Postgraduate Orientation

Welcome

Welcome to your postgraduate orientation for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). This is your one stop shop for all things HASS. 

To complete your orientation, you need to do three things:

  1. Register for the HASS Postgraduate Welcome - meet fellow students, staff and learn about available support services. Online session available.

  2. Register for your Program Information Session - ask questions about your degree structure and course choices. 

  3. Explore the two weeks of Orientation below.

To stay up to date with HASS news, events, and opportunities, follow us on HASS Socials.

All commencing HASS Postgraduate students will receive a series of emails from mid January leading up to O-Week including registration links to attend your compulsory sessions. All online sessions will be conducted via Zoom

 

HASS Welcome Weeks

We know that starting university can be confusing, as there's a lot of information to absorb in a short period in time. We are making your Orientation journey simple by splitting your Orientation over two weeks. In addition to your compulsory sessions, you should attend sessions from 6 - 10 Feb (Pre-O Week). Signing up for a session or two in Pre-O Week will ensure that you have additional context in areas such as: enrolling, support services, Learn.UQ (Blackboard), and IT essentials. We look forward to preparing you for success in your university journey.

What you need to know

Orientation can be confusing! Let us break it down for you. In HASS we have two weeks of Orientation:

DateWeekPurposeAttendance
6-10 FebHow to HASS WeekTeaching you the basics to get started on your university journey Recommended
13-17 FebOrientation Week (O-Week)Telling you everything you need to know about your program, and connecting you with your peersRecommended/ Compulsory

At a minimum during O-Week, you should:

If you are looking to really maximise your Orientation experience (which we highly recommend), you should: 

Please note: Events can be delivered on campus, online, or dual mode. Please check the brackets next to the title of your event to see how it is being delivered. 

For more information on navigating your way through the digital and physical spaces of HASS click here.

 

 

How to HASS week

Held the week prior to O-Week.

Unsure where to start? Look no further. How to HASS Week teaches you all the basics that you need to know, to get started on your university journey. We recommend signing up to as many session as possible as they as they all cover different, and important, UQ systems and services that you will use throughout the remainder of your UQ Journey.

Sessions: 
  • How to HASS - IT Essentials (online)
  • How to HASS - Using UQ.Learn (online)
  • How to HASS - Accessing Support Services (online)

Register for sessions

ID Cards:

You are eligible for your new student ID card 24 hours after you have completed all of your SI-net tasks and you have enrolled in your subjects. We recommend your request your ID card by Monday 6 February to ensure you can collect it before attending your first on campus orientation session.  Find out more

Orientation Week (O-Week)Students Sitting at Orientation Table

The week you will hear the most about! This is your main week to receive information about your program, and to connect with other students in your program.  Make sure you review the recordings (if available) if you missed these events. You can access the recordings using the links below.

  1. [Compulsory] Register for your Program Information Session - ask questions about your degree structure and course choices. 

  2. [Recommended] Register for the HASS Postgraduate Welcome - meet fellow students, staff and learn about available support services.

Upcoming Events

HASS Program Information Sessions
We are excited for you to join our vibrant and diverse community, and to educate you on everything you need to know about your program.
HASS Postgraduate Welcome
Join us on campus or online for an evening to network with your peers and staff in your discipline and learn about the support and services available to you.
HASS Advising Sessions
As part of the Semester 1 2023 orientation program, we are running online and on campus student advising sessions throughout O-Week.