Education Mentorship Programme
Through the Programme, our students shall:
- learn and obtain advice from their mentors;
- build networks; and
- understand the expectations of potential employers.
Our mentors shall:
- get acquainted with the next generation; and
- contribute towards their professional sectors/fields.
- are alumni or friends of the Faculty from a range of disciplines/backgrounds including the teaching profession, education administration, speech therapy, information technology in education, library management, government and non-governmental organisations, etc.; and
- usually have at least five years of working experience.
Faculty mentees are full-time third-year^ to final-year undergraduate students* of the Faculty of Education, HKU.
^First/second-year for students of the BASc(SDS), BSc(ACD) and BSc(IM) programmes.
*Students are not eligible if they will not be in Hong Kong for four months or more during the mentorship period.
Application deadline: February 17, 2023 (Friday)
Announcement of result: Early March 2023
- Date: March 11, 2023 (Saturday)
- Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
(All mentees are required to attend the Ceremony)
Mentorship period: March 2023 to February 2024
Apply to be a Faculty Mentee (Priority will be given to fourth-year and final year students)
Faculty mentors should:
- engage with your mentee(s) regularly via different kinds of online communications and activities (depending on the pandemic situation);
- interact with and provide opinions/perspectives to your mentee(s);
- give your mentee(s) opportunities to learn by experience;
- maintain a professional relationship with mentee(s); and
- inform us of issues that arise with the Programme/mentee(s).
Faculty mentors should not:
- encourage short-cuts or the development of bad habits;
- give your mentee(s) expensive gifts and always pick up the bill; and
- help your mentee(s), in actual terms, to secure a job.
Faculty mentees should:
- contact your mentor proactively and regularly through telephone, email, ZOOM, social media platforms, face-to-face (depending on the pandemic situation), etc.;
- take the initiative to arrange different activities;
- observe general etiquette standards, i.e. be punctual, courteous and thankful;
- keep all scheduled appointments; and
- prepare some topics for discussion before meeting your mentor.
Faculty mentees should not:
- expect your mentor to solve all your problems for you;
- expect your mentor to find a job for you;
- cancel a meeting and/or a visit at the last minute;
- contact your mentor at unreasonable hours; and
- commit yourself to obligations you cannot keep.
- At the programme level, the Faculty will take the lead to arrange group/networking activities, such as sharing sessions to facilitate communication and strengthen the relationship between mentors and mentees.
- At the individual level, mentor and mentee(s) may arrange more online activities, office/home visits, lunches, sports or other activities, depending on their interests and the pandemic situation.
- There are no rules governing the minimum number of contact hours, which will vary depending on the schedules of both mentor and mentee(s).
- Typically, mentor and mentee(s) are advised to meet, via online channels like ZOOM, email, social media platforms, phone or in-person (depending on the pandemic situation) three times a year.
- Faculty mentors will be invited to give us comments at the end of the mentorship period by completing an online survey.
- Faculty mentees will be required to submit interim and final reports on your mentorship experience and opinions.