The University of Newcastle, Australia

Student Feedback on Orientation

Here are some of the great things our students said about Orientation. We are happy that Orientation days have been such a success and beneficial to so many students who are beginning their NEW journey at UON.


The orientation as a whole was very valuable in informing and giving an insight into expectations of my course. It also led to me feeling much calmer approaching my first day, and allowed me to be a lot more familiar with where I had to be."


Thank you for such a great event! I was dreading the day, thinking that I would be bored and just hear all of the things I had already read on the net. But I was pleasantly surprised! I now feel ready to tackle this challenge head on!!


All activities and offered information sessions I was available to attend were very inspiring for me as I'm of mature age and new to uni and this form of study.


It was such a great and extremely helpful day. I really enjoyed it and got so much from it. Many thanks to all of the great staff and great volunteers who helped and put a fantastic day together for all us new people.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. :)”


Overall I found orientation quite helpful and would recommend all future students to attend!”


I enjoyed the food and entertainment, it gave me a chance to meet up and chat with any new friends from my course.”


Fun friendly environment, enjoyable staff.”


The overall information given to us was a great insight which made it well worth attending.”


Friendly approachable staff members that helped to create a feeling of belonging.”


The excitement, the crowd, you could feel the eagerness with everyone, so many age groups all trying to better themselves. Loving it :-)”


The course specific talks were extremely helpful.”


The student volunteers were really helpful and friendly.”


Orientation was a fantastic experience where both the Welcome Session and the Program Information Session provided useful advice & information.”


Very useful. Now I am ready for this semester.”


Very helpful for the new comers and really sweet for all of us.”


All staff/volunteers present were knowledgeable and were able to answer questions or supply advice.”


I found that the program sessions were extremely useful, great sources of information and taught me a lot about how I should be approaching University study.”


I thoroughly enjoyed the welcome session, program information session and strategies for success! They were all super helpful and I feel so much better! It's great to get to know others in a similar situation to mine and meet some of the teachers and become familiar with particular concepts such as PASS and how to organize yourself while balancing full time uni/work/life.”


The program conveners and coordinators were easy to talk to and ask questions. I did B arts info session and liked how they brought in different people to discuss the various major/minor areas. I found out about courses that I wasn't aware of, so that was helpful.”


I appreciated the friendliness and positive energy from all the people I got to speak to. Everybody was really welcoming.”


Thank you for such an informative, friendly day! Great orientation!”


Thank you for such a great event! I was dreading the day, thinking that I would be bored and just hear all of the things I had already read on the net. But I was pleasantly surprised! I now feel ready to tackle this challenge head on!!”