New student essentials

Getting started

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
  • Orientation



Be connected with a current student who’ll help you navigate life at uni.

Whether you’ve come from overseas, a regional location or simply down the road, we can link you with a UniMentor before your first day.

UniMentor is not exclusive to commencing students, so even if you’ve started your course but are feeling unsettled, we can help you out.

If you would like a mentor, register your interest below.

Get a UniMentor

  • Why have a UniMentor?
  • How a UniMentor can help
  • Get inside info on how things happen around uni and within your faculty
  • Gain knowledge from a more experienced student who has ‘been there, done that’
  • Meet other new students in your course
  • Have a point of contact for questions or problems
  • Participate in social activities, events and excursions

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.



UWAConnect helps you discover the unlimited possibilities of studying at the University.

Whether you’re a new or existing student, you can broaden your opportunities with this six-week program of activities.

From getting you on track with your studies and career pathways, to preparing you as a global citizen, UWAConnect provides something for everyone.


Social events

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
  • IKEA
  • Regional WA locations

Check out the UniStart website for more information on events.

International student support


Our team can also help you settle in as a new international student at UWA with tips on where to go for advice and important visa information.

Find out more

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