Archive for March 2016

Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser


Dear Student,

Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser

To ensure that each student is aware of the academic choices available to him / her under the flexible curriculum and to have good academic progress, the University requires all first-year students to meet with their Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once EVERY semester.

It is now over two weeks after the Reading Week and the final examination / semester-end assessment is approaching, please contact your FAA and meet with him / her as soon as possible. If you are not sure who your FAA is, please refer to this video:

Please contact us at 2219 4686 or email us at should you have any query.

Please disregard this message if you have already met with your FAA in this semester.

Academic Advising Office



請約見你的Faculty Academic Adviser

大學的課程設計靈活,選擇甚具彈性。為確保每位同學都清楚了解自己在學業上有甚麼選擇,兼具良好的學習進度,大學規定每位一年級的新同學每學期至少約見他們的Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) 一次。

本學期的Reading Week經已於兩週前結束,而大考/ 期末評估亦將至,請儘快聯絡你的FAA,並安排會面。如不清楚你的FAA是誰,請參考這段短片︰

若有問題,歡迎致電2219 4686,或電郵至



WORKSHOPS: How to Prepare for a Successful Scholarship Application and Interview



WORKSHOPS: How to Prepare for a Successful Scholarship Application and Interview

Scholarships are awarded in recognition of students’ academic excellence, as well as their achievement and passion to contribute back to society. Apart from financial support, many awards also provide enrichment opportunities to help students realize their potentials or to enhance their credentials for future studies and career pursuits.

The AAO Scholarship Workshops will help you prepare more effectively for your next scholarship application!

Audience: All undergraduate students

What you will learn:

  • Tips to prepare an effective scholarship application (e.g. application form and personal statement)
  • What the interviewers are looking for
  • How to prepare for the interview
  • How to present your strengths and address difficult questions

WORKSHOP 1: Present Your Best in Scholarship Applications

April 7 (Thursday), 6 – 7 pm, Library Extension 6

In this workshop, you will learn how to search for scholarship openings and the essentials of preparing a good application. Practical advice will be given on how to avoid some common mistakes made by past applicants. The same principles and techniques are applicable in internship applications.

  • Ms. Kitty Wong, Director, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Ms. Henrietta Chan, Senior Manager, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU

WORKSHOP 2: Mastering Scholarship Interview Skills

April 14 (Thursday), 6 – 7 pm, KK 102, K.K. Leung Building

In workshop 2, a selected candidate will be on stage to interact directly with the panel of interviewers in a mock interview. To illustrate different interviewing approaches, the interviewers will also pick other workshop participants from the audience to answer questions and immediate feedback will be given (For those who are interested in the on-stage mock interview, please send us your resume by 5 April).

  • Professor Patrick Y. K. Chau, Director of the School of Business, HKU
    Experienced panelist in undergraduate scholarship interviews
  • Dr. Vera S. Yip, Faculty of Medicine, HKU
    Seasoned interviewer in various scholarship selection panels
  • Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office, HKU
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU

Click HERE for registration!



Tips of March: Study smartly to prepare for your mid-terms




Dear Students,

Enjoying your Reading Week ? We hope you have play hard and work hard during the Reading Week. Here are some tips from our student advisers …

Best regards,

Academic Advising Office