Settling into your first year of study

How can I settle into my first year of study?

Starting uni is a big step. You're probably feeling excited, nervous and maybe even a little bit scared. These feelings are typical for new students, whether you have come straight from school or from the work force.
Transition Services
Our Transition Services team offers a comprehensive orientation program for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As part of this program, we can link you to other services and support that help you connect to the UWA community. The Student Transition Advisers work within a dedicated team of people who are equipped to support you with issues you may face as a new student at UWA. We can also assist with course study plans, enrolment and timetabling enquiries. You are welcome to make an appointment to see an adviser - just Email Us or call on 6488 7130 or 6488 6789.
Advice on how to settle into UWA can be most useful when it comes from those who are already studying here and have already been through the process. The UniMentor program connects new first year students with mentors who have studied and experienced life at uni. You can sign up, be connected with a mentor and get your questions answered even before Semester starts.
The Guild
The UWA Student Guild runs a range of orientation and welcome activities, in addition to those run by the 140+ Guild-affiliated clubs and societies. These are a great way to meet new people, settle into uni life, get involved with events and projects, and find a network of support.
Studying at UWA
You can find advice on all aspects of studying at university from STUDYSmarter. There are online services, workshops and study advisers to help you throughout first year and beyond. The UWA Library also have a number of helpful resources and services available to assist you with your studies.

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