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Program for Casuarina campus

Semester 2 2019, Casuarina Campus. Find a copy of the program here
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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.
Livestream from Casuarina campus 

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 

Blue 2.1.51

Accounting

Orange 10.1.14

Law

College of Education

Red 7.1.04

College of Education

The following session will run at the conclusion of the College session

Red 7.1.04

Education - Early Childhood

Red 1.1.42

Education - Primary

Red 6.1.15

Education - Secondary

Red 6.1.05

Education - Master

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 6.1.07

Exercise and Sport Science

Blue 1.1.35

Health Science

Red 6.1.10

Medical Laboratory Science

Red 6.1.19

Psychology

Blue 1.1.14

Social Work

College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society

Red 8.2.24

Creative Arts and Humanities

Blue 1.1.51

Humanitarian and Community Studies

Blue 2.2.25

Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy

Red 6.1.08

Master of Emergency and Disaster Management

College of Nursing and Midwifery

Blue 5.1.01 Nursing

Enabling Programs

Blue 2A.1.01

Tertiary Enabling Program

Various

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

11.30am – 12pm

Campus tour

Take a tour of our beautiful campus and facilities depart from Mal Nairn

 

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.

 

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, find out about eBooks, subject guides, ‘Library Search’ and 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, find out about eBooks, subject guides, ‘Library Search’ and 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

*Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)

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

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

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, 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

 

10am – 11.30am

Notetaking skills: best practices for lectures and reading

Best practices for lectures and reading. 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.

Red 6.1.02

11.30am – 12pm

 

Learning Abroad 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

1pm-2pm

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.

Pink 7.1.04/05

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 12.1.15

 

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, find out about eBooks, subject guides, ‘Library Search’ and 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

*Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)

Wednesday 17 July

Time

Location

Activity

8am - 8.45am

Red 1.3.01

 

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

9am – 10am

Red 6.1.02

Paraphrase, quote, summarise-incorporating sources

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

Red 6.1.02

Paragraph writing

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

11am – 12pm

Red 6.1.02

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 the 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

4pm – 5pm*

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
Meet PASS Leader Sam Frederiksen to learn about the popular PASS Program at CDU. Find out how it works, why it works, and how best to participate to get the best out of this terrific student support program.

Online

*Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)

Thursday 18 July

Time

Location

Activity

9am – 10am

Red.6.1.15

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 5.1.01

Learning abroad 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, find out about eBooks, subject guides, ‘Library Search’ and referencing guides.

12pm – 1pm

Red 7 - Orientation Hub

BYO lunch and speed friending


Bring your lunch and make new friends at our speed-friending sessions!  Similar to speed-dating, it will give you the chance to meet people, including the CDU Student Ambassadors, in a fun and fast way.  One minute to talk to other students, bell rings and you move onto the next new friend.

1pm - 2pm

 

Red 7 - 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 is 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-lovable transformer’s origin story unfold.  There will be snacks and a sausage sizzle, but you are welcome to bring your food too. Enjoy the beautiful dry weather at this free, all-ages event, so bring everyone you know.

Friday 19 July

 

Time

Activity

Location

2pm – 3pm

Engineering safety session

This session will introduce you to the safety procedures, processes and requirements of Engineering at CDU. All commencing internal Engineering students should attend this session.

Pink 7.1.05

 

Activity Highlights

Time

Activity

Location

Mon 15 July

7.30am – 3pm

 

Tue 16 July –
Fri 19 July

8.30am – 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

Mon 15 July – 
Fri 19 July

6am – 9pm

Come and try the Gym@CDU – Free!

Everyone is invited to try one week of free classes and free access to the gym! Take advantage by signing up to one of their “No lock-in contract” membership offers between 15 July and 19 July and they will waive the joining fee (saving $40).

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