Step 5: Preparing for uni

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Step 5: Preparing for uni


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

Find out how to get your Student ID Card.

Organising your accommodation, transport and parking and finding your way around campus

Visit maps to download a map of your study location, find out about your transport and parking options to and from uni once you start your studies. Confirm your study location in your offer email.

Visit accommodation and housing to view options near your study location. Also visit Before you arrive, to find out more about your Student visa and OSHC.

Getting to know your study location

Get to know your study location and what it has on offer to provide you with the best possible student experience while studying with USC:

Setting up your computer

Below is some handy information to consider when setting up your computer for study at USC:

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. Log in using your USC username and password.

Finding out about study support sessions and other getting started activities like Orientation to USC.

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.

There are also disability support services available if you have a disability, health or medical condition that affects your access whilst on campus.

Orientation to USC - Welcome to new students is the first week of university.

Kick-start your studies at Orientation to USC to:

  • learn about the campus, facilities and support services available
  • attend your faculty welcome and essential program information sessions
  • obtain your student ID card
  • learn how to use Blackboard, your Learning Management System
  • attend academic skills workshops
  • have fun making new friends, meeting fellow students and USC staff at free social events
HDR candidate's induction (HDR students only)

HDR induction helps candidates to navigate the support and services available to them throughout candidature and provides information about the structure and requirements of their HDR program. Visit HDR induction for more information.

Bachelor Honours degree - Academic policy and procedures (Honours students only)

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the Bachelor Honours degree Academic policy and Procedures which will assist in clarifying the mutual responsibilities of supervisors and candidates and will increase the quality of your Honours experience.

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.

Need help?

If you would like to talk to someone about any of the steps:

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