Make A Great Net

MAGNET, a Peer Mentoring Program at the School of Science, aims to help new students to transit smoothly to university life, by providing a support network, opportunities to meet friends and the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of senior students.

The peer mentors, who are all voluntary experienced students with different academic background and interests, will work as a team with our office to help new students settle into HKUST.


Who is my Mentor?

Each new 4-year science student is assigned with a peer mentor. Your peer mentor will meet with you shortly after your program registration, and he/she will guide you through the first crucial weeks at university. 


Why do I need a Mentor?

  • Consult a more experienced student (the peer mentor) 
  • Gain the opportunity to meet and mingle with other first year students
  • Attend educational activities organized by your peer mentor
  • Enjoy a range of social events with your peer mentor 


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Enjoyed the time with your peer mentor? You can become one too!

We welcome senior science students to become our peer mentors. By becoming a peer mentor, you can:


  • Help their younger fellows to adapt to the new University setting
  • Enjoy a series of training and enrichment workshops for FREE
  • Earn extra points for International and Mainland Student Exchange Program
  • Boost your resume
  • Gain valuable leadership experience
  • Develop effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Make great friends


What do Peer Mentors do?

  • Attend all training sessions and selected enrichment activities.
  • Have a clear understanding of all University policies, including the University Code of Conduct and Abide by them.
  • Give advice and support to assigned mentees and maintain good relationship with them
  • Help in induction and orientation activities.
  • Plan and organize educational activities for mentees who need assistance.
  • Assist in reaching out to "high risk" students and encourage them to contact the Student Advising Officer.
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