Almost 6,000 students will get their first taste of university life when the University of Newcastle's annual Orientation Program gets underway next week at the Callaghan campus.
University of Newcastle Academic Registrar, Gail White, said Orientation Week (O Week) was a program of activities designed to introduce new students to the social, cultural and academic aspects of the University.
"Information sessions and workshops will be held across the campus to assist new students with program and course options, enrolments and registrations, faculty and library locations, study survival skills plus many sporting and social events," she said.
"O Week gives students the chance to become familiar with where they will study and what facilities are available to them."
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Monday 12 February - The start of the academic year will be celebrated with an official Commencement Ceremony in the Great Hall at 9.30am.
Monday 12 February - International students commencing study at the University will be welcomed at an International Students BBQ Lunch in the Shortland Union Building at 12.30pm
Monday 12 to Friday 17 February - The Uni Life Expo will provide all the information students need to survive life at uni including valuable campus information, access to social, cultural and sporting clubs and student organisations. In addition, local and national companies will have on offer a large range of products and services and special deals for students from 10am to 3pm daily in the Shortland Union Building.
Monday 12 February - Back to Study: Survival Skills for Mature Age Students in Undergraduate Degrees. This program is aimed to help mature age students gain an understanding of university life, increase their confidence and develop practical personal and academic survival skills. The session runs from 10.45am to 4.30pm in GP2.1
O Week runs from Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2007. Full information about events and activities on the Callaghan Campus during O Week can be found at the 2007 O Week website www.newcastle.edu.au/study/orientation/callaghan.html or by calling the O Week Enquiry Centre on 02 4921 5000.