Academic Advising Programme

Academic Advising Programme provides assistance to students in adapting to the University life and giving them advice on academic, social and personal matters. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in the advising activit(ies) organised by their Departments/Programmes and recommended to maintain contact with their academic advisors from time to time.

Overall objectives of the Programme at HKBU:

For New Year 1 Students:

  • to smoothen students’ transition to the University learning environment;
  • to advise students on choosing their desired majors or courses that fit their interests and abilities, amid fulfilling the graduation requirements;
  • to assist students in formulating their study plans so as to develop the attributes expected of them;
  • to counsel students to set attainable academic goals;
  • to guide them to seek and use University learning resources; and
  • to engage students to consider possibilities for further studies and career after graduation.

 

For New Senior Year Entrants (i.e. Direct Year 2/3 Students):

  • to smoothen students’ transition to the University learning environment;
  • to advise students on choosing courses that fit their interests and abilities, amid fulfilling the graduation requirements;
  • to assist students in formulating their study plans so as to develop the attributes expected of them;
  • to counsel students to set attainable academic goals;
  • to guide them to seek and use University learning resources; and
  • to encourage students to plan for careers or further studies after graduation.

 

For Year 2 students and above:

  • to provide continued academic support to students throughout their learning journeys in the University;
  • to help students work out their study plans year by year;
  • to assist students in fulfilling various graduation requirements;
  • to guide them to seek and use University learning resources;
  • to monitor students’ progress in their learning;
  • to keep track on achievements of relevant goals and the achievement of graduate attributes; and
  • to encourage students to plan for careers or further studies after graduation.

 

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers four levels of advising personnel/parties that will collaborate to enhance students’ success in their university studies: