Essential information at Springfield semester three orientation

17 October 2012

New students commencing study in Semester Three at USQ's Springfield campus should keep Thursday 8 November free for Orientation Day and Friday 9 November for an Academic Skills Orientation.

Commencing on level six in the main building, the orientation day will provide essential information about studying at university.
Events and Student Experience Coordinator Samantha Miles said the program would be tailored towards easing new students into university and giving them the chance to meet new people.

'The majority of the Springfield cohort are the first members of their family to attend university. Orientation helps to demystify it a little,' Mrs Miles said.

'They get to meet their peers, their faculty and students from across the campus not in their faculty who they will bump into from time to time.'
Mrs Miles said USQ offers three semesters, rather than the standard two.

'This enables students to manage their studies with far greater flexibility and can help them fast track their studies, or spread their studies over a full calendar year.'

Faculty essentials, academic study skills and the library will all be introduced and explained through the day.

The various sessions will also provide new students with the opportunity to receive their student ID cards and learn about the online facilities available.

Springfield’s semester 3 Orientation Day will commence with a welcome at 9.15am in Lecture Room 2 on Level Six.

For more information on the Orientation Day, please visit the orientation webpage  or contact Samantha Miles .

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