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Orientation events were recently held on-campus to begin Semester 1. If you couldn’t attend O Week or you’re studying online this year, you can still login to Blackboard to learn about ECU and your part in it.


Orientation in Blackboard

Blackboard is your starting point for all things orientation online. Here, you can view recordings of recent Orientation events you've missed and much more.

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Library Workshops

Some academic skills sessions and library skills workshops are offered during your first semester. For details, check our library workshops web page.

Study Assistance

For advice and support during semester including assignment help, English language skills and drop-in sessions with Learning Advisers, check our Study assistance page.

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Orientation for international students

Orientation runs for one week prior to the start of your first semester. Plan your travel to arrive in Perth in time to attend plenty of activities!

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What does
that mean?
Here's a quick guide to some of the things we mention during the Orientation stage.
  • Your course induction session (also known as school induction) is an Orientation event that provides you with specific information and study requirements for your course – including book lists, important dates, unit advice, practicum requirements (if applicable), as well as an opportunity to meet staff and students in your school.

    As a minimum, you're expected to attend a Get Set for ECU session and your course induction during Orientation. International students are also expected to attend the International Student Fundamentals.

  • This is your official welcome to ECU as part of Orientation. This session is all about helping you transition to university life and is essential for all commencing students. It's fun, informative, empowering and designed to help you Get Set for ECU. Register at the Orientation webpage.

  • International Student Fundamentals is a compulsory event for new international students during our Orientation period. This event provides information about:

    • studying in Perth;
    • satisfying the conditions of your student visa;
    • adjusting to Australian culture;
    • finding your way around Perth; and
    • receiving advice on staying safe in your new home.

    It's also a great opportunity to get to know other new students – and even see some native Australian wildlife up-close!

  • Orientation is a free program of activities to help you get ready to study as a new ECU student. Participating in Orientation will help you familiarise yourself with our university and discover important information about your course. You should attend as many Orientation activities as you can. Register at the Orientation webpage.

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