First steps at the Uni
It has been over a week since I arrived in Adelaide now. When I arrived someone from the university came pick me at the airport to go to my accommodation on the campus of Flinders University, so it was comforting!
The Flinders University is a public university located in Bedford Park close to Adelaide, South Australia. It was founded in 1966, the name of Flinders came from the navigator Matthew Flinders who explored the coast of South Australia in the 19th century. the university is mostly known for its teaching and research.
The university counts about 24 700 students including 4000 International students from over 100 countries different. We can study a lot of disciplines when we go to Flinders, indeed it offers more than 160 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are 4 main faculties, in which we can find different schools:
- Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law
- Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (I'm in this one in the Flinders Business School)
About Housing, Flinders offers two options for on-campus accommodation: Deirdre Jordan Village (which is a self-catered accommodation where we live in apartments with other students) and University Hall (which is a catered accommodation where we live in a single room). I live in the University Hall.
Last week was the O’week, which is the orientation week and one of the biggest events of the year. Several activities were organised such as challenges, sportive events or BBQs. On Monday we had an outdoor cinema, it was a bit chilly (it had been 42 degrees the weekend just before so it was a big change) but anyway it was very nice! With the university hall we had also some stuffs organised in order to get to know each other because most of the residents are freshers, it means that they are first-year students.
This week is the first week of class. I took 4 topics which are Social Media Marketing, International Marketing, Management People and Organisations and finally International Business Context. I will talk about my courses later when I will take my mark.
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