Archive for October 2013

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!



Telephone: 2219 4686

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:

For enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 2219 4686 or email us at

We wish you all the best for your studies!


Thank you.

Academic Advising Office