There are five types of Academic Advisers under the University-wide Academic Advising System:
|Position||Overview of Academic Advising Role||Targeted Students|
|Faculty Academic Advisers||They are from students’ home Faculty and support their advisees throughout the course of their studies at HKU.||Undergraduate students as assigned by Faculty.|
|Faculty Temporary Academic Advisers||They are teachers who specialize on helping students to explore major/minor options.||Open to all undergraduate students upon request in SIS.|
|Faculty Student Advisers||They are senior students in home Faculties who are appointed and trained to be peer advisers.||Services provided to peers studying in the same Faculty. Specific arrangements determined by Faculty.|
|Residential Student Advisers||They are senior students in Halls/Colleges who support hall mates in balancing hall and study demands.||Services provided to peers living in Hall. Specific arrangements determined by Hall Wardens and CEDARS.|
|Academic Advisers in the Academic Advising Office (AAO)||They are general advisers to advise students on university regulations, study plans and cross faculty learning opportunities.||Open to all undergraduate students.|
In addition, each Faculty has appointed an Academic Advising Co-ordinator and an Academic Advising Administrator to oversee the academic advising work in the respective Faculty.