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By Leanne Miles

The academic and social Orientation program will allow students to become familiar with the campus The academic and social Orientation program will allow students to become familiar with the campus

New and returning students will converge on Charles Darwin University campuses and centres across the country this month as part of Orientation 2015.

Hundreds are expected to attend a range of Orientation activities on offer at CDU, centres and campuses throughout the Northern Territory and in Sydney and Melbourne.

In Darwin, the five-day academic and social program will allow students to become familiar with the campus, their courses and have an opportunity to meet and interact with current and new students.

Students can attend a free breakfast and an official welcome on Monday 23 February followed by a student panel, where students can hear first-hand from current students about studying at CDU. They can also collect their O’Week program, student diary and showbag containing lots of free stuff.

The packed program will include an exhibition with more than 40 organisations promoting their products and services to students with lots of free giveaways, campus tours, information sessions and even an opportunity to try a free class at The Gym@CDU. Students who take part in the Orientation Explorer Game will be in the running for an Ultimate Study Pack including a laptop.

Those interested in studying with the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education will be able to attend the Indigenous Knowledges, Learning and Engagement Showcase to explore the facilities and enjoy a live performance of traditional dance, digeridoo playing, painting and carving.

Social activities will include free BBQs, movie night, sporting games and much more.

Meanwhile in Alice Springs, the Higher Education theatrette will be the focal point of a two-hour program from 4:30pm on Tuesday 24 February tailored to Central Australian-based students.

With more than 24,000 students expected to study in 2015, CDU continues to grow from strength to strength and offers a fresh approach to training, education, research and knowledge application.

CDU welcomes 2015 students and wishes them every success in the upcoming academic year.

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