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Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Hi Students,

No matter you are a senior or just a junior student, it is likely that you have already been thinking about pursuing postgraduate studies after graduation. This is an important decision which requires careful consideration and planning. Join our workshop next Thursday (Oct 26) to learn more about what postgraduate studies involve from the Professors’ as well as the Students’ perspectives. If you have any questions, bring them and get some advice from our guest speakers.

Please check http://aao.hku.hk/event or the poster below for details and registration.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Sign up now!



Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?


Date: 26 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: P3, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building (CYPP3)

Who is it for?

Open to all undergraduates (especially senior year students)

What is it about?

In this workshop, students consider and question if postgraduate study is the right next step. Highlights of the workshop include examining the advantages and disadvantages of further studies, the research and decision-making processes, and the academic transition from the undergraduate to postgraduate level. Guest professor speakers will share with you their expectations from applicants and postgraduate students, while current M Phil, PhD and TPG students will be on a panel discussing common issues faced by prospective postgraduate students.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • What is the purpose of postgraduate study
  • What are the major types of study programmes
  • What are expected from postgraduate students and challenges they face
  • What to consider when making postgraduate study decisions
  • How to research schools/programmes, local and overseas
  • What can you do now to prepare for your postgraduate study

After this workshop, interested participants can learn more about postgraduate study opportunities at HKU and application procedures by attending the MPhil and PhD Information Session – 2017 on October 31, 2017 (Tuesday) at Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House. For details, please see: http://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/events.

Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Who will speak?

  • Professor Cecilia Cheng, Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education), Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Dr Julian Alexander Tanner, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Education Division of Biochemistry, School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Postgraduate students from various Faculties
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2017)

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2017)

Workshop Highlights

To provide colleagues with the information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System and the latest developments in academic advising at HKU, AAO organized a workshop entitled “The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU” on September 27, 2017.

Various practical issues and “must know” information were covered in the workshop, such as student development roadmap, developmental approach to advising, advising timeline, advising SEN students or those under stress and AAO resources, etc. Each participant was also provided with a PC to try out the SIS advising tools. In particular, we were very happy to have Dr. Anthony Tam, a very experienced Academic Adviser from the Faculty of Engineering, coming to us and shared his tips on how to earn students’ trust and be an effective academic adviser. As he reflected, communication is the key. He told us that it always gives him immense joy when he witnesses his advisees overcoming different hurdles and graduate eventually.

The workshop received very encouraging response, with the participation of about 30 teachers and administrators from different Faculties and University units.

Downloadable materials

“Chat and Share” (May 2017)

Advising “Chat and Share” (May 2017)

Workshop Highlights

As the semester draws to a close, we held a sharing session titled “Advising ‘Chat and Share’” on May 8, 2017 to let colleagues share their advising experience in a more relaxed manner.

Different real student advising scenarios were presented at the workshop, covering a wide range of issues which might affect students’ academic pursuits. Participant discussion was invigorating which had successfully brought forth some new ideas and ways of advancing academic advising in the future.

Veteran academic advisers from Faculties and colleagues from CEDARS were invited to share their expertise and views in the workshop. They included: Dr. Julia Kuehn, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Arts, and 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 and Ms. Linda Yeung, Acting Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS.

The sharing session was well-attended, with the participation of teachers and administrators across different Faculties and University units.

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Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Hi Students,

No matter you are a freshman, a senior or a final-year student, have you ever thought about postgraduate study? This is an important decision which requires careful consideration and planning. Join our workshop to hear the sharing of professors and postgraduate students which might give you some clues. Dr Julia Kuehn, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor Richard Saunders from the School of Biological Sciences will be happy to share with you their views on pursuing a research degree. Moreover, we have invited the postgraduate students from Architecture, Engineering, Science and Social Sciences and Science to talk about their first-hand experience. Please check http://aao.hku.hk/event or the poster below for details and registration.

Thank you and see you soon!

Academic Advising Office



Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?


Date: October 25, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: T4, Meng Wah Complex

Who is it for?

Open to all undergraduates (especially senior year students)

What is it about?

In this workshop, students consider and question if postgraduate study is the right next step. Highlights of the workshop include examining the advantages and disadvantages of further studies, the research and decision-making processes, and the academic transition from the undergraduate to postgraduate level. Guest professor speakers will share with you their expectations from applicants and research postgraduate students, while current M Phil and PhD students will be on a panel discussing common issues faced by prospective postgraduate students.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • What is the purpose of postgraduate study
  • What are the major types of study programmes
  • What are expected from postgraduate students and challenges they face
  • What to consider when making postgraduate study decisions
  • How to research schools/programmes, local and overseas, that are a “good fit”
  • What can you do now to prepare for your postgraduate study

After this workshop, interested participants can learn more about postgraduate study opportunities at HKU and application procedures by attending the MPhil and PhD Information Session – 2016 on November 4, 2016 (Friday) at Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House. For details, please see: www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/events.

Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Who will speak?

  • Dr Julia Kuehn, Associate Dean, School of English, Faculty of Arts
  • Prof Richard M K Saunders, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Postgraduate students from various Faculties
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2016)

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2016)

Workshop Highlights

To provide colleagues with the information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System and to keep them abreast of the latest developments in academic advising, AAO organized a workshop entitled “The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU” on September 28, 2016.

A wide range of practical issues were covered in the workshop, such as students’ perception of academic advising, roles of academic advisers, essential information about the academic advising system, updated advising tools and resources to advisers, etc. Dr. Anthony Tam, a very experienced Academic Adviser from the Faculty of Engineering, also shared his tips on how to earn students’ trust and be an effective academic advisor.

The workshop received very positive response, enlisting the participation of about 30 teachers and administrators from different Faculties and University units.

Downloadable materials

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:

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.
Speakers:

  • 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).
Speakers:

  • 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!

 

Enquiries:

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2015)

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2015)

Workshop Highlights

To keep colleagues abreast of the key features and developments of the University Academic Advising System, AAO has conducted a workshop entitled “The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU” on September 30, 2015.

A wide range of topics were covered in the workshop, such as first year students’ perception of academic advising, types of academic advisers at the University, essential information about the academic advising system, updated advising tools and campus resources, etc. Through sharing on non-local student cases, Professor WK Chan (Chairman of the Academic Advising Committee, Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Faculty of Science) highlighted the unique academic and socio-cultural challenges they might encounter.

The workshop received encouraging response, attracting about 40 teaching staff and administrators from different Faculties and University units.

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The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

 


The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU


Date: September 30, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time:12:45 to 13:45
Venue: Rm 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff, in particular those 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 information on the key features of the academic advising system of the University, 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, AAO
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, AAO

Experience Sharing by

  • Professor WK Chan, Chairman of the Academic Advising Committee & Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Faculty of Science
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

Sharing Session on Current Issues in Academic Advising @ HKU: Supporting Academically At-Risk Students

Sharing Session on Current Issues in Academic Advising @ HKU:
Supporting Academically At-Risk Students (May 2015)

Workshop Highlights

What is it about?

This sharing session aims at providing an opportunity for teachers and Faculty Academic Advisers to share ideas and good practices on how to render effective support to academically at-risk students through early alert strategies and intervention measures. Experienced colleagues will share on the following issues:

  • How to identify academically unprepared and at-risk students?
  • Under what circumstances would a student be discontinued from studies?
  • What alert strategies and intervention measures are being used by Faculties?
  • In what ways do psychological / personal issues affect academic performance?
  • How to balance residential hall life and academic commitments?
  • When and how to make effective referrals to support academically at-risk students?

Who will speak?

Moderators

  • Professor Wai-kin CHAN, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science ; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee
  • Ms. Katherine WAN, Head, Academic Advising Office

Panel Discussants (In alphabetical order):

  • Professor Daniel CHAN, Chairman, Committee on Discontinuation
  • Dr. Samuel CHU, Warden, Swire Hall
  • Dr. Wilton FOK, Senior Tutor, Suen Chi Sun Hall
  • Dr. Eugenie LEUNG, Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS
  • Professor George THAM, Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Dr. Ka-fu WONG, Bachelor of Economics and Finance Programme Director, Faculty of Business and Economics

 

Programme Rundown

Date: May 20, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:15 – 2:00 pm
Venue: MW408, 4/F, Meng Wah Complex, Main Campus
12:15 – 12:30 pm Registration (Light Lunch will be provided)
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Overview of Discontinuation Cases and Early Alert Strategies for Underperforming Students in Faculties

Moderator:
Professor Wai-kin CHAN, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee

Panel Discussants:
• Professor Daniel CHAN, Chairman, Committee on Discontinuation
• Professor George THAM, Associate Dean & Faculty Academic Advising Co-ordinator, Faculty of Engineering
• Dr. Ka-fu WONG, Bachelor of Economics and Finance Programme Director, Faculty of Business and Economics

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Supporting Academically At-Risk Students in Outside Classroom Contexts

Moderator:
Ms. Katherine WAN, Head, Academic Advising Office

Panel Discussants:
• Dr. Samuel CHU, Warden, Swire Hall
• Dr. Wilton FOK, Senior Tutor, Suen Chi Sun Hall
• Dr. Eugenie LEUNG, Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS

1:30 – 2:00 pm Open Discussion and Wrap Up
2:00 pm End of Session

Who will speak?

Ms. Rachel HONG, Academic Adviser, AAO (Tel: 2219 4684; Email: rachelhong@hku.hk)

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