New student essentials
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As a new student, you can get in touch with a team of UWA advisers for support throughout your studies via one-on-one consultations, a mentor through our UniMentor program and help connecting to other services we offer. Our advisers are passionate about making sure you feel at home with us.
Call or email us, or make an appointment to have a chat about:
- Juggling your studies and balancing commitments
- Help with your study load and managing priorities
- Meeting people on campus or via social events and excursions
- Timetabling help
- Advice on settling into Perth and UWA
- Referrals to services
- UniMentor Program
- Airport pick-up service
How a UniMentor can help
Your UniMentor will be a student in their second year or above, studying the same or a similar course.
They can introduce you to other students, provide details on life at UWA and link you with services and support to help you settle into your studies.
In most cases, students and mentors maintain contact until the end of your first semester or until a point when you feel you are settled.
If you’re unable to attend Orientation or are a PhD student arriving outside regular semester start dates, we can still connect you with a mentor to ensure your smooth transition.
If you would like a mentor, register your interest below.
Each semester, meet other students and explore Perth and surrounds by taking part in free or low-cost activities and excursions such as:
- quiz nights
- lawn games
- scavenger hunts
- movie nights
- Adventure World
- Mullaloo Beach
- Perth Zoo
- Regional WA locations