Orientation at UNE — your university journey starts here
Orientation at UNE is delivered in different ways depending on your mode of study (either on-campus or online) and is based on your commencing study period.
All students (regardless of study mode) should complete Online Orientation known as UNE101, (please check your UNE email account for details); on-campus students are also required to attend orientation programs at the Armidale campus.
Orientation is important and it is designed to help you make a successful transition into study.
Your student advisor
If you are a commencing student enrolled in Trimester 2, 2019, you will soon receive a call from one of our student advisors. Your student advisor will ask how you are going with your preparation for university study, answer any questions you might have and provide some tips for your transition into university.
On Campus Orientation
On Campus Orientation will commence on Thursday 4 July 2019 with a Welcome Reception for all new students at the ‘Bistro from 4.30-6.30pm.**
This Welcome Reception will be an opportunity to collect your UNE Welcome Pack & Townie Shirt, meet some of your friendly support staff, who you'll be seeing around & hear about what we do, as well as to mingle with other new students living in Armidale.
**Master of Nursing Practice: If you are a student commencing in the Master of Nursing Practice, your Orientation will begin the morning of Thursday 4 July 2019 with Orientation for your Course. It is important that you attend both the Thursday and Friday Orientation Program. You can download your full Orientation Program for the Thursday and Friday, here.
The official program for all commencing students begins on Friday 5 July from 9am**. You can download your Friday Orientation Program Schedule, here.
This program will include essential information for International students including; visa conditions, your rights as an international student, support services available on campus, overseas student health cover (OSHC), details about international student events, and much more.
If you are an International Student, it is super important that you attend this day. You can find further details about your program through your International Student Hub unit in Moodle. In addition to this, you can find more information just for you on the International Student Orientation page.
The Friday program will include a Community Session featuring stalls from a variety of clubs, societies, and support services across UNE and Armidale, and afternoon tea will be provided. This is always a fun afternoon, so make sure to get involved!
UNE Sydney Orientation Session
UNE Sydney will be hosting an Orientation session for newly enrolled and resuming Sydney based students at UNE Sydney. The Orientation will take place on Saturday 29 June from 10am-2pm.
This is a great opportunity to meet fellow students and to familiarise yourself with the facilities available at UNE Sydney. If you’re interested, you can find further details and RSVP here.
UNE Sydney is also holding a Toolkit session in Week 3 for those who aren’t able to make Orientation.
The Toolkit session will take place on Tuesday 23 July from 6pm-8.30pm. For more information or to RSVP, please check out the event page here.
Regional Study Centres and UNE Tamworth Getting Started Workshops
Between the 29th June and the 23rd of July, our Study Centres will be hosting some face-to-face Orientation and Support Sessions for students commencing in Trimester 2, 2019.
Further details can be found here shortly.
Parents & Partners, Friends & Supporters of our Commencing Students
We understand that this time of year can be just as exciting and important for you, supporting one of our new students, as it is for those commencing their studies with us!
There are a lot of things to learn and to be aware of, so to help you feel equipped to support your student you might like to check out this helpful information booklet.