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Orientation 2020

Welcome to Orientation!

Orientation is an introduction to university for new students and takes place the week before classes start.

See what’s on

It doesn’t matter if you are studying at the Hamilton campus, Tauranga campus or distance learning as orientation is all online. All new students are encouraged to register for and attend webinars, which are running from 6 – 10 July.

What is a webinar?

It is an online presentation held via the Internet in real-time.

What can I expect in an Orientation webinar?

You will meet key university staff, receive information and tips for getting set up for study and have the opportunity to ask questions. You can also go in the draw to win a Samsung S10 or UE Boom 3.

How do you access the Orientation webinars?

The list of available webinars are listed below. Select which ones you want to attend and register for each by clicking on ‘Register for this webinar’. You will then be sent a link by email. At the scheduled time of the webinar, use the link to join the webinar.

Recordings of all the webinars will be available. So if you are unable to attend the live sessions, check back here to watch them at a later date.

two students sitting at a table at orientation

Register for online events

Attend any orientation webinar and go in the draw to win a Samsung Galaxy S10 or a UE Boom 3 bluetooth speaker!

School of Social Sciences Orientation - Division of Arts, Law, Psychology & Social Sciences

11am - 12 noon

For students studying Geography, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology/Social Policy subjects. Meet school staff and learn about your timetable, degree and where to go if you need help.

Register for this Webinar


School of Social Sciences Orientation - Division of Arts, Law, Psychology & Social Sciences

12 noon - 1pm

For students studying a Bachelor of Environmental Planning or an Environmental Planning major. Meet school staff and learn about your timetable, degree and where to go if you need help.

Register for this Webinar


Introduction to Scholarships and the Library

2pm - 3pm

Meet staff from Scholarships and the Library to find out how they can support and enhance your time at the University of Waikato.

Register for this Webinar


Tauranga Student Services including Student Health and the Waikato Students' Union

3pm - 4pm

This session will cover services available to students at the Tauranga campus including the Waikato Students' Union and Student Health.

Register for this Webinar

School of Psychology Orientation - Division of Arts, Law, Psychology & Social Sciences

9am - 10am

For students studying Psychology. Meet school staff and learn about your timetable, degree and where to go if you need help.

Register for this Webinar


Student Health at the Hamilton campus

10am - 10.30am

Familiarise yourself with the services that the Hamilton campus Student Health team has to offer, including GP services, counselling, chaplaincy and more.

Register for this Webinar


Pacific at Waikato

11am - 12 noon

Warm Pacific Greetings! Pacific at Waikato is excited to be bringing you our Insiders Guide to University - Pacific at Waikato edition. Come along to meet your Pacific learning village as you begin your voyage with us.

Register for this Webinar


School of Social Sciences Orientation - Division of Arts, Law, Psychology & Social Sciences

1pm - 2pm

For students studying Anthropology, History and Population Studies subjects. Meet school staff and learn about your timetable, degree and where to go if you need help.

Register for this Webinar


Accessibility Services

2pm - 2.30pm

Accessibility services aim to provide equity in education. Meet the team and find out what they can do to ensure you have access to all areas of campus life.

Register for this Webinar


Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao – Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies Orientation

2pm - 3pm

Join our student success coordinator Libby and our Academic Dean Associate Professor Alice Te Punga Somerville, livestreaming from our faculty Facebook page. Get an overview of the ins and outs of studying as part of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies whānau.

Join at facebook.com/WaikatoFMIS

Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Orientation

10am - 11am

Meet faculty staff and learn about your timetable, degree and help available to students of Te Piringa - Faculty of Law.

Register for this Webinar


Welcome to Health, Engineering, Computing and Science

11am - 12am

Get all the information you need to succeed in your studies, including support services, enrolment assistance, course planning, degree structure, paid work placements, career advice and more!

Register for this Webinar


Māori Ki Waikato

12 noon - 1pm

Nau mai, haere mai to all new Māori students starting at Te Whare Wananga o Waikato! Come along to this korero to hear from Māori students, mentors and staff who will share tips for academic success and adjusting to uni life.

Register for this Webinar


Sport and Wellbeing Services

1pm - 2pm

From UniRec and the wellbeing hub to social and competitive sport, find out more about the sport and wellbeing services available while studying with the University of Waikato.

Register for this Webinar


Waikato Management School Orientation – NZ based students

3pm - 4pm

Find out about getting started as a student of the Waikato Management School, including what to expect in your first few weeks and where to go if you need help.

Register for this Webinar

Studying Social Work

10am - 11am

Learn about the Bachelor of Social Work and the Social Work Programme. Content includes what to expect in your first few weeks of studying and where to go if you need help.

Register for this Webinar


Waikato Pathways College Orientation – NZ based students

11am - 12 noon

Meet staff and learn about your timetable, programme of study and help available at Waikato Pathways College.

Register for this Webinar


International Student Orientation (NZ based students)

1pm - 2pm

Meet members of the International Student Services Office and get tips on how to make your time at the University of Waikato enjoyable and successful.

Register for this Webinar


Waikato Management School Orientation – Overseas based students

3pm - 4pm

Find out about getting started as a student of the Waikato Management School as an offshore learning student. Content covered includes what to expect in your first few weeks of studying and where to go if you need help.

Register for this Webinar


Waikato Pathways College Orientation, Overseas based students

4pm - 5pm

Meet staff and learn about your timetable, programme of study and help available at Waikato Pathways College.

Register for this Webinar

An introduction to Health, Sport and Human Performance papers in Tauranga in Trimester B

10am - 11am

This webinar provides introductory details and an opportunity to ask questions about the aims and structure of the 2 first-year Health, Sport and Human Performance papers running in B Trimester in Tauranga: HSHUP102-20B(TGA): Fundamentals of Coaching and Instruction and SDCOA101-20B(TGA): Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues.

Register for this Webinar


Welcome to students studying in the School of Arts

11am - 12 noon

Learn about school staff, your timetable, degree and where to go if you need help while studying Arts subjects.

Register for this Webinar

Be in to win during Orientation!

Win a Samsung Galaxy S10

How to enter:

During 6 - 10 July:

  1. Register for an orientation webinar
  2. Attend the webinar using the zoom link

The more orientation webinars you attend, the more chances you have to win!

The prize will be drawn by 27 July.

See terms & conditions

Win a UE BOOM 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

How to enter:

During 6 -10 July:

Log in to the WaikatoUni app with your student username and password during orientation and automatically go in the draw to win.

The prize will be drawn by 27 July.

See terms & conditions

Check out our other Orientation resources

Disorientation

Disorientation

To welcome all students back to campus, WSU (Waikato Students' Union) are hosting Disorientation from 13 - 17 July. There will be activities, free food, live entertainment, epic prize draws and giveaways up for grabs throughout the week.


Find out more

Waikato Uni App

The new WaikatoUni app is designed to support your time at the University by providing a single place to view Moodle, MyWaikato, upcoming Lecture times, papers and grade information, your student ID card and maps to help you navigate campus.


Find out about the Waikato App
Student advisors talking to a student

We're here to help

If you have general enquiries about what you're studying, enrolment, Student ID cards or Studylink:

Email info@waikato.ac.nz
Or call 0800 WAIKATO

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