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.
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.
|11:10 - 11:40am||Biology|
|11:45 - 12:15pm||Mathematics & Statistics|
|12:20 - 12:50pm||Chemistry|
|12:55 - 1:25pm||Physics|
|1:30 - 2:00pm||Earth Sciences|
|2:05 - 2:35pm||Psychology|
|2:40 - 3:10pm||Information Technology|
|3:15 - 3:45pm||Engineering|
|3:50 - 4:20pm||Geography|
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.
|11:15 - 11:45am||Chemistry|
|12:00 - 12:30pm||Mathematics & Statistics|
|12:45 - 1:45pm||Physics|
|1:30 - 2:00pm||Biology|
|2:15 - 2:45pm||Engineering|
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!
|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 session||Mon 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&A||Mon 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.|
|Robogals||Mon 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 mixer||Mon 27 July, 7pm||If 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 Online||Wed 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.
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
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.