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We've covered all the admin tasks like enrolling, getting your computer account set up and organising your study plan, now it's time to settle in.

Make the most of your time studying and become part of the uni community by engaging with your lecturers, making new friends and joining clubs and societies.

Making new friends

Making friends at uni will not only create enjoyable shared experiences, they can also help improve your academic performance.

Your friends are who you turn to when you’re confused about an assignment or a deadline; they're your study buddies that keep you accountable and on track with your studies.

Get some pointers about breaking the ice and meeting new people at uni.

CDU events is also a great place to find out about student events.

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Get involved

Social networking is a part of life for many people. Connecting with other students can provide friendship and support, as well as a way of managing the stress of completing assignments and exams.

If you are in the Darwin area, you might be interested in some of the discipline associations or CDU clubs and societies or become a volunteer student ambassador.

Student Groups

Joining a Student Group is a great way to meet like-minded people, try new things and discover hidden talents. 

CDUSA members

Get to know your lecturers

Whether you’re an online or on-campus student, having good relationships with your lecturers is one of the best ways to get the most of your university experience.

Read our top tips for building a great working relationship with your lecturers.

You can find your lecturers' contact details in the staff directory.

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Get to know your support services

Whether you need personal support or help with your study skills, there's a service to help you achieve your best.

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