Orientation Week Slides - Global Mobility (GC)

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  • Orientation Week Slides - Global Mobility (GC)

    1. 1. GLOBAL MOBILITY STUDENT ORIENTATION SEMESTER 1, 2014
    2. 2. GLOBAL MOBILITY TEAM INBOUND • Rebecca Cozens • Julie Lambert – Global Mobility Advisor – (Gold Coast) • Truc Huynh – Global Mobility Advisor – (Nathan) – Global Mobility Coordinator – (Gold Coast) • Patricia Rodriguez – Global Mobility Advisor – (Nathan)
    3. 3. GLOBAL MOBILITY TEAM • What do we do – – – – Course and enrolment support In-person consultations Administrative and application support Offer guidance and referrals for personal or other issues • Contact – studyabroad@griffith.edu.au – G52 International Building, room 1.27 (10AM-4PM)
    4. 4. SESSION OVERVIEW 1. Safety and the law 2. Visa and finances 3. Griffith online environment 4. Academic life 5. Health and student services 6. Life in Australia • Guest presentations – – – – – Griffith Mates Gold Coast Suns Surf Lifesaving Australia Extreme Adventures Prize competition
    5. 5. griffith.edu.au/mates
    6. 6. ARRIVE WE’RE HERE TO HELP! • Airport collection service • Support new domestic & international students during Orientation Week • Information sessions & social events in Orientation Week
    7. 7. PARTICIPATE CREATE YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK OF FRIENDS • Ongoing social, cultural & social events run by students, for students • Amazing Race, international trivia competitions, games afternoons, social sport, community events & networking functions • Griffith Mates Buddy program matches first year international students with senior domestic students in weekly buddy sessions g riffith. e du. au/ m ate s
    8. 8. VOLUNTEER GIVE BACK TO YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY • Get involved in, and give back to, your local community • Develop your teamwork skills, learn about environmental conservation • Bush care – work with community groups to remove invasive vegetation & restore degraded waterways • Beach care – rotate between various Gold Coast beaches to participate in dune vegetation & clean beach action g riffith. e du. au/ m ate s
    9. 9. LEAD NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! • Now it’s your turn! Become a Griffith Mate to • Gain valuable industry experience • Enhance your cross-cultural communication skills • Be a part of a fun & diverse team • Develop teamwork, organisation & leadership skills • Help make Griffith a more enjoyable & inclusive place to study g riffith. e du. au/ m ate s
    10. 10. GOLD COAST SUNS
    11. 11. D st inat ion e KEEP ME! All the information covered today can be found in your International Student Guide: Destination Griffith
    12. 12. SAFETY & SECURITY
    13. 13. SURF LIFE SAVING
    14. 14. SUN AND BEACH SAFETY • Protect yourself from the sun by – Staying in the shade where possible – Wearing appropriate clothing (shirt with sleeves and a collar, hat and sunglasses) – Applying 30+ sunscreen every two hours • Stay safe at the beach by – Swimming between the red and yellow flags – Swim close to the shore where you can stand up – Never swim alone or at night
    15. 15. SAFETY AND SECURITY • Call 000 in an emergency (fire, police, ambulance) • If you ever feel unsafe on campus you can call our 24 hour security service – 7777 from on-campus security phones • When going out, look after your friends, drink responsibly and never drink and drive
    16. 16. LEGAL ISSUES • The legal drinking in Australia is 18 – It is illegal to purchase alcohol for people under 18 – You need to show proof of age to purchase alcohol or enter a licensed venue • • • • It is illegal to buy, sell or use illicit drugs It is illegal to carry weapons including knives Police can search you without reason or suspicion When riding a bicycle, motorbike or scooter you are required to ride a helmet
    17. 17. PROOF OF AGE (18+) CARD • Why do you need one? – Government-issued – Acceptable form of 18+ ID – Leave your passport at home • Cost - $58.05 • Where can I get one? – Southport Department of Transport • 265 Nerang Street, Southport – Bundall Department of Transport • 30 Upton Street, Bundall – Burleigh Waters Department of Transport • 1 Santa Moria Crescent, Burleigh Waters
    18. 18. STUDENT ID CARD • Available for free from the Student Centre (G33) • Have your passport and student ID number ready • Get discounted travel and event tickets • Not valid as proof of age (18+)
    19. 19. VISA & FINANCES
    20. 20. STUDENT VISA • Tourist visa – must change to student visa immediately • Working Holiday Visa (WHV) – must send us a copy if you haven’t already • Requirements – – – – Be enrolled in at least 30CP of on-campus courses Work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during semester Update your address and phone number, even if it’s temporary! See the Department of Immigration website for more information immi.gov.au
    21. 21. Griffith Portal > Student > Online Student Centre We cannot assist you until you have updated your address and contact details!
    22. 22. STUDENT VISA • Work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during the semester Example A – not allowed Example B – allowed         Week 1 - 15 hours work Week 2 - 25 hours work Week 3 - 25 hours work Week 4 - 10 hours work 50 hours Week 1 - 15 hours work Week 2 - 25 hours work Week 3 - 15 hours work Week 4 - 25 hours work
    23. 23. TUITION FEES • Tuition fees are due by the end of Week 4 – Sunday 30th March • Check your account at the Online Student Centre – Griffith Portal > Online Student Centre • Please contact us if you are unsure if you owe any tuition fees
    24. 24. FINANCIAL AID OFFICE • Financial aid/student loan programs – – – – – – – Canada Denmark Germany Norway Sweden UK USA • Private student loans – Canada – India – USA intl-financialaid@griffith.edu.au
    25. 25. GRIFFITH WIRELESS • Wireless networks – Griffith University (login required) – Eduroam (login required) – Griffith Public WiFi • How do I access it? – Use your Griffith ID (S number) and your password – This is the same as your Griffith Portal login • Is it free? – Yes, but there is a quota, excess usage requires payment – Check your quota through the portal • Griffith Portal > Computing > Access > Internet Access
    26. 26. GRIFFITH APP • Devices – – – – Apple iOS Android Blackberry Web-based Smart Phones • Features – – – – – – Campus maps Contact directory Student email Learning@Griffith Class timetable Net quota check & more!
    27. 27. GRIFFITH PORTAL courses notifications contact details FAQs
    28. 28. LEARNING@GRIFFITH
    29. 29. COURSE PROFILES • • • • Convenor contact details Required textbooks Assessment schedule Weekly topics TIP: Plot all your assessment deadlines on a calendar. It will help you manage time appropriately.
    30. 30. STUDENT EMAIL Griffith Portal > Student > Student Email • Primary correspondence • Receive important notices and invitations to social events • NO EXCUSE for not checking • Forward to personal email if your prefer – Go to email settings
    31. 31. ACADEMIC LIFE
    32. 32. ENROLMENT • Minimum 30CP enrolment of on-campus courses – Check with your home university for their minimum requirements • Only enrol in approved courses – We will do an enrolment check • To see approval for additional courses, you must contact the Global Mobility Office – studyabroad@griffith.edu.au
    33. 33. TIMETABLE • Your timetable is available on the Griffith Portal • You will be able to see the – – – – Courses in which you are enrolled Weeks in which the classes take place Day, time and location of each class Type of class (eg workshop, tutorial, lab or lecture • Classes may change each week TIP: View your whole semester and weekly timetable to check for any issues and class changes.
    34. 34. CLASS STRUCTURES Lectures Tutorials • 100-400 students • Lecturer is the main speaker • Lecture slides are available at Learning@Griffith before class • 20-25 students • Group discussions based on previous week’s lecture • Opportunity to ask questions and do group work
    35. 35. CLASS STRUCTURES (cont) Workshops Laboratories • Often a mixture between a lecture and a tutorial • 20-25 students • Group or individual research • Discussions and group work based on lectures • Research for assessment
    36. 36. TEXTBOOKS • Refer to your course profiles to find the required text book(s) for your courses TIP: Discuss with • You can get your textbooks from Course Convenor – The Bookshop (on-campus G40) about how often you – Second hand textbook listings on campus noticeboards will use the text book – Textbook exchange service (online) go to Griffith Portal > Learning Support > Welfare & Student Liaison – On-campus library (short-term loans available)
    37. 37. GRADING SYSTEM • All your assessments will contribute to your Griffith GPA which will be published on your transcript at the end of the semester Grade Point Average High Distinction 7 Distinction 6 Credit 5 Pass 4 Fail 3 Fail 2 Fail 1 Withdraw Fail 0
    38. 38. IMPORTANT DATES • March 16 – Last date to add a course • March 30 – Last date to drop a course without academic penalty • April 30 – Last date to drop a course without a fail grade
    39. 39. EXAMINATIONS • June 14 to 28 – Final exam period – – – – Not all courses have final exams Exams may be held on Saturdays Schedule not released until May 10 You must remain here until the end of the examination period – NO EXCEPTIONS if you fly home early • July 23 to 26 – Deferred and Supplementary exam period – Deferred (DEF) exam – when you have been approved to sit exam at a later date for legitimate reasons (eg documented illness) – Supplementary (SUP) exam – when you have been approved for a ‘second chance’ to pass the course – You may fail these exams if you are no longer in Australia – Some courses may allow off-shore exams at your own cost
    40. 40. ASSESSMENTS • Check the Assessment Policy http://policies.griffith.edu.au – Griffith Portal > Student > Exams and assessment • Cannot re-do or re-submit an assessment • Your responsibility to submit assessments on time • Library offers preparation and support workshops throughout semester – Griffith Portal > Library > Workshops and training
    41. 41. VEGEMITE COMPETITION
    42. 42. VEGEMITE FACTS • Launched in 1923 – The same year as the Sydney Harbour Bridge • • • • Over 1.1 billion jars manufactured Over 40% of Aussies start their day with VEGEMITE In Australia, 8 out of 10 homes stock VEGEMITE Every second, 39 serves of VEGEMITE are being eaten around the world • If you lined all of the pieces of toast VEGEMITE is spread on each year, they could wrap around the world more than 3.5 times
    43. 43. HEALTH & STUDENT SERVICES
    44. 44. OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC) • Download the app or go online to – – – – – Order your membership card Find your nearest OSHC representative Get information on how to claim Locate doctors Contact OSHC Important: OSHC is not travel insurance. Swedish and Norwegian students do not require OSHC. oshcallianzassistance.com.au
    45. 45. OSHC REPRESENTATIVE • G33 Counter 8 – Tuesdays 10am to 4pm – Thursdays 10am to 4pm • G52 Level 4 – Wednesdays 10am to 1pm
    46. 46. ILLNESS • Emergencies – Dial “000” for ambulance – Contact our office when safe to do so • Other medical incidents – Visit the doctor (G33) or see OSHC webpage for a list of clinics in your local area – Take your OSHC card (Swedish & Norwegians take passport) – Get a medical certificate if necessary – must includes dates – Contact the Global Mobility team and your Course Convenor within one day
    47. 47. LIBRARY WORKSHOPS Griffith Home Page > Library > Workshops and Training • Library research – Understanding referencing – Researching for your assignment IMPORTANT: Incorrect referencing can lead to: • Losing marks • Failing an assessment • Exclusion from the University Individual assessments must be your own work and ideas! Group work must contain all names of the group.
    48. 48. LIBRARY WORKSHOPS (cont) • Computing skills – Basic computing survival – Intro to Griffith’s online environment – Excel essentials – Excel: formulas and organising data – PowerPoint essentials – Social media essentials
    49. 49. LIBRARY WORKSHOPS (cont) • Academic skills – Editing and proofreading assignments – Exam strategies – Getting started on your assignment – Managing your study – Oral presentations – Reading a journal article – Structuring and writing an academic assignment – Time management – Writing a reflective assignment – Writing introductions and conclusions – Writing paragraphs – Writing reports
    50. 50. LIBRARY & IT SELF-HELP Griffith Home Page > Library > Workshops and Training > Self-help Resources • Self-help guides are available 24/7 for you to access when you need! – You should get into the habit of checking this page for help with all of you assessments.
    51. 51. ENGLISH HELP griffith.edu.au/englishhelp • English language support for students from non-English speaking background – Book one-to-one 45 minute consultation by phone or online TIP: For consultations, come – Tutors can assist with English prepared. Have your questions written down and language for assessments bring any documents you may need. – Provide group workshops
    52. 52. STUDENT SERVICES Griffith Portal > Community, Welfare, Recreation • Health Service – Make an appointment with a doctor, nurse or psychiatrist • Chaplaincy – Discussion about spirituality and faith, find your local place of worship • Counselling – Free and confidential counselling sessions with qualified staff • Welfare and Student Liaison – Interest-free student loans, tenancy issues, grievances and appeals • Student Equity and Disabilities – Support for students with disabilities or from equity groups
    53. 53. • Social and competitive sports – Including basketball, cricket, hockey, netball, rugby, rowing, soccer, tennis, touc h football, ultimate frisbee, volleyball & more • Cultural and recreational clubs – Including language, choir, law, medicine, que er, United Nations, charities & more • UniFitness Gym
    54. 54. STUDENT GUILD (G07) unisport.com.au/studentguild • Unibar – Foreign drivers license may not be accepted as proof of ID. Check with the Student Guild to confirm • Accommodation – Free mini-bus service to assist you find accommodation. See the Student Guild webpage for advertised accommodation listings • Other services – Including Go Cards, events and movie tickets, sports equipment, sports bookings & more
    55. 55. EXTREME ADVENTURES
    56. 56. LIFE IN AUSTRALIA
    57. 57. WORKING IN AUSTRALIA • Services – – – – – – Careerboard job search Finding part-time work Resume help Preparing for job interviews Career development Consultations (20 mins) • Information – – – – Wages Taxation Workplace rights Responsible Serivce of Alcohol (RSA) permit 1:OOPM today!
    58. 58. O-WEEK EVENT PLANNER griffith.edu.au/orientation • • • • • • • • • • • • • Campus tours Finding a job Rent Smarter Money Smart Giant games International trivia Friendships & networking Beach party Amazing race Barefoot bowls ‘Wish I’d Known’ – tips for new students Library & IT workshops & much more! Tip: See orientation handout for recommended plan!
    59. 59. TRANSPORT translink.com.au • All Gold Coast and Brisbane public transport systems are managed by TransLink – – – – – Plan your journey Find a travel route Get info about Go Cards Tickets and fares News and updates • Download the TransLink app!
    60. 60. GO CARDS • Where can I buy one? – – – – Student Guild (G07) 7-eleven Selected newsagencies Online • Where can I add money? – – – – Online Give money to the bus driver Use train station machine 7-eleven Tip: Make sure you show your Griffith student ID and get the green concession card!
    61. 61. OTHER GUIDES • Global Mobility Quick Guide – Specific to Study Abroad & Exchange students – Emailed to you last week – Contains key contacts, useful links, and other important information • Destination Griffith – Targeted to full-degree international students – Also available online griffith.edu.au/international – Contains more detailed information about University and Australian life
    62. 62. CULTURE SHOCK AND HOMESICKNESS • • • • Call home Talk to other students Get involved in O-Week social activities Visit our office
    63. 63. QUESTIONS? • General Questions – Griffith Portal > Student > Ask Us • Office – International Building (G52) room 1.27 • Email – studyabroad@griffith.edu.au • Phone – 555 29263 (Rebecca) or 555 29032 (Julie)
    64. 64. NOW WHAT? • Hand in your completed attendance slip • Go to the “Welcome Sausage Sizzle” outside • Plan your O-Week with the Orientation Event Planner
    65. 65. ENJOY YOUR SEMESTER ABROAD!

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