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Program for Casuarina campus

Orientation Event Program Semester 2 2019, Casuarina Campus

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Monday 15 July

All students welcome

Time

Activity

Location

8am – 8.30am

Welcome breakfast

Everyone’s invited to the Welcome breakfast that kicks off the Orientation program. This is a great chance to meet our staff and make friends with other students.

Boab Court

8.30am – 9.30am

Official welcome

Hear from current students about their experiences at CDU. Pick up some useful tips from staff that will help you ease into university life.

Red 7 – Mal Nairn Auditorium

10am – 11.30am

Academic readiness session

These are important for all students. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet your lecturers, fellow students and learn about your course and its study requirements.

 

College of Business and Law

Red 6.1.01

Business and Accounting

Yellow 1.3.48

Law

College of Education

Red 6.1.05

Education

College of Engineering, IT and Environment

Purple 12.3.17

Engineering

Yellow 1.1.39

Environment and Science

Purple 12.1.15

Information Technology

College of Health and Human Sciences

Red 6.1.15

Clinical Science

Red 6.1.02

Exercise and Sport Science

Blue 1.1.35

Health Science

Red 9.1.45

Master of Public Health

Red 6.1.07

Medical Laboratory Science

Red 6.1.08

Pharmacy

Red 6.1.19

Psychology

Blue 1.1.14

Social Work

College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society

Blue 1.1.01

Creative Arts and Humanities

Red 6.1.04

Humanitarian and Community Studies

Red 6.1.03

Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy

Blue 2.1.51

Master of Emergency and Disaster Management

Enabling Programs

Blue 2A.1.01

Tertiary Enabling Program

Various

11.30am – 12pm

Campus tour

Take a tour of our beautiful campus and facilities

 

12pm – 1pm

Indigenous Showcase

Explore a range of interactive displays including arts, music and dance. Includes lunch

Blue 2 – Breezeway

 

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS
A range of workshops will run throughout the week to help you settle into studying and learn about CDU's support programs and services. Workshops are open to all students and we encourage you to attend. Please see

 

1pm – 1.30pm

Library Tour

This informative tour will take you through each level of the library and provide an overview of the services available. We’ll look at various library collections, resources, study areas and other facilities.

Red 8 – Library

1.30pm – 2pm

Library 101

Kick start your university study by attending a Library 101 session. Discover what the library has to offer, check out our eBook titles, learn about our drop-in service, find your Liaison Librarian and relevant subject Libgudes, and discover ‘Summon’ and the CDU Library’s referencing guides.

2pm – 3pm

Skilful searching @ the Library

Start developing your academic research skills. Get tips on how to find resources using Library Search and databases.

Online Workshops

12.30pm – 1pm

Library 101
Kick start your university study by attending a Library 101 session. Discover what the library has to offer, check out our eBook titles, learn about our drop-in service, find your Liaison Librarian and relevant subject Libgudes, and discover ‘Summon’ and the CDU Library’s referencing guides.

Online

4pm – 5pm

Microsoft: Helpful hints
Develop your skills using Microsoft to assist with assignments and manage your academic resources. Learn how to correctly format documents into neat, well presented assessment items in a few easy steps.

Online

5pm – 6pm

Plagiarism: How to avoid it
Plagiarism is often misunderstood. Come and test your understanding of academic integrity and the possible breaches.

Online

Tuesday 16 July

Time

Activity

Location

8am -  8.45am

Meditation
Learn how to become more present, observe thoughts without judgement, develop self-compassion and connect with yourselves and the world around you.

Red 1.3.01

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

9am – 10am

Being an International Student in Australia*
All you need to know about the rules and regulations for international students.

Blue 1.1.01

10am – 11am

Safety*

CDU Security, Northern Territory Police, DriveSafe NT and Road Safety NT will provide useful information about staying safe.

Blue 1.1.01

11am – 11.30am

Health and Wellbeing*

Learn from our health specialists about a range of services to improve your health and wellbeing. You’ll also meet an Allianz representative and learn more about Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

 

Blue 1.1.01

 

*(Mandatory for International students)

 

 

ALL STUDENTS

 

9.30am – 10am

LearnLine

Prepare for success! Find out about Learnline, CDU’s online learning platform. Online learning is an important part of many study units at CDU, so understanding what Learnline is and how to use it is crucial! You will be shown how to view and

download content, interact with your lecturer and fellow students, undertake and upload assessment items and more. Attendance is recommended.

Purple 12.3.17

10am – 11.30am

Notetaking skills: best practices for lectures and reading

Best practices for lectures and reading.[MB1]   Successful students take notes in lectures and manage their reading requirements. Optimise your lectures and manage your reading by discovering useful notetaking methods to help you master the content of your course.

 

Blue 2A.1.01

11.30am – 12pm

 

Study overseas with CDU

Enrich your CDU degree with a learning abroad experience! Meet new people, learn a new language and broaden your horizon. Get inspired by CDU global alumni students and learn about funding opportunities to make your global experience a reality.

Blue 5.1.01

12pm – 1pm

Pizza lunch

Student Square

2pm – 3pm

 

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Enrich your CDU degree with an overseas experience! Meet new people, learn a new language and broaden your horizon. Get inspired by CDU mobility alumni students and learn about funding opportunities to make your global experience a reality.

Purple 12.2.15

 

 

Online Workshops

4pm – 4.30pm

Library 101
Kick start your university study by attending a Library 101 session. Discover what the library has to offer, check out our eBook titles, learn about our drop-in service, find your Liaison Librarian and relevant subject Libgudes, and discover ‘Summon’ and the CDU Library’s referencing guides.

Online

4.30pm – 5pm

Skilful searching @ the Library
Start developing your academic research skills. Get tips on how to find resources using Library Search and databases.

Online


Wednesday 17 July

Time

Activity

Location

8.00am - 8.45am

 

Red 1.3.01

 

Yoga
Start the morning by soothing your body and mind with a free outdoor Yoga class.

9.00am – 10am

Blue 2A.1.01

Summarise, paraphrase and quote

What is meant by ‘use your own words’, and when are you meant to do it?  Find out how to integrate sources correctly and appropriately.

10am – 11am

Blue 1.1.01

Paragraph writing

Understanding paragraph structure is essential in academic writing. Join this fun, practical workshop to acquire effective writing techniques.

11am – 12pm

Blue 1.1.01

Block the shock

Discover how to maintain your English language development by getting to know more about Darwin and CDU.

12pm – 1pm

Student Square

Luncheon sponsored by CDUSA

1pm - 3pm

 

Red 8.3 - Beagle Deck

 

Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Plagiarism is often misunderstood. Come and test your understanding of academic integrity and the possible breaches.

2.30pm – 4.30pm

Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium

The Amazing Race

This exciting event will allow you to get to know your campus, meet new friends, challenge yourself and have a whole lot of fun while doing it. We will challenge you to solve problems, complete tasks and compete against fellow students to be crowned winner of the 2019 Semester 2 Amazing Race!

5pm – 7pm

Red 2.1.01 – Basketball Court

Basketball

7pm – 9pm

Red 2.1.01 – Basketball Court

Futsal

 

Online Workshops

4.00pm – 4.30pm

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
Enrich your CDU degree with an overseas experience! Meet new people, learn a new language and broaden your horizon. Get inspired by CDU mobility alumni students and learn about funding opportunities to make your global experience a reality.

Online

 

Thursday 18 July

Time

Activity

Location

9am – 10am

Blue 2A.1.01

Scholarships

CDU Scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government, community groups and the University itself to assist students with the financial challenges of studying. Come and find out more about what scholarships are available!

10am – 11am

Blue 1.1.01

Maximise your employability while you study

What is employability and how can I get it? Learn exactly what employers are looking for in a graduate and what you can do during your time at University to increase your employability.

11am – 11.30am

Blue 1.1.01

Study overseas with CDU

Enrich your CDU degree with a learning abroad experience! Meet new people, learn a new language and broaden your horizon. Get inspired by CDU global alumni students and learn about funding opportunities to make your global experience a reality.

11am – 11.30am

Red 8 – Library

Library tour

This informative tour will take you through each level of the library and provide an overview of the services available. We’ll look at various library collections,
resources, study areas and other facilities.

11.30am – 12pm

Red 8 – Library

Library 101
Kick start your university study by attending a Library 101 session. Discover what the library has to offer, check out our eBook titles, learn about our drop-in service, find your Liaison Librarian and relevant subject Libguides, and discover “Summon” and the CDU Library’s referencing guides.

12pm – 1pm

Red 8.1.01 - The Breezeway

BYO lunch and speed friending

1pm - 2pm

 

Departs from Orientation Hub

 

International House Darwin tour
Explore CDU Casuarina’s only on-campus accommodation. International House Darwin (IHD) is home to more than 200 students and offers a caring and inclusive environment for those from near and far. IHD offers a community, not just a place to live. Our nationally recognised events program aims to ensure that you get the most out of university life. Take a guided tour of the facilities including accommodation options, tropical gardens, swimming pool and fully equipped recreational and study spaces.

2pm – 5.30pm

The Strand

 

Clubs Carnival – Hosted by CDUSA

CDUSA are proud to host the return of the Clubs’ Carnival! No experience necessary so brings everyone you know. Try out a new sport or dominate the code that you love.  Register at the Hub to participate or come down to see all the thrills, spills and cheer your new friends on.

 

5.30pm – 8.30pm

The Strand

Movie under the stars: Bumblebee         
CDU Student Ambassadors are proud to present Bumblebee on the big screen under the stars! Bring your chairs, blankets and cushions as we watch our ever-loveable transformer’s origin story unfold.  There will be snacks and a sausage sizzle but you are welcome to bring your own food too. Enjoy the beautiful dry weather at this free, all ages event, so bring everyone you know.

Friday 19 July

Time

Activity

Location

10pm – Late

Discovery Nightclub, Mitchell Street

CDUSA Welcome Party

Activity Highlights

Time

Activity

Location

Mon 15 July

7.30am – 3pm

 

Tue 16 July –
Fri 19 July

8am – 3pm

Orientation Hub
The Orientation Hub will be open all week so if you have questions, are looking for some company or somewhere to cool down come and see us.

Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium

Mon 15 July – Tue 16 July

9am – 4pm

Getting Started

Pop into the Library and get your student account activated. Staff will also be on hand to assist with enrolling in units, issue your student ID and answer any general questions you may have.

 

Red 8 - Library