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Message from Academic Advising Office of the Registry

Dear students and colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic and the online mode of teaching and learning have brought significant challenges to many students. To support students’ learning, AAO has launched a number of initiatives to help them cope with the difficulties to study online at home. Colleagues are welcome to refer your students to our resources if deemed appropriate:

More channels for advising: We provide one-on-one advising to students via TELEPHONE, WHATSAPP PHONE and ZOOM. Students can make appointment with us at https://booking.aao.hku.hk/. For enquiries and quick questions, apart from emails, students can also WhatsApp us at 5413 6321.

Tips from senior students on online learning: We had collected very practical tips from “AAO Friends”, who are senior students, on attending online classes, preparing online submissions, and more importantly, how to handle online exams. Students can check out the tips at our website (https://aao.hku.hk/sy3/study-tips/online-learning-study-tips/) or visit our social media platforms (Facebook (hkuaao)/ IG (aao_hku)/ Weibo (香港大學學業指導處)).

Major minor selection online resources: To help undecided students choose their majors/minors in the coming academic year, AAO has transformed our “Major Minor Week” activities to a multi-format platform (https://aao.hku.hk/sy3/plan-of-study/major-and-minor/ ) where you can find:

  • Full list of available majors/minors in the University;
  • Video talks by AAO Advisers on how to select majors/minors and declaration procedures;
  • Study experience sharing: A database of over 100 student advisers in different majors/ minors whom fellow students can contact via email (Login Required); and
  • “What-If” function in Degree Audit to test out different major/minor combinations

Expected Cumulative GPA Calculator: Still considering Letter/PF grading/Late Drop options for your courses? This popular tool can help students project the impact of different assessment choices on their target GPA. Give it a try! (https://aao.hku.hk/sy3/plan-of-study/cgpa-calculator/)

Check out our range of online study resources at https://aao.hku.hk/sy3/study-tips/resources/ and stay tuned to our emails on more resources! For enquiries, please contact us at aaoffice@hku.hk / 3917 0128.

Best regards,
Academic Advising Office

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the Academic Advising Office.
We are pleased to share with you the January 2018 issue of the AAO Newsletter.

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The contents of this current issue include:

* Highlights: Launching the Academic Roadmap
* What is New @ HKU Academic Advising
* Feature: Advising MATTERS

SLEQ Survey Results

From “Awful” to “Awesome”

Studies and Careers

* Voices of Students and Advising Corner
* What’s Happening and Upcoming Events

Happy reading and we welcome your comments.

Academic Advising Office

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Dear Student,

Happy 2018! The second semester is coming and the Add / Drop period will be from January 15 to January 29, 2018. It is now a good time for you to think about your future major / minor plan —– one of the most important study decisions in your university education.

If you are a first-year student, it is timely to explore the wide spectrum of major / minor options and select courses of your 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 2018” with details as follows:

DATE: January 18, 2018 (Thursday)
TIME: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
VENUE: Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Main Activities:

Merry Christmas and See you at the Fair!

Academic Advising Office (AAO)

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Message from Academic Advising Office of the Registry

Date: September 27, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (A sandwich lunch will be provided)
Venue: KB 110, Knowles Building

Who is it for?
This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff who support and advise students in learning:

  • Colleagues who have been newly appointed to academic advising responsibilities
  • Serving academic advisers who wish to have a quick recap on resources and facilities that can make their job easier and faster
  • New colleagues who want to know the advising and referral system for students in need, whether or not they are formally assigned the role as academic adviser

What is its aim?
The overall aim of this workshop is to provide you with the information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System, the latest developments in academic advising, the advising tools in SIS and relevant campus support resources at HKU.

What will I learn about?
Some of the “Must-know” information covered in the workshops are:

  • Academic advising roles and timeline
  • Student development roadmap and common issues
  • Hands-on experience of the SIS advising tools (* Each participant will have a PC to try out the System)
  • Advising students with academic risks
  • Referrals and campus resources
  • Quick recap of academic regulations

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Experience sharing by Dr. A. T. C. Tam, Academic Adviser, Department of Computer Science

How do I register?
Please click here

Who should I contact if I have questions?
For enquiries, please contact us at 2219 4686 / aaoffice@hku.hk

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Message from the Academic Advising Office

Date: May 8, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Venue: Room 603, KK Leung Building, Main Campus
*Drinks and sandwiches will be provided.

As the semester draws to a close, it is a good time for advisers to gather and share our advising experience in a more relaxed manner.

What can I get?
The AAO “Chat and Share” workshop is specially designed to enhance our advising capability through:
A review of REAL student advising scenarios that happen day-to-day
Casual sharing on different approaches that may work (As always, there is no single answer to every problem!)
Sharing by CEDARS’s colleagues to expand our “know-how” on advising mental health and career planning or related issues encountered by advisees
Sharing by experienced academic colleagues on tips on handling advisees’ study concerns
An update of useful advising resources and referral mechanism

Who is it for?
This workshop is designed for all Faculty Academic Advisers, teachers and administrators who support undergraduate students.

Who will speak and share?
Experienced Faculty Academic Advisers:
Dr. Julia Kuehn, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Arts; Chair, Academic Advising Committee
Dr. Anthony Tam, Academic Adviser, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering
Miss Nicole Tavares, Senior Lecturer, Division of English Language Education, Faculty of Education
Ms. Jaime Fung, Director, Careers and Placement, CEDARS
Ms. Linda Yeung, Acting Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS
Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

How to register?
Please register online at https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=49316

Enquiries
Telephone: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk

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DATE: January 21, 2016 (Thursday)
TIME: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
VENUE: Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Who is it for?

All undergraduates, particularly Year 1 and Year 2 students

What is it for?

For exploring different major and minor options available at the University

What can I get?

Questions?

Tel: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk
Website: http://aao.hku.hk

Get a Gift?
Wish to have some ideas about how to select your major/minor before our Fair? Why not spare 3 minutes to complete our online orientation and get a gift?
Please click HERE for the online orientation


For details of the Fair, please go to http://aao.hku.hk/2016/01/fair-major-minor-2015-16/

See you at the Fair!

Academic Advising Office (AAO)

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Missed the Major Minor Fair?

No worries. If you have questions regarding your major / minor options, you can:

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Choosing a major and / or a minor will be one of the most important academic decisions you make. How can you make the choice that is best for you? To help you explore the wide spectrum of major and minor options available, the Academic Advising Office (AAO) will organize the “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair”:

DATE: January 28, 2015 (Wednesday)
TIME: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
VENUE: Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

During the Fair, you can attend information briefings conducted by teachers from different Faculties on the major / minor options their Faculties offered and a talk by CEDARS (Careers & Placement). Please click HERE for timetable and registration details. There will also be Faculty administrators and careers advisers to attend to your enquiries. Student representatives from different Faculties will be around to share with you their first-hand experience too.


Who is it for?

All undergraduates, particularly Year 1 and Year 2 students

What is it for?

For exploring different major and minor options available at the University

What can I get?

  • Advice from Faculty Administrators and AAO Academic Advisers
  • Administrators from AAO and different Faculties will be there to provide face-to-face consultation on major / minor selection matters.

  • Information from Faculty Teachers
  • Teachers from different Faculties will give information briefings on various major / minor options.
    Please click HERE for further details

  • Careers Advice
  • Careers advisers from CEDARS (Careers & Placement) will give talk on the relationship between career planning and major/ minor selection. They will also station at the Fair to attend to your enquiries.

  • Peer Advice
  • Senior students from different Faculties will be there. They will be happy to share with you their experience in selecting their major / minor programmes.

  • Free Factsheets
  • There will be factsheets on different major/ minor options for picking up free.

Questions?

Tel: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk
Website: http://aao.hku.hk

Get a Gift?
Wish to have some ideas about how to select your major/minor before our Fair? Why not spare 3 minutes to complete our online orientation and get a gift?
Please click HERE for the online orientation


For details of the Fair, please go to http://aao.hku.hk/majorminor

See you at the Fair!

Academic Advising Office (AAO)

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Dear Student,

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Semester start is always exciting – new courses, new professors, new friends and new opportunities everywhere. To introduce you to the wide variety of learning opportunities available on campus, the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) and the Academic Advising Office (AAO) will jointly organize the Pathfinding Exhibition next week:

Date: September 25-26, 2014 (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Haking Wong Covered Podium

You will find a wide spectrum of learning opportunities and student support services outside classroom such as student exchange, service learning, experiential learning, library service, health education, sports programmes, English language support, common core curriculum information, personal development and career planning, campus life and student development, academic advising, general education, internship and many more.

There will also be a lucky draw! Do come and have fun!

Academic Advising Office (AAO)
Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS)

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Updates on Academic Advising @ HKU (Sep 2014)

Date: September 24, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 603, K K Leung Building, Main Campus
Tea and sandwiches will be provided.

Who is this event for?
This workshop is open to all staff interested in academic advising for undergraduate students.

What is the aim of this event?
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?

  • 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

See Programme Rundown

Please click following link to register.
https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=32869

Who should I contact if I have questions?
For enquiries, please contact Dr. Amy Lewis at 2219 4684.

Is there any reference material for the workshop?
Review the Quick Reference Guide for Faculty Academic Advisers

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