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Senior Undergraduate (SUG) Mentorship Program 2017/18
SUG Mentors serve as role models for junior students to help them get to know more about the halls and surrounding environment, create bonding and warm atmosphere among hall mates. SUG Mentors also play proactive roles in initiating and assisting in hall life education programs.All SUG Mentors are full time second year or above UG students with mature personality & hall life experience, having good interpersonal skills, willing to motivate residents to participate in hall activities and to provide support to their mentees.
 
Under the First-Year Experience @ Residence Program (FYE), each SUG mentor will take care of at most eight mentees who are first year students enrolled in the program in their hall. From the Hall New Students Orientation in 18 and 19 August to the end of the Residential Year, they will be the essential leaders in halls that cater the needs of the first year students, and plan and assist in hall-based FYE program activities.
 
What do SUG Mentors do?
  • Give advice to the residents regarding their personal, social, academic concern in university life and connect them up with proper channels based on their needs and aspirations;
  • Keep good communication with hall education team regarding well-being of mentees confidentially;
  • Be reasonably available and accessible by residents, spending adequate time in hall and interacts regularly with the community.
  • Encourage residents to be respectful and mindful of other’s rights and privacy, emphasizes individual responsibility and self-discipline;
  • Serve as a role model for others in accordance with the hall rules and regulations.
 
Trainings and programs
 
The SHRL organizes briefing session for SUG Mentors to provide adequate information of University resources. We also collaborate with different University departments to provide a variety of professional trainings. To ensure the quality of the SUG mentors when preforming their duties in halls, all of them are required to take part in the briefing session and the trainings. 

 

Below are the scheduled trainings for SUG Mentors in Residential Year 2017/18:
 

Category

Training

Provided by

Content

Date

1. Mental Health Awareness
Condensed Mental Health First Aid Course
SAO Counselling Team
Understanding Mental Health Issues like:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
6 June 2017 & 8 June 2017
The Samaritans Sharing Session
The Samaritans (撒瑪利亞會)
Training content:
  • the mental health situation in Hong Kong
  • recent youth student suicides
  • risk assessment protocol
  • role-play learning the Samaritans approach to listening and talking to people with emotional distress
  • dos and don’ts when handling suicides cases
7 June 2017
2. Leadership Training
Workshop: How to become a successful Game Leader?
Students Affair Office (SAO)
Learning:
  • the planning and implementation of activities
  • transforming common games into meaningful activities
  • conducting an inactive debriefing
31 May 2017
Game Leader Workshop (in Cantonese)
The Salvation Army Education and Development Centre
Training Content:
  • Introduce some games
  • Game leading techniques
  • Risk & Safety Management
28 June 2017
3. Personal Development – knowing yourself
NGOs Visit
TBC
 
 
TBC
DISC Workshop
TBC
 
 
TBC
Big5 Workshop
TBC
 
 
TBC
 
On top of the training provided by SHRL, Residence Masters, Residential Life Officers and Project Assistants from each individual hall will organize training for their own SUG Mentors. Such trainings will focus on leadership skills, bonding skills, and team building skills. 
 
Performance Review of SUG Mentors

Residence Masters will conduct mid-term and year-end assessment with SUG Mentors. Feedbacks will be given to SUG Mentors for them to improve their performance. Written warnings or even termination notice would be given to Mentors who fail to meet the performance standard.

 

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