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Written by on 17/03/2023

Over a thousand domestic and international students got a taste of life at CDU when they attended both in-person and online activities as part of CDU’s Orientation Week program which ran from February 27 to March 3.

Students were able to get their first glimpse into university life with welcome packs and information sessions on offer as well as the opportunity for students to meet their peers.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students and VET, Sam Jacob said Orientation Week events provided students with a sense of what university life will be like.

“Orientation Week is a great opportunity for students to come on campus or attend online events and find out more about their course and learn about the facilities and services available to them at CDU,” Mx Jacob said.

Throughout the week students could access a range of online ‘how-to’ sessions and webinars which explained the fundamentals of the library, what scholarships are on offer, the different faculties and what university life may be like.

They were also able to access meet and greet sessions with course lecturers.

A specific information session for international students provided them with the ins and outs of studying and living in Australia and First Nations students were supported with a range of information sessions from CDU’s First Nations Student Services team.

CDU Orientation Week Co-ordinator Nina Iannello said the activities would help students ease into their surroundings and feel welcome.

“Orientation Week is a great way for students to make a smooth transition into university life and connect with their peers and the University community,” Mrs Iannello said.

“Orientation Week is designed to be a social and fun week and we hope our students enjoy it and take advantage of these activities and that it will hopefully help ease their minds about starting university.”

The week concluded with a Meet and Mingle event on Friday, March 3 where students had the opportunity to interact with CDU student clubs and community stalls and take part in speed-friending activities.

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