Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability (International)

Welcome to our Berwick Campus! Scroll down to find out what's happening on campus during Orientation, including dates and times for sessions and activities!

You'll also find self-paced content, support and resources in our Orientation Hub from 1 February to add to your on-campus experience,

International Orientation

We want you to feel like Federation is your home away from home, so we've designed an extra day of Orientation just for you! We also recommend attending the other orientation days, so you can find out about your degree, general University services, meet more new students and, most importantly, have fun!

International students starting at Federation University this year must attend this orientation.

TimeActivityLocation
8.30–9 amArrival and check-in
Meet your fellow students and the friendly International Student Advisory Service staff. 
Meet in the foyer of Building 901
9 am–12 pmMorning session
Join us for a welcome to campus, enrolment assistance, key health and safety information, ESOS, and a Q&A session.
Room G121, Building 903
12–1 pmLunchStudent Lounge, Building 902
1–5 pmAfternoon session
Get some essential university information and participate in social activities.
Room G121, Building 903

Your program

We've put together a range of cohort-specific info sessions so you can learn about the requirements of your degree, what to expect, and the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability. You'll also get the chance to meet a few of your lecturers and discover the many support services we have available at Federation.

Add this to your must-attend list and learn essential information about your degree.

TimeActivityLocation
9.30–10 amFree breakfast and welcome to campus
Start the day with a free breakfast and hear from the Head of Campus, who will welcome you to Federation and outline some of the standout features of your campus.
Main Quadrangle, Building 901
10–11 am Welcome to the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability community
Hear from the head of IISS and learn more about the range of options available to you at Fed.
Room G43, Building 901
11 am–12 pm Program overview
Learn more about your degree and meet a lecturer or two.

Information Technology
Room G70, Building 902

Science
Room G43, Building 901

Bachelor of Business
Room G68, Building 902

Bachelor of Professional Accounting
Room 167, Building 902

12–1 pm Lunch and support services
Enjoy a free lunch and find out about our support services.
Main Quadrangle, Building 901
1–2 pmLibrary tour
Head to the library for a personal tour.
Library
2–3 pmActionBound campus tour
Explore your campus and compete for prizes in this app-based scavenger hunt!
Room G121, Building 903

Academic skills

Keen to brush up on your academic skills before you start classes? Come along to Get FedReady: academic skills for success to find out how to do research, write assignments, use references, manage your study load, use Federation computer systems and more!

Get ready to smash your first assignment!

TimeTopicsLocation
10 am–12 pmHopes, concerns & questions
Understanding the question
Finding evidence
Reading and planning
Room G43, Building 901
12–1 pmLunchStudent Lounge, Building 902
1–3 pmGetting started on your assignments
Academic writing and structure
Incorporating evidence
Student discussion panel
Room G43, Building 901

Social events

Celebrate the start of your university journey with new friends during Orientation and FedFest! We've got heaps of fun activities planned to make it easy for you to meet other students and get excited about uni life! We know that being at university isn't just about study – kicking back and connecting with mates is important too.

We've planned two weeks of social events, beginning during Orientation and continuing into Week 1!

Wednesday 1 March (11–2 pm) & Thursday 2 March (12–3 pm)

FedFest keeps that carnival atmosphere going through Week 1 of semester! We don't want you to get too serious about study right away, after all! Join us for live music, art activities, sport, competitions, free merch and heaps more!

See our FedFest map below or via Google Maps to find out what's happening.

Monday 20 February & Wednesday 22 February

During Orientation, your campus will be divided into different zones – food trucks, entertainment, games, student services, market stalls and more! You'll be able to connect with your peer mentor, try different activities, grab a bite to eat, meet other students and have fun! We want you to get a feel for the Berwick Campus vibe and see what Federation has to offer.

Check out the Orientation map below or via Google Maps.

Enrolment help

You must be enrolled before you can start your classes. It's easy to enrol online, but if you'd like assistance from our friendly staff, come along to one of the Set to Study: Enrolment Pop Up sessions during Orientation.

Unsure how to enrol? We can help!

Date/timeLocation
Monday 20 February
10 am–12 pm and 1–3 pm
Library
Wednesday 22 February
10 am–12 pm and 1–3 pm
Library

Find your way around campus

View the Berwick Campus map (pdf, 2.7mb)