O-week and first classes

To start with, I must admit, that orientation week was a new thing to me, since we don’t have it in Poland. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But it was so fun that I wish it didn’t end 😉 Even our mandatory session surprised me, as it was not only about introducing us to the uni or technical aspects of studying at Griffith. Our coordinators have indeed made every effort to make the whole event much more gripping. During that session, students could win a week trip to Sydney, tickets for an Australian football match or some vouchers. We played games and were laughing most of the time.
Basically, the whole week looked like that. Numerous workshops, trips, parties, concerts, competitions: everything organised by students and for students to make you feel comfortable when you’re new to the uni. Free tours to the national park, ‘Amazing race’ around Brisbane to get to know the city better; there was no single thing during that week which I didn’t enjoy.
But, all good things come to an end… And classes started last Monday.
Again, I have to confess, I was a bit afraid of entirely different system of studying. I was wondering whether I’d be able to keep up with the convenors ideas and other students comments.
Fortunately,  my concerns appeared to be groundless. The lectures are very laid back and tend to treat their classes as a real challenge which I liked particularly. They take for granted, that they have to make those people, sitting around them, truly interested. For now, I’m so looking forward to the next classes, I hope it stays like that untill the very end!

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1 Response to O-week and first classes

  1. julitadudziak says:

    I agree, O-week is an amazing idea. We should do it in Poland too…

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