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

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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?

http://aao.hku.hk

Enquires:

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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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