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 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
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!
WONG, Cheuk Sing Tony
Peer Mentor Awardee (2021-22)
BBA Operation Management and Management, Year 3
It is my pleasure to serve the freshman and connect them through the Peer Mentoring program. We may have felt lonely under the pandemic, so the program offered the opportunity to take care of each other and learn from senior students, like sharing my success and failure with Associate Degree students after studying in HKUST for one year. I was so grateful to see most of them actively participating in university life.
WONG, Wai Kit
Peer Mentor Awardee (2021-22)
BBA Operation Management and Marketing, Year 3
The SBM Peer Mentoring Program is one of the most rewarding experiences of my university life. This program provides opportunities for both senior students and freshmen to get to know each other at HKUST and we can further develop our career with the benefit of the connection as well. Also, having an enthusiastic peer mentor when I was a freshman has inspired me to become a mentor and contribute myself to assist my mentees with their academic confusion.
Past Excellence in Mentoring Awards