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Freshmen Workshops By the Academic Advising Office (Register Now!)




Dear First-year students,

As you embark on your university study, Academic Advising Office (AAO) offers a series of Freshmen 101 Workshops designed to equip you with the necessary information, resources and tips for a smooth transition and a rewarding learning experience in HKU.

Venue: MB 218, Main Building, HKU Main Campus
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Date: 14 Sept 2017 (Thu) – Be a Smart Learner – Work Hard Play Hard! (jointly with The Centre for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning)
19 Sept 2017 (Tue) – Success Strategies for the Common Core (jointly with The Common Core Curriculum Office)
25 Sept 2017 (Mon) – Mistakes I made in my First Year (jointly with Senior Students from different Faculties)

Click the titles to see the programme details. Limited places, so act fast.

For enquiries, please contact AAO by email or phone 22194686.

Academic Advising Office



“Meet and Chat” for Study Success – Specially Designed for Direct Admission Year 3 Students



“Meet and Chat” for Study Success
- Specially Designed for Direct Admission Year 3 Students -

You have worked very hard to win this well-deserved place to study at HKU. Lying ahead are precious opportunities for you to learn, experience and grow. To help you achieve the most of your university studies, the Academic Advising Office (AAO) is organizing a “Meet and Chat” session tailor-made for new DAS students. You are strongly encouraged to join it.

When & Where?
Date: August 1, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Convocation Room (MB218), Main Building, Main Campus, HKU

Who is it for?
All new Direct Admission (DAS) Year 3 students

Who will speak?

  • Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core
  • A panel of senior students admitted through DAS

Why you should attend?

  • to become familiarized with regulations, procedures and skills essential to navigate the university study
  • to understand the essence of Common Core courses for a successful learning experience
  • to get an “Academic Planning Sheet” and information of different study support and resources on campus
  • to hear the experience shared by other senior DAS students from various Faculties
  • to meet and connect with other new students

How to register?
Click here to register


Miss Jenny Cheng (Email: ; Telephone: 2219 4686)

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.

Faculty Academic Advising Coordinators and Administrators

Faculty Academic Advising Coordinators and Administrators

Faculty Academic Advising Co-ordinators

Faculty Name Email
Faculty of Architecture Mr. Renato Garcia
Faculty of Arts Dr. Gang Song
Faculty of Business and Economics Dr. Tao Lin
Faculty of Dentistry Dr. James Tsoi
Faculty of Education Dr. Jessica Leung
Faculty of Engineering Prof. George Tham
Faculty of Law Ms. Karen Kong
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr. Raymond Tsang
Faculty of Science Dr. Francis Ling
Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Travis Kong

Faculty Academic Advising Administrators

Faculty Name Email
Faculty of Architecture Mr. Ivan Wong
Faculty of Arts Ms. Mandy Leung
Faculty of Business and Economics Ms. Wella Yu
Faculty of Dentistry Ms. Joyce Chan
Faculty of Education Ms. Ryan Chan
Faculty of Engineering Ms. Sharon Chui
Faculty of Law Ms. Pamela Tam
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Ms. Stefani Lau
Faculty of Science Ms. June Tse
Faculty of Social Sciences Ms. Vanessa Sit

Business is as Usual

Summer is here and it’s business as usual at the Academic Advising Office!

Business is as usual

Don’t let summer stop you from updating your study plans for next academic year and seeking advice regarding your studies. In addition to scheduled advising appointments (, the Academic Advising Office also welcomes walk-ins during the summer. Feel free to contact us!

Tel: 2219 4686
Working hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
(Monday to Friday)

Tips of May: Summer is coming



Dear Students,

Summer is coming!
Examinations will soon be over! Let’s spare a moment to relax and think about your summer vacation plans. If you need some good ideas on how to fill the summer months with enjoyable and fruitful learning experiences, listen to the advice from the Student Advisers and make that happen!!

Tips of May: Summer is coming

Best regards,

Academic Advising Office

Wishing you a Superpass!


Wishing you a Superpass!

Wishing you a Superpass!

From Academic Advising Office

Advising “Chat and Share”


Advising “Chat and Share”

Date: May 8, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Venue: Room 603, KK Leung 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 enhance 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 CEDARS’s colleagues to expand our “know-how” on advising mental health and career planning or related issues encountered by advisees
  • Sharing by experienced academic colleagues on tips on handling advisees’ study concerns
  • An update of useful advising resources and referral mechanism

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:
    • Dr. Julia Kuehn, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Arts; Chair, Academic Advising Committee
    • Dr. Anthony Tam, Academic Adviser, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering
    • Miss Nicole Tavares, Senior Lecturer, Division of English Language Education, Faculty of Education
  • Ms. Jaime Fung, Director, Careers and Placement, CEDARS
  • Ms. Linda Yeung, Acting Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

How to register?

Please click HERE for registration



Tips of April: Semester Wrap up and Exam Preparation



Dear Students,

Tips of April: Semester Wrap up and Exam Preparation

There are only a few weeks left before this semester comes to an end. To help you prepare for the coming exam, we would like to offer you three practical “goodies”:

  • iconA Chance to Seek 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.
  • iconA 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.
  • iconA List of Tips from 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

Seek advice from Temporary Academic Adviser on Major Minor Decisions



Dear Students,

Seek advice from Temporary Academic Adviser on Major Minor Decisions

Can you imagine this semester is already half over? If you are a Year 1 student, you may be planning to declare major/ minor after the summer break; if you are in Year 2 or above, you may be reviewing your major/minor or possibly changing it in the next add/drop period. Whatever your plan is, find out more about your potential major/minor subjects from Our Temporary Academic Advisers (TAAs).


  • TAAs are teachers who can answer your questions about a particular subject in your major/minor exploration.
  • Currently there are about 100 TAAs from programmes that offer major/minor options.
  • Whether you are a home or non-home student of that Faculty, you can request to meet with a TAA for each subject any time on SIS under “Self-service”. Click for more information.

Remember, when assessing the suitability of a major/minor, there are many aspects that you may discuss with your TAA. Do you know what factors senior students considered in deciding their study choices? Take one minute to watch the video now:

Feel free to contact us at 22194686/ if you have any questions.

Academic Advising Office

Scholarship Application and Interview



Dear Students,

Scholarship Application and Interview

Our “How to Prepare for a Successful Scholarship Application and Interview” workshop was held on March 21, 2017 (last Tuesday) with the participation of about 100 students across different Faculties.

Apart from the presentation of Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser of our Office, on an overview of documents required for a scholarship application and tips for interviews and preparing different supporting materials, we were very pleased to have Ms Kitty Wong and Ms Henrietta Chan, Director and Senior Manager of the Scholarships Office respectively, to share with us many practical advice on how to search for scholarship opportunities and avoid some common mistakes made by past applicants. Two successful scholarship recipients, Ms Sum-In Tsang (Awardee of the DH Chen Foundation Scholarship) and Ms Sonia Yeung (Winner of the Innotech Award) were also there to share with participants their first hand experiences and what made them stand out in the competitive scholarship applications and interviews.

We understand that some of you were not able to join us last Tuesday evening. No worries. To help you grasp a general idea of the nature and process of scholarship application, we have compiled this 3-minute briefing:

Best of luck on your scholarship search and application!

Academic Advising Office

Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser




Dear Student,

Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser

Time flies! You are already half way through this semester. To ensure that you are aware of the academic choices available to you under the curriculum and that you are making good academic progress, the University requires all of you in Year 1 to meet with your Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once EVERY semester.

As the Reading Week (March 6-11) is approaching, it is a good time to review your progress so far with your FAA. Please contact and meet with him / her at your earliest convenience. If you are not sure who your FAA is, please look at this video:

Please contact us at 2219 4686 or email us at should you have any query.

Please disregard this message if you have already met with your FAA in this semester.

Academic Advising Office



請約見你的Faculty Academic Adviser

轉眼間,這個學期已差不多過了一半!為確保每位同學都清楚明白自己在現行學制下有什麼選擇,而且學業進度良好,大學規定每位一年級的新同學每學期至少約見他們的Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) 一次。

Reading Week (6/3-11/3) 將至,是時候跟你的FAA見見面,談談你的學習進度,跟他討論一下自己怎樣才可以做得更好。請儘快聯絡你的FAA,以安排會面。如不清楚你的FAA是誰,可看看這段短片︰

若有問題,歡迎致電2219 4686,或電郵至



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