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Orientation programs


Orientation programs

Tertiary institutions aim to ensure you get the most out of your time in your study. Your institution will run an orientation program to help you get started, including events, activities and resources.

The first few months of university study will be a time of significant change. You’re expected to navigate a new campus, meet new people and develop a new way of learning. While you may work out many of these changes yourself, there's a wide range of support to help you transition to this new environment.

Often your university orientation program begins before the start of classes, so you have the time to explore the campus, meet new people, and develop new habits. Your university email will provide important communication to help you get the most out of the orientation program. There'll be events and activities run by clubs and societies and offers from partner organisations. Many of these will be promoted on campus, so travelling in to campus if you can during this time may help you get the most out of orientation.

The people who will help you through your studies will be your teachers, professional and academic support services, and your fellow students. This period is perfect to get to know them better. Once classes start, so does the coursework.

If you enrol late or miss the orientation program, you might have to work a little harder to adapt to university life. Keep an eye out for support information that will be available all year round.

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