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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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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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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)

Enquires:
22194686

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Talk and Tea gathering with Faculty Student Advisers

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.

Please click HERE to register

Date: 18 Feb 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

Enquiries: aaoffice@hku.hk

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Talk and Tea gathering with Faculty Student Advisers

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.

Please click HERE to register

Date: 18 Feb 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

Enquiries: aaoffice@hku.hk

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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

* A light lunch will be served.
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.

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Special Announcement from the Academic Advising Office
The sharing session on academic advising issues scheduled for today (22 May) was postponed to May 29, 2013 (Wed), 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Room MW405-406, 4/F, Meng Wah Complex

Academic Advising OfficeMessage from the Academic Advising Office

Dear colleagues,

The Academic Advising Office appreciates all those in the University community, Faculty Academic Advisers in particular, who have helped with the full implementation of the academic advising system in the double cohort year. We are very grateful for your contributions in addressing the various advising needs of your advisees. As this semester winds down, it comes as an important time to reflect on key issues and advising cases.

AAO has therefore organized for a sharing session to be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in Rm 408, 4/F, Meng Wah Complex (sandwich lunch will be provided).

This sharing session will focus on the following questions :

  • What are identifiable trends from discontinuation and withdrawal cases?
  • How do you detect academic risks in your advisees?
  • Should you intervene when your advisees receive poor academic results?
  • What alert strategies are being used by faculties to identify academically “at-risk” students?
  • What advice is available for students balancing residential hall life with academics?
  • What are key issues when advising on enquiries about programme transfer?
  • Why is it important to utilize partnerships on campus?
  • When and in what ways do psychological issues affect academic performance?

For on-line registration and details, please click HERE

We once again appreciate your support in participating in this event to share your experience with other colleagues. Looking forward to seeing you on May 22.

Kind regards,

Katherine

Katherine Wan
Head
Academic Advising Office
Rm 07-08, Upper Ground Floor,
Knowles Building, Registry
Tel: 2859 2430
http://aao.hku.hk

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When is this Fair?
11:00 am to 3:00 pm, April 25, 2013 (Thursday)

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Where is this Fair?
Student Advisory Services Zone (R Zone), 2/F,
Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Who is this Fair for?
All undergraduate students

What is the aim of this Fair?
HKU’s new undergraduate curriculum provides flexibility for students to design their own combination of disciplinary majors, minors and electives within and outside their home Faculties with guidance from academic advisers. The aim of this Fair is to provide an opportunity for students to explore different major and minor options.

Who will you meet in this Fair?

  • Teachers and Administrators from Faculties and the Academic Advising Office
  • Representatives from Student Societies
  • Careers Advisers from CEDARS (Careers & Placement)

click here to view the list of participating Faculties and Student societies

What can I get from this Fair?

Get Information:

  • We have invited different Faculties to conduct information briefings on their major / minor options offered to non-home Faculty students. Want to join the talks? Please click here to register.
  • We have prepared factsheets on different major/ minor options for your easy reference.

Seek Advice:

  • Administrators from different Faculties /Academic Advising Office will be there to answer your questions regarding course requirements and relevant regulations and procedures.
  • Representatives from CEDARS (Careers and Placement) will also station there to advise you on the career prospects of particular major/ minor programmes.

Be Connected:

  • Over 15 student societies will join this Fair. You can have a causal chat with your peers. They will be happy to share with you their views and first-hand experience.

Got questions?

Message from the Academic Advising Office

Date: September 26-27, 2012 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Time: 12:00nn – 3:30pm
Venue: Sun Yat-sen Place
Organisers: CEDARS and the Academic Advising Office

Welcome to the new academic year. For students who have just joined HKU this year, a hearty welcome on board! We hope all of you are now refreshed and re-energized to meet the new challenges in the coming year!

The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a platform for different units to showcase their wide spectrum of learning opportunities outside the classroom such as student exchange, internship, service learning, library service, foreign languages, sports programmes, academic advising, English language support and many more. We hope that you will get a better idea of how to plan your University life and know where to go for assistance should you need it.

We are looking forward to meeting you at the Exhibition. There will also be a lucky draw! Do come and join us!

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Organized by the Academic Advising Office

This workshop will provide students with practical advice on how to prepare for and master Common Core courses. Current Common Core faculty from each Area of Inquiry and the Director of Common Core will be on a panel addressing typical questions from First Year students and taking questions from the audience.

Date/Time: September 18, 2012 (Tues) 5:30 to 6:45 pm
Venue: Meng Wah Complex, T2

Panelists:
Mr Gwyn Edwards – Director of the Common Core Curriculum
Dr David Pomfret – Humanities
Professor L.C. Chan – Scientific and Technological Literacy
Dr Gina Marchetti – Global Issues
Dr Xianjun Yan – China: Culture, State and Society

Moderator:
Dr Amy Lewis
Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

Please click here to register

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