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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.


Keep calm, study hard and good luck!!!

Academic Advising Office

Tips of April: Plan for Summer




Dear Students,

Summer is not too far away! It is time to take action if you want to enrich your summer experience with internships, service trips, summer study programmes and many other worthwhile activities. Let’s hear advice from our Student Advisers and make that happen!!

Best regards,

Academic Advising Office

Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser


Dear Student,

Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser

To ensure that each student is aware of the academic choices available to him / her under the flexible curriculum and to have good academic progress, the University requires all first-year students to meet with their Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once EVERY semester.

It is now over two weeks after the Reading Week and the final examination / semester-end assessment is approaching, please contact your FAA and meet with him / her as soon as possible. If you are not sure who your FAA is, please refer to 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

大學的課程設計靈活,選擇甚具彈性。為確保每位同學都清楚了解自己在學業上有甚麼選擇,兼具良好的學習進度,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。

本學期的Reading Week經已於兩週前結束,而大考/ 期末評估亦將至,請儘快聯絡你的FAA,並安排會面。如不清楚你的FAA是誰,請參考這段短片︰

若有問題,歡迎致電2219 4686,或電郵至



WORKSHOPS: How to Prepare for a Successful Scholarship Application and Interview



WORKSHOPS: How to Prepare for a Successful Scholarship Application and Interview

Scholarships 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.

The AAO Scholarship Workshops will help you prepare more effectively for your next scholarship application!

Audience: All undergraduate students

What you will learn:

  • Tips to prepare an effective scholarship application (e.g. application form and personal statement)
  • What the interviewers are looking for
  • How to prepare for the interview
  • How to present your strengths and address difficult questions

WORKSHOP 1: Present Your Best in Scholarship Applications

April 7 (Thursday), 6 – 7 pm, Library Extension 6

In this workshop, you will learn how to search for scholarship openings and the essentials of preparing a good application. Practical advice will be given on how to avoid some common mistakes made by past applicants. The same principles and techniques are applicable in internship applications.

  • Ms. Kitty Wong, Director, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Ms. Henrietta Chan, Senior Manager, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU

WORKSHOP 2: Mastering Scholarship Interview Skills

April 14 (Thursday), 6 – 7 pm, KK 102, K.K. Leung Building

In workshop 2, a selected candidate will be on stage to interact directly with the panel of interviewers in a mock interview. To illustrate different interviewing approaches, the interviewers will also pick other workshop participants from the audience to answer questions and immediate feedback will be given (For those who are interested in the on-stage mock interview, please send us your resume by 5 April).

  • Professor Patrick Y. K. Chau, Director of the School of Business, HKU
    Experienced panelist in undergraduate scholarship interviews
  • Dr. Vera S. Yip, Faculty of Medicine, HKU
    Seasoned interviewer in various scholarship selection panels
  • Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office, HKU
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU

Click HERE for registration!



Tips of March: Study smartly to prepare for your mid-terms




Dear Students,

Enjoying your Reading Week ? We hope you have play hard and work hard during the Reading Week. Here are some tips from our student advisers …

Best regards,

Academic Advising Office

Tips of February: Another Semester for Learning




Dear Students,

It has been over a month into this semester. How well have you been learning inside and outside classroom? To make the most out of your learning opportunities, learn the “tricks” from the student advisers !:

All the best,

Academic Advising Office

Greetings from the Academic Advising Office







  • 如何適應大學生活
  • 如何訂定學習計劃
  • 如何訂立學業目標
  • 如何規劃研究院學習
  • 如何處理學習困難
  • 如何善用大學資源以提升學習能力
  • 有關畢業要求、學務規則與相關程序的諮詢
  • 有關跨學院學習的諮詢

電話︰2219 4686






Welcome back to campus after the Lunar New Year holidays!
How well are you coping with your studies? Is everything on the right track? Are you fulfilling your study goals? If you have any issues of concerns regarding your studies, feel free to contact us and we are happy to help.

What is Academic Advising

Academic advising is a developmental process in which you are empowered to think critically, explore available academic options, and take personal responsibility for goal-setting and decision-making with the guidance of your teachers and academic advisers.

What we can help you with

The team at the Academic Advising Office (AAO) consists of seasoned academic advisers and experienced administrators who are ready to help. Service includes:

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

Contact us
Address: UG 07, Knowles Building
Telephone: 2219 4686

You can schedule an individual appointment with an AAO academic adviser in person, by phone, by email or by online booking.

Common Myths on Academic Advising


Common Myths on Academic Advising

Dear Student,

Welcome back to the campus after the Lunar New Year holidays! The start of a new semester is always a good time to meet your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) to review your academic progress. Don’t forget to meet your FAA(s) at least once every semester in your first year of study, regardless of whether you have already met him/her in the previous semester. Your FAA(s) will surely give you professional advice on your study matters.

Don’t sit back and fall victim of the common myths about academic advising, reach out to your FAA today.

Myth 1

Academic advising is for the student with a low GPA.

Advising is not solely for students who have difficulties in studies. Even academically able students need guidance on matters like deciding on exchange opportunities, choosing a suitable majors and minors or planning for postgraduate studies. If in case you do have questions about how to improve your academic performance, your FAA can always give you tips and advice.

Myth 2

I did not contact my FAA in the first semester, therefore I better not approach my FAA now as he / she may already have a bad impression.

The old saying is “better late than never”. Your FAA is there to help and guide you and to review your progress, so there is no need to feel embarrassed or nervous to contact him / her. They are friendly and approachable.

Myth 3

Meeting with my FAA in a formal setting is intimidating. I don’t know what to talk about…

Although meeting with your FAA might not be as fun as chatting with friends, it does not have to be intimidating. Your FAA has been specifically assigned to help you adjust to the University and to guide you through your studies, such as how to develop study plan and select major/ minor, how to improve study skills, how to plan for exchange, internship, etc.


So, take action NOW! Make an appointment to see your FAAs as soon as you can!

Academic Advising Office

Back-to-School Tips




Dear Students,

Welcome back to the new semester and good luck with your add / drop!

The examination results of the first semester are announced! Whatever the results, it is now a good time to review your academic progress and get well-prepared for this semester.

Do you want to hear some tips from your peers? Starting from this month, we will regularly email you the “Study Tips of the Month”. Our student advisers are most happy to share with you their study experience. Here comes our back-to-school tips on how to be a smart learner:

All the best,

Academic Advising Office

Choose a Major and Plan Your Career

Choose a Major and Plan Your Career

Date: January 21, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 – 2:00 pm
Venue: University Bookstore, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
Ms Jacqueline Lloyd, Senior Student Advising Officer (Careers), CEDARS
Ms Catherine Choi, Student Advising Officer (Careers), CEDARS

What is it about?
Is career prospect one of your major concerns when choosing majors and minors? This talk will focus on the relationship between major selection and career planning. Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • Points to consider in major/ minor selection
  • Graduate employment statistics
  • Employers’ expectations
  • Career planning and preparation
Choose a Major and Plan Your Career

Experienced academic adviser and careers advisers will address common issues related to study and career decisions, and take questions from the audience.

To reserve a place, register early at

When Major Meets Minor Fair 2016
This talk is part of the “When Major Meets Minor Fair 2016″ to be held on the same day at the same place. AAO Academic Advisers, Faculty Administrators and Careers Advisers will be there to answer your questions.
Click here for more details

2219 4685 /

Academic Advising Office
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