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New approach to Orientation Week

AS thousands of new students begin to pour into Southern Cross University's campuses at Lismore, the Tweed and Gold Coast region and Coffs Harbour, they will be the beneficiaries of an innovative new approach to help them both feel at home and to succeed in their new environments.

“There is so much more to Orientation Week than ever before,” Student Services group director Carl Rallings said.

“Southern Cross University orientation is no longer just about O Week. It is now a four-week event covering not only the traditional O Week, but also the first three weeks of semester.

“Orientation is being viewed as an induction process, rather than a singular event, and is a fundamental service that sets the scene for long-term student success.

“Our total budget for the four weeks of orientation activities, which run from Monday, February 16, to Friday, March 13, is about $100,000, following extra support provided by the university's First Year Academy.”

The First Year Academy is an innovative project that has been in operation for the past six months, designed to support the first-year student experience.

Professor Paul Clark's welcome to students and the Welcome to Kuntri ceremony will be held in the Whitebrook Theatre, Y-block, on Monday, February 16, at 9am.

See the full program at: www.scu.edu.au/orientation



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