Support for commencing students

Developing a sense of belonging and an awareness of academic expectations are key to your success at university. But we know starting uni can be a daunting experience and navigating through your student journey in your first year can be challenging.

Our range of Connect2Uni programs are here to help you at every stage, from the time you get an offer till the end of your first year.

First year students

A message from our students

Watch this video to learn firsthand about Connect2Uni from current ACU students.

Start uni with confidence

Check out our programs and services to feel prepared and supported as you make the transition to university.

Virtual welcome for offer holders

Connect with others before you start at ACU

Received an offer to study at ACU? Why not come along to a virtual welcome session to connect with fellow successful offer holders. You’ll also meet current students, staff and alumni to get your questions answered so you feel confident about your journey ahead.

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Online Quest

Virtual game to prepare you for uni

This is an excellent, fun way for you to get a head-start on your uni journey. Learn about academic expectations and support available to you at ACU, interact with other students and feel more prepared before starting your studies.

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First Year Student Mentoring

Connect with a student mentor

Connect with an experienced ACU student mentor and benefit from their first-hand experience and knowledge about university life. You mentor will help you meet other students, answer your common questions, give directions, and promote the services and opportunities available to you.

Sign up now to be connected with a mentor

Interested in becoming a student mentor? Register your expression of interest and we will be in touch when mentor recruitment commences for 2024.

Become a student mentor

Getting Started at ACU

Get prepared for uni 

We run a fun and friendly week of face-to-face and online workshops designed to ease you into the uni environment. Come along to familiarise yourself with your campus, learn some key study skills, meet staff and fellow students, and feel more confident about uni life.

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Support Service

You’ll hear from us during your first year

We proactively reach out to you during the semester to check in and ensure that you are travelling well. You can talk to us about your experience at ACU or seek guidance and direction if you’re feeling unsure about who to ask for help.

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Course withdrawal advising

Get advice if you are considering withdrawing

Once classes begin, if you find yourself struggling with your workload or are feeling overwhelmed, know that you don’t have to withdraw from university to solve these issues. You can contact Connect2Uni to get course withdrawal support, and we can advise you on the services available and enrolment options to ease your mind.

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Further information

To learn more about Connect2Uni and its services for commencing students, please email the team at or view Connect2Uni on the Student Portal.

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