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