Bachelor of Science Orientation

Melbourne Orientation Week

Mid-Year orientation 2020 consists of a series of engaging virtual activities taking place during Melbourne Orientation Week, Monday 27 – Friday 31 July.

BSc Orientation Passport

Win a $100 voucher! Download GooseChase, Search ‘BSc Orientation Passport’ and answer questions about BSc orientation activities and be in the run to win.

Have questions? Speak with current BSc students and Faculty staff through our online chat. They will talk you through what to expect from first-year and your BSc Orientation.
3 - 5:30pm (ASET) 25 June, 13 and 24 July.

Your essential Orientation activities

All events and access links will be available on the central Orientation planner from 1 July.

Register for Orientation activities

Monday 27 July - Your BSc Journey

BSc Welcome with student Q&A Panel
10am - 11:30am

Your BSc journey starts here! Hear from the Director of the BSc, Deborah King and current students about how you can make the most of your time at the University of Melbourne.

BSc Social Mixer 
11:45am - 12:45pm

Join us on Zoom and meet students who will be your classmates throughout your BSc journey.  You'll be split into groups, play some games and have the chance to connect with other BSc students before the semester starts!

Tuesday 28 July - BSc Course Planning

Course planning your BSc
10am – 11am

Planning your BSc doesn’t need to be hard and you don’t need to do it alone. Deborah King (Director of the BSc) will spend this hour guiding you through the basics of your degree!

Your first-year BSc subject choices
11:10am - 4:20pm

Want to know more? Join your First-Year Coordinators on Zoom to hear about all the major first year disciplines areas and ask all the questions you have about what you will learn in the first year of your BSc.

TimeSubject area
11:10 - 11:40amBiology
11:45 - 12:15pm Mathematics & Statistics
12:20 - 12:50pmChemistry
12:55 - 1:25pmPhysics
1:30 - 2:00pmEarth Sciences
2:05 - 2:35pmPsychology
2:40 - 3:10pmInformation Technology
3:15 - 3:45pmEngineering
3:50 - 4:20pmGeography

Wednesday 29 July - Getting Started in your BSc

BSc Academic Skills Session
10am – 11am

A 1-hour lecture run by Academic Skills designed to prepare you for the academic requirements of tertiary study.

Getting started in your BSc subjects

If you’re studying Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics & Statistics or Engineering we recommend you come along to these specifically designed sessions to get all the info you need to start classes. Other subject areas have specific information housed on their LMS sites.

TimeSubject area
11:15 - 11:45amChemistry
12:00 - 12:30pmMathematics & Statistics
12:45 - 1:45pmPhysics
1:30 - 2:00pmBiology
2:15 - 2:45pmEngineering

Interactive tour - getting to know your science precinct 

Using Goosechase, search ‘Science Faculty – Virtual Tour’ and complete missions that’ll help you learn about the Parkville campus and earn points towards your Orientation Passport.

Enhance your orientation

The events and information below will help you find out about the various groups and services that are available to you throughout your university experience!

NameTime/DateEvent
CISSA (Computing & Information Systems Students Association)Wed 22 July, 
2 - 3pm
Approaching Technology at Unimelb – Hear from students studying a variety of computing and IT degrees at Unimelb and have the chance to ask them questions about what to expect. 
Mathematics and Statistics Society welcome sessionMon 27 July,
1 - 2pm
Meet new friends and find out more about Maths and Stats Society (M.U.M.S.). We'll play some online party games and fun puzzles together, and you can ask us any budding questions about uni life and what it's like to study maths subjects (from a student perspective).
Science Student Society student panel Q&AMon 27 July,
2 - 3pm
Science Students’ Society student panel Q&A – Come along and hear about what this society can offer you and ask any questions you have. 
RobogalsMon 27 July,
3 - 3:30pm
Robogals is a non-profit volunteer organisation that teach primary and high school students about engineering, coding and robotics. Come and join us on Zoom for a brief run down in Robogals 101 and a Q&A session afterwards.
Science Student Society - Social mixerMon 27 July, 7pmIf you’re heard enough about unilife and just want to meet some of your fellow science students then you should join the SSS committee and other first-year students in an interactive game’s night over Zoom!
UMSU WinterFest Carnival OnlineWed 29 July, 12 - 4pm Browse the virtual Clubs Expo and sign up to your faves (there’s over 200+ to choose from!), take part in Speed Friending, chat to your student representatives and get involved in their events across the day. There’s a club or social group to suit everyone at UMSU, so come along and find your squad online.

Other clubs to get involved in:

Need more support?

  • 1. Student services

    If you have any questions about your offer or enrolment, or anything about student services, contact Stop 1 team for support. You can also check out FAQs on ask.unimelb to see if your question has already been answered.

    The Student Services Directory will connect you with health, welfare, careers, IT support and more. The university also offers free psychology services for all students, which you can access at any time.

  • 2. Academic assistance

    The Academic Skills team offer workshops and individual tutorials. They can help with skills like essay writing, preparing for exams or oral presentations and time management

  • 3. Important pages to bookmark

    The LMS (Learning Management System) is where all your subject and assessment information is housed. My.unimelb is used to access the University Library and the LMS, as well as to manage enrolment, view your results, check announcements and book advisor appointments.

  • 4. Scholarships

    You may be eligible for scholarships and not even know. Check out the Find the Right Scholarship search and see!

  • 5. Stay in touch

    You'll receive the monthly BSc_News e-newsletter, which will keep you up to date with opportunities and important news for graduate science students. The Science Student News Facebook is full of information about upcoming events, current news, and job and scholarship listings.