Skip to content

First Year Experience Program

Welcome to all students about to commence their studies with the Faculty of Sciences!

 

Studying at University can be exciting but also challenging with so many new experiences and things to learn, that's where the First Year Experience Program comes in.

The First Year Experience Program offers you:

  • Enrolment Advice and Orientation

    Congratulations on gaining a place in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide! Students are responsible for their own enrolment and are strongly encouraged to seek advice before enrolling.

  • Mentoring

    The Faculty of Sciences Peer Mentoring Program matches small groups of new undergraduate students with two peer mentors (current Sciences students) who will talk you through what to expect in your first semester and give you opportunities to meet other students.

    Weekly mentoring sessions will provide you with opportunities to meet up with your peer mentors, and they will send you weekly emails to help you settle in to University life and address any questions you may have.

  • Drop In Centres

    Throughout your first year we offer ongoing Academic Drop In Centres for students studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics level 1 courses. Drop In Centres allow you to talk one on one with an academic staff member about any concepts or content of your course you may have questions in or want assistance and reassurance with. Drop in Centres begin in Week 2 of Semester.

    Drop In Service Day Time Location
    Biology 1:
    Organisms

    Mon
    Fri

    3 - 5pm
    12 - 5pm
    Level 4 Break out space, The Braggs
    (outside the practical labs)
    Biology 1: Human Perpectives Velta's availability
    Even weeks
    (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
    Room 2.12, The Braggs
    (Velta's office)
    Tue
    Wed
    Thu
    2 - 4pm
    11am - 1pm
    10am - 12pm
    Velta's availability
    Odd weeks
    (5, 7, 9, 11)
    Thu 3 - 5pm
      Simon's availability: Level 4 Break out space, The Braggs
    (outside the practical labs)
    Mon
    Fri
    3 - 5pm
    3 - 5pm
    Chemistry Tue
    Wed
    Thu 
    Fri
    10am - 1pm
    10am - 12pm
    10am - 1pm
    11am - 1pm
    Hub Drop-In Zone
    (Level 3, Hub Central East)
    Physics Mon
    Tue
    Wed
    Thu
    12 - 2pm
    2 - 4pm
    12 -2pm
    2 - 3pm
    Hub Drop-In Zone
    (Level 3, Hub Central East)

    Drop-in services do not operate on Public Holidays or during Mid-Semester break.

  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

    Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is an internationally accredited Program and is applied in over 35 countries. PASS is for all students, whether you want to improve from a Distinction to a High Distinction; a Pass to a Credit or even just to obtain a pass. The aim is to enable students to understand the key concepts of the study course and achieve their best results.



    PASS Courses and Session Times are available on the PASS website.

  • Next Step Program

    TThe Faculty of Sciences Next Step Program prepares you for your second year of study by offering career, global learning and enrolment advice and culminates in one on one academic advice with an academic advisor. The Next Step Program gives you the opportunity prior to enrolling to get valuable information about;
    Your study plan, choice of courses and electives for 2nd year and program rules
    The choice of majors in the Bachelor of Science and where they may lead
    Options for studying overseas
    How part time study may affect your enrolment
    Your options for transferring to another sciences program (often with credit for what you have already studied)

    The Faculty of Sciences highly recommends all first year students participate in the Next Step Program.

  • Meet Your First Year Directors

    Each of the four fundamental science areas of biology, chemistry, geology and physics are run by a First Year Director. These people are research and teaching academics with a passion for first year teaching.


Faculty of Sciences
Address

Ground Floor, Darling Building
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 5673
F: +61 8 8313 4386
E: faculty.sciences@adelaide.edu.au

Student Enquiries

Call +61 8 8313 5673

(Monday - Friday: 9am – 5pm)

Search the Knowledge Base