Why is O Week important?

by frank-stuart

O Weeks are designed to welcome new students and ease their transition into tertiary education. It’s a great way to meet fellow students, get to know member of staff and familiarise yourself with the campus.

O week attendance is essential to give you the best possible start. Find out who’s who and what’s what so by week 1 you’ll be ready to launch yourself into your studies.

Meet new friends

This is the fun part! O Week is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow students and form new friendships. Whether you are fresh out of high school or returning to study, you’ll have the chance to meet lots of new people. O Week programs ensure there are lots of opportunities to get to know the people who will be in your degree and mix and mingle with students from other disciplines. The connections you make in college can stay with you for life and can come in handy for the future.

Get all the info

  • Take the advantage to be guided by people who have considerable knowledge of the institution. Learn first-hand what life will be like and hear about the experiences of current students and staff.
  • Meet staff members from various departments and learn about the services and programs offered and how to go about using them. Plus you’ll be taught where to go when you need further information, advice or assistance. Don’t be shy to ask questions, it’s better to get them answered now to avoid feeling lost later.
  • Familiarise yourself with the degree program, pick up your timetable and ID card and attend information sessions relating to your degree.
  • Learn about the social life of the college and what you can expect outside of the classroom.

Get to know your new environment

Get familiar with where things are on campus and discover special spots surrounding campus such as bars, restaurants, study spots, gyms, coffee shops, etc. O Week programs often include activities that aim to help you find your way around your new environment so try and make the most of it.

O Week can be a little overwhelming and you’ll be trying to take in as much information as possible. It might be helpful to take a pen and paper and jot down key points when you get the chance.

There are so many other things you can take away from O Week and it’s up to you what you make of it. O Week is designed to help you feel part of the group and it is an extremely fun and informative way to begin your academic journey.

ACPE is a leading provider of sport and dance education. O-Week will run from Monday 27 February 2012 at ACPE. Remember to submit your enrolment form before the first day of O Week.

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