Monday, 20 February 2017 marked the commencement of O-Week at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for academic calendar 2017. There was a lot of interesting events during the O-Week. One of the interesting events that caught my eyes was the $2 lunches. It was simply because you cannot get $2 worth of lunches anywhere near QUT. Because of that, this event was included in my must-attend events during the O-Week and in which I always had my lunch during the O-Week (of course because of the price). Read more
One thing I noticed between China and Australian is that: in China we don’t really have orientation week, but here in Australia Orientation is a good place to meet people and make your future campus life more colourful.
On the main orientation day, all the new students will come to university and attend workshops where they’ll be informed about things they need to know. Besides that there will be club stalls all over the campus. No matter what you are interested in, you can find the club.
For me, I was interested in doing some community volunteering, so I joined a club call QUT Big Lift straight away last year and even helped them recruiting new students in the orientation week this year.
Telling new students what QUT Big Lift is and enjoying the sunny orientation week 🙂
Handing out club-made ginger beer to potential brewers
There are also quite a few volunteer programs running in the orientation week as well. If you have studied in QUT for 1 year and want to help new students settle down, you can join QUT International Student Service intern or QUT Connector. Both of them need volunteers to run workshops or campus tours for new students.
As a new student just arrived in Australia, I made awesome friends in orientation. As an existing student and orientation volunteer, I’m happy to talk to new students and share my experience with them. Orientation week is always a fun and colourful week for everyone!