What is Academic Advising?
Under the new 4-year degree structure, Academic Advising is provided to all students registered in the degree programs in PolyU. Students will be required to see their respective Academic Advisor at least once each academic year.

Academic Advising is a process of giving students guidance, support and encouragement and it helps students diminish the confusion that comes with a new environment, clarify their goals and get the most out of their education. (Houland, Anderson, Noel-Levitz, McGuire, & Crockett, 1997)

In PolyU and within SHTM, it means giving proper advice to students to ensure that they are studying on the right track. Academic Advising will be provided to students upon their entry into a degree program and up until they finish their study and graduate.

Whenever a student needs advice or answers with respect to his/her study or have questions about the program he/she is studying, or any other non-academic issues which may have a bearing on their academic study, he/she should approach his/her Academic Advisor immediately. Remember, "procrastination is the thief of time". If you procrastinate, you may run into more difficulties or problems later or they may complicate so much that you end up failing a subject. This will be last thing you want in your study. So, do not hesitate, talk to your Academic Advisor or your Undergraduate Secretary, if you cannot find your Academic Advisor.

What about Academic Advising within SHTM?
All students registered in the 4-year degree programs should receive Academic Advising from their respective Academic Advisors, at least once per academic year.

There are a total of 24 Academic Advisors and one Undergraduate Secretary within the School, as required by the University under the new Academic Advising system.

8 Academic Advisor is assigned for the Broad Discipline of Hotel and Tourism Management program. (Program code: 24442-BDS)

10 Academic Advisors are assigned for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Hotel Management program. (Program code: 24442-HMH)

6 Academic Advisor is assigned for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Tourism Management program. (Program code: 24442-HMT)

For the names and contact details of the Academic Advisors, please click here.

There is also an Undergraduate Secretary assigned to SHTM.

For the name and contact details of the Undergraduate Secretary, please click here.

What do we hope to get out of Academic Advising?
Through providing regular and proper Academic Advising to students, we hope our students, you will be able to:

  • Explore your goals and values in both personal and academic aspects.
  • Understand your academic strengths and weaknesses.
  • Understand your graduation requirements.
  • Develop a study plan to achieve your goals.
  • Explore solutions when you encounter problems.