Workshops & Information Presentations
Our workshops and information presentations are designed to help you settle into life and study in Adelaide. Please make sure you attend a compulsory Arrival Briefing Session to receive your Orientation bag.
Most workshops and presentations are repeated throughout the Orientation period so that you can attend at the time that suits you best. Sessions are held in several different venues so please come to the Welcome Centre 15 minutes prior to the session you wish to attend and a guide will direct you to the appropriate venue.
Arrival Briefing Session – compulsory
All new students are required to attend. This general introduction session provides essential information on University of Adelaide requirements, health cover and orientation. You will also receive your Orientation Bag. PEP students are not required to attend.
Study Abroad & Exchange Student Briefing
Essential information on study load, course restrictions, credit transfer and academic transcripts. Click here to download a copy of the presentation.
Making the Most of a Short Stay
Will you be at the University for only one or two semesters?
This workshop has been designed to cater to Study Abroad & Exchange students. It offers invaluable information on how to get settled quickly and make the most of your time in Adelaide. We will explore how to balance academic and intercultural development.
How to Enrol
Essential information for coursework students on how to enrol which includes enrolment instructions, dates and where to go for advice. The workshop breaks down the enrolment process, giving screen examples to assist you.
Accommodation and How To Find It
This workshop introduces resources available to help you find accommodation to suit your needs. This is a must for students who only have temporary accommodation!
Living in Adelaide
Practical tips on where to shop, where to go out, things to do and cheap places to eat.
Getting Around Safely and Transport
Do you need to catch public transport? Are you thinking of driving or cycling whilst in Adelaide? Find out the 'do's and don'ts' of travel and transport in Adelaide.
Looking for Work
Interested in working part-time whilst you study? This workshop offers invaluable information on visa regulations; where to look for work; and your rights and responsibilities as an employee.
Are the stereotypes about Australian attitudes and ideas true? Or is the reality very different? Come and have fun learning about Aussie slang and win a prize.
Budgeting and Bargains
Living on a tight budget can be difficult. This workshop helps you to develop a budget plan and gives ideas on how to stick to it. It includes tips on finding bargains.
Writing Essays at University
Staff from the Academic Learning and Language Program present extremely useful workshops on skills for analysis, critical thinking, logical arguments, evidence and accurate referencing of source materials.
Presenting Seminars and participating in Tutorials
Gain an early advantage - come and listen to the staff from the Academic Learning and Language Program discuss techniques for creating presentations at uni; and preparing for and participating in tutorials – very useful.
Goal Setting and Time Management
Designed to improve your academic performance and quality of life as a student, this workshop looks at developing your personal and academic skills. It includes realistic self evaluation and planning techniques.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your career. The Careers Service will discuss career planning strategies to help you get the job you want when you graduate.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship Presentation
Staff from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will come and talk to students about one of the most important factors of your stay in Adelaide – your Visa! So come along and ask the experts about visas, work rights and visa conditions.
Understanding the University Environment
Aimed at students who have not studied at University before. An introduction to the academic environment, the University’s expectations and managing your studies.
Sponsored Student Workshop
If you are sponsored by your home government or a non government organisation you must attend this workshop. It will discuss your rights and responsibilities as a sponsored student.
Academic Matters: Panel
Panel Members will explore academic expectations from both Student and Academic Staff perspectives. Panel members will give information about how to make your time at university successful. There will be opportunities to ask questions from the floor.
Get Connected to new friendships and social networks
An interactive session: You will hear a range of experiences and observations from current students. A wide range of topics will be covered including: maintaining family contact, friendships back home, establishing partner relationships, living with housemates, relationships with group work members.