17 February 2017
Scores of students who have travelled from around the globe to study in the middle of Brisbane’s cultural precinct will gather at USC’s SouthBank campus on Monday 20 February.
The international students from about 15 countries will join with local students from Brisbane and south-east Queensland for an Orientation program that includes information sessions, study skills workshops and tours.
As well as its academic focus, Orientation will be an opportunity for USC’s diverse new cohort to socialise and enjoy campus life.
Almost 150 new students are expected to start classes at USC SouthBank from Monday 27 February, with some 400 students studying on campus this semester.
International students make up about 60 percent of enrolments at the expanding campus, with many of the students coming from India, Nepal and China.
USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said USC SouthBank was a rich mix of cultures, languages and nationalities and the University offers great support and engagement to help students get the most from their study experience.
“Orientation allows our international students to find out important information about studies in Australia, meet new people and get to know USC and their new home,” he said.
The event will also include the launch of USC’s new Reconciliation Action Plan, a three-year strategy that sets out the University’s commitments to helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students achieve success.
Orientation will be held at 52 Merivale Street (Building A4, SW1) from 9am to 1.30pm, launching with an official welcome and Welcome to Country ceremony.
For details go to www.usc.edu.au/learn
— Clare McKay