Orientation to USC Fraser Coast

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Semester 1, 2018: Thursday 22 February, 2018

Welcome to new students

Orientation to USC Fraser Coast is an important way to learn about the University, your campus and study requirements for the year. Attendance is highly recommended.

The event kicks off with an Official Welcome and Welcome to Country followed by an exciting schedule that will equip you with the information and knowledge to get your studies off to a great start. The day will provide essential information about your program as well as opportunities to navigate the campus, find your classes and meet new people.

If you have difficulties accessing any Orientation activities or information due to a disability, learning disorder, injury or illness, please contact our Disability Services team before the event so they can assist you.

Get ready for Orientation!

  1. Download the Orientation to USC Fraser Coast program
  2. Print it
  3. Highlight your sessions so you know your schedule for the day

P.S. We'll have plenty of printed programs on the day.

Your Orientation to USC Fraser Coast program

Time

Session

Location

9–9:30am

Welcome Pack collection

Student Meet and Greet

Market Square

9:30–10am

Welcome to Country and Official Welcome to USC Fraser Coast

Commencing class of 2018 Year Group Photo

Market Square

10–10:30am

Campus Tours

Welcome Pack collection

Student Meet and Greet

Market Square

10:30am–12noon

Essential Program Information Sessions:

Bachelor of Nursing Science

Building B, Level 1, Room 4 (FCB1.04)

Bachelor of Primary Education

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Building C, Level 1, Room 11 (FCC1.11)

Bachelor of Animal Ecology

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Building C, Level 2, Room 10 (FCC2.10)

Bachelor of Sports Studies

Building B, Level 2, Room 7 (FCB2.07)

Bachelor of Social Science

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Counselling

Bachelor of Human Services

Building B, Level 2, Room 8 (FCB2.08)

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) 

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Building C, Level 2, Room 5 (FCC2.05)

Tertiary Preparation Pathway

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

Headstart

Building C, Level 2, Room 11 (FCC2.11)

12noon–1:30pm

Campus Tours

Stop by between 12noon–1:30pm to go on a campus tour. Find out where your classes will be and what facilities are available to you.

Departing from Market Square

12noon–5pm

Drop in to Student Central to get help with answering all your questions

Student Central

12noon–1:30pm

Lunch and live entertainment - Lunch is on us! Enjoy the live music and take the time to:

explore support services,

purchase your textbooks,

meet your Student Representative groups and the Student Guild,

explore the campus,

get to know your fellow students, and

enjoy student wellbeing activities.

 Market Square

12:30–1pm

Study Overseas overview - Would you like to travel overseas and experience different cultures, all while earning credit towards your USC degree? If you are an enrolled domestic or international student studying a full degree program, you may be eligible to study overseas! Come along to find out more.

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

12:30–3pm

Clinical Skills Stations (Nursing Students Only) - Join our 2nd and 3rd year nursing students in the lab and see first-hand some of the clinical skills you will learn in your nursing program.

Nursing Labs (FCB1.16/FCB1.17)

1–1:30pm

Discover the Library

Discover the world of academic information. Library staff will demonstrate the value of all that can be found through the library’s virtual and physical spaces.

Library

1–2pm

 

Time Management

Learn some simple steps to manage your time more effectively.

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

IT Essentials

Get help connecting to the USC network, understanding computer labs, and accessing core IT systems and services used by students, including Blackboard – the learning environment and course management system at USC.

Building B, Level 1, Room 4 (FCB1.04)

1:30–2pm

Discover the Library

Discover the world of academic information. Library staff will demonstrate the value of all that can be found through the library’s virtual and physical spaces.

Library

2–2:30pm

Discover the Library

Discover the world of academic information. Library staff will demonstrate the value of all that can be found through the library’s virtual and physical spaces.

Library

2–3pm

 

Academic Writing

This workshop is designed to assist with formal writing style and language development.

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

IT Essentials

Get help connecting to the USC network, understanding computer labs, and accessing core IT systems and services used by students, including Blackboard – the learning environment and course management system at USC.

Building B, Level 1, Room 4 (FCB1.04)

2:30–3pm

Discover the Library

Discover the world of academic information. Library staff will demonstrate the value of all that can be found through the library’s virtual and physical spaces.

Library

3–4pm

Studying in Australia

This workshop is designed for students who may be new to studying in an Australian university. While it is designed for international students, everyone is welcome to attend as a lot of the information will be relevant to all students entering university for the first time.

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

IT Essentials & Help with Enrolment

Get help connecting to the USC network, understanding computer labs, and accessing core IT systems and services used by students, including Blackboard – the learning environment and course management system at USC.

Building A, Level 1, Room 25 (FCA1.25)

These Academic Skills workshops are run before the start of the academic year, for students to refresh their study skills in anticipation of the year ahead. For Semester 1 2018, these will be run during the Orientation Week on Friday 23 February 2018.

To register for any of these workshops, log into Student Hub using your USC username and password and select Events and Workshops at Fraser Coast. Contact Student Central Fraser Coast in A Block if you need assistance.

The below information is correct at the time of publishing. Please check back regularly for any changes.

Friday 23 February

Session

Times

Information

Location

Learning Strategies

9:30-10:30am

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning, improve your skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

Reading, listening and note taking

11am–12noon

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising

1–2pm

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

Referencing Basics

2:30–3:30pm

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Building A, Level 1, Room 39 (FCA1.39)

 

Location and facilities

USC Fraser Coast is located just over two hour's drive north of the University’s Sippy Downs campus. For directions refer to the USC location maps.

Address

USC Fraser Coast
161 Old Maryborough Road 
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4128 5200
Email: studentcentral@usc.edu.au

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