Student News: 15 May 2012
Date posted: Tuesday 15 May 2012
- Important dates 15 to 31 May
- Top questions 15 to 31 May
- Exam News
- Apply online to graduate
- New mobile website
- National Career Development Week
- Find out your learning style
- Celebrating Library Week
- Trivia competition
- Theatre show and games night
- 'freetime' news for international students
Friday 25 May
Higher education semester one and term two classes end
Sunday 27 May
OUA (Open Universities Australia) study period one ends
Monday 28 May
Higher education Swot vacation commences
Swinburne College examinations commence
OUA study period one exams commence
OUA study period two commences
Thursday 31 May
Higher education Swot vacation ends
For the answers to these and many more questions, visit 'Ask George' via the My.Swinburne Portal.
The exam period for semester one (1 - 15 June) is fast approaching and the final exam timetable can be found on MySwinburne.
Timetables include venue and seating information relevant to students.
Find out more about exam venues and what you are allowed to bring into exams on the exams website.
Are you finishing your course this semester? If so apply online to graduate.
Go to My Graduation via My Swinburne to lodge your application.
Applications close on 30 May for TAFE mailouts in July. Applications close on 11 July for September ceremonies.
For more information go to the Graduation and Ceremonies website.
Swinburne’s mobile website has been refreshed with changes informed by user-research, statistics and analysis.
A new style has been applied across the mobile site, including a colour scheme based on Swinburne's brand and look of recent advertising.
Noticeable changes include the addition of more mobile content pages, meaning users can find information in a format friendly to their device, instead of being directed to the full site.
Mobile-friendly registration forms for events have also been incorporated, alongside a mobile version of the staff directory.
For more information go to the mobile website.
Swinburne's Careers and Employment Services is taking part in National Career Development Week from 14 to 20 May.
The week involves activities around Australia that support the campaign slogan 'Get the Life You Love', through workshopping and developing career goals and aspirations.
Careers Consultants are available this week from 11am to 2.30pm in the Atrium at the Hawthorn campus.
Stop by to talk about what you are hoping to do with your studies or to get some advice or to give feedback on career services at Swinburne.
A reminder to register for and regularly check the SwinEmploy online jobs database for part-time, casual, graduate and professional employment opportunities. For more information go to SwinEmploy.
Data gathered from the survey will help us to better understand how to improve learning outcomes and support for our students.
The survey only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Every student receives a personalised learning profile, access to profile-specific learning improvement strategies and the chance to enter into the draw to win some great prizes including Apple Store gift vouchers, book vouchers and movie tickets.
For more information, go to the APB Motivation and Engagement survey website.
The Lilydale Library will be celebrating Library Week from 20 to 26 May, to showcase the library’s great services and to have some fun.
Don’t miss out on the tradition of free barista-made coffee and hot chocolate on Tuesday 22 May in the morning.
The library will also be participating in the National Simultaneous Story Time at 11am on Wednesday 23 May as part of this event. Thousands of children around Australia will hear the same story. Lilydale TAFE child care students will read ‘The very cranky bear’ to children from the Swinburne Children’s Centre. Come in and enjoy the fun.
For more information email Julie Badger.
The Student Union and Quiz Meisters Trivia have teamed up to bring a trivia competition to the Union Bar.
When: Tuesday 22 May, 5.30pm
Where: level 3, UN building (above the bookshop), Hawthorn campus
There will be video questions, mini games and prizes. As well as cheap drinks and free snacks, so bring along some friends and get amongst it.
Find out more on Facebook.
Come and see live theatre performances by international and local students and join in games of bingo, pictionary, cards and more.
Bring a friend or come by yourself and meet people in a fun, friendly environment. Dinner provided on the night.
Where: Northland Youth Centre, Northland Shopping Centre
When: Friday 18 May, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
RSVP or call 9450 2080 for more information.
The social newsletter ‘freetime’ informs international students about fun social and community activities in and around Melbourne.
Students can find out what’s on over the weekend and in their local neighbourhood in some cases, giving students time to plan fun and active weekends.
We are about to publish the next edition of ‘freetime’ and welcome your suggestions and contributions.
Send your feedback or register for the newsletter by emailing email@example.com and start planning fun weekends ahead!
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