Archive for the Workshops Category

How to Prepare for a Successful Scholarship Application and Interview

Workshop Highlights

The “How to Prepare a Successful Application and Interview for Scholarships” workshop was held on March 24, 2015 (Tuesday) in KK 202, K.K. Leung Building, for undergraduate students to get tips and practical advice on how to compile scholarship application materials and present their best in a scholarship interview. There were over 100 students joining this event.

Mock interview was conducted in the workshop. Two selected candidates from different study programmes were on stage to interact directly with our experienced interviewers, including Professor Patrick Y. K. Chau, Director of the School of Business, Dr Vera S. Yip, Faculty of Medicine and Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser of the Academic Advising Office. Immediate personal feedback was given to the candidates and the floor had been opened for questions. Both the interviewees and the workshop participants had gained a lot from this “real experience”, particularly on scholarship application skills and how to handle tough interview questions.

Presentation Slides of the Workshop
Click here to download the presentation file

 

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Updates on Academic Advising @ HKU (Sep 2014)

Updates on Academic Advising @ HKU (Sep 2014)

Updates on Academic Advising @ HKU (Sep 2014)

Workshop Highlights
Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is open to all staff interested in academic advising for undergraduate students.

What is the aim of this workshop?

The overall aim of the workshop is to provide updates on academic advising resources and to encourage sharing of practices. Come with cases and comments you would like to share with other academic advisers and staff of the Academic Advising Office during the workshop.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • New online academic advising resources to help students and quick tips for FAQs by students
  • Updated academic advising tools in the Student Information System
  • Recent finding from focus groups on students’ experiences with academic advising

Programme Rundown

September 24, 2014 (Wed), 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Room 603, K K Leung Building, Main Campus
Tea and sandwiches will be provided.
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Introduction from the Academic Advising Office and New Online Resources for Helping Students

Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office (AAO)

1:00 – 1:20 pm
Using the Updated Advising Tools in the Student Information System with Live Demonstration

Mr. Nelson Chau, Administrative Assistant and Mr. Cliff Chow, IT Manager, AAO

1:20 – 1:40 pm
Summary of Focus Group Findings: HKU Student Experiences with Academic Advising

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, AAO

1:40 – 2:00 pm
Academic Advising Experience Sharing

Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, AAO and Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, AAO

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Workshop on Success Strategies for the Common Core

 

 

Workshop on Success Strategies for the Common Core

Date: 18th September, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: CPD-LG.09

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially Year 1 students)

What is it about?

This playful and interactive workshop will provide students with an introduction to assessment methods in the Common Core and focus on practical advice on how best to actively participate in class and tutorials. The Director of Common Core Curriculum will demonstrate a typical learning environment and request audience participation. AAO will highlight key academic resources and explain how to find academic support.

Who will speak?

  • Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core Curriculum
  • Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

How to register on-line?

Click here to register!

 

Enquires:

How to STAND OUT in an Interview!

How to STAND OUT in an Interview!
Workshop Highlights

The “How to Stand Out in an Interview” workshop was held on March 26, 2014 (Wednesday) in KK 101, K.K. Leung Building, for undergraduate students to get tips and practical advice on how to prepare for academic interviews for scholarships, exchange and internship. There were over 130 students joining this event.

Mock interviews were held in the workshop. Three selected candidates were on stage to interact directly with our experienced interviewers, including Professor Patrick Y. K. Chau, Director of the School of Business, Dr Vera S. Yip, Faculty of Medicine and Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser of the Academic Advising Office. Immediate personal feedback was given. Both the interviewees and the workshop participants had gained much from this “real experience”.

Presentation Slides of the Workshop
Click here to download the presentation file

 

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How to STAND OUT in an interview!

 


How to STAND OUT in an interview!
Date: March 26, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: KK101, K.K. Leung Building


Are you thinking about exchange, internship, or scholarship?
Are you about to graduate and are applying for a postgraduate programme?

If yes, interviews are often part of the application process and this workshop will show you:

  • how to prepare for an academic interview
  • how to present your strengths and address difficult questions
  • what scholarship donors are looking for
  • what postgraduate admission panels are considering
Who is it for?

All undergraduate students

What is it about?

This workshop will provide tips and dos and don’ts on how to prepare for academic interviews for scholarships, exchange, internship and postgraduate studies. Experienced teaching / administrative staff will share practical advice.

Who will speak?

  • Professor Patrick Y. K. Chau, Director of the School of Business, HKU
    (Experienced panelist in undergraduate scholarship and internship interviews)
  • Dr Vera S. Yip, Faculty of Medicine, HKU
    (Seasoned interviewer in various scholarship and exchange selection panels including the HSBC Overseas Scholarship)
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU
    (Trusted adviser in scholarship selection panels such as Fulbright and overseas study interviews)

Mock Interview (FULL)
There will be a mock interview in the workshop. If you are interested, please sign up when you register for this event. Don’t miss this chance to polish your interviewing skills and receive immediate personal feedback from our experienced interviewers. (Spaces are limited. AAO reserves the right to select students from different Faculties—only in EMS)

Please click HERE to register!

 

Enquires:

22194686

Learning Expectations for FBE Students

Learning Expectations for FBE Students

 

 

Learning Expectations for FBE Students

Teachers and students are partners in learning. In this tailor-made talk for students studying in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), Professor Y. C. Richard Wong, Chair of Economics , Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy and Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award recipient will highlight his expectations for successful FBE students, give advice on the various approaches and methods for studying business and economics subjects, and tell you how your teachers and advisers can support your academic endeavours.

Talk and Tea gathering with Faculty Student Advisers

Date: February 18, 2014 (Tue)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: TT303, 3/F, T.T. Tsui Building
Speaker: Professor Y. C. Richard Wong
Chair of Economics , Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy and Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award recipient
Please click HERE to register!

 

 

Enquiries: aaoffice@hku.hk

Event Poster

Great Expectations for Science Students

Great Expectations for Science Students

 

 

Great Expectations for Science Students

Teachers and students are partners in learning. In this tailor-made talk for students studying in the Faculty of Science, Professor Lung S. Chan, a University Teaching Excellence Award winner, will highlight his expectations for successful Science students, give advice on the various approaches and methods for studying science subjects, and tell you how your teachers and advisers can support your academic endeavours.

Talk and Tea gathering with Faculty Student Advisers

Date: February 18, 2014 (Tue)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: TT404, 4/F, T.T. Tsui Building
Speaker: Professor Lung S. Chan
University Teaching Excellence Award winner
Please click HERE to register!

 

 

Enquiries: aaoffice@hku.hk

Event Poster

AAO Professional Development Lunch & Learn: Academic Advising Case Studies @ HKU

AAO Professional Development Lunch & Learn: Academic Advising Case Studies @ HKU

AAO Professional Development Lunch & Learn:
Academic Advising Case Studies @ HKU (Jan 2014)

Workshop Highlights
Who is this workshop for?

This event is designed for all staff involved with the academic advising system at HKU.

What is the aim of this workshop?

The overall aims of the session are: (a) to gain exposure to current academic advising trends through reviewing cases, (b) to apply relational knowledge to case studies by suggesting solutions and identifying available resources, and (c) to network and share experiences with colleagues in academic advising roles.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Learn from recent cases at HKU
  • Discover resources and referrals available for academic advising
  • Case study debriefing and experience sharing with:
    • -Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
    • -Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
    • -Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS
    • -Mr. Joe Poon, In-House Legal Counsel

Programme Rundown

January 28, 2014 (Tue), 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Run Run Shaw, Room 321
Light lunch will be provided.
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Academic Advising Case Studies

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS
Mr. Joe Poon, In-House Legal Counsel

AAO Professional Development Lunch & Learn: Academic Advising Case Studies @ HKU

 

 

AAO Professional Development Lunch & Learn:
Academic Advising Case Studies @ HKU

Date: January 28, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Who is this event for?

This event is designed for all staff involved with the academic advising system at HKU.

What is the aim of this event?

The overall aims of the session are: (a) to gain exposure to current academic advising trends through reviewing cases, (b) to apply relational knowledge to case studies by suggesting solutions and identifying available resources, and (c) to network and share experiences with colleagues in academic advising roles.

What takes place during this event?
  • Learn from recent cases at HKU
  • Discover resources and referrals available for academic advising
  • Case study debriefing and experience sharing with:
    • -Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
    • -Ms Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
    • -Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS
    • -Mr. Joe Poon, In-House Legal Counsel

* Sandwiches and tea will be provided.
Please click HERE to register!

 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Amy Lewis at 2219 4684 / alewis@hku.hk.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for the workshop?

You can have a look at our Quick Reference Guide for Faculty Academic Advisers to gain some ideas on academic advising. You will have the opportunity to interact with other academic advisers and staff of the Academic Advising Office during the workshop.

Planning Ahead for Postgraduate Studies

 

Planning Ahead for Postgraduate Studies

Date: October 24, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: TT303, T.T. Tsui Building

(venue changed due to overwhelming response)

Who is it for?

Open to all students, especially targeted to seniors.

What is it about?

This workshop provides students with practical advice on what to consider and how to prepare for postgraduate studies. Highlights of the workshop include: critically questioning the advantages and disadvantages of postgraduate studies, exploring timelines and locations for postgraduate studies, and learning more about the academic transition from undergraduate to postgraduate. Current MPhil and PhD students will be on a panel addressing common issues and taking questions from the audience.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • How do students determine if they are academically prepared for postgraduate research programmes?
  • Should students already have a well-developed research topic before applying? Is previous research experience required?
  • What are important considerations in deciding which programme is a good fit? What are the differences between research postgraduate programmes (RPG) and taught postgraduate programmes (TPG)?
  • Are scholarships available? How do you finance postgraduate studies?
  • What can undergraduate students do to help them transition into a postgraduate programme?
  • At what point do you identify a supervisor for your research?
  • How does being a postgraduate student differ from being an undergraduate student?

… And many more questions that you bring forth.

Who will speak?
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Current MPhil and PhD students from the Faculties of Engineering, Arts and Social Sciences
Please click HERE to register!

 

Enquires:

Telephone: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk

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