Archive for October 2017

Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Hi Students,

No matter you are a senior or just a junior student, it is likely that you have already been thinking about pursuing postgraduate studies after graduation. This is an important decision which requires careful consideration and planning. Join our workshop this Thursday (Oct 26) to learn more about what postgraduate studies involve from the Professors’ as well as the Students’ perspectives. If you have any questions, bring them and get some advice from our guest speakers.

Please check or the poster below for details and registration.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Sign up now!

Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Date: 26 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: P3, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building (CYPP3)

Who is it for?

Open to all undergraduates (especially senior year students)

What is it about?

In this workshop, students consider and question if postgraduate study is the right next step. Highlights of the workshop include examining the advantages and disadvantages of further studies, the research and decision-making processes, and the academic transition from the undergraduate to postgraduate level. Guest professor speakers will share with you their expectations from applicants and postgraduate students, while current M Phil, PhD and TPG students will be on a panel discussing common issues faced by prospective postgraduate students.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • What is the purpose of postgraduate study
  • What are the major types of study programmes
  • What are expected from postgraduate students and challenges they face
  • What to consider when making postgraduate study decisions
  • How to research schools/programmes, local and overseas
  • What can you do now to prepare for your postgraduate study

After this workshop, interested participants can learn more about postgraduate study opportunities at HKU and application procedures by attending the MPhil and PhD Information Session – 2017 on October 31, 2017 (Tuesday) at Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House. For details, please see:

Is Postgraduate Study Right for Me?

Who will speak?

  • Professor Cecilia Cheng, Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education), Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Dr Julian Alexander Tanner, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Education Division of Biochemistry, School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Postgraduate students from various Faculties
Click HERE for registration!



Need Advice on Your Studies? Meet Your Academic Adviser Now!




Hi Students,

Need Advice on Your Studies? Meet Your Academic Adviser Now!

Are you adjusting well to your University studies?
Are you exploring majors / minors?
Are you considering opportunities for exchange and internship?
Have you discussed your academic plan with your Academic Adviser?

To make sure that you are on the right track with your studies and understand well your academic options, the University requires all first-year students to meet with their Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once EVERY semester.

Time flies and the reading week (Oct 16-21) is approaching. We hope you have already sought advice from your FAA on your studies. If you have not met with your FAA yet, please contact him / her as soon as possible and arrange the meeting. If you are not sure who your FAA is, this video should be able to help:

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

Thank you and all the best for your studies at HKU!

Academic Advising Office