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ACU Thrive

From day one, we're committed to your overall success and wellbeing. So, we’ve designed your first year at ACU specifically to ensure a smooth transition into your studies, help you build confidence, and support your long-term success.

What is ACU Thrive?

ACU Thrive

ACU Thrive is a unique approach to your first year at university which prioritises your success every step of the way. It ensures you have the opportunity to thrive in all aspects of your transition into higher education, including how you learn, where you learn and how you make meaningful connections with the ACU community.

Your first year at university should challenge you – but it should also be enjoyable and manageable. With us, you’ll be supported with both independent and collaborative learning, given the opportunity to prepare for classes in advance, and have real support from your teaching staff. It’s a thoughtfully designed approach to university that focuses on helping you grow, not burning you out.

Thriving academically

  • Opportunity to access your learning material and prepare for classes in advance.
  • Ongoing ‘check ins’ that allow you to assess your progress and seek support when you need it.
  • Online content delivered in an easy-to-navigate and engaging way.
  • Collaborative and interactive in-class activities to ensure you get the most out of your time spent on campus.
  • Guidance from teaching staff as you adapt to the new academic requirements of your first year at university.

Thriving personally

  • A mix of online and on-campus learning gives you the flexibility to manage your studies around your other commitments.
  • Access to a huge range of student support services, from counselling, to academic support, to careers services.

Thoughtfully designed and purposeful content to ensure you are part of rich discussions and practical experiences during your classes.

Thriving socially

  • A vibrant campus community where you can get involved in clubs, societies and events that align with your interests and values.
  • Interactive on-campus classes to ensure you meet your fellow students and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and network.
  • Connection with the wider ACU community to engage and support you during your time at university.

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