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Discover the right resources at the right time

Build your study skills and Graduate Attributes through this series of weekly on-campus and online workshops, events and resources designed to guide you through your student journey and help you thrive in your studies. Use this guide to set yourself up for the Semester.

For campus-specific events and workshops, make sure you check out Student Hub.

Orientation - Week 4

Connect with the right workshops, support and resources to help your transition into university life at USC.

Explore what's taking place during Orientation week, for new and current students, and the helpful resources designed to get you ready for day one!

What's on this week

On campus

  • Orientation! During Orientation, you can access on-campus support, take part in various workshops to help you transition to university life and make new connections by visiting the various stalls. Check out your campus Orientation program to see what's on.

Online

  • Join an Orientation workshop via zoom: Learn about the library, how to make the most of your university experience, IT and Blackboard essentials, Engaging with student support. Check out the online program to see what's on and to join.

Resources

  • Learn about how the library supports current students.
  • Once you've made it through Orientation, explore the Your First Year module on Blackboard which will guide you through your first day and your first class.
  • If your studies are affected by disability, learning disorder, mental health, injury or illness, or you are a primary carer, connect with AccessAbility Services as early as possible to arrange support by Week 4.

If you need some more inspiration on what to do at Orientation, check out Six tips to make the most of Orientation!

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Communication, problem-solving, organisation, applying technologies, information literacy, engaged and knowledgeable

Week one is all about settling into the new semester and making sure you're set up for success! Look at what's happening on campus and how you can connect with other students and student support.

What's on this week

On campus

  • Ask Student Central. Need a little help in the first week? Pop into Student Central or check out the Student Central FAQs! Whether you need support with your ID card, enrolling in courses and classes or connecting to USC systems, Student Central can point you in the right direction!

Online

Resources

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Applying technologies, engaged, knowledgeable, problem solving and organisation.

It's Connect Week! Building connections with your program, your peers and staff at USC can help improve your study and experience during your time at university and beyond. Check out how you can start forming new connections at USC.

What's on this week

On campus

  • Get involved in a range of activities to help connect you to life at USC during Connect Week. There will be plenty on offer for all students, both on campus and online!
  • Drop-in is back from Week 2 until Week 13! Check out Drop-in times at your campus and ask your study and learning questions!
  • Have you explored the Student Guild yet?

Online

Resources

  • Did you know there is a Student Success team who can provide timely advice and connect you with a range of support and services.
  • Have you joined your Campus Facebook Group? Chat to other students, stay up to date with what's happening and post your photos of life at USC.
  • Explore some of the other ways you can connect with others while studying.
  • Head to Your First Year module on Blackboard and check out the tips for Your First Assignment and Your First Month.

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Organisation, problem solving and collaboration.

 

Now that you're feeling a little more settled, it's a good idea to start thinking about getting organised for the semester.

What's on this week

On campus

  • Drop-in! A great way to start making connections with other students and staff is at Drop-in! Check out Drop-in times at your campus.
  • Have you heard of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)? It's a free weekly one-hour session held via Zoom to help students improve grades and connect with peers. Check out PASS to see if there's a session for your program.

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Organisation, problem solving and collaboration.

With three weeks already complete, it's time to check-in and make sure you're on track and start exploring what study skills and habits you want to build on.

What's on this week

On campus

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

If you need some extra tips on how to research, check out Top tips for researching, by a USC Librarian.

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Ethical, collaboration, engaged and knowledgeable

Week 5 - Week 7

As the semester begins to ramp up, now is a good time to develop and integrate your learning skills to help you with upcoming assessments and exams. You can also explore how you can work towards your future employment goals throughout your studies.

What's on this week

On campus

  • Drop-in! Come along to Drop-in this week and learn some great tips and tricks to developing your skills. Check out Drop-in times at your campus.

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

  • Head to Your First Year module on Blackboard and check out the tips for Your First Grade.
  • Have you explored the Academic Skills Workshops yet? Check out what's available and start boosting your skills!
  • Need help adjusting to uni life? Student Wellbeing have a range of resources to support you.

Confused about referencing? Read 5 simple referencing tips to apply this semester.

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Engaged, empowered, creative and critical thinkers

Get excited and get the most out of group work when you understand the expectations and the added benefits for everyone. Start connecting with peers on campus through events and workshops and discover strategies for working on group assignments.

What's on this week

On campus

  • Drop-in! Group work can be a little tough sometimes, get some great advice from the support teams and Student Leaders at Drop-in! Check out Drop-in times at your campus.

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

Working with peers can be a great experience! Hear from USC Midwifery student Kristy as she shares her best tips for group work and how to achieve the results you want!

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Collaboration, knowledgeable, information literacy and communication

Time to give your mind a quick break and reset for the rest of the semester. We have listed a few resources to help you focus on mindfulness during this time.

What's on this week

On campus

  • Nothing this week - take a break and we'll see you back on campus next week!

Online

  • Nothing this week - take a break and we'll see you back on campus next week!

Resources

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Ethical and empowered

Stop, take a breath and check-in with yourself and your peers. How are you managing your studies? Have you created a good balance? Is there something you're uncertain about? Now is a good time to reach out and ask for help.

What's on this week

On campus

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

As you settle back in after the break, it's time to reconnect with you study goals! Check out these top tips to get you through the final weeks.

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Communication, collaboration, ethical, engaged and empowered

Week 8 - Week 11

Now is a great time to check out what you can do outside the context of study to work towards your goals. Your goals might be to expand your learning through volunteer opportunities, explore job opportunities or networking with peers and mentors.

What's on this week

On campus

  • Drop-in! You can ask all sorts of study questions at Drop-in, even career advice! Ask the team about how to develop your career experience and opportunities throughout your studies. Check out Drop-in times at your campus.

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

Want to boost future job opportunities? Here's how! The Careers & Employability team shares their insight and what you can do to build transferable skills employers are looking for.

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Collaboration, organisation, communication and sustainability-focused

Everyone has a different approach to learning, goal setting and time management. Understand the various strategies and adapt them to suit your style so you can plan ahead. If you feel like there is a barrier to achieving your goals, now is a good time to plan what support you might need to break through and succeed!

What's on this week

On campus

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Sustainability-focused, empowered and engaged

This week is all about reconnecting with your goals and study plan so you can achieve what you want this semester! It’s also a great time to review any feedback from your teachers to help you progress for the rest of the semester.

What's on this week

On campus

  • Drop-in! Chat to our team about any feedback you've received and how you can approach your work differently next time. Check out Drop-in times at your campus.

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

Learn how to make the most of assessment feedback and improve your marks with these simple tips from USC Learning Advisers.

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Ethical, empowered, communication and collaboration.

Being organised is a skill you can learn and it's one that will help you in your studies and everyday life. Learn how to practice self-regulated learning and applying your organisational skills when preparing for exams.

What's on this week

On campus

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Organisation and problem solving.

Week 12 - Exams

It's getting close to the end and no doubt you're focused on your final assignments and exams. So, stay focused, take care of yourself and explore extra tips and strategies for preparing for your exams.

What's on this week

On campus

Online

  • Check back soon to see what's taking place online this week.

Resources

If you need some inspiration to get you through the final assessments, check out these tips to get your head and habits in the right space so that you can perform at your peak and achieve your goals.

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Sustainability-focused, knowledgeable, information literacy, engaged and empowered.

You're nearly there! This week is all about reflecting on the semester and reviewing everything that you've learned. Find the best study set-up for you, re-read your notes and important readings and remember to stop, take a break and let your mind refresh during your study!

What's on this week

On campus

  • Drop-in! It's the last drop-in for the semester and the perfect opportunity to ask any study questions about exams. Check out Drop-in times at your campus.

Online

  • Check back soon to see what is taking place online this week.

Resources

This week's focus aligns with the following Graduate Attributes: Knowledgeable, information literacy, organisation, empowered and engaged

Exam week is here, and you have done everything you need to perform at your peak! It's important to focus on your wellbeing and staying motivated during exams so you can get the most from your efforts, and make sure you celebrate your hard work when it's all over!

The library is still open during the break for all your study needs.

Good luck!