Say hello to 2023 and starting a new year at ANU!
While we still have a few weeks of summer break left, it's time to start thinking about coming back to uni.
Whether you're a first-year student or a seasoned pro, having a plan to come back to uni sets you up for a successful year.
Ben Yates, your 2023 ANUSA President, emphasises the value of getting organised early.
"The beginning of the year can be hectic. Mark the big dates in your calendar. Enrol early and sort your timetable out as soon as possible. If you have any difficulty, you can reach out to ANUSA's Student Assistance Team or ANU Student Central," Ben said.
"If you're a first-year student, O-Week is a busy time. My best advice is to have a plan for the week but also make time to enjoy the pandemonium. ANUSA is running BBQs through the week to keep you fuelled. O-Week has something for everyone but don't feel like you have to go for everything. Take the time to find your community, whether it is around your studies, your hobbies, your background or your interests."
To help you plan for the year ahead, we've created a back to uni checklist.
Your Back to Uni Checklist:
Choose your First Semester courses on Programs and Courses.
Know what you want to study? Enrol in your First Semester courses via ISIS.
Build your timetable and sign up for tutorials using MyTimetable.
Before you begin your studies at ANU, you will need to complete these essential modules. These will help you settle in, understand academic integrity, respect others and feel safe on campus.
Plan your Orientation Week (13 - 17 February 2023). Make sure you check out the O-Week events page to find out what's on. Don't forget to register for events you want to go to.
If you are new to ANU, sign up for a Student Mentor through SET4ANU. A student mentor can help you make new friends, answer your questions, and share their knowledge and networks to help you settle into life at ANU.
If you are travelling to Canberra from overseas, check you are prepared for international travel.
We will also be holding Pre-Arrival Sessions to cover administration, accommodation and international student requirements.
Join ANU Student Facebook Groups to connect with other students. Try out [email protected]
And finally, get excited for a great year!
Got questions? ANU Student Central are here to help you. Phone them on +61 2 6125 3339, send an email or visit them in Kambri, Building 154, Shop 14 (opposite Kambri Lawns).
We'll see you on campus soon!