An enthusiastic group of new students attended the semester two Federation University orientation this week at the Lonsdale Street campus.
Orientation was an opportunity for students to learn about their course and what support services ATMC has to offer specifically for new international students. Upon arrival, students were greeted at the door and given a welcome pack that included useful information that would help them get started at ATMC.
The day kicked-off with a warm welcome from Federation University Lecturer Taino Oseni who teaches Enterprise Systems.Taino informed students about components of the Federation University course, what was expected of them as students and what resources were available to them through the university.
“We expect that you take responsibility of your learning, there are several resources to help you and you have people such as your lecturers and tutors that can help you. Please communicate and seek help from us when needed, we are here to help you,” Taino said.
“Welcome to FedUni, we look forward to seeing you succeed your dreams through our course.”
As part of an all day orientation, students were also provided necessary information about being new Melbourne residents.
Dr Tania Honey, ATMC’s Manager of Student Welfare Services/Coordinator of Academic Language and Learning, informed students about ATMC student support services such as the Beehive and library as well as helpful tips for living in Australia such as swimming safety, transport and accomodation. While ATMC’s Library Services Manager, Shannon Parsons, expanded on library services and research techniques.
ATMC’s Academic Coordinator, Karunakar Padala, also talked students though useful material and systems such as ATS, ATMC’s student portal, and Moodle, Federation University’s online learning module.
Following three presentations from useful organisations for students including Allianz Insurance, The Co-op Bookshop and Study Melbourne Student Centre, students helped themselves to lunch while perusing the booth area in the library.