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We've covered all the admin tasks like enrolling, getting your computer account set up and organising your study plan, now it's time to settle in.

Make the most of your time studying and become part of the uni community by engaging with your lecturers, making new friends and joining clubs and societies.

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Build relationships

Take the time to build relationships with staff and other students.

Whether you’re an online or on-campus student, having good relationships with your lecturers is one of the best ways to get the most of your university experience.

Read our top tips for building a great working relationship with your lecturers.

You can find your lecturers' contact details in the staff directory.

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Make new friends

Making friends at uni will not only create enjoyable shared experiences, they can also help improve your academic performance. Your friends are who you turn to when you’re confused about an assignment or a deadline; they're your study buddies that keep you accountable and on track with your studies.

Get some pointers about breaking the ice and meeting new people at uni.

Get involved

Social networking is a part of life for many people. Connecting with other students can provide friendship and support, as well as a way of managing the stress of completing assignments and exams.

If you are in the Darwin area, you might be interested in some of the discipline associations or CDU clubs and societies or become a volunteer student ambassador.

Whether you're a first-time student, returning to study or re-enrolling, Orientation is a must for you.

It'll help you find your way around campus, put you in touch with people from all over the world and provide an introduction to your course, the staff and all the services available to you.

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