What role do academic staff play in Orientation and the transition period for students?

Our Academic staff outline requirements of the course and introduce systems and programs that students will need to become familiar with.

How can academics enhance the Orientation experience for students?

Academics can enhance Orientation by providing a socially inclusive and supportive environment that addresses the social, emotional and academic needs of students.

Where should academics refer students based on the following scenarios?

  1. Students who need help with academic writing:
    There is a range of Academic Literacy and grammar workshops to help all students. The Library also has the Study Smart Zone, where students can get help with academic writing, referencing and citation.
  2. Students who are not sure about content of a course:
    They can attend PASS sessions, where they will meet and work collaboratively with other students to understand the unit content and develop study strategies.
  3. Making friends on campus:
    There are many clubs and societies to recommend, and events on campus. MATES is a mentoring program for new students and provides the opportunity for students to connect with others in later years of study to gain knowledge and skills to settle into uni life.
  4. Students who need to change their enrolment:
    Students should be referred to Student Central.
  5. Students having trouble with finances:
    Students should make an appointment to see a Welfare Officer, or go to the Study, Money and Life Skills vUWS page.