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Academic Matters

Academic Advising

The Academic Advisory System of the Faculty assists students' transition from secondary school to university and to offer timely advice and guidance on selection of courses and majors that suit their needs.  The Advisory Office in the Faculty consists of the Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Administrative Assistant, Academic Advisers, Departmental Course Selection Advisers, and together with other student bodies and departments in the University, to collectively provide guidance to students on academic-related issues.

 

Advisory Office in the Faculty

Dr Francis C C Ling

Associate Dean (Student Affairs)

  • 3917 2683
  • Faculty of Science Office, G/F, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building

 

Ms June Tse

Administrative Assistant

  • 3917 2683
  • Faculty of Science Office, G/F, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building
     

Students are welcome to seek academic advice from Academic Advisers, Course Selection Advisers, Student Peer Advisers and the Academic Advising Office of the University. 

 
The University-wide Academic Advising System, which is overseen by the Senate, Academic Board (AB) and Academic Advising Committee (AAC), is the joint effort of the Academic Advising Office (AAO), Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), Faculties, as well as Residential Halls.

The University-wide Academic Advising System, which is overseen by the Senate, Academic Board (AB) and Academic Advising Committee (AAC), is the joint effort of the Academic Advising Office (AAO), Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), Faculties, as well as Residential Halls.

Please click HERE for the details. 

To assist students with the smooth transition from secondary to university education and help them set their academic and personal goals, each first year student and also those admitted directly to the second/third year would be assigned an Academic Adviser to enrich his/her total learning experience.

 

Please click HERE for the list of Academic Advisers.

For major-specific/professional and course selection guidance, you are encouraged to seek advice from Course Selection Advisers.

 

During the course selection and add/drop periods, you can seek advice from Course Selection Advisers of the Schools/Departments that offer the courses you are interested in.  You are encouraged to meet with multiple Course Selection Advisers from different majors to fully explore the academic opportunities that exist.

 

For advice on courses/majors/minors offered by non-Science Faculties/Departments, please contact the respective offices.

 

Please click HERE for the list of Course Selection Advisers.

First year students and students admitted directly to the second/third year can seek academic advice from a group of dedicated senior students known as Student Peer Advisers.  Starting from 2019-20, each new student will be assigned a designated Student Peer Adviser to strengthen the adviser-advisee relationship.

 

Please click HERE for the list of Student Peer Advisers (with contact information).

The Induction Day for BSc freshmen will be held in mid-August.  In addition to a general talk session, representatives from each major will be present to advise you on general, as well as specific aspects, of course selection.  Teachers will also be available in the information booths for each Science major and minor to answer your questions.

 

ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THE INDUCTION DAY.

Poster of the Induction Day for BSc freshmen 2019-20
 

The Information Session for Actuarial Science freshmen will be held in mid-August.  Teachers will be available to provide information to you on the Actuarial Science programme and to answer your questions.

 

ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THE INFORMATION SESSION.

Poster of the Information Session for BSc(ActuarSc) Freshmen 2019-20

 

Please click HERE for the presentation file.

 

Besides attending academic induction organised by the Faculty, first year students are also welcome to visit a one-stop “First Year at HKU” website (https://wp2.cedars.hku.hk/fye/) developed by the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), where they can get more information regarding first year experience such as non-academic induction activities organised by CEDARS and other non-academic offices, orientation activities organized by the HKU Student Union, and information for newly arrived non-local students.

The Information Session for Applied Artificial Intelligence freshmen will be held in mid-August.  Teachers will be available to provide information to you on the Applied Artificial Intelligence programme and to answer your questions.

 

ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THE INFORMATION SESSION.

Poster of the Information Session for BASc(AppliedAI) Freshmen 2019-20

 

Please click HERE for the presentation file.

 

Besides attending academic induction organised by the Faculty, first year students are also welcome to visit a one-stop “First Year at HKU” website (https://wp2.cedars.hku.hk/fye/) developed by the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), where they can get more information regarding first year experience such as non-academic induction activities organised by CEDARS and other non-academic offices, orientation activities organized by the HKU Student Union, and information for newly arrived non-local students.

BSc II & BSc(ActuarSc) II and above students can consult the Course Selection Advisers in the Consultation Session scheduled in mid-August, in which representatives of each major/minor/programme will be available at their offices to meet with you during the consultation hours and answer your questions.

 

For details of the Consultation Session to be held on August 7, 2019 (Wednesday), please click HERE.

Please click HERE for the details. 

In addition to academic advising, the various units in the University may offer assistance to students with different needs:
 

CEDARS – Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE)

Offers various Person Enrichment workshops and programmes for students to develop various competence and abilities.  These programmes include learning strategies, creativity and lateral thinking, critical self-reflection; interpersonal skills for establishing relationship with others; communication and collaboration; leadership skills.  Individual counselling services are also available, not solely for students who suffer from mental illness or serious psychological distress but also for exploring, nurturing and developing students’ adaptabilities, coping abilities, functionality and potential.

CEDARS – Student Development

Runs a wide range of activities and services for students covering: Building a University Culture of Diversity; Global Citizenship; Careers Education; Leadership Development; Provision of Educational Funding Sources; Service Learning.

CEDARS – Campus Life

Offers services concerning students’ accommodation, amenities, catering, finances, student visas, student societies and activities.

CEDARS – Careers & Placement

Offers services related to campus recruitment: Job Posting; Selection Exercise Preparation; Placement and Careers Coaching for New Graduates; Internship (Hong Kong, Mainland China and Overseas); Faculty Based Careers Programmes; One-on-One Career Consultation; Graduate Employment Survey; Industrial Talks and Workshops.

While Faculty and departmental offices are eager to advise students on all academic matters such as course selection and pre-requisite/co-requisite requirements, etc., ultimate responsibility rests with students to ensure that the required pre-requisites and co-requisites of selected courses are fulfilled. Students enrolled in courses for which they do not fulfill the pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements may have their registration in those courses cancelled.