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Major Minor Week 2019 (Sign Up TODAY)

Dear Students,

Hope everything goes well with your add/ drop!

Glad to tell you that about 200 students have already joined our opening talk and the Faculty-based sharing session of Arts, Business and Engineering in the past few days. Thank you very much indeed for your support! Please note that the sharing sessions of Science, Social Sciences, Architecture, Education and Medicine will be held next week. If you are interested in the majors/minors they offer, sign up now!

Senior students studying various majors/ minors and office staff from these Faculties will be there to give you practical advice. AAO Advisers will also be around to help you make study plan and show you different academic planning tools.

Date:
Jan 21 (Mon): Science
Jan 22 (Tue): Social Sciences
Jan 23 (Wed): Architecture, Education, Medicine

Time:
4:30 pm to 6 pm

Venue:
Academic Advising Office, KB212, Knowles Building (Free snacks and drinks)

(More details at our Event Website)

We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you.

Academic Advising Office

How to Succeed in Your Scholarship Application and Interview

 

How to Succeed in Your Scholarship Application and Interview

Date: January 28, 2019 (Monday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Venue: KK LG 109, K K Leung Building, 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 Scholarship Workshop co-organized by the Scholarships Office and Academic Advising Office will help you prepare more effectively for your next scholarship application!
Who is it for

All undergraduate students

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. We will take you through the application process from the search to the award of scholarships, and highlight important points along the way to help you avoid making some common mistakes. Successful scholarship recipients will also share their first-hand experiences through a panel discussion. You can use your mobile phones to submit questions to us throughout our presentation. We will receive them in real time and will attend to them in the Q&A session.

What will you 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
Who will speak

  • Ms Henrietta Chan, Senior Manager, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office, HKU
  • Scholarship recipients

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Registration

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

Enquiries

Major Minor Week 2019 Opening Talk – Your Studies and Career: What to Consider?

 

 

Major Minor Week 2019
Opening Talk
Your Studies and Career: What to Consider?

Opening Talk

Date: January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue: MB256, Main Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

For all students, especially those from Year 1 and 2

What is it about?

Jointly delivered by AAO and CEDARS (Careers and Placement), this talk will help you understand the relationship between your studies and career, and how to make suitable study decisions. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Steps to make major minor selection
  • Points to consider when making study and career choices
  • Graduate employment statistics, career prospects, employer expectations, career and internship preparation
  • Demonstration of the “What-If” system in SIS for checking study loads if changing majors/ minors
  • Resources and support services offered by AAO and CEDARS (Careers and Placement)

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office and
  • Ms. Jacqueline Lloyd, Senior Student Advising Officer (Careers), CEDARS
Click HERE for registration!

 

Other Activities in Major Minor Week 2019

Free Drinks and Snacks
This opening talk is a part of the Major Minor Week 2019 which is to be held from January 16 to January 23. In every late afternoon (4:30 – 6 pm) of this week, AAO will invite senior students and Faculty office staff from different Faculties to our office (KB212). Don’t miss this chance to get some practical advice on your major minor selection. AAO Advisers will be around too to offer personal guidance and show you different academic planning tools. For further details, schedules and registration, please click http://aao.hku.hk/2018/12/major-minor-week-2019/

Enquiries

3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

Major Minor Week 2019

Dear Students,

Choosing a major and / or a minor is no doubt one of the important academic decisions you make in your university education. With the Add / Drop period of the second semester coming soon, it is time for actions. If you are a first-year student, it is timely to explore the wide spectrum of options open to you and select courses of your potential major/minor. If you are a non-final year student, you should also decide and declare your major / minor for a smooth progression in your studies.

Organized by AAO, the “Major Minor Week” provides a platform for you to explore your major minor options effectively. During the week-long event, you can learn more by attending talk, meeting senior students, speaking to the Faculty staff and getting personal advice from AAO advisers.

Event Registration:

A. Opening Talk: Your Studies and Careers: What to Consider?
Date: January 16, 2019 (Wed)
Time: 12: 30 pm to 2 pm
Venue: MB256, Main Building

Jointly delivered by AAO and Careers and Placement Section of CEDARS, the talk explains the critical steps in major and minor selection, and addresses work-related concerns that students might have such as employability, career prospects, employer preferences, internship, etc. In addition, there will be a demonstration of using the “What If” system to check study loads if you choose different majors and/or minors.

REGISTRATION FOR THE TALK

 

B. Faculty-based Sharing Sessions:
Date: January 16-23, 2019
Time: 4: 30 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Academic Advising Office, KB212, Knowles Building (Free snacks and drinks)

In every late afternoon of the week, AAO will invite senior students studying various majors/ minors and office staff from different Faculties to give you some practical advice. AAO Advisers will also be around to help you make study plan and show you different academic planning tools.

Sharing Session Schedule (all from 4: 30 pm to 6 pm, at AAO Office [KB 212]):

  • Jan 16 (Wed): Arts
  • Jan 17 (Thu): Business and Economics
  • Jan 18 (Fri): Engineering
  • Jan 21(Mon): Science
  • Jan 22 (Tue): Social Sciences
  • Jan 23 (Wed): Architecture, Social Sciences, Education
REGISTRATION FOR THE FACULTY-BASED SHARING SESSIONS

 

Check out now the Event Website for more programme details, factsheets and useful resources.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Events!

Academic Advising Office

Major Minor Week 2019

Major Minor Week 2019

Are you still undecided about your majors?
Are you considering to change your major/ minor?
Do you need more information and advice to make that decision?

If yes, the “Major Minor Week 2019″ is for you.

Date: January 16-23, 2019 (See “Dates of the Sharing Sessions” for details)
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Venue: Academic Advising Office (AAO), Room 212, 2/F, Knowles Building

On each day of the “Major Minor Week”, AAO will invite different Faculties to join us for a causal sharing session in the late afternoon. Activities include:

Major Minor Week 2019

  • Senior students will share their study experience in various majors/minors offered by the Faculty
  • Faculty Administrators will be there to attend to your enquiries
  • AAO will introduce you the latest tools for academic planning

Major Minor Week 2019
Dates of the Sharing Sessions*:
Jan 16 (Wed): Faculty of Arts
Jan 17 (Thu): Faculty of Business and Economics
Jan 18 (Fri): Faculty of Engineering
Jan 21 (Mon): Faculty of Science
Jan 22 (Tue): Faculty of Social Sciences
Jan 23 (Wed): Faculties of Architecture, Education and Medicine

So, mark your diary today! Registration method and more information about the Major Minor Week 2019 is now on the event website.

Academic Advising Office
Tel: 3917 0128 Email: aaoffice@hku.hk

An Overview of Postgraduate Education: Benefits, Opportunities, Requirements

An Overview of Postgraduate Education:
Benefits, Opportunities, Requirements

AAO Friends Party
If you want to know more about POSTRGRAD STUDIES in general, this is a talk you should not miss!

Date: 12 November 2018 (Monday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Venue: CYPP3, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

All undergraduates who are interested in learning more about postgraduate studies

What is it about?

This workshop aims at introducing to students the benefits and choices of postgraduate studies available at and beyond HKU. The guest speaker will provide participants with practical learnings so as to assist them in making informed decisions on their selection of programmes and to prepare them for the higher academic goal. Topics include:

  • Benefits of postgraduate studies
  • Choices in postgraduate studies
  • Requirements and pre-requisites
  • Timeline and preparation
  • Alternatives to postgraduate studies

AAO and the guest speaker will also take questions from the participants in the Q&A session.

Who will speak?

  • Dr. Josephine Jim, Chair of Visionary Plus Education Services
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office

Enquiries:

3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

Click HERE for registration!

It’s Party Time (Nov 14) by Academic Advising Office

Dear First Year Students,

New Student 101 Series 2018

Congratulations! You are already halfway through your first semester in HKU. However, do you realize that examinations are only a few weeks away? Before all the exam or paper submission stress weighs you down, we would like to invite you to our party organized just for you!

 

AAO Friends Party (November): How to Prepare for Exams and Papers?

Date: November 14, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue: Academic Advising Office, Room 212, Knowles Building

Main Theme: Senior students from different programmes will be there to share with you their tips on preparing for exams and final assignments (AND how to relax) in a very casual atmosphere.

Remarks: Free snacks and drinks

Quota: 30 first year students

Registration: Google Form

Enquiries: Wendy Yip (3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk )

AAO Friends PartyWe look forward to seeing you on Nov 14!

With best wishes,
Academic Advising Office

PS: You can revisit our happy moments in the First AAO Friends Party held on Oct 9, 2018 in our FB (https://www.facebook.com/hkuaao/ )

Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser 請約見你的FAA

 

 

 

Dear Student,

Please Meet With Your Faculty Academic Adviser

Time flies! The Reading Week is already over. It is now a good time to review your progress with your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) and get ready for your forthcoming exams in December. To ensure that you are doing well with your studies and that you are also aware of the academic choices available to you under the curriculum, the University requires all of you in Year 1 to meet with your FAA in each semester. Please contact and meet with him / her at your earliest convenience. If you do not have the contact information of your FAA, please click HERE. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 3917 0128 or email us at aaoffice@hku.hk should you have any query.

If you have already met with your FAA in this semester, please disregard this message. Thank you.

Academic Advising Office

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同學,你好!

請約見你的Faculty Academic Adviser

Reading Week轉眼結束,是時候跟你的Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA)見見面,評量一下自己的學習狀況,並為12月份的考試作好準備。為確保每位同學的學習進度良好,並清楚自己在現行學制下有何選擇,大學規定每位一年級同學必須每學期至少約見他們的FAA 一次。請儘快聯絡你的FAA,並安排會面。如不清楚FAA的聯繫資訊,請按這裏。若有什麼問題,歡迎隨時跟我們聯絡,電話︰3917 0128,電郵︰aaoffice@hku.hk

如你這個學期已跟FAA見面,請無需理會此函。

謝謝。

學業指導處

Workshops on Postgraduate Studies (by Academic Advising Office)

Workshops on Postgraduate Studies
Academic Advising Office

PG imageHave you ever considered taking a postgraduate degree? To help you make an informed decision, AAO will roll out two different workshops on postgraduate studies in November 2018:

 

If you want to study MPhil or PhD after finishing your UG studies …

Workshop: Understanding Research Postgraduate Studies
Date: 8 November 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: JLG 03, James Hsioung Lee Science Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

All undergraduates (especially senior year students) who are interested in RPg studies in future

What is it about?

As a follow-up to the Information Session given by the Graduate School in October, this workshop aims at enhancing students’ understanding of research postgraduate (RPg) study programmes. Experienced RPg supervisors will be there to share with you their expectations of applicants and research students. Current MPhil and PhD students from different disciplines will also be there to share their first-hand application and study experiences in small groups.

Who will speak?

  • Research student supervisors: Prof Richard M K Saunders, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science;
    Prof Paul S F Yip, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Current MPhil and PhD students
  • Academic Advising Office: Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head

If you want to know what POSTRGRAD OPPORTUNITIES are available in general …

Workshop: An Overview of Postgraduate Education
Date: 12 November 2018 (Monday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Venue: CYPP3, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

All undergraduates who are interested in learning more about postgraduate education

What is it about?

This workshop aims at introducing to students different postgraduate study opportunities and how to prepare themselves for the higher academic goal. The guest speaker will talk about postgraduate study opportunities at HKU and beyond. Different types of study programmes will be introduced with their key differences highlighted. Participants will be guided to reflect on the various factors they should consider in drawing their academic plans and make appropriate preparation. AAO and the guest speaker will take questions from the participants in the Q&A session.

Who will speak?

Dr. Josephine Jim, Chair of Visionary Plus Education Services and Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head and Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

Please click here for registration Enquiries: 3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

Thinking about postgraduate studies …

Dear Students,

Thinking about postgraduate studies …

PG imageHave you ever considered taking a research degree in HKU? If yes, don’t forget to join the Graduate School’s MPhil and PhD Information Session 2018 which will be held tomorrow (Oct 12) from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall. This is a public session for everyone who are interested. Details at: https://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/events/mphil-and-phd-information-session-2018

To help interested students gain a deeper understanding of research degree programmes and make an informed decision, AAO is offering a special workshop on Research Postgraduate Studies in early November. We will invite RPg supervisors to share with you their expectations of applicants and research students. Current MPhil and PhD students from different disciplines will be there too to lead group sharing sessions. Details of the workshop will be released very soon, please stay tuned to our emails and FB announcements.

Best regards,
Academic Advising Office

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