Archive for February 2017

Tips of March: Are you ready for the mid-terms?



Dear Students,

Time files and the Reading Week (March 6-11) is coming! When you return after the break, there might be a good number of assignments and mid-term tests waiting for you. Are you ready for them?

Tips of October: Build up Good Study Habits

Let’s hear some tips from our student advisers:

Wish you all a fantastic Reading Week! Work hard! Play hard!

Best regards,

Academic Advising Office

How to Prepare for a Successful Scholarship Application and Interview



How to Prepare for a Successful Scholarship Application and Interview

Date: March 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Venue: LE 3, Library Extension, Main Campus

scholarship iconScholarships are awarded in recognition of students’ academic excellence, as well as their achievement and passion to contribute back to society. Apart from financial support, many awards also provide enrichment opportunities to help students realize their potentials or to enhance their credentials for future studies and career pursuits. This AAO Scholarship Workshop will help you prepare more effectively for your next scholarship application!
Who is it for

All undergraduate students

What you will learn
  • How to search for different scholarship opportunities
  • How donors select scholarship candidates
  • Tips to prepare an effective scholarship application (e.g. Application form and personal statement)
  • How to present your strengths and address difficult questions at interviews
  • Common mistakes made by students and how to avoid them
What can you expect from the workshop

In this workshop, you will gain knowledge and skills to enhance the success of your future scholarship applications. In addition to an overview of documents required for a scholarship application, practical advice will be given on how to avoid some common mistakes made by past applicants. Successful scholarship recipients will also share their first-hand application experiences and how they overcame challenges in competitive scholarship interviews.

Who will speak

  • Ms Kitty Wong, Director, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Ms Henrietta Chan, Senior Manager, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU
  • Recipients of Scholarships (Innotech Award and The DH Chen Foundation Scholarship)

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Register and submit any questions that you may have about the topic at


Achieving Greater Success in Your Studies



Dear Students,

At the beginning of the New Year of Rooster, it might now be a good time to meet with your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) to review your academic progress. To make sure you have adequate academic support, you are required by the University to meet with your FAA(s) at least once every semester in your first year of study, that is, to meet your FAA in this semester regardless of whether you have met him/her in the first semester.

However, the following misconceptions about academic advising might make you hesitate…

Academic advising is for the student with a low GPA. I am doing fine and do not need advice.
Advising is not solely for students who have difficulties in studies. Even academically outstanding students need guidance on matters like deciding on exchange opportunities, choosing a suitable major and minor, finding an internship or planning for postgraduate studies.

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 of me.
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.

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’s role is to help you adjust to the University and to guide you through your studies. You can talk about your learning experience in the past semester and find solutions to your weak areas, or get advice on how to plan ahead for greater success.


Don’t sit back and wait for things to happen. Reach out to your FAA today.



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
  • 如何規劃進修 / 升讀研究院
  • 如何處理學習困難
  • 如何善用大學資源以提升學習成效
  • 有關課程要求、學務規則與相關程序的諮詢
  • 有關跨學院學習的諮詢

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電話︰2219 4686
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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 learning outcome

Contact us
Address: UG 07, Knowles Building
Telephone: 2219 4686
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You can schedule an individual appointment with an AAO academic adviser in person, by phone, by email or by online booking.