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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。

學業指導處

How to Succeed in Your Scholarship Application and Interview

 

How to Succeed in Your Scholarship Application and Interview

Date: February 27, 2018 (Tuesday)
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 https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=54524

Enquiries

New Semester: Please Meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser

 

 

Dear Student,

New Semester: Please Meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser

Congratulations! You have completed your first semester at HKU! Whether or not you are satisfied with your grades, it is a good time to discuss with your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) your learning experiences and academic performance in the past semester. By setting an academic goal and identifying your improvement areas, you will be better prepared to achieve more success in the second semester as well as the rest of your university studies. In consideration of this, you are required by the University to meet with your Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once every semester in your first year of study, namely, to meet your FAA in this semester regardless of whether you have met him / her in the first semester. Hence, make the appointment with your FAA as soon as possible. Click here to obtain his/her contact information.

Furthermore, to help you navigate your studies more easily, we have developed a new web-based “Academic Roadmap“. This roadmap provides specific information, advice and/or resources on key study matters in different years of your studies. Why not try it out today?

For any enquiries on the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 3917 0128 or email us at aaoffice@hku.hk

We wish you a fruitful and rewarding 2018!

Thank you.
Academic Advising Office

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

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