News and events New JCUB students are off and racing into 2023!

Wed, 15 Feb 2023
Categories: Students, Events.

Last week James Cook University Brisbane campus welcomed over 300 new students for the first trimester of 2023.

Orientation week – affectionately known as ‘O Week’ – is an important rite of passage for students commencing university. It’s a chance to make new friends, get to know the staff and campus and get ready for study. For international students, it’s also a chance to settle into Brisbane life and learn a bit more about the local culture.

JCUB O Week kicked off with some fantastic activities including an Amazing Race style challenge around Brisbane to discover key landmarks and a delicious lunch at Navala Restaurant. Here the students enjoyed beautiful views of the Brisbane River and had the chance to mingle with fellow students, lecturers and the marketing team

A record number of students participated in informative sessions, including:

  • Presentations by Senior Academic staff
  • Essential Academic Skills workshop
  • Joblinx ‘How can I get a job?’ workshop
  • Meeting our Wellbeing, Resource Centre, Marketing and Student Services teams

This week, the real work begins for our new students as they start lectures, but they are off to a flying start thanks to a fantastic O Week!

James Cook University Brisbane has three intakes per year (February, May and September) with a variety of Undergraduate and Post graduate courses on offer:

Joblinx is a free service offered to JCU Brisbane. We can help with employment support, work experience, and internship opportunities as well as offering one on one consultation, training and workshops to enhance your career development and employment prospects.

JCUB’s Student Wellbeing team offers free and confidential coaching and counselling services. Our qualified counsellors can help you with any academic or personal concerns.