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Newsletter (Jan 2017 Issue)



Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the Academic Advising Office.

We are pleased to share with you the January 2017 issue of AAO Newsletter.

Newsletter 3rd issue (Jan 2017)

The contents of this current issue include:

  • Message from the New Chairperson of the Academic Advising Committee
  • Feature: What is Good Advising
  • What is New with Academic Advising @ HKU
  • Students’ Voices and Advising Corner for Advisers
  • Past Events and Upcoming Events of AAO

Happy reading and we welcome your comments.

Academic Advising Office

When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2017


When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2017

When Major Meets Minor Fair

Dear Student,

Choosing a major and / or a minor is no doubt one of the important study decisions you make in your university education.

With the Add / Drop period of the second semester coming between January 16 and February 2, 2017, it is now the time for actions. If you are a first-year student, it is timely to explore the wide spectrum of major / minor options and select courses of their potential major(s). If you are a non-final year student, you might need to declare / review your major / minor options.

To help you make informed choices, AAO is organizing the “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2017″ with details as follows:

Date: January 19, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Main Activities:

  • One-on-one consultation with AAO Academic Advisers and Faculty Administrators
  • Special Talk (12:30 pm to 2:00 pm): “Your Studies and Career: What to Consider”
  • Peer Advice and Sharing (4 pm to 5 pm): How Senior Students Chose Their Major / Minor
  • Careers Advice
  • Distribution of programme factsheets of all major / minor options

For further details of the Fair, please go to

See you at the Fair!

Academic Advising Office (AAO)

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Best Wishes for Your Studies in the New Year!




Dear students,

Happy 2017 and best wishes for your studies in the new year!

The examination results of the first semester will soon be announced. Whatever the results, it is now a good time to review your academic progress and get well-prepared for the second semester. Let’s hear some tips from our student advisers on how to be a smart learner:

During the coming Add/Drop period (January 16 – February 2, 2017), students can review their course selection to explore potential majors and/or make changes to their major/minor declaration. If you have concerns about your major/minor selection, our “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair” on January 19, 2017 is for you! Check out more details and register for special events here:



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Online Orientation on Major/ Minor Selection



When Major Meets Minor Fair

Dear students,

The second semester is coming and the Add / Drop period will be from January 16 to February 2, 2017. This is the time for non-first year students to declare / change their major / minor programmes and for first-year students to explore by selecting courses of their potential majors.

Do you know what you should consider when making this important decision? Just spare 3 minutes to go through our online orientation on major / minor selection! You can get some practical tips from it and receive a special gift from our office upon completion!

If you want to get more information or advice about your major/minor plan, our “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair” is for you! It will be held on January 19, 2017 (Thursday), 11 am – 4 pm in the Chi Wah Learning Commons. AAO Academic Advisers, Faculty Administrators and Careers Advisers will be there to attend to your questions. There will be two special events during the Fair:

  1. A talk conducted by experienced careers adviser and academic adviser on the relationship between your studies and career; and
  2. a peer connection session with a team of senior students to share with you how they selected their major / minor and their learning experiences.

For further details about the Fair and event registration, please visit

Thank you and look forward to seeing you on January 19, 2017!



Academic Advising Office

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