Tuesday, 27 July 2010
ECU students commencing their studies in Semester 2 visited the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses last week to take part in a variety of exciting orientation activities and events.
Held from 15 – 24 July, Orientation Week gave new students the chance to meet with lecturers and fellow students, attend talks and seminars, and get a general feel for campus life before embarking on their studies.
This year’s orientation program saw a number of events and activities, starting with Vital Information for International Students, and Cultural Transition, which gave new international students information about studying at ECU.
Unistart programsgave new students an insight into ECU’s online resources as well as information on referencing and assessment skills, while seminars on Balancing Life and University and Managing your Finances gave students information on the best way to balance their new study schedules.
Welcome Days held at both campuses saw Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, officially welcome students to the university, and gave students the chance to learn about ECU clubs and facilities, before attending their own course induction sessions.
Francesca Brown, who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Event Management, said orientation week was a great way to learn a bit more about her course, and meet some new people.
“It was great to be given the chance to meet with people studying a similar course and get a bit more information before classes started.”
“I now definitely feel more prepared and excited about starting my studies at ECU,” she said.
Other orientation week highlights included campus and library tours, tours of the ECU sport facilities and workshops on using the library resources.
For more information on ECU Orientation Week, visit the Student Orientation website.