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Newsroom Releases 2013 February Helping parents and partners of uni students

15/02/2013
Helping parents and partners of uni students
Starting university can be nerve-wracking for any new student, but it can also be a stressful time for their parents and partners as well.

Helping parents and partners of uni students

First published 15 February, 2013

Starting university can be nerve-wracking for any new student, but it can also be a stressful time for their parents and partners as well.

Orientation Week (or O Week) is a university-wide celebration held from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February on the Cairns and Townsville campuses.

James Cook University is holding a Parents and Partners information session on its Townsville campus tomorrow (16 February) as part of the preparations for the new academic year, to help them understand what to expect.

JCU staff will provide information on the typical first year experience, what students need to do to succeed, and how parents and partners can help to support new students as they adjust to university life.

Another highlight of O Week will be an exhibition showcasing the talent of JCU’s Bachelor of New Media Arts students.

The Best of Student Show features the talents of 34 Bachelor of New Media Arts students.

Parents and Partners event

Saturday 16 February - starts at 1.30pm

Sir Georg Kneipp Auditorium, JCU Townsville

Best of Student Show event

Tuesday 19th February 2013 - starts at 5pm

eMerge Gallery, Building DA300, School of Creative Arts, JCU, Townsville

Media inquiries: Caroline Kaurila, JCU Media Liaison, tel: (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175