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Charles Darwin University (CDU) has welcomed new students to campuses across the Territory for Orientation Week
Charles Darwin University (CDU) has welcomed new students to campuses across the Territory for Orientation Week

CDU welcomes new students as Orientation Week begins

Hundreds of new students have been welcomed to campuses across the Territory to get their first taste of university life as part of Semester Two Orientation Week.

Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) O-Week activities ran from August 15 to 19 with a range of events being held across campuses at Casuarina, Alice Springs and Sydney and virtually.

The week kicked off with welcome events at the Casuarina and Sydney campuses where students were able to collect their welcome packs, take campus tours and set up their accounts.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students and VET, Sam Jacob said O-Week activities aim to help students start their academic career off on the right foot.

“O-Week is an important opportunity for students to get settled into university life and become familiar with their campus and the support services available to them,” Mx Jacob said.

“CDU is one of the most multicultural and diverse universities in Australia and throughout O-Week students will be greeted with the best hospitality from our staff, lecturers and student ambassadors.” 

Throughout the week, students were able to attend a range of webinars and ‘how to’ sessions including how to use the library, how to reference, stories of success and connecting with student groups.

Students were also able to connect with their colleges, college Deans and lecturers.

CDU O-Week Co-ordinator Nina Iannello said the week’s events are an important opportunity for students to get a taste of university life and meet their peers. 

“We know that for many students starting university can be a daunting experience, so O-Week is a great way to engage with students and show them what university life is like and the support that is on offer to them,” Mrs Iannello said.

The week concluded with an ‘O-Week meet and mingle’ event at CDU’s Casuarina campus.