Experienced professionals in tertiary education dedicated to meet with students for the purpose of providing guidance and support throughout their journey in achieving rich learning experience.
To provide learning advisory service and support through workshops, individual and group consultations on a wide range of topics which may enhance students' ability on the following areas:
We are also dedicated to listen and support by exploring students' potential in their undergraduate study.
Ms. Jasmine Chan
Mr. Geoffrey Tsui
Learning advisor is stationed at TY campus (Room 227) every Wednesday and Thursday (09:00 - 17:30)
More information about our events, workshops and training can be found in THEi Mobile Apps > News & Events
Individual Learning Consultation with Learning Advisors
Duration of the session: 45 minutes
Locations: THEi CW campus (S103); THEi TY campus (Rm. 227)
The face to face consultation session is a two-way process. It provides an opportunity for students to meet with learning advisors and to discuss issues related to their academic study and learning in a comfortable and confidential setting.
Suggested discussion topics:
>Time management and meeting deadlines
>Enriching your learning through extracurricular activities
>Citation standard and guidelines
The use of personal data:
Learning advisors always respect student’s privacy and any personal data given during the consultation will be treated confidentially according to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. However, under the following circumstances and with the consent from students, learning advisors may forward the request to Faculty/OUs to follow up:
>Students with signs of family and psychological issues that may require professional supports.
>Learning advisors need to clarify information related to the academic subjects, professional knowledge, institutional policies and departmental guidelines on behalf of the students with the purpose to provide accurate information and guidance.
>Students who would like to seek further resources from Faculties and operational units (Faculty/OUs) within THEi.
10 Tips for Effective Learning and Adjustment to Higher Education
1. Set a Goal Goal setting helps you to focus your actions in the right direction and keep things on track. However the goals should be specific, achievable, measurable and with a time frame. Creating a “to-do” list can help you at the start of the plans but also think about the execution too!
2. Manage Your Time Maintaining study/life balance is very important. However it is not possible to manage millions things in life at once. You may have to prioritize your tasks, plan actions and organize your time effectively. The objective is to plan ahead and not rushing to complete everything at once. After a busy day, you can create some “me-time” or treat yourself after achieving the planned tasks.
3. Attend Your Class Since you will no longer have a “set” time table and it is unlikely that someone may remind you to go to class. Evidence suggests that you will constantly be tempted to miss your courses; if you begin skipping your first lecture for a variety of reasons, it will soon become a habit. Simply take all lectures and tutorials as important, and never give yourself an excuse to miss a class!
4. Think Critically Unlike in secondary schools, you will be expected to deal with issues and questions which do not have a single answer. It is very important for you to develop your critical and analytical thinking abilities. Instead of repeating what you have heard in class or searched from the Internet, try to apply what you have learnt, think about different approaches, evaluate the credibility of information you obtained and develop your own argument. You may find it interesting to discover that there are plenty of possible solutions based on people’s experience in different setting. 5. Sharpen Your Writing and Reading Skills You will probably be allocated a significant amount of reading throughout your course. You have to digest vast amount of information in a short time; at the same time, you may have to relate ideas to one another, as well as making connections and comparison. The ability to write and communicate effectively in English is crucial. If you encounter any problems, you can approach SGEL/CLE for advice or the WriteAdvice service might be able to support and help.
6. Ask the Right Questions People often judge others by the questions they ask while being curious is an important quality in life. Particularly when you are studying for a degree and information is always cumulative. If you don’t know the answer to A, it is hard for you to understand B. Therefore, if you have any questions in mind, it is important for you to dig deeper by searching for the answers as soon as possible. You can always start by asking your tutors in class or discuss it with your peers. Often, tackling problems collectively and learning how to ask the right questions are already an important part in your learning journey.
7. Take Notes and Review Notes Before attending the lecture, familiarize yourself with the topic that it is going to cover. You can enhance your understanding of the lecture by completing the relevant reading in advance. During class, try to write clearly and take notes as this will help you process the information you are learning. Also, if you notice that your teachers mention something twice or more, it should be something very important. After class, you may spend time to review your class notes.
8. Form Your Own Study Group Like any other journeys in life, it is good to have companions on your study journey. For each course, make friends with at least one classmate (better to have more) whom you could study with. Working with classmates encourages an interactive environment to keep you engaged, test each other on the subjects, deepen your understanding of the course and provide mutual support. Most of all, your classmates can also serve as part of your support network. People who can support you through ups and downs.
9. Understand Plagiarism Plagiarism can be defined as presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. Sometimes students may omit to take down citation details when taking notes. Any student who commits plagiarism is liable to disciplinary action which can result in penalties for academic misconduct – ranging from lowering of marks to expulsion. To avoid plagiarism, we strongly advise you to understand and to learn the proper way for referencing. You can also make use of tools such as Turnitin in Moodle.
10. Gain Support within THEi In the campus, helping hands and support is always around. In Faculty, you will have your programme leaders, professors and lecturers to explore your academic and careers options. At Learning Commons, librarians can help you to find your learning resources, learning advisers are also happy to help you with your time management and study plan. For more personal advices on how to adapt to student life at THEi, you may also seek advice from our SDO colleagues/counsellors.
The objectives of the scheme:
How does the scheme work?
THEi’s graduate attributes:
Descriptions of categories:
For staff and activity organisers
1.) they can create the activity and inform the administrator from LC by completing the Activity Description Form [MS form], with details about the nature of the activity and the Digital Badge(s) intending to award. 2.) Staff/activity organisers can publish details of the activity with the enrolment link via THEi’s [Mobile App] to start the enrolment process 3.) Finally, the staff/activity organiser can upload students' attendance records with the digital badge awarded to the [Myportal] system within 3 weeks and submit the final attendance record to LC after the activity has been completed. students can then review their records through the systems.
Staff/activity organisers have the discretion to award the digital badges depending on their assessment of student’s participation and performance during the activity. In principle, if an activity has no assessment or reports to submit, students should complete at least 75% of the total duration of the activity to be considered as successfully completing the activity.
The 3 simple steps mentioned above are the recommended steps when organising an activity under the scheme. We respect staff/activity organiser might have different practices in organising activity, please feel free to contact the LC administrator if you have any suggestions or queries when completing the mentioned steps.
Principles of the scheme:
Administrators of the scheme:
Tel: 3890 8027, Email: email@example.com
Tel: 3890 8025, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Introduction to MS Teams for an Interactive Class and Assessment
Objective: To prepare the students in becoming management trainees Training Outline: