What to expect at O-week at uni?

What to expect at O-week at uni?
12 February 2018    Lisa Clark    0 comments
Taking your first step into your new uni as a new student can be a little frightening, but O-week (which simply stand for Orientation Week) is here to help! It’s an exciting time on campus and O-week will give you the chance to have all of your questions answered through a series of workshops, welcome events and information sessions. You can tailor your O-Week experience to what best suits you best and attend the events and information sessions that you need to know about.

The types of events you will need to attend would be things such as:
  1. Course information, teachers and classroom information sessions
  2. How and where to access student support on campus
  3. Help with living independently
  4. The basic of assignments, referencing and researching
Here is a list of the top 3 things you also shouldn’t miss when attending O-Week:

Meet your faculty

This is also known as the school welcome and you don’t want to miss this, this will give you a chance to meet the other new students and also the faculty staff. You will also be show other important places around the uni you will need to attend at some point or the other like the school office, the library and where to relax and eat lunch. There will also be a run through of key dates and you’ll be introduced to your point of contacts within the staff who are there to help you. This one isn’t to be missed!

Attend the official welcome

Most uni’s will do this and it’s a chance to meet some of the first year uni students or hear talks on specific information, tips and advice you might need. Think “Students new to Sydney” or “Students who have enrolled through alternative pathway programs.” Check the O-Week schedule to find the welcome that applies to you and include it in your schedule.

Take a few hours out to explore the campus

Once you have been given the information on what is what and where is where it’s time to do a little exploring. You will need to get your bearings to make sure you aren’t late to lectures and work out how you will be getting to uni, if you’re driving where the parking is and also where you can study and also have some down time. Maybe buddy up with someone so you can do it together.

Now that you have the formalities out of the way it’s time to have some fun! O-Week also gives you the chance to join clubs and societies, enjoy free entertainment and pick up some free goodies while you soak up all the atmosphere of your new life at uni. Even though you may be a little nervous do your best to engage with other students, this is the perfect time to make new friends and at least introduce yourself to some new people. O-Week is the perfect time to get informed, have fun and make new friends so enjoy every moment and do as much as you can over the course of the O-Week schedule. You can never be to educated or too prepared, good luck!
Lisa.jpg Bondi-based freelance journalist, blogger & #girlboss, Lisa Clark, has an acute appreciation for travel, fashion and photography. Through this lifestyle, Lisa creates beautiful and inspiring content across her Instagram @iamlisaclark and her blog www.lisaclark.com.
When she isn't writing for Skillsroad you can find her at the beach with her dog Levi or working on her Social Media Company We Are The Hunted, shooting (and eating) food for her hospitality clients.


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