Session 1, 2020 Orientation Week – or ‘O Week’ as you’ll come to know it – is now over. Session 2, 2020 will be coming soon!

What is Orientation?

Orientation is the best way to start your studies! O Week runs the week before your session or term starts (and classes begin). It's a series of activities and information sessions designed to make sure you're prepared to get off to a great start at Macquarie - academically, personally, socially and professionally.

What happens at O Week?
  • Get important information about your degree and how it will be taught
  • Meet people – people from your course, people from your town/country, people you’ll be spending time with over the next few years
  • Join student groups, clubs or societies
  • Find out about the many services we have to support your studies
  • Make the most of free food and fun activities
  • Discover where your classrooms are located so you’re ready for the start of session
  • Register for accessibility support, if you have a disability or medical condition.

While O Week is designed for new students, anyone is welcome to attend and it’s a great way for returning students to ease back into uni life.

Couldn't join us? We've got you covered

We recorded most of our important sessions so please access these recordings here. Check out the lists below for the recordings available each day.

If you're not sure what else you need, check your student email as we're sending you some great information over the coming weeks. Don't forget to collect your free 2020 Student Essentials diary too - request a copy to be sent to you or download now.

Monday 17 February

  • Student employment information session
  • Residents welcome from the Vice-Chancellor
  • Parents and carers' welcome and information session

Tuesday 18 February

Faculty of Science and Engineering recordings
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering undergraduate student welcome
  • Bachelor of Advanced Information Technology orientation
  • Bachelor of Advanced Science orientation
  • Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation orientation
  • Bachelor of Chiropractic Science orientation
  • Bachelor of Environment orientation
  • Bachelor of Game Design and Development
  • Bachelor of Information Technology orientation
  • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences orientation
  • Bachelor of Marine Science orientation
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences orientation
  • Bachelor of Science orientation
  • Biological Sciences specialisation orientation
  • Chemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences specialisation orientation
  • Civil engineering specialisation orientation
  • Computing postgraduate coursework orientation
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences specialisation orientation
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering specialisation orientation
  • Master of Biotechnology and Business orientation
  • Master of Radiopharmaceutical Science orientation
  • Master of Science Innovation (all specialisations) orientation
  • Master of Sustainable Development and Master of Environment orientation
  • Mathematics and Statistics specialisation orientation
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering specialisation orientation
  • Software engineering specialisation orientation
School of Education recordings
  • Secondary education specialisation orientation
  • Master of Teaching (Birth to Five years) orientation
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) and (Secondary) orientation
Other sessions
  • Looking after YOU: an introduction to your Student Success Network
  • Be StudyWISE and start uni with confidence
  • Academic referencing essentials
  • Introduction to using iLearn

Wednesday 19 February

Faculty and course recordings
  • Faculty of Arts Welcome
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences orientation
  • Department of Cognitive Sciences orientation
  • Department of Linguistics orientation
  • Department of Psychology orientation
Other sessions
  • International student arrival talk

Thursday 20 February

Macquarie Business School recordings
  • Macquarie Business School Undergraduate Welcome
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies orientation
  • Bachelor of Applied Finance orientation
  • Bachelor of Business Analytics orientation
  • Bachelor of Economics orientation
  • Bachelor of Marketing and Media orientation
  • Bachelor of Professional Accounting orientation
  • Macquarie Business School Postgraduate Welcome
Other sessions
  • Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health orientation
  • Entrepreneurship and the Incubator
  • Introduction to the Global Leadership Program (Postgraduate students)
  • Let's get critical
  • Postgraduate student welcome and networking

Friday 21 February

  • International student welcome
  • Budgeting 101 workshop

Need help? Ask a Macquarie University Mentor

The Macquarie University Mentors are your personal guides to Macquarie, and they'll be able to provide individual support for you in your first session. All new students can request a Mentor - check mq.edu.au/mentors for more instructions.

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