, I've had the chance to interact with some of the younger, brighter minds that come into UST. I've had the chance to develop myself as a person, while providing assistance and support of various kinds for students. I'm honored to have received this chance to share my thoughts and experiences with the freshmen, and hope that I have helped make a welcoming environment for them to smoothly transition their way in to!
Past Excellence in Mentoring Awards