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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

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

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Mistakes I made in my First Year!

 

 

 

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Mistakes I Made in My First Year!

Date: September 25, 2017 (Monday)
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 unique and practical workshop focuses on how “ACTION” and “INACTION” taken by students in the first year impact on their overall learning progression and outcome. Through first-hand experience sharing and reflection of senior students, participants will learn to approach their study and make academic decisions wisely with a proactive and positive mind set.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Mistakes to avoid from senior students
    • Things I should do but did not do
    • Things I should not do but did
  • How to make a good study plan
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • The myths about university study
  • Campus support resources

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Team of senior students from different faculties

How to register

To reserve a place, sign up at https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=52083

Enquiries:

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

Freshmen Workshops By the Academic Advising Office (Register Now!)

 

 

 

Dear First-year students,

As you embark on your university study, Academic Advising Office (AAO) offers a series of Freshmen 101 Workshops designed to equip you with the necessary information, resources and tips for a smooth transition and a rewarding learning experience in HKU.

Venue: MB 218, Main Building, HKU Main Campus
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Date: 14 Sept 2017 (Thu) – Be a Smart Learner – Work Hard Play Hard! (jointly with The Centre for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning)
19 Sept 2017 (Tue) – Success Strategies for the Common Core (jointly with The Common Core Curriculum Office)
25 Sept 2017 (Mon) – Mistakes I made in my First Year (jointly with Senior Students from different Faculties)

Click the titles to see the programme details. Limited places, so act fast.

For enquiries, please contact AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 22194686.

Academic Advising Office

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Website: http://aao.hku.hk

“Meet and Chat” for Study Success – Specially Designed for Direct Admission Year 3 Students

 

 

“Meet and Chat” for Study Success
- Specially Designed for Direct Admission Year 3 Students -

You have worked very hard to win this well-deserved place to study at HKU. Lying ahead are precious opportunities for you to learn, experience and grow. To help you achieve the most of your university studies, the Academic Advising Office (AAO) is organizing a “Meet and Chat” session tailor-made for new DAS students. You are strongly encouraged to join it.

When & Where?
Date: August 1, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Convocation Room (MB218), Main Building, Main Campus, HKU

Who is it for?
All new Direct Admission (DAS) Year 3 students

Who will speak?

  • Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core
  • A panel of senior students admitted through DAS

Why you should attend?

  • to become familiarized with regulations, procedures and skills essential to navigate the university study
  • to understand the essence of Common Core courses for a successful learning experience
  • to get an “Academic Planning Sheet” and information of different study support and resources on campus
  • to hear the experience shared by other senior DAS students from various Faculties
  • to meet and connect with other new students

How to register?
Click here to register

 

Enquiries
Miss Jenny Cheng (Email: aaoffice@hku.hk ; Telephone: 2219 4686)

Special Notes to Students with Conditional Offers
For DAS students who have accepted a conditional offer of admission but whose latest/final examinations are not yet released (i.e. pending confirmation if the conditions of offer are met or not), you are also invited to join this workshop. However, this invitation shall not be interpreted as waiving the conditions of offer, revising the conditions of offer and/or admission as a student of the University. Your conditional offer of admission will be confirmed only after you have sent and uploaded the required results for checking and confirming that you have met the conditions of offer. Formal registration with the University is subject to the submission and the verification of all the required original / official documents to the satisfaction of the University.

Faculty Academic Advising Coordinators and Administrators

Faculty Academic Advising Coordinators and Administrators

Faculty Academic Advising Co-ordinators

Faculty Name Email
Faculty of Architecture Mr. Renato Garcia rjgarcia@hku.hk
Faculty of Arts Dr. Gang Song songg@hku.hk
Faculty of Business and Economics Dr. Tao Lin tlin@hku.hk
Faculty of Dentistry Dr. James Tsoi jkhtsoi@hku.hk
Faculty of Education Dr. Jessica Leung leungscj@hku.hk
Faculty of Engineering Prof. George Tham hrectlg@hku.hk
Faculty of Law Ms. Karen Kong kykong@hku.hk
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr. Raymond Tsang gordon@hku.hk
Faculty of Science Dr. Francis Ling ccling@hku.hk
Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Travis Kong travisk@hku.hk

Faculty Academic Advising Administrators

Faculty Name Email
Faculty of Architecture Mr. Ivan Wong iwongarc@hku.hk
Faculty of Arts Ms. Mandy Leung lmkmandy@hku.hk
Faculty of Business and Economics Ms. Wella Yu wella@hku.hk
Faculty of Dentistry Ms. Joyce Chan jpschan@hku.hk
Faculty of Education Ms. Ryan Chan ryancsk@hku.hk
Faculty of Engineering Ms. Sharon Chui snychui@hku.hk
Faculty of Law Ms. Pamela Tam ystam@hku.hk
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Ms. Stefani Lau stefl@hku.hk
Faculty of Science Ms. June Tse junetse@hku.hk
Faculty of Social Sciences Ms. Vanessa Sit vansit@hku.hk

Business is as Usual

Summer is here and it’s business as usual at the Academic Advising Office!

Business is as usual

Don’t let summer stop you from updating your study plans for next academic year and seeking advice regarding your studies. In addition to scheduled advising appointments (http://booking.aao.hku.hk/), the Academic Advising Office also welcomes walk-ins during the summer. Feel free to contact us!

Tel: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk
Web: http://aao.hku.hk
Working hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
(Monday to Friday)

Tips of May: Summer is coming

 

 

Dear Students,

Summer is coming!
Examinations will soon be over! Let’s spare a moment to relax and think about your summer vacation plans. If you need some good ideas on how to fill the summer months with enjoyable and fruitful learning experiences, listen to the advice from the Student Advisers and make that happen!!

Tips of May: Summer is coming

http://aao.hku.hk/video/video-11.

Best regards,

Academic Advising Office

Wishing you a Superpass!

 

Wishing you a Superpass!

Wishing you a Superpass!

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