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New Student 101 Series 2018

New Student 101 Series 2018
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“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



Miss Wendy Yip (Email:; 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,


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:
• Online Appointment:

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:
  • 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



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 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



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︰




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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Register and submit any questions that you may have about the topic at


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

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

“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

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:


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