Next Step Program
Prepare yourself for the transition from first to second year.
The Faculty of Sciences Next Step Program prepares you for your second year of study by offering career, global learning and enrolment advice through 5 steps 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
- How to embed industry mentoring, work experience and internship opportunities into your degree
- 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)
- Step 1Review your current study plan
The first step is simply thinking about your current study plan and what implications it may have on your 2018 enrolment. View the current study plan for your program and ask yourself;
- Will I complete less than 24 units of level I courses by the end of the year?
- Did I receive credit for prior study when I commenced?
- Am I studying part time?
- Will I study part time in 2018?
- Did I fail any courses this year?
If you answered yes to any of these questions that may have an impact on your choice of courses for 2018, don’t worry though that’s exactly why you will meet with an Academic Advisor.
All students are also strongly advised to familiarise themselves with their program study plan and start thinking about what their 2018 enrolment might look like.
- Step 2Consider an overseas study experience
Studying overseas is a fantastic opportunity that not only gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity but also allows your study to count towards your degree, increases your employability upon graduation and may meet requirements for ‘non-major electives’ in the Bachelor of Science.
There are two types of overseas study experiences available, Exchange and Study Tours
Through an exchange program, students can study overseas at a partner university while remaining enrolled at, and supported by, the University of Adelaide. Tuition fees are waived by the host institution, allowing you to continue to take advantage of your tuition arrangements at home, while having an amazing, immersive overseas experience.
Applications for Semester 1, 2018 are now open! Ensure you complete your application by 16 June 2017
Study Tours are short-term academic programs that allow you to complete a University of Adelaide intensive course overseas. They may include multiple stops at multiple destinations, or be a more immersive experience at just one. Study Tours are usually 2-4 weeks in length and take place within semester breaks.
Find out more about Faculty of Science led study tours and search what’s on offer.
- Step 3Complete Career Readiness Module One
What does Career Readiness mean? Why do you need to know about it? A series of three career readiness modules are available to all undergraduate students with each loosely aligned to your level of study.
First year students are encouraged to complete module one which provides an introduction to career awareness, career planning materials, employer perspectives and graduate advice. Completion of this module will give you a greater understanding of how you can determine your career pathway and how your thoughts around possible careers may influence your enrolment and study plan in 2018.
This module is currently available online through Career HUB
- Step 4Meet with an Academic Advisor
Academic Advising is a chance to talk with your Program Coordinator, Discipline Advisor or an Academic Advisor about your enrolment in 2018, how your choice of courses may affect your 2019 enrolment, and how to tailor your study plan to cater for your circumstances (study abroad, part time study etc). Students who are enrolling in 2018 should meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss their options and work out a detailed study plan for 2018.
- Step 5Enrol for 2018
2018 Enrolment opening times will be available late in 2017.
Transfer to another University of Adelaide program
If you wish to transfer to another program at the University of Adelaide be sure to chat with staff from AskAdelaide and complete an internal transfer application.
Take a break from study
Sometimes you may want to take a short break from your studies, and that is absolutely fine. Be sure to talk to a Faculty Student Advisor about your options.
Find out about taking a break from study.