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Are you new to Perth, don't know many people at UWA or feeling homesick? Are you worried about money, issues with your health, workload or your English language skills?
If so, you are not alone – UniSkills might be able to help.
UniSkills can help you settle into studying and enjoying life on campus in your first year of undergraduate study. It's open to mature age students, recent school leavers and international students studying first year units – and it's free.
Our two-day Flying Start orientation program is a great chance to make new friends and find out things about Uni before your first day. It's on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 February 2014.
Study groups are available to all undergraduate UniSkills students studying first year units. The groups are designed to help you learn from each other and give you the chance to ask questions in a non-threatening environment.
You can join in the free social activities organised by UniSkills, including lunches and morning teas, speed networking, chocolate bingo and campus tours. It's an opportunity to meet up and network with your peers across all faculties. Details are found on the events page and in the UniSkills e-newsletter.
UniSkills staff can help you with problems of an academic or personal nature during your transition to Uni. We have an 'open door' policy, so come and see us at UniSkills if you are feeling homesick, finding it difficult financially, not enjoying where you are living or experiencing any other problem that is adversely affecting your studies. You can drop in or make appointment by telephoning (+61 8) 6488 2423 or emailing UniSkills. All discussions are confidential.
If you'd like to join, check the eligibility criteria and fill in the application form.
You will receive a weekly email about upcoming social events, study group updates, scholarships and important information from other areas of the University. Check your UWA student email account daily to keep up-to-date with events and opportunities.
UniSkills' Facebook group for past and present members and leaders is a great way to make new friends and keep in touch with those you don’t catch up with as often as you'd like. There are also discussion boards for our study groups and information on events.
Nearly 700 students joined the program in 2012.