Week 0 (Orientation)

Week 0 (Orientation)

Step 2: Make the most of Week 0 – your orientation!

The best way to be ready to start your studies is to attend orientation, also known as Week 0 (zero). Week 0 runs the week before session starts and it’s a series of virtual events and informative activities designed to make sure you're prepared to get off to a great start with us - academically, personally, socially and professionally.

For Session 2, 2020 all Week 0 events were held online from Monday 20 to Friday 24 July.

Did you miss Week 0?

Complete this to-do list to catch up and remember, Student Connect is here to help you!

  1. Check your emails - we've been sending you important information on what to do
  2. Order your campus card - we'll mail it out to you with an MQ2020 Student Essentials Diary
  3. Watch the Week 0 recordings relevant to you
  4. Join our Peer Mentor Program to connect with a current student who'll help you hit the ground running
  5. Bookmark our student news and events page to stay up to date with what's on each week.

What should I expect?

Week 0 is all about getting to know your university. You’ll be able to:

  • Get important information about your course and how it will be taught
  • Meet people - peers and academics from your course, people from your town/country, people you'll be spending time with over the next few years
  • Join student groups, clubs or societies through our virtual Student Groups Showcase
  • Find out about the many services, support and facilities at MQ to help you succeed in your studies
  • Explore your MQ student life by connecting with the community at our fun social activities, without the pressure of attending classes.

While Week 0 is designed for new students, returning current students are welcome to attend - it's a great way to ease back into uni life!

What should I attend?

We've got 4 different kinds of sessions available during Week 0, with dedicated activities for undergraduates, postgraduates and international students.

  1. Faculty welcomes and course orientations - meet academics and key staff, get essential information about your studies, connect with your peers and ask questions about your course
  2. Learning zone interactive sessions - help you to become an effective learner (and adult) with tips and advice from our expert staff and current students
  3. Professional zone webinars -  cover everything you need to know about building your career and introduce you to the diverse supports, services and opportunities available to boost your employability
  4. Social zone events - these are all about having fun, making connections, and introducing you to the ways to get involved in the student community.
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