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 later in life.
Transition Services Team
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. In Transition Services, the Manager of Orientation Services, the Student Transition Adviser (Undergraduate), and the Student Transition Adviser (Postgraduate) work within a dedicated team of people who know about transition and understand the issues you may face as a new student at UWA. We can also assist with course study plans, enrolment and timetabling processes. You are welcome to make an appointment to see an adviser - just email or pop into Student Services Reception (Ground and 1st floor, Student Central).
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.
Held in week 2 of each semester, Link Week offers a number of events where you can join activities with other new students and find answers to those questions that you've been afraid to ask.
The ConnectMe@UWA program introduces new international students to other students studying at the University, prior to their arrival in Perth. We also help you connect to support and services, run social events, and assist you to settle into your studies.
The UWA Student Guild runs a range of orientation and welcome activities, in addition to those run by the 100+ 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.