Teaching & Learning

Recruitment of Student Academic Advisers 2023-24

Recruitment of Student Academic Advisers 2023-24 

Application deadline: March 17, 2023

Since 2018-19, the Faculty has been appointing Student Academic Advisers as an advising source for Arts UG students to consult. 

How is chatting with Student Academic Advisers different from chatting with ordinary students? 

Current Year 1 - 3 students who are willing to help others deal with study problems can apply for being Student Academic Advisers in 2023-24.  The Faculty will consider their academic and interview performance, and will then arrange a training session in collaboration with the Academic Advising Office for successful candidates.  Only those who completed the training will be recognized as Student Academic Advisers.  Hence, advice from Student Academic Advisers will be more precise.

What "study problems" can Student Academic Advisers advise on?

Possible areas for advising include: how to adapt to university life, course selection, major/minor options, exchanges and experiential learning opportunities, time management, etc.

Depending on the enquiries, Student Academic Advisers can advise students to consult other available sources, e.g. Faculty Academic Advisers, UG Coordinators, the course-offering teaching units, the Faculty Office, Residential Student Advisers, CEDARS, Academic Advising Office. Student Academic Advisers can also refer some complicated cases to the Faculty Office for follow-up.

How can students consult Student Academic Advisers?

The Faculty will introduce Student Academic Advisers during the Faculty orientation activities in August 2023.  During the add/drop periods, we will arrange activities for Student Academic Advisers to provide walk-in advising.  In addition, we will post the list of Student Academic Advisers, including a brief profile, on the Faculty website, so students can contact Student Academic Advisers via email. 

Recruitment Schedule of Student Academic Advisers 2023-24

Until March 17, 2023

Interested students can submit an application <here>. The Faculty will also invite nominations from the Arts Association and Arts Schools/Centres.

Late March 2023 Shortlisted candidates will have to attend a selection interview.
Late July to Early August 2023 The Faculty and AAO will co-organize a training session for successful candidates.

Current Student Academic Advisors can apply for re-appointment if they are interested in serving for another year.  Please contact Ms. Judy Li (email: shuklli@hku.hkfor the application for re-appointment.

As a token of appreciation, a certificate of appreciation will be presented to Student Academic Advisers who have completed their service in the academic year.