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When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2018

 


When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2018


When Major Meets Minor Fair

Dear Student,

Congratulations! Exams are almost done and Christmas is coming! Celebrate and have fun! However, the second semester will soon come and it might be a good time for you to think about your future major / minor plan – one of the most important study decisions in your university education.

If you are a first-year student, it is timely to explore the wide spectrum of major / minor options and select courses of your potential major(s). If you are a non-final year student, you might need to declare / review your major / minor options.

To help you make informed choices, AAO is organizing the “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2018″ with details as follows:

Date: January 18, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Main Activities:

Merry Christmas and See you at the Fair!

Academic Advising Office (AAO)

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The “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair”

The When 'Major' Meets 'Minor' Fair

DATE: January 18, 2018 (Thursday)
TIME: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
VENUE: Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Who is it for?

All students, especially those from Year 1 and 2

What can I get?

  • One-on-one consultation with AAO Academic Advisers, Careers Advisers and Faculty Administrators
  • Peer advice and sharing
  • Factsheets of all major / minor options and other materials to support your studies
  • Live demonstration of the newly launched Academic Planning Roadmap

Talks – Sign Up Now

Pre-Fair Peer Sharing: “How Senior Students Chose Their Major/ Minor”
Date / Time: January 17, Wednesday (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Venue: University Bookstore

Please click HERE for details and registration

 

On-Day Special Talk: “Your Studies and Career: What to Consider”
Date/ Time: January 18, Thursday (12:30 pm – 2 pm)
Venue: University Bookstore

Please click HERE for details and registration

 

Factsheets

Check here for details of major / minor options that are open to you:


Get a Gift?

Want some initial ideas about selecting majors / minors so you can ask the relevant questions at the Fair? Spare 3 minutes to view our online orientation and get a gift.
Please click HERE for the online orientation

Questions?

Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Message from the Academic Advising Office (AAO)

Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Semester Wrap up and Exam Preparation

 

 

Dear Students,

Semester Wrap up and Exam Preparation

Time flies and there are only a few days left before this semester concludes. To help you prepare for the coming exam, we would like to offer you three pieces of practical tips:

  • iconSeek Personalized Advice
    If you have any concerns or issues regarding your exam preparation or final assignment, please contact your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) as soon as possible for a meeting.
  • iconLook at AAO’s 3-Minute Online Orientation on Effective Exam Preparation
    Take a quick look at our “3-minute Exam Prep Tips” It is a good way to remind yourself of how to develop your revision plan, how to revise smart (such as taking reference to past exam papers, how to cope with exam stress, etc.
  • iconTake the Advice of Your Student Advisers
    Feeling stressed out already? Let’s hear how the senior students survived their exams! Click here for the video

Study hard but don’t forget to eat and rest well! Good luck and have a Super Pass!

With best wishes,
Academic Advising Office

Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Hi Students,

No matter you are a senior or just a junior student, it is likely that you have already been thinking about pursuing postgraduate studies after graduation. This is an important decision which requires careful consideration and planning. Join our workshop this Thursday (Oct 26) to learn more about what postgraduate studies involve from the Professors’ as well as the Students’ perspectives. If you have any questions, bring them and get some advice from our guest speakers.

Please check http://aao.hku.hk/event or the poster below for details and registration.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Sign up now!



Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?


Date: 26 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: P3, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building (CYPP3)

Who is it for?

Open to all undergraduates (especially senior year students)

What is it about?

In this workshop, students consider and question if postgraduate study is the right next step. Highlights of the workshop include examining the advantages and disadvantages of further studies, the research and decision-making processes, and the academic transition from the undergraduate to postgraduate level. Guest professor speakers will share with you their expectations from applicants and postgraduate students, while current M Phil, PhD and TPG students will be on a panel discussing common issues faced by prospective postgraduate students.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • What is the purpose of postgraduate study
  • What are the major types of study programmes
  • What are expected from postgraduate students and challenges they face
  • What to consider when making postgraduate study decisions
  • How to research schools/programmes, local and overseas
  • What can you do now to prepare for your postgraduate study

After this workshop, interested participants can learn more about postgraduate study opportunities at HKU and application procedures by attending the MPhil and PhD Information Session – 2017 on October 31, 2017 (Tuesday) at Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House. For details, please see: http://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/events.

Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Who will speak?

  • Professor Cecilia Cheng, Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education), Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Dr Julian Alexander Tanner, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Education Division of Biochemistry, School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Postgraduate students from various Faculties
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

Need Advice on Your Studies? Meet Your Academic Adviser Now!

 

 

 

Hi Students,

Need Advice on Your Studies? Meet Your Academic Adviser Now!

Are you adjusting well to your University studies?
Are you exploring majors / minors?
Are you considering opportunities for exchange and internship?
Have you discussed your academic plan with your Academic Adviser?

To make sure that you are on the right track with your studies and understand well your academic options, the University requires all first-year students to meet with their Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once EVERY semester.

Time flies and the reading week (Oct 16-21) is approaching. We hope you have already sought advice from your FAA on your studies. If you have not met with your FAA yet, please contact him / her as soon as possible and arrange the meeting. If you are not sure who your FAA is, this video should be able to help: http://aao.hku.hk/video/video-04/

Please contact us at 2219 4686 or email us at aaoffice@hku.hk should you have any questions.

Thank you and all the best for your studies at HKU!

Academic Advising Office

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2017)

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2017)

Workshop Highlights

To provide colleagues with the information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System and the latest developments in academic advising at HKU, AAO organized a workshop entitled “The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU” on September 27, 2017.

Various practical issues and “must know” information were covered in the workshop, such as student development roadmap, developmental approach to advising, advising timeline, advising SEN students or those under stress and AAO resources, etc. Each participant was also provided with a PC to try out the SIS advising tools. In particular, we were very happy to have Dr. Anthony Tam, a very experienced Academic Adviser from the Faculty of Engineering, coming to us and shared his tips on how to earn students’ trust and be an effective academic adviser. As he reflected, communication is the key. He told us that it always gives him immense joy when he witnesses his advisees overcoming different hurdles and graduate eventually.

The workshop received very encouraging response, with the participation of about 30 teachers and administrators from different Faculties and University units.

Downloadable materials

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

 


The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU


Date: September 27, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (A sandwich lunch will be provided)
Venue: KB 110, Knowles Building

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff who support and advise students in learning:

  • Colleagues who have been newly appointed to academic advising responsibilities
  • Serving academic advisers who wish to have a quick recap on resources and facilities that can make their job easier and faster
  • New colleagues who want to know the advising and referral system for students in need, whether or not they are formally assigned the role as academic adviser

What is its aim?

The overall aim of this workshop is to provide you with the information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System, the latest developments in academic advising, the advising tools in SIS and relevant campus support resources at HKU.

What will I learn about?

Some of the “Must-know” information covered in the workshops are:

  • Academic advising roles and timeline
  • Student development roadmap and common issues
  • Hands-on experience of the SIS advising tools (* Each participant will have a PC to try out the System)
  • Advising students with academic risks
  • Referrals and campus resources
  • Quick recap of academic regulations

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Experience sharing by Dr. A. T. C. Tam, Academic Adviser, Department of Computer Science
Click HERE for registration!

 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Be a SMART Learner – Work hard Play hard!

 


Freshmen 101 Workshop
Be a SMART Learner – Work hard Play hard!


Date: September 14, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially First-Year students)

What is it about?

To win a game you must fully understand the rules! Working hard on your lectures, revisions and assignments does not guarantee a good grade. To ensure that your efforts pay off, you have to understand the aims of university learning and among many other things, assessment rubrics, that is, how you will be assessed. Now comes a great opportunity to learn from Dr. Cecilia Chan, an expert in outcome-based approach to student learning and assessment!

  • Differences between secondary and university education
  • Course learning outcomes, assessment methods and rubics
  • How to cope with academic challenges
  • Expectations of a university student and effective use of effort in attaining your goals

AAO will also explain how to find academic support and useful campus resources.

Who will speak?

  • Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development/Associate Professor, The Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

    Contact Miss Jenny Cheng of AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 2219 4686

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Success Strategies for the Common Core

 


Freshmen 101 Workshop
Success Strategies for the Common Core


Date: September 19, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially First-Year students)

What is it about?

This interactive workshop will provide students with an introduction to the essence of Common Core courses and practical advice for a successful learning experience. Through group activities, the Director of Common Core will facilitate a typical learning environment and the skills needed for active participation in class and tutorials. Senior students who are serving as the Common Core Student Ambassadors, will be invited to share their personal learning experience and approaches to different assignments. AAO will also highlight useful study skills and explain how to find academic support.

Who will speak?

  • Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Common Core Student Ambassadors
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

    Contact Miss Jenny Cheng of AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 2219 4686

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