Ready. Set. Prep

Get the skills and info you need to thrive at uni with this series of specially curated multi-day workshops. 

Swinburne's Student Essentials Program runs over two days. 

Each session provides you with practical resources and helps you understand the support services available to you as a Swinburne student.

You’ll also pick up a few life hacks – like how to stay motivated – and leave with a booster shot of confidence.

Is this right for me?

The Student Essentials Program is designed for students starting an undergraduate (bachelor) degree for the first time – whether you're new to university or returning to study after a break.

How do I get involved?

Browse the workshop schedule then use the form on this page to register your attendance

Workshop schedule

Tuesday 13 February, Day 1: Welcome

Join us on-campus at ATC101, Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC).

Don't forget to register.


Kickstart your university journey and connect with other students – and morning tea is provided.

Crack the code for university life. Hear student leaders unveil their insider tips for staying motivated, preparing for study, and accessing services at Swinburne.

Find out about clubs and volunteering options at Swinburne and discover how you can connect with others based on your interests.

Learn about the best ways to manage your time at university and how to balance your studies with work and other commitments!

Hear how to navigate the library and access crucial resources required for success at university.

Navigate a unique path as an international student and learn valuable insights from international student leaders.

Wednesday 14 February, Day 2: Intro to Study

Join us on-campus at ATC101, Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC).

Don't forget to register.

Re-connect with the friends you made at Day 1 of Student Essentials – and morning tea is provided.

A Q&A session where student leaders share their advice for balancing study with life and work, finding community, and conquering challenges.

Master the winning strategies of top achievers and uncover proven techniques to maximise your study effectiveness.

Embrace career opportunities to unlock your potential as you develop throughout university.

Discover how to incorporate mindful practices and reflection in your studies.

Monday 19 February

Join us for our Spark session for empowering potential: study motivation and organisation at the AMDC Sky Lounge on Level 3 during orientation week. Don't forget to register.

Empowering potential: study motivation & organisation. 

Wednesday 21 February

Join us at the AMDC Sky Lounge on Level 3 for Study shocks… and what you need to know to succeed! Don't forget to register.

Study shocks… and what you need to know to succeed! Don't forget to register.

Keep exploring

Unable to attend the Student Essentials Program? Or are you ready to discover what else is on? Take a look.

  • Orientation

    Orientation helps you get started at Swinburne and settle into university life. During Orientation we will provide you with handy tips and resources to help you prepare for study.