Archive for 2013

When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair

When is this Fair?

11:00 am to 3:00 pm, April 25, 2013 (Thursday)

Map for R-Zone in Learning Commons
Where is this Fair?

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

Who is this Fair for?

All undergraduate students

What is the aim of this 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 this Fair is to provide an opportunity for students to explore different major and minor options.

Who will you meet in this Fair?
  • Teachers and Administrators from Faculties and the Academic Advising Office
  • Representatives from Student Societies
  • Careers Advisers from CEDARS (Careers & Placement)

click here to view the list of participating Faculties and Student societies

What can I get from this Fair?
Get Information:
  • We have invited different Faculties to conduct information briefings on their major / minor options offered to non-home Faculty students. Want to join the talks? Please click here to register.
  • We have prepared factsheets on different major/ minor options for your easy reference.
Seek Advice:
  • Administrators from different Faculties /Academic Advising Office will be there to answer your questions regarding course requirements and relevant regulations and procedures.
  • Representatives from CEDARS (Careers and Placement) will also station there to advise you on the career prospects of particular major/ minor programmes.
Be Connected:
  • Over 15 student societies will join this Fair. You can have a causal chat with your peers. They will be happy to share with you their views and first-hand experience.
Got questions?

Greetings from the Academic Advising Office







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電話︰2219 4686


Greetings from the Academic Advising Office



The exam results have just been released and you are now embarking on a new semester. 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

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.

New Semester: Meeting with your Faculty Academic Adviser



Dear Student,

Congratulations! You have completed your first semester at HKU and are now embarking on a new semester. To help you make a smooth and successful transition, you are reminded that the University requires all first year students to meet their Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once EVERY semester.

The Add/Drop period will end on February 1, 2013 and you are encouraged to contact your FAA should you need any advice on your course selection or have any concerns regarding your studies. Appointment can be made by e-mail and this video will show you how to identify your FAA in SIS:

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

We wish you a fruitful and rewarding 2013!


Thank you.

Academic Advising Office

How to Win a Scholarship Workshop



How to Win a Scholarship Workshop

Date: Feb 7, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: CYP P4 Chong Yuet Ming
Who is it for?

All undergraduate students, especially First Year students

What is it about?

This workshop will provide information and tips on how to apply for various types of scholarships for undergraduate students. HKU staff will share typical scholarship requirements and practical scholarship application advice. The following topics will also be addressed :

  • what donors’ are looking for in students they support
  • etiquette for scholarship interviews and ceremonies
  • social manner when meeting the donors
  • how to write a good thank you letter
Who will speak?
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Advising Office, HKU
  • Ms Fiona Lam, Academic Services, HKU
  • Ms Salina Kong, Development and Alumni Affairs Office, HKU
How to register?

Click here to register.


Developing a Study Plan and Setting Academic Goals Workshop



Dear Students,

Welcome back ! May 2013 be a fruitful and successful year for you!

In setting yourself up for success, it helps to have a well thought-out academic plan and specific goals. AAO would like to invite you to attend a workshop to help you to develop your own study plan, details as follows :

Date: Jan 30, 2013 (Wed)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: MBG07, Main Building
Who is it for?

All undergraduate students, especially First Year students

What is it about?

This workshop will provide students with a hands-on method for developing a study plan and setting academic goals. With resources provided, students will create a personalized academic roadmap. Additionally, AAO staff will share practical academic advice and take questions from the audience.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Review of University’s academic advising system;
  • Learn how to identify key academic policies and degree regulations;
  • Understand the calculation of your GPA;
  • Share effective learning strategies;
  • Find University resources available to assist you;
  • Create a personalize study plan and academic goals.
Who will speak?
  • Ms Katherine Wan, Academic Advising Office
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Advising Office
How to register?

Click here to register.


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