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Fitzroy Student Hub: Orientation

 

Orientation helps you get ahead before you even begin


Orientation sessions

Compulsory orientation sessions are held each Trimester, usually on campus, at the beginning of every trimester. For Trimester 2, 2020 we will be running your Campus Orientation Online. The Orientation session will help you navigate your campus facilities, studies and available support. 

Make sure you follow the steps on our Getting Started page before the day. You must be able to access your student emailStudent PortalLearning Portal (Blackboard) and select subjects.

The Online Orientation will take you through all you need to know about your:

  • Studies
  • Support available to you
  • Campus facilities

Orientation is a great opportunity to:

  • Meet your library and academic skills teams
  • Find out about support available to you
  • Learn about online student tools you will use in your studies
  • Get to know your campus team via the online campus booths

Are you an international student?

As an international student you must attend a special Orientation as part of your visa requirements. It's a fun and informative session and we'll teach you a little bit about Australian culture at the same time! This will be held online for this Trimester so jump into the International booth when the session is live to chat and find out more about how we can support you in Australia.

 

Access Trimester 2 Orientation OnDemand now

 

Did you attend Orientation? Was there something you'd like to go over again?

You can now watch the OnDemand recording of your initial Orientation now. Jump online here and using your inital registration details you can rewatch your Orientation.

Or did you miss it and want to catch up?

You can now register to watch the OnDemand recording of the Orientation sessions now. Jump online here and create your registration and then you can watch your Orientation in your own time.

 

Get the most out of your studies

After you receive your timetable you can develop your study schedule. A schedule is a great way to manage the time you'll need for study, classes and other commitments. It will help you plan for assignments and exams, and ensure there's enough time for other life activities. Follow the simple steps below.

 

5 STEPS TO CREATE A STUDY SCHEDULE

  1. Check your Confirmation of Class Enrolment, which was sent to your student email account when you enrolled.
  2. Block out your timetable commitments on your schedule, i.e., lectures and tutorials and your other commitments such as work, sport and social activities.
  3. Work out when you’re most effective study times are (morning or evening?) and block out study periods for each of your subjects.
  4. Mark important dates such as assignment due dates and exams to make sure you have enough study time planned in the lead-up.
  5. Schedule regular breaks when studying, whether it’s going for a walk or getting a coffee. It will help you stay motivated.

You could also get digital and check out this useful app: My Study Life

Plan: Set your goals

Ask yourself: What are you here to achieve?

Take time to write down your goals and refer to them often.

These will keep you focused on completing your assignments with your bigger purpose in mind.

Goal-setting is also a great skill to have in the workplace. Get into the habit now with a goal-setting tool that works for you.


Top study tips


Life: Make a budget

From study materials to groceries to entertainment, balancing your expenses at any age can be a juggle.

Never fear! Creating a budget early will give you the confidence to pursue your goals without worry.

Check out these resources designed to help students manage their finances.


Have you considered?

You may be eligible to receive Government support while you are studying.

Contact Centrelink directly to find out.