First Year Students

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. Let us help you prepare and get through your first year with us.

Resources for first-year students

Events

28

Feb

Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session and Waite Campus Orientation

Settle into study and student life at our Waite campus with our welcome and orientation day.

28

Feb

Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session and Roseworthy Campus Orientation

Get to know Roseworthy campus. Get prepared for student life. Join in our social and academic welcome and orientation activities. BOOK YOUR FREE BUS TICKETS!

26

Feb

Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session

Social and academic activities to help new science students settle into student life at our North Terrace campus.

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  • Enrolment advice

    We're here to help with your enrolment

    Congratulations on gaining a place in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide!

    Need enrolment support or assistance or need help with your coursework enquiries? Ask or visit the Student Experience Team in the Sciences Service Hub.

    Student service hub Enrolment guide

  • Peer mentoring program

    Support from our peer mentors

    The Faculty of Sciences offers a range of peer mentoring programs depending on your degree.

    Peer mentors are enthusiastic current science students who may also be studying the same degree as you. They will also have recent experience transitioning to university. Mentors will talk you through what to expect in your first semester and provide you with face-to-face and online support as you transition into university life.  

    Mentoring also give you opportunities to meet other students who are studying the same degree. 

    How it works
    1. Enrol in the course Science 1000 - Science Mentoring via Access Adelaide to have the mentoring sessions added to your timetable.
    2. Check the Science 1000 - Science Mentoring MyUni course for announcements and information about upcoming mentoring sessions.

    Enrol now Become a student mentor

  • Drop-in centres

    Talk with our experts

    Get help with your biology, chemistry and physics courses through our on-campus academic ‘Drop in Centres’.

    Talk one-on-one with an academic staff member about any concepts or content of your course you want assistance or reassurance with.

    Drop-in centre attendance form

    Use this form when you attend a drop-in centre.

    Drop-in centre timetable

    Drop-in centres start in Week 2 of each semester. They run throughout the whole semester excluding public holidays and mid-semester break.

    Drop-in service Day, time and location
    Biology

    Starting Week 2 Semester 1 2019

    Hub drop-in zone - Level 3, Hub Central East

    Chemistry

    Starting Week 2 Semester 1 2019

    Hub drop-in zone - Level 3, Hub Central East

    Physics

    Starting Week 2 Semester 1 2019

    Hub drop-in zone - Level 3, Hub Central East

  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

    Study sessions with expert students

    Maximise your success with our free study sessions run by science students who have already excelled in the same course. 

    PASS is a free and internationally accredited program which aims to help you understand the key concepts of your course and improve your results.

    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.

    Semester 1 PASS courses

     

    • BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes & Cells 
    • BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology
    • CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA 
    • CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA
    • GEOLOGY 1103 Building a Habitable Planet
    • PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA
    • PHYSICS 1008 Physical Aspects of Nature I
    • PHYSICS 1101 Physics for the Life and Earth Sciences IA

    Semester 1 PASS timetable out soon. 

    View session times


Need help?

The Sciences Service Hub at the faculty office is the place to go for most questions relating to your study.

Drop in to the Darling building between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday; or make an appointment with a student advisor.

Book an appointment Email us Call: 08 8313 5673