UNSW opens the doors on another academic year this week with the launch of Week Zero (3 - 7 March).
Week Zero is the week before the commencement of Semester One, which runs for 12 weeks on the University calendar. It encompasses O-Week and myStart activities for new students and reStart activities for continuing UNSW students.
O-Week activities held throughout the week will introduce new students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) to the social and academic aspects of UNSW. Representatives from each faculty will hold welcome seminars, UNSW clubs and societies will be recruiting members and the famous UNSW O-Week Yellowshirt student volunteers will be on site conducting campus tours.
myStart workshops are also held during the week. These workshops assist new students with their academic skills including essay writing and exam preparation, and their personal issues like time and stress management and finding a part time job.
The new reStart program for continuing students includes introductions to laboratories, projects week; field trips; and residentials (for some programs). It also includes workshops conducted by The Learning Centre, UNSW Counselling Service and Careers and Employment specifically for returning students and those nearing the end of their studies.
Live entertainment with Grinspoon, Clare Bowditch and comedian Anh Do will take place, plus a movie night and the Mixtape Dance Party at the Roundhouse. During the day there are lots of performances and activities to take part in, including: salsa dancing, warrior training, ironic chef, break dancing and karate demonstrations. The Playback Cinema is a place where students can relax with some popcorn and check out films and videos from clubs or play games.
What: Week Zero
When: Monday 3 - Friday 7 March, 2008.
Where: Kensington campus (Anzac Parade, Kensington); COFA campus (Greens Road, Paddington).