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The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

 


The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU


Date: September 28, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45 to 1:45 pm (A sandwich lunch will be provided)
Venue: Rm 603, KK Leung Building

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 is its aim?

The overall aim of this workshop is to provide you with the information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System, the latest developments in academic advising, the advising tools in SIS and relevant campus support resources at HKU.

What will I learn about?

Some of the “Must-know” information covered in the workshops are:

  • Academic advising roles and timeline
  • Student development roadmap and common issues
  • How to use simple SIS advising tools
  • Advising students with academic risks
  • Referrals and campus resources
  • Quick recap of academic regulations

Who will be speakers?

Presentation by

  • Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

Experience Sharing by

  • • Dr A. T. C. Tam, Academic Adviser, Department of Computer Science
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

Freshmen? Sign up for the Workshops by AAO now!!

 

 

 

Dear First-year students,

As you embark on your university study, Academic Advising Office (AAO) offers 3 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: 13 Sept 2016 (Tue) – Be a Smart Learner – Work Hard Play Hard! (jointly with The Centre for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning)
20 Sept 2016 (Tue) – Success Strategies for the Common Core (jointly with The Common Core Curriculum Office)
3 Oct 2016 (Mon) – Mistakes I made in my First Year (jointly with Senior Students from Different Faculties)

Please click the workshop titles for further details and registration. Limited places, so act fast.

For enquiries, please contact AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 22194686.

Happy semester and hope to see you soon!

Academic Advising Office

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Freshmen 101 Workshop: Mistakes I made in my First Year!

 

 

 

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Mistakes I made in my First Year!

Date: October 3, 2016 (Monday)
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, HKU Main Campus

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially First-Year 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 and reflection of senior students, participants will learn to approach their study and make academic decisions wisely with a proactive and positive mind set.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Mistakes to avoid from senior students
    • Things I should do but did not do
    • Things I should not do but did
  • How to make a good study plan
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • The 7 Myths about university study
  • Campus support resources

Who will speak?

  • Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Team of senior students from different faculties

How to register

To reserve a place, sign up at https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=45737

Enquiries:

Contact Miss Jenny Cheng of AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 2219 4686

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Success Strategies for the Common Core

 


Freshmen 101 Workshop
Success Strategies for the Common Core


Date: September 20, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, HKU Main Campus

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially First-Year students)

What is it about?

This interactive workshop will provide students with an introduction to the essence of Common Core courses and practical advice for a successful learning experience. Through group activities, the Director of Common Core will facilitate a typical learning environment and the skills needed for active participation in class and tutorials. Senior students who are serving as the Common Core Student Ambassadors, will be invited to share their personal learning experience and approaches to different assignments. AAO will also highlight useful study skills and explain how to find academic support.

Who will speak?

  • Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core
  • Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Common Core Student Ambassadors
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

    Contact Miss Jenny Cheng of AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 2219 4686

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Be a SMART Learner – Work hard Play hard!

 


Freshmen 101 Workshop
Be a SMART Learner – Work hard Play hard!


Date: September 13, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, HKU Main Campus

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially First-Year students)

What is it about?

This highly interactive workshop aims at facilitating a smooth transition to university study for freshmen and maximizing overall learning success. Through different activities, participants will better understand important concepts and approaches to tackle common academic challenges most students may encounter in university studies:

  • Differences between secondary and university education
  • Expectations of a university student
  • How to cope with challenges encountered in classes
  • Course learning outcomes and assessments
  • Effective use of effort in attaining your goals

AAO Academic Adviser will also explain how to find academic support and useful campus resources.

Who will speak?

  • Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development/Associate Professor, The Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

    Contact Miss Jenny Cheng of AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 2219 4686

“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 out of the university study, the Academic Advising Office (AAO) is organizing a “Meet and Chat” session.

When & Where?
Date: August 3, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Venue: Convocation Room (MB218), Main Building, HKU
** Light Refreshment will be provided**

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

Why you should attend?

  • to become familiarized with regulations, procedures and skills essential to navigate the university study
  • to hear the experience shared by other senior students from various faculties
  • to meet and connect with other new students
  • to get information of different study support and resources on campus

How to register?
Click here to register

 

Enquiries
Miss Jenny Cheng (Email: aaoffice@hku.hk ; Telephone: 2219 4686)

Job Opportunities – Help promote advising culture on campus!

 

 

 

Dear Student,

Job Opportunities – Help promote advising culture on campus!

Have you ever got help from your academic advisers and teachers in the past year? Do you have a fruitful experience meeting and learning from them?

We are now looking for student helpers who can help us spread the message of “supportive academic advising culture” on campus. Student helpers are invited to participate in our upcoming video shooting and/or help out with some other promotional activities in the coming academic year.

Rewards such as honorarium, gift coupons and AAO gift sets will be offered to you, depending on the tasks you are assigned to.

If you are interested in joining us, please download and fill in the application form, and return it to aaoffice@hku.hk by June 3, 2016 (Friday).

Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Jenny Cheng at 2219 4686 /aaoffice@hku.hk.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,
Academic Advising Office

Wishing you a Superpass!

 

Wishing you a Superpass!

Wishing you a Superpass!

From Academic Advising Office

Tips of May: Exam Preparation

 

 

 

Dear Students,

Exam is coming !! You must be busy with your examination revision and final assignment! Working really hard ? Or, feeling stressed out?? Here are some good tips from your Student Advisers !

http://aao.hku.hk/video/video-12/

Best regards,

Academic Advising Office

Ready for Exams?

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Dear Student,

Exams are coming! Are you ready?

AAO has prepared a set of “3-minute Exam Prep Tips” for you. It is a good way to remind yourself of

  • How to develop your revision plan
  • How to revise smartly
  • Do’s and Don’ts on the exam day
  • Where to seek help

Remember, your Faculty Academic Adviser; AAO advisers; CEDARS counselors, and your peers are all around if you need help.

AAO Owl

Keep calm, study hard and good luck!!!

Academic Advising Office

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