Connect Week

Connect with others and get involved in university life.

Welcome to Flinders University!

Connect Week marks the beginning of Semester 1 and is the perfect opportunity to connect with students, staff and others within the university community. If you’re studying on campus at Bedford Park, there are also a range of free events and activities happening.

On campus this week: social events, quiz night, games and activities in the Plaza, free lunches and more!

Top tips for the week – if you’re studying on campus at Bedford Park

  • Attend your first lecture in-person and try introducing yourself to some classmates.
  • Participate in group classes at Flinders Sport and Fitness for FREE (week one only).
  • Attend social events to meet other students.
  • Drop into the Meet & Greet space in the Welcome Hub to meet other students (Level 0 of the Student Hub).
  • Join a University Sports Team – Flinders has 23 affiliated teams!

Visit the orientation planner for more information about events and activities.

Top tips for the week – if you’re studying at another campus or online

  • Attend your first lecture in-person and try introducing yourself to some classmates. Or, if you’re studying online, introduce yourself to classmates via the Flinders Learning Online (FLO) topic discussion board.
  • Look at what University Clubs you can join – or start your own!

Top tips for all students:

All students starting at Flinders in 2020 will be given access to the online orientation topic Finding Your Way at Flinders, through Flinders Learning Online (FLO). This topic has been created to; help you get to know how university works, introduce you to the skills you need to be successful at University, and provide information about where to go for help if you need (Flinders has loads of support services).

You should be able to see this topic under the ‘Additional’ tab in FLO. You would have also received a direct link by email. (Please note: you will be added to the ‘Finding Your Way at Flinders’ topic within a week after you enrol for Semester One at Flinders.)

Follow Flinders on Instagram (@hey_flinders) and like us on the Ask Flinders Facebook page.

Joining a university Club or Society is a great way to make new friends, get involved with a hobby or meet a likeminded community at University. For a list of clubs and societies you can join click here.

Make sure you’re prepared for university by ensuring you have your university essentials.

  • Organise your Student ID card.
  • Purchase/borrow required textbooks for your topics.
  • If you’re studying on campus, work out how you will get to Flinders – download your bus timetable or locate the bike racks available on campus. For more information about how to get to Flinders, visit the Getting to Flinders webpage.
  • If you’re planning on driving to campus, please note you need pay for parking at Bedford Park and Sturt. For more information, visit the parking webpage.

Keeping organised is essential for gaining your best marks and making sure work is submitted on time. Below are our top tips on getting organised and starting this semester off on the right foot!

  • Preparation: get prepared for the semester! Write down due dates, organise your laptop folders and check FLO to keep up-to-date on your topic materials.
  • Study area: find/create a clean, well-lit study area away from distractions.
  • To do: write a to-do list of what needs to get done! It’ll help you keep track of how much work is left.
  • Avoid overloading yourself: keep a diary or weekly planner to map out your workload.
  • Seek help: feeling overwhelmed? There are a number of University support services to help you.
  • Remember to read your weekly student e-newsletter, Ping! to keep to-to-date with the latest University news and events. Ping! is sent straight to your Flinders inbox.
Ping! Lauren3

Lauren has been at Flinders University for the past three years studying a Bachelor of International Tourism, and knows how important it is to make connections. 

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