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Orientation gives early taster to uni life

By Katie Weiss

Students are excited about studying at CDU Students are excited about studying at CDU

Semester 2 Orientation has been a success, with students from across Australia and overseas flocking to Casuarina campus to learn about campus life and learning at Charles Darwin University.

Inspirational talks were given to students interested in undergoing placements in study areas including nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, science and education.

Students snapped selfies with liaison librarians, learned about CDU’s top academic mobile apps, and received expert advice about CV writing.

A panel of past and present students and student ambassadors gave the new students useful tips to help them find their feet at university. Students dropped into a range of sessions to learn how to activate their student accounts and use online learning, and how to improve their study skills.

Other activities included a scholarship information session and talks about the Academic Liaison Unit and the Academic Language and Learning Success Program, along with academic advising sessions.

Chief Operating Officer Debra Farrelly officially welcomed the students. Faculty welcomes were presented by Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts Professor Giselle Byrnes, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment Professor Sue Carthew.