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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

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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

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)

AAO is on FACEBOOK now!! Like us and PM us your questions on major/ minor selection

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

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

 


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

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