2021 School of Dentistry Orientation Program

Orientation for BDSc(Hons) first year students will be held at the UQ Oral Health Centre, 288 Herston Road, Herston in the week commencing Monday, 15 February 2021.  It is compulsory that all students located in Brisbane attend the orientation sessions on Monday, 15 February and Tuesday, 16 February at the UQ Oral Health Centre.  For off-shore students unable to attend in-person, all orientation sessions will be zoomed (except School tour and scavenger hunt) (check local time zones with Brisbane time).  Recordings of School/UQ sessions and some student sessions will be made available as well as a virtual tour of the School.  Powerpoint presentations will also be made available.

Getting Started - Your First Few Weeks at UQ’ online (Zoom) and in-person sessions at St Lucia campus have been scheduled at St Lucia campus.  This orientation is compulsory for all new international students and recommended for domestic students.  Students can attend ‘Getting Started’ in-person sessions and other UQ orientation events at St Lucia campus on Wednesday, 17 February.  Students will need to register for Zoom and in-person sessions for ‘Getting Started’.

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS) will be welcoming all new students (including School of Dentistry students) to the Faculty and providing activities at St Lucia campus and online on Thursday, 18 February

 

Overview of the week:

 

Monday, 15 February

UQ Oral Health Centre

Tuesday, 16 February

UQ Oral Health Centre

Wednesday, 17 February

St Lucia Campus

Thursday, 18 February

UQ Centre, St Lucia Campus

Morning

School Program

ADAQ Introduction

Student panel

‘Getting Started – Your First Few Weeks’ (UQ Student Services)

Welcome to HaBS Faculty

Lunch

UQDSA sponsored lunch

 

 

 

Afternoon

UQDSA Icebreaker Activities

Mentoring and Scavenger hunt

O-Week activities

HaBS Faculty student activities

 

Detailed program:

Monday, 15 February (Compulsory for all on-campus students) – UQ Oral Health Centre

Time

Sessions

Presenter

9:00 - 9:30 am

Overview of day and Welcome from Head of School

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Professor Saso Ivanovski (Head of School)

9:30 – 10:00 am

Being a Dental Professional

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Dr Sobia Zafar (School Integrity Officer)

10:00 – 10.15am

Welcome from BDSc (Hons) Phase 1 Coordinator

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Dr Matthew Nangle (Phase 1 Coordinator)

10:15 – 10:30 am

What, where and who in the School of Dentistry Zoo

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Dr Matthew Nangle  (Phase 1 Coordinator)

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 – 11:00 am

Welcome from School Teaching and Learning Chair

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Associate Professor Rati Lalloo (T&L Chair)

11:00 – 11:30 am

Introduction to Herston Student Services

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Ms Yasuyo Uehara (Herston Student Services)

11:30 – 11:45 am

Introduction to UQ Library

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Ms Jackie Devenish (Herston Librarian)

11:45 – 12:30 pm

Student Experience session

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Dr Amro Farag/Dr Sobia Zafar

(School Student Experience Coordinator)

12:30 – 1:00 pm

UQDSA Meet and Greet

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

University of Qld Dental Student Association (UQDSA)

1:00 – 2:00 pm

UQDSA Sponsored lunch (BBQ)

 

2:00 – 3:00 pm

UQDSA Presentation and Icebreaker Activity

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

UQDSA

3:00 – 4:00 pm

School Tour

(Divided into groups)

UQDSA

 

Tuesday, 16 February (Compulsory for all on-campus students) – UQ Oral Health Centre

Time

Sessions

Presenter

9:00 – 10:00 am

Introduction to Australian Dental Association (Qld Branch) (ADAQ)

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Dr Alex Forrest (ADAQ President)

10:00 – 11:15 am

Life as a UQ Dental Student

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Student Panel:

Panel members TBA

11:15 – 12:00 pm

Early Lunch

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Meet the Mentors

Lecture Auditorium, Room 4401, Level 4

Dr Sobia Zafar (School Student Experience Coordinator)

Peer Mentors

12:30 – 4:00 pm

Scavenger Hunt and Mentor Carnival

 

 

Wednesday, 17 February (Compulsory for International Students; Recommended for Domestic Students)

Getting Started

‘Getting Started’ orientation which is provided by UQ Student Services is compulsory for new international students and also recommended for domestic students.  A number of online and in-person sessions are being made available during UQ Orientation week (O-Week).

The ‘Getting Started - Your First Few Weeks at UQ’ online (Zoom) sessions and in-person events at St  Lucia campus are being held multiple times and can be found here: https://orientation.uq.edu.au/event-search/category/getting-started-sessions-16

Students need to register for a session (online or in-person) through the website.

UQ Essentials

Online ‘UQ Essentials’ modules which are also beneficial for international and domestic students can be found on the Student Services website: https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/international-interstate-students.  All students are encouraged to visit the site.

 

Thursday, 18 February

Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS) Faculty Orientation session – St Lucia Campus

See the session details here.

 


Category: O-Week
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Monday, 15 February 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, 18 February 2021 - 4:00pm
Oral Health Centre (Bld 0883), Room 4401, Herston