Archive for November 2012

Three Minutes Exam Preparation Tips



Dear Student,

AAO would like to wish you good luck as you wrap up this semester and prepare for the upcoming assessment period.

Take a quick look at the “3-minute Exam Prep Tips” AAO has prepared for you. It is a good way to remind yourself of

  • How to develop your revision plan
  • How to revise smart
  • Dos 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 you if you need help.

Keep calm, study hard and good luck !!!




Academic Advising Office

Message from the Academic Advising Office



The semester is almost over and exams are coming. 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 do

  • Provide quality and accessible advisory services to enhance academic success.
  • Help you develop study plans and understand resources available to achieve academic goals.
  • Help first-year students make a smooth transition to the University.
  • Conduct group workshops on general academic topics throughout the academic year.
  • Work closely with Faculties, CEDARS and halls of residence to co-ordinate and implement university-wide academic advising initiatives and to share best practices.

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

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 (

Planning Ahead for Taught Postgraduate Programmes



Planning Ahead for Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Date: Nov 13, 2012 (Tues)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: MBG07
Who is it for?

All undergraduate students, especially Senior Year students

What is it about?

This workshop will provide students with practical advice for considering and applying for taught postgraduate programmes. Speakers will address common issues and take questions from the audience.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • What is the difference between a research and taught postgraduate programme?
  • What are the various types of taught postgraduate programmes?
  • How does being a postgraduate student differ from being an undergraduate student?
  • What are considerations for admission to postgraduate programmes?

… And many more questions that you bring forth.

Who will speak?
  • Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Representatives from HKU Taught Postgraduate Programmes
How to register?

Click here to register.