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Planning Ahead for Postgraduate Research Programmes (MPhil, PhD)

 

 

Planning Ahead for Postgraduate Research Programmes (MPhil, PhD)

Date: Oct 16, 2012 (Tues)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: LE 6, Library Extension Building
Who is it for?

All undergraduate students, especially Senior Year students

What is it about?

This workshop will provide students with practical advice on what to consider and how to prepare for postgraduate programmes. Current MPhil and PhD students will also address common issues, share their experience and take questions from the audience.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • How do students determine if they are academically prepared for postgraduate research programmes?
  • What are important considerations in determining where and what programme to apply?
  • How does being a postgraduate student differ from being an undergraduate student?

… And many more questions that you bring forth.

Who will speak?
  • Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Current MPhil and PhD students from Arts, Business, Engineering, and Social Sciences
How to register?

Click here to register.

Enquires:

Pathfinding: Exhibition on Learning Opportunities at HKU

 

 

 

Pathfinding: Exhibition on Learning Opportunities at HKU

Date: September 26-27, 2012 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Venue: Sun Yat-sen Place
Organisers: CEDARS and the Academic Advising Office

Welcome to the new academic year. For students who have just joined HKU this year, a hearty welcome on board! We hope all of you are now refreshed and re-energized to meet the new challenges in the coming year!

The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a platform for different units to showcase their wide spectrum of learning opportunities outside the classroom such as student exchange, internship, service learning, library service, foreign languages, sports programmes, academic advising, English language support and many more. We hope that you will get a better idea of how to plan your University life and know where to go for assistance should you need it.

We are looking forward to meeting you at the Exhibition. There will also be a lucky draw! Do come and join us!

Pathfinding: Exhibition on Learning Opportunities at HKU

Do’s and Don’ts: Transitioning to University

 

Do’s and Don’ts: Transitioning to University

Date: Sept 25, 2012 (Tues)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: Meng Wah Complex, T2
Who is it for?

All new undergraduate students

What is it about?

This workshop will provide all new undergraduate students with practical advice on how to make a smooth transition from secondary school to University and how to prepare for successful University learning. There will be a panel discussion by experienced teachers and a student sharing session. Audience questions will also be taken.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • How to set academic goal and plan your study at University?
  • How to make smart educational choices and become an active learner?
  • How to balance study and extra-curricular/ hall activities?
  • How to get good grades /good GPA and avoid discontinuation of studies?

…And many more questions that you bring forth.

Who will speak?
  • Professor Bennett Yim, Professor and Associate Director of Chinese Management Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics; Warden of Simon K. Y. Lee Hall
  • Professor Francis Chin, Chair of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering
  • Professor WK Chan, Associate Dean, Faculty of Sciences
  • Dr Yoshiko Nakano, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
  • Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office (Moderator)

~This will be followed by a student sharing session.~

How to register?

Click here to register.

Enquires:

What is Common Core and How to Master These Courses?

 

What is Common Core and How to Master These Courses?

Date/Time: September 18, 2012 (Tues) 5:30 to 6:45 pm
Venue: Meng Wah Complex, T2
Audience: Open to all students, especially targeted to First Year students as induction event.
Description: This workshop will provide students with practical advice on how to prepare for and master common core courses. Current common core faculty from each area of inquiry and the director of common core will be on a panel addressing typical questions from First Year students and taking questions from the audience.
Panelists:

Mr Gwyn Edwards – Director of the Common Core Curriculum
Dr David PomfretHumanities
Professor L.C. ChanScientific and Technological Literacy
Dr Gina MarchettiGlobal Issues
Dr Xianjun YANChina: Culture, State and Society

Moderator:

Dr Amy Lewis
Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

Please click here to register.

AA Training Workshop for Residential Student Advisers / Faculty Student Advisers

 

 

Who is this workshop for?

Open to all Residential Student Advisers and Faculty Student Advisers

Who organizes this workshop?

The Academic Advising Office (AAO) and CEDARS

What is the aim of this workshop?

The overall aim of the workshop is to equip Student Advisers with appropriate skills and necessary knowledge to succeed in the peer advising role.

What are the date, time and venue for this workshop?

Students can choose either ONE of the following sessions to attend:

1st Training Session 2nd Training Session
Date September 19, 2012 (Wednesday) September 29, 2012 (Saturday)
Time 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Venue MBG07, Main Building LE 2, Library Extension Building
What topics are covered in this workshop?

The workshop will be conducted in an interactive mode with practical discussion sessions. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Information about the University-wide Academic Advising System
  • Peer Advising
  • Role of Student Advisers
  • Basic skills and tips for Student Advisers
How to register?

Click here for session on September 19, and here for session on September 29.

Enquiries?

Tel: 2219 4686 Email: aaoffice@hku.hk

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

 

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Date: September 11, 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff, who recently joined the University or have been newly appointed to academic advising responsibilities at HKU.

What is the aim of this workshop?

The overall aim of the workshop is to provide a foundation on the developmental model of academic advising and address specific issues brought forth through the recent implementation of a formal academic advising system at HKU.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Key features of the academic advising system at HKU
  • Academic advising foundations and the role of academic advisers
  • Web-based academic advising support in the Student Information System
  • Privacy and legal matters pertaining to academic advising
  • Referral to other University supporting units

When engaging in case studies and experience sharing, you will also have the opportunity to interact with other academic advisers, staff of the Academic Advising Office, and in-house legal counsel.

Can I know the rundown?

Please click here.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Amy Lewis at 2219 4684 or Ms Wendy Yau at 2219 4685.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for the workshop?

You can have a look at our Quick Reference Guide for Faculty Academic Advisers to gain some ideas on academic advising.

Need Study Advice? A 3-Minute Guide for Freshmen

 

 

Dear Freshmen,

Welcome to HKU!

Starting University is exciting and fun! Adapting to University life and the new academic environment however can be challenging !

Do spare 3 minutes to complete our online academic advising orientation so that you will know whom to seek advice from on academic matters.

It will give you some very important information and is the best way to kick off with your studies, and to get your special gift from the Academic Advising Office !

Good luck !

Welcome Owl

 

 

 

Academic Advising Office
Rm 07, Upper Ground Floor,
Knowles Building

Temporary Academic Adviser System

 

Do you need help on deciding your major and minor?

It can be difficult to decide on a major and minor. Many talented students excel in several areas of study. Also, some students are uncertain about how a major and minor might connect with their long-term goals. If you need help in deciding on your major and minor, resources are available.

What are the available major and minor options?

There are a lot of options to select from. For a list of available majors and minors, please refer to http://aao.hku.hk/plan-of-study/major-and-minor/.

What is a Temporary Academic Adviser?

Temporary Academic Advisers are current teachers who specialize in helping students explore specific major minor options and answer questions related to that area of study. They, together with teachers and tutors in your department/faculty, can give you advise on your study.

You might benefit from requesting a Temporary Academic Adviser and contact him/her by e-mail if you:

  • have some ideas about the discipline you would like to pursue for a major and minor and need advice on deciding
  • feel you should explore the discipline further before making a decision
  • aspire to find out more information on curriculum requirements and further opportunities within the discipline

You can make use of this advising option through SIS. Check out this video to find out more.

To learn more about academic advising services, please contact AAO at aaoffice@hku.hk.

Message from the Academic Advising Office

The 2011-12 academic year is drawing to a close and you will be receiving your examination results very soon. It is time to review your performance in the past, and to start planning for the year ahead.

If you have any issues of concern regarding your studies, please don’t hesitate to contact your Faculty Academic Adviser or the advisers at the Academic Advising Office (AAO).

 

Who we are?

The AAO team consists of seasoned academe advisers and experienced administrators who provide guidance on academic goal-setting and exploration of academic opportunities. Our team includes both local and international staff to help you address a wide variety of academic adjustment issues.

What we can help you with?

  • Adjustment to university studies
  • Development of study plan
  • Guidance on degree requirements, academic regulations and procedures
  • Information about cross-Faculty learning opportunities
  • Attend to academic areas of weakness
  • Plan for postgraduate studies
  • Clarification of educational goals
  • Exploration of additional campus resources to enhance academic career

How you can make an appointment?

If you want to learn more about our service, please visit: http://aao.hku.hk

Message from the Academic Advising Office

The University values the academic contributions and diverse talents that you bring to the campus community. Hopefully, you are acclimating to life in Hong Kong and your studies at HKU. In order to support your academic adjustment, you are encouraged to discuss your academic plan with your Faculty Academic Adviser, or an AAO adviser.

 

Who we are?

The AAO team consists of experienced staff who provide guidance on a wide variety of academic issues including study planning and examination preparation. Our team includes both local and international staff able to provide support in Cantonese, English, and Putonghua.

What we can help you with?

  • Guidance on degree requirements, academic regulations and procedures
  • Identify areas of academic weakness
  • Prepare for examination period
  • Plan for summer academic opportunities
  • Explore additional campus resources
  • Just a chat on any academic issue you may have

How you can make an appointment?

Room 07-08, Upper Ground Floor, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong

Academic Advising Office

You can schedule an individual appointment with us in person, by phone at 2219 4686 or on-line or email at aaoffice@hku.hk.

Plan ahead. Get ahead.

http://aao.hku.hk

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