Tips for Uni Newbies GrokOctober 21, 2016CultureLatest0 Comments Student Assist is the welfare department of the Curtin Student Guild, there to support all students, postgrad and undergrad, with any personal, welfare or academic issues. Their services are free for all Curtin students and cover three main areas: ACADEMIC SUPPORT such as: appealing assessments or termination status and/or academic misconduct issues. WELFARE SUPPORT such as: financial support, legal referrals, various types of grants and grievance advice. OTHER SUPPORT areas such as: resume and interview skills, personal development workshops and exam skill advice. HOT TIPS FOR: STARTING UNI Starting University can be a scary time for both new students and their families. The first thing to remember is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Thousands of students will start university for the first time in 2016 so you are definitely not alone. BE CONFIDENT You have earned your place at Curtin, so be confident that you belong here.. BE PREPARED Get to know how Curtin works and what will be expected of you in your first semester. A great way to do this is to participate in Orientation Week and attend all the central and school activities, including all of your Orientation lectures,. Make sure you have everything that you think you are going to need for your first week of University. There is nothing worse than arriving at your first class without a pen (although it is a great way to meet new friends). Student Assist is completely confidential and will help make your life at University that little bit easier. You can drop by GUILD RECEPTION (Building 106F) or you can make an appointment at a time that is convenient to you. Call Reception on 9266 2900 or email RECEPTION@GUILD.CURTIN.EDU.AU HAVE A GO Part of the adult learning experience is about learning what not to do. As with many things at Curtin, especially extra curricular tasks, you are better to have a go and get it wrong than never trying in the first place. JOIN A CLUB OR STUDY GROUP University is about more than just attending classes. By joining an academic, sporting or social club you are guaranteed to get the most out of your time here. STUDY SPACE Ensure that you have a quiet and uncluttered study space from week one. If you don’t have this space at home then get into the habit of regular study on campus. LIBRARY Get to know your library. Do a library tour or just spend some time learning how the library works. Having a good understanding of the University library is a great way to improve your success as a University student. KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR HELP Student Assist are here to help you. If you have any questions then these are the people to ask, if they can’t help you straight away then they will put you in touch with someone who can. Check out the range of Fact Sheets on the Guild website. TALK TO PEOPLE IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY PROBLEMS Sometimes just talking about issues your undergoing at University will make life easier. A parent, friend or lecturer will provide a good starting point if you have any University related concerns and are not sure what to do. Remember that there is a free counselling services on campus if required. HAVE A GREAT TIME University can be tough, but it should be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. If you are enjoying your studies the time will fly by. If you’re feeling a little lost or have some questions you need answered please call Student Assist. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions, no matter how big or small they maybe! Curtin can be a difficult place to ‘get you head around’ so please call into the Guild for a friendly ear if you are unsure of what to do next or who you should speak to about a concern you might have!