The Collarts Guide To O-Week

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With classes rolling in just around the corner, O-Week is your best mate for getting a feel for Collarts. From grabbing your Student ID to meeting your peers, it’s the perfect time to hit play and socialise with those who will be working alongside you in your industry.  Always passionate about making experiences hands-on, here at Collarts we’re spending this week giving new students the best crash course into our ethos. From interactive treasure hunts to free food and drink, O-Week is also a key time to ask any last minute questions before it’s game on. With four tips to help you get into the swing of things, here’s our guide to O-Week to encourage you to make the most of your time on campus.


Get amongst the community, starting with your Student ID and the O-Week Party.

While arriving to a new campus can be a little nerve-wracking, you can find peace in knowing that there will be many people to help you out on the day. Directing you to where you need to be, there will be someone on every corner helping you through O-Week. As a new student, however, we encourage you to be proactive and take notes on O-Week activities to get involved in the Collarts community. From ensuring you check-in to get your Student ID card to hitting RSVP on the O-Week Party, don’t be afraid to signup for any events or opportunities that come your way. Studying is all about experience new things, and you can push yourself to grow by getting involved through what’s on offer.


Explore your campus and take advantage of freebies, duh.

One of the best things about O-Week is getting the opportunity to explore your campus before classes start. Since Collarts have quite a few, getting familiar with our facilities can be a useful piece of knowledge for future projects and can help you transition back into study far more easier. When exploring the campus, feel free to approach someone who can take you on a tour or help you navigate to where you need to be. Great places to check out include the auditorium, library, common area, recording spaces and other recreational facilities. With that being said, freebies during O-Week will also be advantageous, so keep an ear out for free food and drink announcements beyond the free morning coffee supplied to you on the day.

Chat with people in your cohort and don’t be afraid to share your work (or Instagram).

Socialising can be super hard for the best of us, and even harder if you’ve left school after a few years. Coming to O-Week, it’s the perfect time to get chatting with people who could be in your classes or your coworkers in future. Because everyone is in the same boat as you are, O’Week becomes a great place to introduce yourself and create conversation beyond your studies. You may find that you have more in common than you think, so putting your best foot forward can serve to benefit you long-term with chances of collaborations. In short, O-Week is all about conversations and celebrating what you want to do in the industry, so even sharing your current work can be a great way to break the ice too! Oh, and social media is amazing. Even we’re all over Instagram.


Ask questions about anything, everyone is here to help.

O-Week might seem all fun across socials, but it’s also a good opportunity to get all your questions answered before officially starting your studies. Looking at our FAQS, you’ll see that we run course overviews on your select Orientation Day, assisting you with everything from learning how to use the library to future opportunities at Collarts. If you can’t seem to find anything that answers your own personal questions, take the opportunity to approach a Collarts student or teacher to walk you through the process. Alongside these tips, getting a feel for the support services we provide to students can also be handy, with both careers and academic support ready for the new trimester.

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