Three reasons to attend Orientation

As exciting as it is, starting university can also be a bit daunting. That’s why each term we hold Orientation events to welcome our new students. Orientation is a sneak peek into what you can expect, and the important things you need to know before you get started.

There are so many reasons for new students to attend Orientation, but to keep it short and sweet, here are our top three reasons why you should join us.

#1 Connections

The important thing to remember about starting university is that other new students are feeling the same way you are. Orientation provides the setting to make connections. You’ll get a chance to meet students in the same location as you.

Take advantage of this time to make new friends before term even starts. Trust me – seeing a familiar face in your first few lectures or tutorials will make it a little less scary.

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#2 Campus tour

From finding secret study spaces, to knowing where the Library is, a campus tour at your study location will really help you feel prepared before you start classes in week 1. Take the time to familiarise yourself with your surroundings, and if you don’t know where a particular building or room is, this is your chance to ask.

All students are welcome to use campus facilities, so even if you’re studying by distance education or mixed-mode, a campus tour will help you know your way around.

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#3 Student Services

At Orientation you’ll hear from a lot of our Student Services – there’s so many of them and they’re all here to support you. Whether it’s a formal presentation, or a quick chat at a stall, our staff want you to know you’re not alone in this journey.

A few of the services you can learn more about include the Academic Learning Centre, Counselling, Careers, and Leadership. It’s also a great chance to meet our Student Mentors, who can share some of their own insights into university life.

Bonus Reason – There will be plenty of food, fun and activities to participate in, and you’ll receive a free goody bag on the day!

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On-campus Orientation events for Term 3 2017 are being held at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 November 2017. 

For more information, visit www.cqu.edu.au/orientation, and don’t forget to register

Ashleigh Truscott (https://cqunilife.com)

I am a CQUni alumnus, who graduated back in 2010. Straight after graduating, I took a job in media, and later returned to CQUni working full-time as Student Communications Assistant. I remember all too well the panic fuelled ‘all-nighters’, getting lost on campus, confusion over systems, and the general feeling of being unsure. I’m excited to share my experiences and provide some insights into university life.


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