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Orientation 2023

  • Orientation is first and foremost the chance to meet fellow students, but it is also an opportunity to become familiar with the GUC, our staff and our facilities.
  • You’ll get familiar with the online platforms, attend academic workshops  and learn skills you need to succeed as university students.

USQ Bachelor of Nursing Students

Orientation Day for nursing students will take place on:
Friday 21 February 2023

Nursing Orientation Schedule can be found here

First Year Academic Support Workshop
9:30-12pm – Wednesday 23rd February
This workshop is designed to offer specific, targeted support to our 1st Year students, and will ensure students are supported to have the best start possible in their studies.
All 1st Year Bachelor of Nursing students are asked to attend.
The sessions will build strategies to understand questions, develop essay plans, referencing, and academic writing skills.

Vocation transition Support
One half-day session for students who gained entry to first or second year via a VET qualification
Thursday 24 February 9:30am – 1:00pm
The Vocational Transition support program offers support and guidance for students who gained entry to first or second year Bachelor of Nursing via a VET qualification.

This half-day workshop aims to give students a positive start to transition from vocational to tertiary education. Information will cover study skills, note-taking, research, academic writing and reflection skills


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All new students for 2023, Orientation will take place on:
Wednesday 1March 

Orientation Schedule can be found here

Please Note – Orientation Schedules are subject to change

Workshops will be held on the following date –
Thursday 3rd March


Thursday 3 March 2022TimeRoom
Academic Writing9:00am – 11:00amB1
Plagiarism and Referencing11:30am – 12:30pmB1
Making the most of Microsoft Word1:30pm – 2:30pmB2
Printer Session4:00pm – 4:15pm24 hour study space
Printer Session4:15pm – 4:30pm24 hour study space
Academic Writing


5:00pm – 7:00pmB1

Please book your place at a workshop via the form at the bottom of the page.

What are the workshops about?  Please see the information below…

Academic Writing

Develop the writing and research skills you will need to produce well-structured academic essays. The session includes reading and note-taking strategies, academic writing and the use of references to back up discussions, paraphrasing information to support main points and the particular conventions that must be followed when referencing at a university level.

Making the Most of Microsoft Word

Use Word to create a basic format for academic essays which can be adapted to suit university guidelines and requirements.  The focus will be on developing appropriate page layouts including margins, line spacing, page breaks, automatic paragraph styles, headers, footers and pagination.  Please make sure that you have the latest version of word downloaded on you device.

Plagiarism and Referencing

Referencing styles will be covered in detail to correctly present someone else’s work, ideas or data throughout your academic essays. This will include paraphrasing, in text referencing and reference lists. Without mastering this skill you may unintentionally fail to appropriately acknowledge sources, considered as plagiarism at a university level.

Printer Session

Hands on ‘how to’ use the GUC student printer, add credit to your printer account and use of your student card for printer access.

    Please select the workshops you wish to attend. (Note: select one of each type only).