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Faculty Academic Advisors

The Faculty of Arts offers specialized advising service for all Year 1 students in the BA Programmes (broad-based admission). If you need additional information concerning choice of courses, selection of Majors or other academic matters, you can make an appointment at the Dean’s Office, by phone 3411 5860 or via e-mail: artsug@hkbu.edu.hk in advance to meet one of the following Academic Advisors.

  1. Dr. Chung Ching Hong, Department of Chinese Language and Literature
  2. Prof. Terry Yip, Department of English Language and Literature
  3. Prof. Lo Kwai Cheung, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing
  4. Dr. Ellen Zhang, Department of Religion and Philosophy
  5. Dr. Robert Neather, Translation Programme

You should make an appointment with the above Faculty Academic Advisors only when you need additional information on the selection of courses and Majors. If you need any advice on you study issues in Year 1 or adaptability to the new University life, you are encouraged to meet with your Mentor.

Guidelines of meeting Faculty Academic Advisors
The primary purpose of the Faculty Academic Advising Programme is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans, and is not intended to be a formal test of their academic abilities. The following guidelines are intended to help students prepare for an appointment process.

  1. Contact Miss Scarlett Chan (e-mail: artsug@hkbu.edu.hk or phone: 3411 5860 ) to schedule an appointment with a Faculty Academic Advisor whenever assistance is needed.
  2. Please do not email/call the Advisors directly. Advisors will not meet students without prior appointment arranged by the Dean’s Office.
  3. If you cannot attend the scheduled meeting, you should inform Miss Scarlett Chan at least 24 hours before the appointment. This will give another student the chance to use that timeslot to meet the Advisor.
  4. You are expected to be punctual. If you are late to your appointment for more than 10 minutes, the appointment will be cancelled and you are required to make another appointment again.
  5. You are encouraged to take the initiative to seek academic advice from Advisors. Please prepare for the meeting with a list of questions.
  6. Meetings are only offered during term time.

Schedule of Faculty Academic Advisors in Semester 2, 2017/18

Major Faculty academic advisors Consultation hours
Chinese Language and LiteratureDr. Chung Ching Hong Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Creative and Professional Writing Prof. Lo Kwai Cheung
Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
English Language and Literature Prof. Terry Yip Monday 11:00am-1:00pm
Humanities Prof. Lo Kwai Cheung Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Dr. Ellen Zhang Friday 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Translation Dr. Robert Neather Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Department/Programme Mentors
The Mentoring Programme aims to encourage quality interaction and close rapport between students and faculty members beyond the classrooms. It also provides students with a network for academic and social exploration.


Each department/programme (CHI, ENG, HMW, REL and TRAN) will organise one mentoring activity per semester (e.g., talk, seminar or film screening, followed by a group discussion or tea gathering). You are strongly encouraged attend at least one department/programme-based mentoring activity and meet with the Mentors in year 1.


The details of the Mentoring activities are as follows:


Objectives and intended outcomes of the mentoring activity






Speaker(s) (if any)

Enrolment method

Deadline of enrolment

Contact person


-Let Year 1 students get a general understanding of CHI through participation of a CHI seminar.
-Help the students decide whether CHI would be a desirable major program that fits their interests, abilities and career aspirations through the sharing session afterwards

29 March 2018(Thu)

3:30 - 5:30pm

SWT501, 5/F Shaw Tower, Shaw Campus


Seminar + Sharing Session

黃碧雲 - 香港作家

Enrol by visiting the following link: click here or by scanning the QR code

One week before the event date (22 Mar 2018 (Thu))

Jacqueline Leung(ext. 5124)


The intended outcomes include: meeting with students in an interactive, small-group setting; and facilitating a thorough discussion of specific issues arising concerning the application for overseas study, the overseas exchange experience, and its impacts upon concluding the BA degree successfully. Supplemented by a specific timeline provided by the IO, as well as the sharing of best practices offered by recently returned HKBU ENG students, attendees will have a more comprehensive understanding of different potentials and challenges of the overall experience and how best to meet them constructively. Students will also achieve a better understanding about how to facilitate the credit transfer of overseas units back into the ENG curriculum.

12 March 2018 (Mon)

2:30-4:00 p.m.

OEM 1008

The HKBU English Department: Your Gateway to an Overseas Study Experience


Prof. Stuart Christie

Via email: eng@hkbu.edu.hk

8 Mar 2018(Thu)

Ms. Nicole Ho


To get students familiar with CPW programme

2 March 2018 (Friday)

2:00-3:30 pm

OEE 601-603, HSH Campus

Coffee break: open mic (CPW)

Group sharing

CPW instructors

Email to cpw@hkbu.edu.hk

2 March 2018 (Friday)



(1)identify the characteristics and requirements of RPE programme;
(2)develop learning and personal goals for their University studies.

28 February 2018 (Wednesday)


OEE 601-603, HSH Campus


Talk, Q&A, sharing, buffet dinner

University students running an online philosophy platform (好青年荼毒室 - https://corrupttheyouth.net/)

Online enrolment at REL homepage (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk)

22 February 2018 (Thursday)

Ms. Yam (3411-7280)


i) To adapt successfully to university education and a desired major programme;
ii) To identify the requirements of their academic programmes and various academic policies and regulations;
iii) Develop learning and personal goals for their University studies;
iv) Formulate their career goals and/or develop their plans for further education

7 March 2018 (Wednesday)

12:00 - 1:00pm

OEM1018, HSH Campus

新手上路: 從翻譯學生到政府翻譯的歷程?

Alumni Sharing

Miss Jessie Chung

By email: trans@hkbu.edu.hk

5 March 2018 (Monday)

Ms Carina Lok


The contact information of the mentors can be found from the department/programme websites:
Chinese Language and Literature
English Language and Literature
Humanities and Creative Writing
Religion and Philosophy

Updated in Mar 2018