O-Week 2017

OWEEK

 

Welcome to UWA!

The UWA Student Guild is here to make sure your time at uni is the best it can be – and it all starts in O-Week (Orientation Week)!

Your Faculty will be running lots of important, informative sessions covering everything you need to know about your course (check UniStart for your personalised orientation timetable), and we at the Guild are hosting heaps of fun activities where you can…

  • Meet and mingle with your fellow freshers and your hard-working student representatives
  • Find out about the social side of uni life (hint: there’s 140+ clubs and 900+ events to choose from each year), AND about the independent support that’s available
  • Discover the UWA campus and Perth’s beautiful coast
  • Join the Guild to get amazing benefits all year round (wondering what a Guild is? Read this!)
  • Get lots of free stuff!

There’ll be a chillout zone in Guild Village all week where you can  hang out on  beanbags, play giant games and chat with students from second year and above who will be on hand to answer any questions you have about life, the universe and everything… or university, at least!

Tip: As soon as you have enrolled and received your UWA campus card, visit the UWA Student Guild to activate your FREE Guild membership, which entitles you to a student diary (packed with important UWA info, dates and maps), great discounts on and off campus (on food, activities, useful services and more), and access to events and services all year long!

Find out what we have planned for each day below…

  • Australian Animal Petting Zoo (11am-1pm, Oak Lawn)
    During the International Student Expo, get up close and personal with Australian animals with this free petting zoo! This is a great chance to get a selfie with this country’s unique creatures to show family and friends back home.
  • “Aussie Culture 101″ Workshops (11.30am-12pm and 12.15pm-12.45pm,  Social Sciences Lecture Room 1 – follow the signs from Oak Lawn)
    Just arrived in Australia? Wondering what ‘thongs’, ‘snags’ and ‘this arvo’ mean, who you should call ‘mate’, and whether you should dare to taste Vegemite? Come along to one of these free sessions for an introduction to Australian culture and slang presented by the UWA Student Guild.
  • Free BBQ! (12pm-1pm,  Oak Lawn)
    First in, best dressed for a classic Aussie lunch – sausages on the barbecue! Halal and vegetarian options available.
  • Speed Friending (1.30pm-3.30pm, Oak Lawn)
    A  Speed Friending session is a fun and easy way to meet a lot of new people. You’ll chat to a series of people (including other new students as well as representatives from the Guild International Students’ Service and multicultural student clubs) for a few minutes each. You may even find someone who will be in your first classes!
  • Get InVOLved with Guild Volunteering (2pm-2.30pm, Guild Volunteering – ground floor of Guild Village)
    Learn how you can get involved in volunteering while at UWA! The Guild Volunteering team can help you find your perfect volunteer role (one off, long-term, on campus or off) with over 250+ partner organisations to choose from. Fun, friendly info sessions are happening every day during O-Week. No need to book, just come along!
  • Sunset Coast Tour (6pm-9pm, bus tour departing from UWA)
    Check-in at 5.30pm in front of the UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre. Join this FREE after-dinner tour to see Perth’s beautiful beaches and watch the sun set over the ocean. We’ll take you to beaches that are UWA students’ favourites, experiencing Perth like the locals do. This is a must-do experience! Don’t forget your camera.
    Places are limited – register here to participate. If places become available on the day, they will be given to those first in line. Come to the UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre to line up.
  • Get InVOLved with Guild Volunteering (2pm-2.30pm, Guild Volunteering – ground floor of Guild Village)
    Learn how you can get involved in volunteering while at UWA! The Guild Volunteering team can help you find your perfect volunteer role (one off, long-term, on campus or off) with over 250+ partner organisations to choose from. Fun, friendly info sessions are happening every day during O-Week. No need to book, just come along!
  • MASA in the Garden  (4pm-6pm, Tavern Beer Garden)
    Calling all Mature Age Students! Meet and mingle with other mature age students (both old and new – to UWA, of course) over nibbles and drinks at this informal mixer presented by the Guild’s Mature Age Students’ Association (MASA), a group aimed at enabling you to develop a network of friends and peers.
  • Coast and Chips Tour (5.30pm-8pm, bus tour departing from UWA)
    Check-in at 5pm in front of the UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre. This FREE tour will take you to the best of Perth’s beaches, including time to enjoy a typical Australian meal of fish and chips at the famous Cottesloe Beach while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean! Don’t forget your camera and bathers!
    Places are limited – register here to participate. If places become available on the day, they will be given to those first in line. Come to the UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre to line up.
  • Get InVOLved with Guild Volunteering (2pm-2.30pm, Guild Volunteering – ground floor of Guild Village)
    Learn how you can get involved in volunteering while at UWA! The Guild Volunteering team can help you find your perfect volunteer role (one off, long-term, on campus or off) with over 250+ partner organisations to choose from. Fun, friendly info sessions are happening every day during O-Week. No need to book, just come along!
  • Activities on Oak (3.30pm-6pm, Oak Lawn)
    During the UniMentor linkup, we’ll have lots of fun activities to do with your mentor and group members. Play Ultimate Frisbee, cool off with some waterbombs, or try potting your own succulent plant to take home or helping out with ‘Micro-Volunteering’.
  • Campus Quest (3.30pm-6pm, starting at Oak Lawn)
    Explore the best parts of campus from the student perspective on the Campus Quest! UWA has heaps of club rooms and essential services around Guild Village that you should know about! Don’t wait until third year to finally get the most out of your time at UWA. Campus Quest is a fun activity not to be missed!
  • Student Life  Hacks Workshop: “What I wish I knew in first year” (6pm-7pm, Moot Court – follow the signs from Oak Lawn)
    Students who have ‘been there and done that’ will share the tips and tricks they learnt during their first year of uni to help YOU avoid their mistakes and make the most of your first year!
  • Science and ECM Quiz Night  (7pm-9pm, The Tavern)
    Brush up on your trivia skills and bring your A-game for a free quiz night after your day of faculty orientation activities, with great prizes to be won! You can come with your squad to bond over multi-choice questions, or if you don’t know anyone yet, don’t worry – we’ll place you at a table with other students from your faculty. 18+ (ID required).
  • Science and ECM Welcome Night  (9pm-12am, The Tavern)
    Following on from the Quiz Night, enjoy a free party in the Tavern. Enjoy some food and drinks with all your new friends after a busy day of orientation activities (and don’t forget to exchange details and compare timetables)! 18+ (ID required).
  • Get InVOLved with Guild Volunteering (2pm-2.30pm, Guild Volunteering – ground floor of Guild Village)
    Learn how you can get involved in volunteering while at UWA! The Guild Volunteering team can help you find your perfect volunteer role (one off, long-term, on campus or off) with over 250+ partner organisations to choose from. Fun, friendly info sessions are happening every day during O-Week. No need to book, just come along!
  • Activities on Oak  (3.30pm-6pm, Oak Lawn)
    Once you’ve been linked with your UniMentor, check out our fun activities with your mentor and group members. Play dodgeball, kick a footy, try potting your own succulent plant to take home or help out with ‘Micro-Volunteering’.
  • Campus Quest (3.30pm-6pm, starting at Oak Lawn)
    Explore the best parts of campus from the student perspective on the Campus Quest! UWA has heaps of club rooms and essential services around Guild Village that you should know about! Don’t wait until third year to finally get the most out of your time at UWA. Campus Quest is a fun activity not to be missed!
  • Student Life Hacks Workshop: “What I wish I knew in first year” (6pm-7pm, Moot Court – follow the signs from Oak Lawn)
    Students who have ‘been there and done that’ will share the tips and tricks they learnt during their first year of uni to help YOU avoid their mistakes and make the most of your first year!
  • Arts, Commerce and Design Quiz Night (7pm-9pm, The Tavern)
    Brush up on your trivia skills and bring your A-game for a free quiz night after your day of faculty orientation activities, with great prizes to be won! You can come with your squad to bond over multi-choice questions, or if you don’t know anyone yet, don’t worry – we’ll place you at a table with other students from your faculty. 18+ (ID required).
  • Arts, Commerce and Design Welcome Night  (9pm-12am, The Tavern)
    Following on from the Quiz Night, enjoy a free party in the Tavern. Enjoy some food and drinks with all your new friends after a busy day of orientation activities (and don’t forget to exchange details and compare timetables)! 18+ (ID required).
  • ODAY (11am-9pm, James Oval and Oak Lawn)
    ODAY is a massive day of fun not to be missed! Featuring stalls from the Guild’s 140+ student clubs (make sure to join one… or ten), rides, games, free stuff, entertainment and food from 11am till 3.30pm, all followed by a free music festival for Guild members (keep an eye on the Facebook event for announcement of the acts)! Make sure to activate your FREE Guild membership any time beforehand or at the Guild Membership stall on the day to get $2 off any club membership fees, free entry to the festival and heaps of other great discounts and benefits.
    Click ‘Going’ and invite your friends on the Facebook event!
  • Get InVOLved with Guild Volunteering (2pm-2.30pm, Guild Volunteering – ground floor of Guild Village)
    Learn how you can get involved in volunteering while at UWA! The Guild Volunteering team can help you find your perfect volunteer role (one off, long-term, on campus or off) with over 250+ partner organisations to choose from. Fun, friendly info sessions are happening every day during O-Week. No need to book, just come along!

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