From 15 February to 26 February the campuses came alive with everything from daily tasty free food to a wide array of stalls promoting all the co-curricular activities ACU has on offer – from health, sport and wellbeing to the PASS Program (Peer Assisted Study Sessions).
At the Brisbane campus, students enjoyed daily live performances from some of the campuses talented students as well as Brazilian Capoeira performances and were kept suitably entertained by ACU’s award-winning Cheer Club! Students were also able to cool down on the slippery slide, essential in the balmy Brisbane heat. An amazing team of friendly and welcoming international and home student volunteers helped make the Orientation run smoothly and provided wonderful support to commencing students.
Other campus highlights included Canberra having its highest international student enrolment ever. Students in Ballarat enjoyed an animal petting zoo, a movie night and a scavenger hunt. In Sydney students took part in fun sessions with an Australian cultural theme. Melbourne students enjoyed the opportunity to meet their Course Coordinators, as well as hear from staff representing the range of support services on campus. While the free morning teas and lunches are always popular with students, the social events proved to be a highlight for many with students enjoying the Bike and Blend stall and Farm Petting Zoo. At the Strathfield campus, the International Buddy Program, which connects new international students to current students to help them settle in their first week at university, was a great success.
Orientation involved the entire campus communities coming together to ensure that students start their ACU journey with the tools to make the very best of their time both in and out of the lecture theatre!