Archive for January 2018

New Semester: Please Meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser

 

 

Dear Student,

New Semester: Please Meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser

Congratulations! You have completed your first semester at HKU! Whether or not you are satisfied with your grades, it is a good time to discuss with your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) your learning experiences and academic performance in the past semester. By setting an academic goal and identifying your improvement areas, you will be better prepared to achieve more success in the second semester as well as the rest of your university studies. In consideration of this, you are required by the University to meet with your Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once every semester in your first year of study, namely, to meet your FAA in this semester regardless of whether you have met him / her in the first semester. Hence, make the appointment with your FAA as soon as possible. Click here to obtain his/her contact information.

Furthermore, to help you navigate your studies more easily, we have developed a new web-based “Academic Roadmap“. This roadmap provides specific information, advice and/or resources on key study matters in different years of your studies. Why not try it out today?

For any enquiries on the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 3917 0128 or email us at aaoffice@hku.hk

We wish you a fruitful and rewarding 2018!

Thank you.
Academic Advising Office

When Major Meets Minor Fair 2017-18

Highlights:

To provide a platform for students to explore the available major/minor options at HKU, the Academic Advising Office held its sixth “When Major Meets Minor Fair” at the Ground Floor of the Chi Wah Learning Commons on 18 January 2018, Thursday, with the participation of students across different Faculties.

AAO Advisers, Careers Advisers and administrators from the Faculties of Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Sciences were there to attend to students’ enquiries. A joint talk with CEDARS (Careers & Placement), entitled “Your Studies and Career: What to Consider”, was held on-day to help students understand more about the relationship between studies and career, employment destinations of graduates from different majors and the factors/steps they need to consider when selecting major/minors. A pre-Fair peer sharing session called “How Seniors Chose Their Major/Minor” was also held on January 17 as a prelude, providing Year 1 and Year 2 students a chance to hear the first-hand experience of their seniors.

AAO has recently developed an academic roadmap to help students navigate their studies more easily and smoothly (http://aao.hku.hk/roadmap). This roadmap made its first appearance to students during the Fair and was very well-received. Many students couldn’t wait to explore the many “bus stops” on the roadmap with their fingertips.

Missed the Fair?

No worries. If you have questions regarding your major/minor selection, you can:

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Newsletter (Jan 2018 Issue)

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the Academic Advising Office.

We are pleased to share with you the January 2018 issue of the AAO Newsletter.

Newsletter 4th issue (Jan 2018)

The contents of this current issue include:

  • Highlights: Launching the Academic Roadmap
  • What is New @ HKU Academic Advising
  • Feature: Advising MATTERS
    • SLEQ Survey Results
    • From “Awful” to “Awesome”
    • Studies and Careers
  • Voices of Students and Advising Corner
  • What’s Happening and Upcoming Events

Happy reading and we welcome your comments.

Academic Advising Office

Let’s Hear What Your Seniors and Careers Advisers Say Before You Choose Your Major/ Minor (Jan 17 and 18)

 

Let’s Hear What Your Seniors and Careers Advisers Say Before You Choose Your Major/ Minor (Jan 17 and 18)

Dear Students,
Happy second semester! The Add / Drop period is from today (January 15) to January 29, 2018. It is the time for major/minor declaration as well as a chance to enroll for courses of your potential majors. Before you make up your mind, do you want to hear how your seniors chose their major /minor? Is career prospects also one of your concerns? If yes, these two talks are for you:–


Pre-Fair Peer Sharing: How Senior Students Chose Their Major / Minor

Date: January 17, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: University Bookstore, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

What is it about?

In this highly interactive session, a panel of senior students with different academic backgrounds will share with you their stories — how they selected their major/minor, what they studied, and the challenges they faced in the programmes. The moderator and sharing students will take questions from the audience. At the end of the session, participants will be able to draw up a list of critical questions for consultation with the advisers from Home and non-Home Faculties, Careers & Placement and AAO at the Major and Minor Fair on the following day (Jan 18, Thursday).

Who will speak?
  • Speaker and Facilitator: Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Senior Students from the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering and Social Sciences.
Further Details and Registration

https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=53824


“Your Studies and Career: What to Consider” (Jan 18)

Date: January 18, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: University Bookstore, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

What is it about?

This talk will help you understand the relationship between studies and career. Some of the topics include: points to consider when making study and career choices, graduate employment statistics, career preparation during your studies and resources and support offered by CEDARS (Careers and Placement). Experienced academic adviser and careers adviser will address common issues related to studies and career plans, and take questions from the audience.

Who will speak?
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms. Jacqueline Lloyd, Senior Student Advising Officer (Careers), CEDARS
Further Details and Registration

https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=53825

Other Major-Minor Fair Events

Both talks are part of the “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2018” to be held on January 18, 2018 (Thursday) which aims at providing a platform for students to explore the major / minor options available at the University . During the Fair, Faculty Administrators, AAO Advisers and Careers Advisers will be there to attend to your questions. For further details, please visit: http://aao.hku.hk/majorminor

Enquiries

3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

Office Relocation

Office Relocation

Pre-Fair Peer Sharing: How Senior Students Chose Their Major / Minor

 


Pre-Fair Peer Sharing:
How Senior Students Chose Their Major / Minor

Date: January 17, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6: 30 pm
Venue: University Bookstore, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Event Details:

Who is it for?

For all students, especially those from Year 1 and 2

What is it about?

Major selection is one of the important study decisions that you make in your university education. Are you finding it difficult, or even stressful, to choose a suitable major? Do you know what to consider? In this highly interactive session, a panel of senior students with different academic backgrounds will share with you their stories — how they selected their major/minor, what they studied, and the challenges they faced in the programmes. The moderator and sharing students will take questions from the audience. At the end of the session, participants are expected to draw up a list of critical questions for consultation with the advisers from Home and non-Home Faculties, Careers & Placement and AAO at the Major-Minor Fair on the following day.

Who will speak?
  • Speaker and Facilitator: Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Senior Students from the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering and Social Sciences. The major / minor programmes pursued by these students include (in alphabetical order):
    • Astronomy (minor)
    • Business Design and Innovation
    • Cognitive Science (minor)
    • Computer Science
    • Criminology
    • English Studies
    • History (minor)
    • Journalism
    • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
    • Philosophy (minor)
    • Physics
    • Politics and Public Administration
    • Sociology (minor)
    • Statistics
  • How to register

    https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=53824

    Enquiries:

    2219 4686 / aaoffice@hku.hk