As a new postgraduate research student, it can be difficult to get settled at UON and to familiarise yourself with all the resources you’ll need. HDR students don’t always start their degrees during O-Week, and aren’t always introduced to important support services within their faculty and within the University. And sometimes, it’s just hard to make new friends when you arrive, and to connect with other students.
We want to help! Every month, we’ll be hosting a welcome event for new and existing postgrad students. This is not a formal orientation discussion, where you sit through hours of speeches; it’s a big brunch with plenty of free food, where you’re free to relax and mingle.
We’ve invited representatives from the five faculties, as well as from important support teams such as Counselling, Careers, RezLife, Student Hubs, Learning Development, and so on. They’ll let you know who they are and what they do, and then make themselves available around the room; if you’d like to ask any questions or find out more from them, just come over and introduce yourself!
These welcome events aren’t just for new postgrad students, but for all postgrad students. If you’re an existing student and you’d like to score some food, take a break and make some new friends, come and join us!
For catering purposes, please register if you’d like to attend.