Archive for 2013

Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

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Message from the Academic Advising Office (AAO)

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Good Luck!

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When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair

When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair
Fair Highlights

When was the Fair?

11:00 am to 4:00 pm, November 20, 2013 (Wednesday)

Where was the Fair?

Student Advisory Services Zone (R Zone), 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Who was the Fair for?

All undergraduate students

What was the aim of the Fair?

HKU’s new undergraduate curriculum provides flexibility for students to design their own combination of disciplinary majors, minors and electives within and outside their home Faculties with guidance from academic advisers. The aim of the Fair was to provide an opportunity for students to explore different major and minor options.

Missed the Fair?

No worries. If you have questions regarding your major / minor options, you can:

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Bulkemail for When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2013-14

 

 

When Major Meets Minor Fair

When is it?

11:00 am to 4:00 pm, November 20 (Wednesday)

Where is it?

Student Advisory Services Zone (Zone R), 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Who is it for?

All undergraduate students

What is its aim?

To provide an opportunity for students to explore different major and minor options available at the University

What can I get from the Fair?

  • Face to Face Consultation with Academic Advisers , Faculty Administrators and Career Advisers
  • Information Briefings by Faculties, Academic Advising Office and CEDAERS (Careers & Placement) (details and registration: https://aao.hku.hk/majorminor)
  • Peer Sharing
  • Fact Sheets

Bulkemail for When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2013-14

 

Dear Student,

Choosing a major and / or a minor will be one of the most important academic decisions you make. How can you make the choice that is best for you? Is it necessary to link your major with your future career? If you have these questions in mind, these two information briefings are for you:

Majors and Minor: How to Decide?
Speaker: Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
Date: November 20 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Venue: CPD 2.77, Student Advisory Services Zone (Zone R), 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons
Majors and Your Career: Does it Matter?
Speaker: Ms. Jaime Fung, Director, CEDARS (Careers & Placement)
Date: November 20 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Venue: CPD 2.75, Student Advisory Services Zone (Zone R), 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons

Apart from these two information briefings, there will be many other information talks in our “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair” conducted by the teachers of different Faculties to help you explore the available major and minor options. Academic advisers, Faculty administrators, careers advisers and student representatives will also be there to answer your questions. For more event details, please click here

ALL ARE WELCOME!
Academic Advising Office (AAO)

When Major Meets Minor Fair

Bulkemail for When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2013-14

 

 

Dear Student,

Choosing a major and / or a minor will be one of the most important academic decisions you make. How can you make the choice that is best for you? To help you explore the wide spectrum of major and minor options which are made available under the new open curriculum, the Academic Advising Office (AAO) will organize the “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair”:

Date: November 20 (Wednesday)
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Student Advisory Services Zone (Zone R), 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

During the Fair, you can attend information briefings conducted by the Academic Advising Office, CEDARS (Careers & Placement) and teachers from different Faculties on the major/ minor options offered by their Faculties. There will also be academic advisers, Faculty administrators and careers advisers to attend to your enquiries. Student representatives from various major/minor programmes will also be there to share with you their insider’s views and first-hand experience.

For details of the information briefings and the Fair, please click here

See you at the Fair!
Academic Advising Office (AAO)

When Major Meets Minor Fair

The “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair”

The “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair”

When is it?

11:00 am to 4:00 pm, November 20 (Wednesday)

Map for R-Zone in Learning Commons

Where is it?

Student Advisory Services Zone (Zone R), 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Who is it for?

All undergraduate students

What is its aim?

HKU’s new undergraduate curriculum provides flexibility for students to design their own combination of disciplinary majors, minors and electives within and outside their home Faculties with guidance from academic advisers. The aim of this Fair is to provide an opportunity for students to explore different major and minor options available at the University.

Please click here for the online orientation

Wish to have some ideas about how to select your major/ minor now? Why not spare 3 minutes to complete our online orientation and get a gift?

Please click HERE for the online orientation

 

What can I get from the Fair?

Face to Face Consultation with Faculty Administrators and AAO Academic Advisers

Administrators from different Faculties will be there to answer your questions regarding regulations and procedures.

Information Briefings by AAO, CEDARS (Careers & Placement) and Teachers of Different Faculties

We have invited representatives of AAO and CEDARS (Careers & Placement) as well as teachers from different Faculties to conduct information briefings on how to choose your major/ minor, the relationship between major/ minor options and career prospects and also the major / minor options offered by different Faculties to non-home Faculty students.
Please click HERE for further details

 

Career Advice

The Director of CEDARS (Careers & Placement) will conduct talk on the relationship between major/ minor options and career prospects. There will also be career advisers stationing in the Fair to attend to your enquiries.

Peer Sharing

Students from different major/ minor programmes will join the Fair and share with you their insider’s view and first-hand experience. Further details on their consultation roster will be announced soon, so stay tuned to our website.

Fact Sheet

We have prepared factsheets on different major/ minor options. You can pick them up for free.

Got questions?

Planning Ahead for Postgraduate Studies

 

Planning Ahead for Postgraduate Studies

Date: October 24, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: TT303, T.T. Tsui Building

(venue changed due to overwhelming response)

Who is it for?

Open to all students, especially targeted to seniors.

What is it about?

This workshop provides students with practical advice on what to consider and how to prepare for postgraduate studies. Highlights of the workshop include: critically questioning the advantages and disadvantages of postgraduate studies, exploring timelines and locations for postgraduate studies, and learning more about the academic transition from undergraduate to postgraduate. Current MPhil and PhD students will be on a panel addressing common issues and taking questions from the audience.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • How do students determine if they are academically prepared for postgraduate research programmes?
  • Should students already have a well-developed research topic before applying? Is previous research experience required?
  • What are important considerations in deciding which programme is a good fit? What are the differences between research postgraduate programmes (RPG) and taught postgraduate programmes (TPG)?
  • Are scholarships available? How do you finance postgraduate studies?
  • What can undergraduate students do to help them transition into a postgraduate programme?
  • At what point do you identify a supervisor for your research?
  • How does being a postgraduate student differ from being an undergraduate student?

… And many more questions that you bring forth.

Who will speak?
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Current MPhil and PhD students from the Faculties of Engineering, Arts and Social Sciences
Please click HERE to register!

 

Enquires:

Telephone: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk

Meeting with your Faculty Academic Adviser

 

 

Dear Student,

Hope that everything goes well with you in your first semester at HKU! As a new student, you must be excited about your first Reading Week which will be starting next Monday (October 14, 2013). To ensure that you are transitioning well to University studies, you are required by the University to meet with your Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once every semester in your first year of study.

If you have not met with your FAA yet, please do so as soon as possible. Your FAA will be happy to advise you on different academic matters and we are sure that he/she will be able to give you some insights on how to plan your studies ahead. Appointment can be made by e-mail and this video will show you how to identify your FAA in SIS: https://aao.hku.hk/video/video-04/

For enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 2219 4686 or email us at aaoffice@hku.hk

We wish you all the best for your studies!

AAO Owl

Thank you.

Academic Advising Office

Academic Advising Training Workshop (Sep 2013): Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Academic Advising Training Workshop (Sep 2013): Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU (Sep 2013)

Workshop Highlights
Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff, 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 a foundation on the developmental model of academic advising and to introduce key features of the academic advising system at HKU, as well as support for academic advisers.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Academic advising foundations and the role of academic advisers
  • Web-based academic advising support in the Student Information System
  • Referrals to University supporting units
  • Experiences from case studies

Programme Rundown

September 24, 2013 (Tue), Noon – 2:00 pm
Run Run Shaw, Room 321
Light lunch will be provided.
Noon – 12:15 pm
Welcome from the Academic Advising Office and Key Features of the Academic Advising System at HKU

Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office

12:15 – 12:40 pm
Academic Advising Foundations and the Role of Academic Advisers

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

12:40 – 1:00 pm
Using the Advising Features in the Student Information System (with Live Demonstration)

Mr. Nelson Chau, Administrative Assistant, Academic Advising Office
Mr. Cliff Chow, IT Manager, Academic Advising Office

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Academic Advising Case Studies and Experience Sharing

Prof. WK Chan, Associate Dean- Student Affairs, Faculty of Science; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee
Dr. Julia Kuehn, Associate Dean- Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Arts
Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office


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