It's now time to get off to a flying start with your studies by being prepared early. At this stage of your academic career there are some key activities to complete. These include:
- Getting your student ID card
You can get your USC student ID card 24 hours after completing your enrolment.
Your ID card connects you to a range of on campus services including:
- accessing computer labs
- borrowing items from the library
- using USC student copy and print services
- confirming your ID at exams
How do I get my student ID card?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a passport style photo*. We will create your card and advise when it is ready for collection;
You can collect your card from your campus Student Central or during Orientation to USC Welcome Day at USC Fraser Coast.
On collection of your ID card you will need to present your letter of offer and photo identification, such as drivers licence, 18+ card or passport.
*Photos should be a passport-style headshot with a maximum file size of 5MB.
For more information, visit Student ID card.
- Setting up your computer
Below is some handy information to consider when setting up your computer for study at USC:
- Find out about recommended personal computer specifications at USC
- Accessing Microsoft Office for free - available to all actively enrolled USC students for free. See instructions on how to download.
- Other Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services for students
- Preparing for your studies by accessing your course outline, identifying textbooks and other study materials you will need
Be prepared! Know the Study materials you may need and where to find them before you start your studies at USC.
- Access USC101 Students Guide to USC
USC101 Students Guide to USC is your beginner's guide to your first semester. While using this resource you’ll also be making yourself familiar with Blackboard, your learning management system. Log in using your USC username and password.
- Finding out about study support sessions and other getting started activities like Orientation to USC Welcome Day
Check study support services available to you before the start of, and during the semester. View academic and study support events, workshops and the program schedule for more information.
Orientation to USC Welcome Day is your USC Orientation, this is the first week of university.
Kick-start your studies by attending Orientation to USC Welcome Day to:
- learn about support services available
- attend your welcome and essential program information sessions
- obtain your student ID card
- learn how to use Blackboard your Learning Management System
- have fun making new friends, meeting fellow students and USC staff at free social events
- Applying for a scholarship
Applications for Semester 2, 2016 scholarships open on 1 May and close on 30 June 2016
It may seem like there's a lot to think about but don't worry, we will be in contact with you with tips and tricks once you are enrolled. Don't forget to keep a check on your student email.
If you would like to talk to someone about any of the steps: