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Academic Advising at CEE

Academic Advising at CEE

Aims of Academic Advising

Academic advising at PolyU aims to help students to make informed and intelligent academic decisions/choices about their study at PolyU that suit their intellectual, professional and personal goals. It is instrumental to promoting student success, and plays a vital role in students’ holistic development at PolyU. Through academic advising, student will 

• Understand their curriculum (both Major and GUR) and get advice and guidance if they face any academic challenges.
• Plan their study better to help them realise academic, career and personal goals.
• Learn about opportunities, resources and support available to students on campus to enrich their educational experience and foster their future success.


Academic Advising at CEE

Each CEE undergraduate student (including those admitted to Articulation Programs or Senior Year Places) will be paired up with a designated Academic Advisor. Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisors for consultation on their programme of study and study plans at least once in an academic year. Students could find the contact information of Academic Advisors under “My Advisor” in eStudent.  


Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Advisors 

• Building rapport with the students, serving as a bridge that connects them to the department,
• Being accessible and available to students, and responding to their questions and concerns,
• Helping student to consider and clarify their intellectual, professional and personal goals,
• Helping students to develop an appropriate study plan (particularly with regard to their Major), and assisting in their selection of appropriate courses to achieve their identified goals,
• Clarifying to students academic regulations and requirements, particularly those relating to the Major,
• Identifying students with special learning needs or early signs of learning problems, and referring/encouraging them to seek help or support.


Academic advisors are expected to keep in contact with their student advisees regularly (e.g., via emails or other means), and to have at least one face-to-face meeting with them, either individually or in small groups, during the academic year. Student advisees are expected to consult their respective advisors on their study plan before subject registration. 

Useful references for academic advisors can be found in the Office of Undergraduate Studies Website:  


Roles and Responsibilities of Students in Academic Advising

• Clarify personal abilities, interests, and goals for academics and life.
• Contact and schedule regular appointments with their Academic Advisor each year as required or when in need of assistance.
• Prepare for advising sessions. Understand and review their academic progress before meeting their Academic Advisor. Study the Programme Requirement Document (PRD).
• Become knowledgeable and adhere to institutional policies, procedures, and requirements.
• Have an open mind and be ready to consider advice given by teachers, Academic Advisors and other staff.
• Read their PolyU e-mails and other important communications from the University and their Academic Advisor
• Access and use eStudent for academic updates, information updating, registration, and other purposes.
• Accept final responsibility for all decisions made and their graduation requirements.


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