Helping Students in Academic Performance


Counseling and Wellness provides support and guidance to students with academic issues.  Through individual counseling and advising, learning assessment as well as enrichment workshops, we assist students to develop lifelong learning skills needed in their university life and to enhance student learning development.

Individual Counseling

If you are facing academic issues, the first step that you can help yourself is to EXPLORE the reasons.  Some common reasons include:

* Time mismanagement or weak time management
* Inadequate study skills (e.g., writing and presentation skills, exam-taking skills)

* Adjustment difficulty

* Over-commitment to extra-curricular activities

* Physical/health problems

* Psychological problems (e.g., exam anxiety, attention problem, inadequate stress management skills)

* Problems in interpersonal relations (e.g., with peers, supervisors, professors)

* Uncertainty about usefulness of program

* Perplexity in career planning

* Financial stress

* Family conflicts

* Excessive part-time work

* Not taking early actions to remedy known academic concerns


Student Counselors are ready to discuss with you the factors contributing to your unsatisfactory academic performance.  We will facilitate you to search for strategies to overcome your difficulties and to enhance your skills such as time management, exam-taking, anxiety management etc.

You may find this FORM useful in helping yourself concerning your Unsatisfactory Academic Progress.


Support for Examination

* 2013 - 2014 Fall / Spring
* 2014 - 2015 Fall / Spring

* 2015 - 2016 Fall / Spring

Learning Assessment

Counseling and Development provides individual learning advisement to students to enhance their learning and study strategies.  To better understand their learning and study habits, FREE learning assessment test will be conducted to identify the root of the problems and develop their study skills wisely. 

The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is a 10-scale, 80-item assessment of students’ awareness on the use of learning and study strategies related to skill, will and self-regulation components of strategic learning.  Through this assessment, students can obtain a profile of their strengths and weaknesses, and also areas needed to be further strengthen for university academic success.

Enrichment Workshops

Past workshops conducted by us include:

For Undergraduate Students For Postgraduate Students
* Coping with Academic Stress * Personal Effectiveness: Self-Confidence in Research
* Relaxation & Meditation * Working with Others: Social Quotient
* Time Management * Work-life Balance: Wisdom in Balancing your Research Life
* Managing Self  
* Be Friend with Exam Stress  
Dismissal Situation
For dismissal situation, Student Counselors will provide advice to you for finding out what you can do to communicate with relevant academic or administrative departments for appropriate documentation and support.

Academic Resources and Tools

Inadequate time management skills are common obstacles that make students fail to manage their life in a balanced way.  Students who do not know how to mange their time effectively are always stressed-out and sleepless, leading to poor health condition, unsatisfactory academic performance, high level of anxiety, and messy life.

Here you can find some tips, advice and self-help tools that may help you enhance your time management skills.  You are also welcome to seek advice from Student Counselor for individual coaching.


 Goal Setting

 Time Wasters Assessment

 How to get the most out of even a few minutes



 Tools to manage your time:

 Time Management Matrix
 To Do List
 Weekly Schedule
 Semester Calendar (You may refer to our Academic Calendar 2016/17 for reference)
Student Learning Resources
4. Visit this WEBSITE from Center for Education Innovation for information on Time Management, Procrastination, Speed Reading, and Test Anxiety.
Additional References
1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
2. Coping with Stress: Effective people and processes, C. R. Snyder
3. Overcoming Procrastination, Albert Ellis and William Knaus