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New Student Workshops 2019 “Speed Friending” for First Year Success

New Student Workshops 2019
“Speed Friending” for First Year Success

New Student Workshops 2019

Entering university is a significant milestone in your learning journey. To help you make a smooth transition, the Academic Advising Office will organize two New Student Workshops in September: ‘“Speed Friending” for First Year Success’ (10/9) and “Mistakes I Made in My First Year” (25/9). Details of the first workshop are as follows:

Date: September 10, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: LE 5, Library Extension, Main Campus

Who is it for

Open for all to attend (especially new students)

What is it about

This workshop is designed to provide you with the key strategies for coping with possible challenges in your first-year study. The workshop will be in form of small group sharing, and each group will have a particular topic, for example:

  • How to use Moodle/Degree Audit/ What If
  • How to study Common Core courses
  • How to find materials for your assignments
  • How to handle reading and writing
  • How to communicate with Professors

Each group will be led by a few senior students and they will share with you their first-hand experience on the topic. Participants will swap groups every 15 minutes so that you can have a comprehensive grasp of different topics, as well as a chance to make many new friends.

Who will share
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Team of senior students from different Faculties
How to register:
Please click HERE for registration



Miss Wendy Yip at 3917 0128 /

Please check portal emails or follow our FB. Don’t forget to stay tuned for updates of our next workshop “Mistakes I Made in My First Year” to be held on 25/9.

“Meet and Chat ” for Study Success 2019 (For DAS Students) 2:30 PM TODAY (Aug 5) at Library Extension 1, Main Campus will be held as scheduled




“Meet and Chat ” for Study Success 2019 (For DAS Students) 2:30 PM TODAY (Aug 5) at Library Extension 1, Main Campus will be held as scheduled

Please be informed that the captioned event will continue. However, top priority should be given to your own safety. For those who cannot come due to traffic disruption or other factors,

please come to our office (KB 212) tomorrow or anytime during office hours to get the information packs. You can also WhatsApp us at 5413 6321 for questions on study matters.

We will try our best to support your studies. Thank you.

Advising “Chat and Share” : On Supporting Academically At-risk Students


Advising “Chat and Share”:
On Supporting Academically At-risk Students

Date: 21st May 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Venue: CPD G.02, G/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus

*Drinks and sandwiches will be provided.

What is the workshop about?

This sharing session aims at providing an opportunity for Faculty Academic Advisers, teachers and colleagues to share ideas and experience on advising academically at-risk students to help them get back and stay on-track. In the workshop, topics on supporting students facing possible discontinuation of studies as well as building student resilience, among weak and strong students alike, will also be covered.

Who will speak and share?

  • Experienced Faculty Academic Advisers:
    • Professor Rick Glofcheski, Faculty of Law
    • Dr. Cheung Ka Chun, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Julie Chen, Assistant Dean (Learner Wellbeing), Faculty of Medicine
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office

How to register?

Please click HERE for registration



Please meet with Your Faculty Academic Adviser 請約見你的FAA




Dear Student,

Please Meet With Your Faculty Academic Adviser

Time flies! The Reading Week is already over and you might now be busy with your mid-terms and assignments. However, do not miss the meeting with your FAA as it is important to review your progress and get ready for the forthcoming exams. To ensure that you are doing well with your studies and that you are also aware of the academic choices available to you under the curriculum, we encourage all of you in Year 1 to meet with your FAA at least once before this semester concludes. If you do not have the contact information of your FAA, please click HERE. You can also contact us at 3917 0128 or email us at should you have any query.

If you have already met with your FAA in this semester, please disregard this message. Thank you.

Academic Advising Office



請約見你的Faculty Academic Adviser

Reading Week轉眼已經結束,你或許正忙於應付mid-terms或其他各式各樣的assignments。無論你怎樣忙碌,也是時候跟你的Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA)見見面,檢視一下自己的學習情況,為到即將來臨的考試作好準備。為確保每位同學的學習進度良好,並清楚自己在現行學制下的不同選擇,我們鼓勵每位一年級的新同學在這個學期結束前至少約見你們的FAA 一次。如不清楚FAA的通訊資料,請按這裏。若有什麼問題,歡迎隨時跟我們聯絡,電話︰3917 0128,電郵︰




Let’s Do Party and Talk About Exchange/ Internship! (Mar 19)

Dear First Year Students,

Let's Do Party and Talk About Exchange/ Internship! (Mar 19)

Glad to tell you that we are going to organize our third AAO Friends Party after the Reading Week. Since many of you have expressed interests in exchange and internship, we will focus on these two activities in our upcoming party. Senior students from different programmes, who have exchange/internship experience, will join the party and share with you their first-hand experience in a very causal atmosphere. The party details are as follows: –

AAO Friends Club Party (March 2019): “How to Prepare for Exchange/ Internship?”

Date: March 19, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Venue: LE 3, Library Extension, Main Campus
Themes: Exchange and Internship
Remarks: Free snacks and drinks will be provided.
Quota: 80 first year students

Click HERE for registration!


Enquiries: Wendy Yip (3917 0128 / )

We look forward to seeing you on Mar 19!

With best wishes,
Academic Advising Office

Major Minor Week 2019 (Sign Up TODAY)

Dear Students,

Hope everything goes well with your add/ drop!

Glad to tell you that about 200 students have already joined our opening talk and the Faculty-based sharing session of Arts, Business and Engineering in the past few days. Thank you very much indeed for your support! Please note that the sharing sessions of Science, Social Sciences, Architecture, Education and Medicine will be held next week. If you are interested in the majors/minors they offer, sign up now!

Senior students studying various majors/ minors and office staff from these Faculties will be there to give you practical advice. AAO Advisers will also be around to help you make study plan and show you different academic planning tools.

Jan 21 (Mon): Science
Jan 22 (Tue): Social Sciences
Jan 23 (Wed): Architecture, Education, Medicine

4:30 pm to 6 pm

Academic Advising Office, KB212, Knowles Building (Free snacks and drinks)

(More details at our Event Website)

We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you.

Academic Advising Office

How to Succeed in Your Scholarship Application and Interview


How to Succeed in Your Scholarship Application and Interview

Date: January 28, 2019 (Monday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Venue: KK LG 109, K K Leung Building, Main Campus

scholarship iconScholarships 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. This Scholarship Workshop co-organized by the Scholarships Office and Academic Advising Office will help you prepare more effectively for your next scholarship application!
Who is it for

All undergraduate students

What can you expect from the workshop

In this workshop, you will gain knowledge and skills to enhance the success of your future scholarship applications. We will take you through the application process from the search to the award of scholarships, and highlight important points along the way to help you avoid making some common mistakes. Successful scholarship recipients will also share their first-hand experiences through a panel discussion. You can use your mobile phones to submit questions to us throughout our presentation. We will receive them in real time and will attend to them in the Q&A session.

What will you learn
  • How to search for different scholarship opportunities
  • How donors select scholarship candidates
  • Tips to prepare an effective scholarship application (e.g. application form and personal statement)
  • How to present your strengths and address difficult questions at interviews
  • Common mistakes made by students and how to avoid them
Who will speak

  • Ms Henrietta Chan, Senior Manager, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office, HKU
  • Scholarship recipients

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Register and submit any questions that you may have about the topic at here


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