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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

New Student 101 Series 2018 : Mistakes I Made in My First Year!

 

 

New Student 101 Series 2018

New Student 101 Series 2018
Effective Planning for Academic Success

Date: October 2,018 (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 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 of senior students from different Faculties and group exercises, you will learn to approach your study and make academic decisions wisely with a proactive and positive mindset.

Who will speak

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

How to register

Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries

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

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

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