Archive for June 2012

Temporary Academic Adviser System

 

Do you need help on deciding your major and minor?

It can be difficult to decide on a major and minor. Many talented students excel in several areas of study. Also, some students are uncertain about how a major and minor might connect with their long-term goals. If you need help in deciding on your major and minor, resources are available.

What are the available major and minor options?

There are a lot of options to select from. For a list of available majors and minors, please refer to http://aao.hku.hk/plan-of-study/major-and-minor/.

What is a Temporary Academic Adviser?

Temporary Academic Advisers are current teachers who specialize in helping students explore specific major minor options and answer questions related to that area of study. They, together with teachers and tutors in your department/faculty, can give you advise on your study.

You might benefit from requesting a Temporary Academic Adviser and contact him/her by e-mail if you:

  • have some ideas about the discipline you would like to pursue for a major and minor and need advice on deciding
  • feel you should explore the discipline further before making a decision
  • aspire to find out more information on curriculum requirements and further opportunities within the discipline

You can make use of this advising option through SIS. Check out this video to find out more.

To learn more about academic advising services, please contact AAO at aaoffice@hku.hk.

Message from the Academic Advising Office

The 2011-12 academic year is drawing to a close and you will be receiving your examination results very soon. It is time to review your performance in the past, and to start planning for the year ahead.

If you have any issues of concern regarding your studies, please don’t hesitate to contact your Faculty Academic Adviser or the advisers at the Academic Advising Office (AAO).

 

Who we are?

The AAO team consists of seasoned academe advisers and experienced administrators who provide guidance on academic goal-setting and exploration of academic opportunities. Our team includes both local and international staff to help you address a wide variety of academic adjustment issues.

What we can help you with?

  • Adjustment to university studies
  • Development of study plan
  • Guidance on degree requirements, academic regulations and procedures
  • Information about cross-Faculty learning opportunities
  • Attend to academic areas of weakness
  • Plan for postgraduate studies
  • Clarification of educational goals
  • Exploration of additional campus resources to enhance academic career

How you can make an appointment?

If you want to learn more about our service, please visit: http://aao.hku.hk