The VTP is a unique program for commencing student veterans. The VTP begins just prior the second semester of 2022 as part of the ACU’s continued commitment to support students with their successful transition into higher education.
Through workshops, lectures, tutorials and sessions focusing on reflective thought and critical thinking, the program equips student veterans with key academic skills and fosters a better understanding of what to expect during the first year of higher education.
The program is student-centred and aims to:
The VTP runs as a two-week intensive transition and preparation program from 30th January 2023 to the 17th of February 2023, prior to semester start. The program is conducted from 9.00am to 3pm each day.
Research suggests that student veterans transitioning into university life face unique challenges.
Navigating the cultural shift from military service in either the army, air force, navy or the reserves to academia can be daunting.
The VTP aims to address these challenges by offering you an opportunity to:
Having a support network on campus will help you transition to university study.
Within the program, there are opportunities to meet other student veterans who are already studying at ACU and hear about their experiences in higher education.
If you are interested in participating in the VTP or have any additional questions about the program, please feel free to contact the Student Veteran Support Program (SVSP) at email@example.com
Register for the Veteran's Transition Program
Already part of the ACU Student Veteran network? Volunteer to support the incoming VTP students.
If you are a current student veteran and would like to support your peers on the program and share your experience, this is your opportunity. A student panel will run on the first day of the program and subsequent opportunities to support in workshops will be scattered throughout. If you are keen to be share your experiences and interact in workshops please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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