What is Orientation
Your first year at uni begins at Orientation
Starting university can seem daunting so why not kick of the adventure by immersing yourself in Orientation before your first week of study. Attend orientation at your home campus to find all the information you need to know before classes start as well as the chance to meet your teaching staff and fellow students from your degree. While on campus you can also hear from current students who have been in your shoes with useful advice on getting the most out of your time at uni plus the opportunity to explore your new surroundings with a tour of the campus.
Why should I attend Orientation?
Orientation is your first day of university where you will get some crucial information to help you get prepared for your studies. Plus, it’s your chance to meet other students you’re studying with and experience campus life.
One of the most important parts of Orientation is being introduced to the program that you are studying and the ability to meet the people who will be there to guide you throughout your study. Attending Orientation is a must as you will get to meet your lecturers and tutors who will support you throughout your program. These teaching staff will also introduce you to your ‘school’ and the expectations around your field of study and you’ll get to visit the key areas relevant to you on campus.
You’ll hear the details of what you will be studying, the structure of attendance and assessment, what is covered in your tutorials, workshops and exams, and what your program and courses can help you achieve. There will also be opportunities for students to experience campus life through a range of activities and entertainment offered on the day, and did we mention lunch was on us?!
What should I bring on each day?
Make sure you bring your student barcode which you can find on a range of materials including your student ID card, your printed invitation to Orientation and on the UniSA student app. It's also a good idea to bring a notepad and pen.
There'll be free water, snacks and lunch on the day!
How do I plan my days for Orientation?
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College