Your first four weeks of uni life can be fun but also a bit overwhelming. Here are our tips to make adjusting to life at VU a little easier for you.
Activate - week 1
During your first week of classes it's a good idea to:
- ensure your access to VU IT services is working correctly
- check your specific college webpages
- keep up to date with the academic calendar
- buy your textbooks from the bookshop
- pick up a Student Diary from your campus' Student Service Centre and add your assessment deadlines and important university dates such as the census date.
Explore - week 2
Start exploring what else is on offer and check out:
- your campus and the local area, shops and cafes
- language & learning support resources
- services for current students
- our library and chat to a Student Rover.
It's also good to start introducing yourself to other students in your class now that you'll be feeling a bit more settled.
Immerse - week 3
You may be feeling more at home but still adjusting and finding a balance between study, work and play. Check out:
- events and campus life activities, such as volunteering or leadership opportunities
- clubs & societies
- counselling services
- welfare services
- student advisory services.
Check in - week 4
By now you should be progressing with your studies and have an idea whether you are happy with your chosen subjects.
If you want to change your subjects, defer or withdraw, you must do so by the census date. This is the last chance to change your enrolment without financial penalty.