Archive for August 2015

Freshmen 101 Series: Effective Planning for Academic Success


Freshmen 101 Series: Effective Planning for Academic Success

Date: September 10, 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 5:45 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB 218, Main Building

Who is it for?

Open to all undergraduates (especially First Year students)

What is it about?

This interactive workshop is designed to provide students with important information about different aspects of university study for developing an effective and efficient academic plan. Through discussing different “myths” commonly held by students and first-hand experience sharing by senior students, participants will learn to approach their study and make academic decisions wisely with a positive mind set. Topics to be addressed include:

  • How to make a good study plan
  • Dos and Don’ts from senior students
  • The 7 Myths about university study
  • Campus support resources

Who will speak?

Experienced interviewers in various scholarship selection panels:

  • Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Senior students from different faculties
Click HERE for registration!



Your Faculty Academic Adviser and Other Learning Support




Dear Student,

Your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) and Other Learning Support

Welcome! Studying in HKU is an experience like no other and even though it is exciting to embark on your University learning journey, there may come a time when you feel like there are too many new things to handle. Watch this first (! Feel lost? Don’t worry.

Meet Your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA)

To make sure that you are transitioning well, each first-year student is assigned to a Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) who is a current teacher in your home Faculty. He / She will advise you on study-related matters and specific Faculty requirements. You are required to meet with your FAA at least once every semester in your first year.

Click here to find out the name and contacts of your FAA


To help you devise your own study plan, we have prepared an academic planning sheet. Fill it in and show it to your FAA for advice. DOWNLOAD (PDF / WORD)

Improve Your Academic Skills

Looking for workshops on academic skills? Our “Freshmen 101″ Workshops are for you:

  • Effective Planning for Academic Success on Sept 10 [Thu] (5:30 pm to 7pm) [Register NOW!]
  • Success Strategies for Common Core on Sept 22 [Tues] (5:45 pm to 7pm)
  • How to Communicate with Professors on Oct 6 [Tues](5:45 pm to 7pm)

Don’t miss out and stay tuned with the publicity over our web (! Workshop details will be announced very soon.

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

Win A Gift! 3-Minute Online Orientation on Academic Advising




Dear Freshmen,


As you embark on your learning journey at HKU, we are happy to present you a 3-minute online orientation on academic advising (

It will give you some very important information to assist you in your studies. Why not spare 3 minutes to complete it and win a surprise gift ?

Adapting to University life may be challenging and some questions on studies might pop up in your mind at midnight. No worries! We have a student adviser “Annie” who works

24 hours a day. Find her and have a chat at


Good luck with your studies!

Academic Advising Office