Archive for February 2016

Tips of February: Another Semester for Learning




Dear Students,

It has been over a month into this semester. How well have you been learning inside and outside classroom? To make the most out of your learning opportunities, learn the “tricks” from the student advisers !:

All the best,

Academic Advising Office

Greetings from the Academic Advising Office







  • 如何適應大學生活
  • 如何訂定學習計劃
  • 如何訂立學業目標
  • 如何規劃研究院學習
  • 如何處理學習困難
  • 如何善用大學資源以提升學習能力
  • 有關畢業要求、學務規則與相關程序的諮詢
  • 有關跨學院學習的諮詢

電話︰2219 4686






Welcome back to campus after the Lunar New Year holidays!
How well are you coping with your studies? Is everything on the right track? Are you fulfilling your study goals? If you have any issues of concerns regarding your studies, feel free to contact us and we are happy to help.

What is Academic Advising

Academic advising is a developmental process in which you are empowered to think critically, explore available academic options, and take personal responsibility for goal-setting and decision-making with the guidance of your teachers and academic advisers.

What we can help you with

The team at the Academic Advising Office (AAO) consists of seasoned academic advisers and experienced administrators who are ready to help. Service includes:

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

Contact us
Address: UG 07, Knowles Building
Telephone: 2219 4686

You can schedule an individual appointment with an AAO academic adviser in person, by phone, by email or by online booking.

Common Myths on Academic Advising


Common Myths on Academic Advising

Dear Student,

Welcome back to the campus after the Lunar New Year holidays! The start of a new semester is always a good time to meet your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) to review your academic progress. Don’t forget to meet your FAA(s) at least once every semester in your first year of study, regardless of whether you have already met him/her in the previous semester. Your FAA(s) will surely give you professional advice on your study matters.

Don’t sit back and fall victim of the common myths about academic advising, reach out to your FAA today.

Myth 1

Academic advising is for the student with a low GPA.

Advising is not solely for students who have difficulties in studies. Even academically able students need guidance on matters like deciding on exchange opportunities, choosing a suitable majors and minors or planning for postgraduate studies. If in case you do have questions about how to improve your academic performance, your FAA can always give you tips and advice.

Myth 2

I did not contact my FAA in the first semester, therefore I better not approach my FAA now as he / she may already have a bad impression.

The old saying is “better late than never”. Your FAA is there to help and guide you and to review your progress, so there is no need to feel embarrassed or nervous to contact him / her. They are friendly and approachable.

Myth 3

Meeting with my FAA in a formal setting is intimidating. I don’t know what to talk about…

Although meeting with your FAA might not be as fun as chatting with friends, it does not have to be intimidating. Your FAA has been specifically assigned to help you adjust to the University and to guide you through your studies, such as how to develop study plan and select major/ minor, how to improve study skills, how to plan for exchange, internship, etc.


So, take action NOW! Make an appointment to see your FAAs as soon as you can!

Academic Advising Office

When Major Meets Minor Fair 2015-16

On 21 January 2016, Thursday, the Academic Advising Office held its fourth “When Major Meets Minor Fair” at the Ground Floor of the Chi Wah Learning Commons, with the participation of around 300 students across Faculties.

Who was the Fair for?

All undergraduate students

What was the Fair for ?

For exploring different major and minor options available at the University

Who did students meet in the Fair?
  • Advisers from the Academic Advising Office
  • Administrators across 8 Faculties
  • Careers Advisers from CEDARS (Careers & Placement)
  • Student Advisers
What did students get from the Fair?

Information on specific major/minor options:
The talk entitled “Choose a Major and Plan Your Career”, conducted by AAO Academic Adviser and Careers Adviser from CEDARS (Careers & Placement), was held during the Fair. The speakers shared with 80 students across Faculties the relationship between career planning and major / minor selection and important steps to take in making an informed study decision.

Advice from Administrators:
Administrators from 8 Faculties were there to answer students’ questions regarding regulations and procedures; representatives from CEDARS (Careers and Placement) also stationed on site to advise students on employment destinations of graduates from different faculties and career options .

Peer Advice:
Student representatives, including Faculty Student Advisers, not only helped out in the Fair but also shared their first-hand experience in major / minor selection with peers.

Missed the Fair?

No worries. Click here to download the presentation slides of the Talk.

If you have questions regarding your major / minor selection , you can:

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