Distance Education Student Orientation
SCU welcomes all SCU students studying via distance education to familiarise yourself with this orientation website and the Students website as it has useful tools and information for pre orientation planning and transitioning into university life.
If you live near one of our campuses you are most welcome to visit during Orientation. You will be able to familiarise yourself with the University (e.g. the Library and Technology Services) as well as meet academic and support staff. See the Orientation schedules for activities happening on-campus.
As a distance education student you can choose to attend lectures for your unit to help with your learning if you can get to our campus where they're being held. However, tutorials, laboratory and other small group sessions are only available to on-campus students.
Finally, if you haven't done already, go and visit the New Students section of the Students website which contains essential information to help you get started at SCU. Once you're admitted to your course you should also visit the Study Resources section which contains a lot of helpful information that is available to all SCU students. In particular, as a distance education student, we suggest you take a good look at the Online Learning Tools - distance education can be a very fulfilling and flexible way to study, but it does help if you know what online resources are available to you. There are four key distance education tools that you will find particularly useful: My Enrolment, MySCU, the Students website and SCU email.
Not sure where to begin? There are three areas to address: the administrative tasks that you need to complete, the preparation you should undertake and finally, the unit studies themselves. We've prepared a Where to Begin information page to get you there.
Law Students - Law Lounge
Law Lounge is an online gateway for first year law and justice students to create and manage their own study groups. It's about studying with other students wherever you are, however you choose and whenever you like.
We wish you every success in your studies at SCU!
Updated: 10 October 2013