Pathfinding: Exhibition on Learning Opportunities at HKU

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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Workshop for Students: What is Common Core and How to Master these Courses?

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

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

Dr Amy Lewis
Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

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Academic Advising: Quick reference guides now available

With various orientation programmes just around the corner, the Academic Advising Office has developed two quick reference guides for Faculty Academic Advisers and Student Advisers. They provide easy-to-reference materials about the academic advising system at HKU, as well as a summary of the key components of the new 3-year and 4-year Undergraduate curricula. To download these guides, please visit the following links:

Quick Reference Guide for Faculty Academic Advisers Quick Reference Guide for Student Advisers

The Academic Advising Office welcomes suggestions from users on these guides.