Australia’s most widespread O Week springs into action

Published:01 January 2019

TOP: Medical Imaging students Jessica Duncan, Jessica White and Hannah Bumstead became friends at Orientation in Mackay. MID: CQUni Nursing student Pam Brown (right) and her daughter Ayzia Arnold, who is enrolled to study Psychology through CQUni’s Start Uni Now (SUN) program, were among over 40 CQUniversity students pioneering the new Uni Hub Spencer Gulf at Port Pirie.BELOW: New friends Rylee Gilroy (studying Arts) and Luke Redman (Nursing) had a ball at Orientation in Mackay.

A dozen campuses across four states have been hosting Orientation events for CQUniversity students this week.

Orientation is a key event on the University’s academic calendar, providing new students with information and skills they need to succeed.

Throughout the orientation program, students will have the chance to learn about student support services including scholarships, counselling, academic support and course advice.

They will also attend course-specific sessions where they will learn about assessments, learning systems and extra-curricular activities such as work integrated learning and global study opportunities.

New students who are unable to attend an event on campus can access a special online orientation module.

Some campuses also host sessions for parents and partners of new students, who play a vital support role.

As always, O Week strikes a balance between learning the ropes and finding opportunities for fun, entertainment and social networking.

Orientation events for Term 1 2019 were arranged for CQUni campuses in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville.

CQUni TAFE students started their 2019 programs in early February.

As in recent years, popular courses have included Nursing and Allied Health, Education, Psychology, Business, Engineering and the STEPS access program.

A milestone was reached when over 40 CQUniversity students enrolled to help pioneer the new Uni Hub Spencer Gulf at Port Pirie.