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Let’s do PARTY! An invitation from the Academic Advising Office

Dear First Year Students,

AAO Friends Party
Starting first semester at University is not easy. It involves huge adjustments since the learning styles are so different from those of secondary schools. To celebrate your efforts and to share with you some strategies that might help you with a smoother transition, we are going to organize an awesome party for you! Details are as follows:

AAO Friends Party

Date: October 9, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Academic Advising Office, Room 212, Knowles Building

Contents:

A team of senior students from different programmes will be invited to the party. While you are having your drinks and snacks, they will share with you, in a very casual atmosphere, their tips on how to cope with some common challenges that a new student faces, such as:

  • How to handle large amount of readings in a short period of time?
  • How to study common core courses?
  • How to work with free-riders
  • How to use Moodle?
  • How to avoid plagiarism?
Quota:

30 first year students

Registration:
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

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

We look forward to seeing you at our first AAO Friends Party!

With best wishes,
Academic Advising Office

New Student 101 Series 2018 : Effective Planning for Academic Success

 

 

New Student 101 Series 2018

New Student 101 Series 2018
Effective Planning for Academic Success

Date: September 26, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, Main Campus

Who is it for

Open for all to attend (especially new students)

What is it about

This workshop is designed to provide you with the key information about different aspects of university study and strategies for developing an effective and efficient academic plan. You will gain practical study tips and knowledge of support available to cope with possible challenges in your first-year study.

What you can get

  • Self-awareness analysis
  • Decision making skills and tips
  • Study planning strategies
  • A preliminary academic plan
  • Study skills and tips

Who will speak

  • Dr. Josephine Jim, seasoned trainer and Chair of Visionary Plus Education Services
  • The Academic Advising Office Team

How to register

Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries

Miss Wendy Yip at 3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

New Student 101 Series 2018 : Success Strategies for the Common Core

 

 

New Student 101 Series 2018
Success Strategies for the Common Core

Date: September 18, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, Main Campus

Who is it for

Open for all to attend (especially new students)

What is it about

This interactive workshop will provide you with an introduction to the essence of Common Core courses and practical advice for a successful learning experience. The Director of Common Core, through engaging activities, will facilitate a typical learning environment and the skills needed for active participation in class and tutorials. Common Core Student Ambassadors will share their personal learning experience and AAO will 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 Ambassador

How to register

Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries

Miss Wendy Yip at 3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

 

 

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

Date: September 20, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 to 1:45 pm (Sandwiches will be provided)
Venue: KB 110, Knowles Building, Main Campus

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 will I learn about?

  • Academic advising roles and timeline
  • Ways to engage your advisees and tips on conducting advising meetings
  • Advising students with academic risks
  • New academic advising tools: degree audit and “what if” report, student development roadmap, e-academic planner
  • How to use the SIS advising tools (* Each participant will have a PC to try out the System)
  • Referrals and campus support resources

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Experience sharing by Miss Nicole Tavares, Senior Lecturer, Division of English Language Education, Faculty of Education

Registration

Click HERE for registration!

 

Questions

For enquiries, please contact us at 3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

New Student 101 Series 2018

New Student 101 Series 2018
Registration:
Click here to register

 

Enquiries:

Miss Wendy Yip (39170128 / aaoffice@hku.hk)

“Meet and Chat” for Study Success 2018 For Direct Senior Year Admission Students

 

“Meet and Chat” for Study Success 2018
For Direct Senior Year Admission Students

Date: August 2, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Library Extension 2, Main Campus, HKU

The Academic Advising Office (AAO) of the Registry is organizing a “Meet and Chat” session tailor-made for new DAS students. You are strongly encouraged to join so as to: —

  • become familiarized with regulations, procedures and skills essential to navigate the university study
  • know more about the essence of Common Core courses, the opportunities of studying abroad, non-academic student support service and co-curricular learning experience and the services of CEDARS
  • get an “Academic Planning Sheet” and information of different study support and resources on campus
  • hear the experience shared by other senior DAS students from various Faculties
  • meet and connect with other new students

When & Where?

Date: August 2, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Library Extension 2, Main Campus HKU

Who is it for?

All new Direct Admission (DAS) Year 3 students

Who will speak?

  • Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Dr Eugenie Leung, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Dr Nicol F. C. Fan, Associate Director, Common Core Office
  • Ms Cathy Wong, Senior Programme Manager, International Affairs Office
  • A panel of senior students admitted through DAS

Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AnhTwog0TBejARX7mtHttKGcB0eisZ0UXGjMx6ptCdc/edit

Enquiries

Miss Wendy Yip (Email: aaoffice@hku.hk; Telephone: 3917 0128)

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.

Get Ready for the Next Academic Year!

 

 

各位同學︰ / Dear Students,

下學期的成績剛公布,你滿意自己的表現嗎?若表現不似預期,可能是時候跟我們談談,好趁暑假重整旗鼓,為新學年作好準備。

The results of the Second Semester have just been released. Is everything on the right track? If you have any concerns regarding your studies, make an appointment with us now.

Academic Advising Office

• Tel: 3917 0128
• Email: aaoffice@hku.hk
• Online Appointment: http://booking.aao.hku.hk/

Get Ready for the Next Academic 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 (OR, if you have not met with your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) in this semester yet), please contact your FAA as soon as possible for a meeting. You can get the contacts of your FAA at: http://aao.hku.hk/sy3/academic-advising/find-your-academic-adviser/
  • 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! 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

Advising “Chat and Share”

 

Advising “Chat and Share”

Date: 15th May 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus

*Drinks and sandwiches will be provided.
As the semester draws to a close, it is a good time for advisers to gather and share our advising experience in a more relaxed manner.

What can I get?

The AAO “Chat and Share” workshop is specially designed to further develop our advising capability through:

  • A review of REAL student advising scenarios that happen day-to-day
  • Casual sharing on different approaches that may work (As always, there is no single answer to every problem!)
  • Sharing by colleagues from residential hall and different offices to gain new knowledge on advising hall life/study balance and integration-related issues encountered by local and non-local students
  • Sharing by experienced academic colleagues on supporting underperformed students
  • Hearing senior students’ advising experience to enhance advisee engagement skills

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed for all Faculty Academic Advisers, teachers and administrators who support undergraduate students.

Who will speak and share?

  • Experienced Faculty Academic Advisers:
    • Professor WK Chan, Department of Chemistry
    • Dr. Gary J Harfitt, Faculty of Education
    • Dr. Jetty C Y Lee, School of Biological Sciences
  • Mrs. Sylvia Wong, Director, Campus Life Section, CEDARS
  • Dr. Henry Lau, Warden, University Hall
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Senior students – Mr. Edwards Jia (FBE) and Mr. Monty Law (Faculty of Arts)

How to register?

Please click HERE for registration

 

Enquiries

Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser

 

 

 

Dear Student,

Please Meet With Your Faculty Academic Adviser

Time flies! The Reading Week is already over and it is a good time to review your progress with your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) and get ready for the forthcoming exams. 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. Please 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,檢視一下自己的學習情況,並為即將來臨的考試作好準備。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什麼選擇,大學規定每位一年級的新同學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的通訊資料,請按這裏。若有什麼問題,歡迎隨時聯絡我們,電話︰3917 0128,電郵︰aaoffice@hku.hk

如你這個學期已跟FAA見面,則無需理會此函。

謝謝。

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