Here are some tips about admission and enrolment, orientation and starting uni to help make the transition to university life a success.
Admission and enrolment
- January and February are important months for university admission and therefore it is a lot easier if you can avoid holidaying at this time. Main Round Offers are released 19 January and enrolments take place between 27 January and 2 February (days are course specific for enrolment). During enrolment you meet faculty advisers and choose the units you'd like to study. Information sessions are also held to help you choose these units.
- Second Round offers are released 2 February and enrolments for these take place 11-12 February.
- If you cannot avoid being away during this period, make sure you are organised early. Find someone to check your mail and promptly forward correspondence on to you. You will need to have phone and internet access during this period. Make sure you have supplied your email address in your TISC application! At the latest, you need to be here in person by 11 February to enrol during the Second Round in order to start University in semester one 2010. No one else can do this for you!
Orientation Week (O-week)
O-week is 15-19 February. During this week you will find out all the essential things you'll need to know to start your uni life, including:
- Finding your way around campus - where to eat and drink, where your lectures and classes are held
- How your faculty runs
- Survival tips from fellow students
- Finding out about everyday services and support
- Discovering our amazing social scene and famous events
- Getting involved in our huge range of clubs and societies
O-Week is about good times- meeting other students before classes start and having fun. It culminates on 19 February in the biggest Orientation Day (O-Day) in WA. O-Day includes your commencement ceremony, a massive field day of stalls and entertainment and the huge O-Day concert.
Semester one starts on 22 February 2010. There are a number of areas within UWA where help is available for students. The UWA Student Guild has a long history of support and advocacy for the student population. Become a Guild member when you enrol to maximise your access to these services.
Student Services has excellent programs and services that are specifically designed to support students through study. There are a number of programs to help you when you first arrive and through your study years:
- UniStart encompasses your Orientation to UWA
- UniMentor will link you with a more experienced peer to support you through your first semester
- UniSkills will provide a social context to meet other students in a similar situation as well as providing peer learning support through study groups.
- UniAccess provides support and practical assistance to students with a disability or medical condition that affects their study.
- StudySmarter supports your learning through online resources, workshops and drop-in sessions.
- If you need housing or financial aid there are staff to assist you.
- The Careers Centre will help you with career planning and work while you study.
- The Counselling Service is free for all enrolled students.
- The Medical Centre provides students with a bulk-billed service.
More information about these services is available on our website.
It is important that you find out early about the services and support available to you and to use them when you need to. We are here to help you succeed in your studies and are always willing to support you where possible or point you in the direction of someone who can.