Residential Schools give students the chance to attend intensive classes and activities for brief periods of time.
These schools can be online or on-campus. They offer face-to-face or virtual lectures, tutorials and practicals to give you a deeper understanding of your subject content to help develop essential professional skills. You'll also get to know your academic staff and peers and make use of a range of facilities.
Residential School Periods
Residential School dates for the following year are released annually in September and are usually run in the university breaks over the periods below.
|2022||24 Jan - 4 Feb 2022||4 Apr - 14 Apr 2022||20 Jun - 8 Jul 2022||22 Aug - 2 Sep 2022|
Check here for specific dates for 2021/2022 residential schools for your upcoming subjects
Subjects with Residential Schools
Before you enrol in a subject you can check in the university Handbook whether it has res school requirements. It will tell you whether they are compulsory or non-compulsory. Most residential schools are delivered on campus, but there are some that are delivered online.
- Compulsory residential schools - you must attend unless you have a compelling reason for exemption. You must apply for special consideration to be given an exemption from attending.
- Non-compulsory residential schools - attendance is optional.
When you enrol in your subject you will be provided with further details of your residential school requirements in your subject outline. This should be available through your student portal about 2 weeks prior to the start of your subject. You can also check your Interact2 subject sites for more specific residential school information.
Planning your attendance
Planning ahead is essential to your residential school success. There are a few key things to organise.
- Residential School confirmation – When you enrol in a subject with a res school you will be automatically registered as an attendee. You may have an option of choosing a particular residential school within the same period. Your subject coordinator will be able to provide more details about that.
- Accommodation - You will be able to apply for accommodations 6 weeks prior to your residential school start date. On campus accommodation options vary from campus to campus and is limited so get in and book as early as you can.
- Student Card – You will need a student card to access some facilities such as the library and some buildings. Some transport providers will also give discounts on sighting your student card. Apply for your student card now so that it can be sent to you before you leave for your res school.
- Transport – There are various options to get to campus as well as how to get around once you arrive
- Budgeting – Did you know you can apply for a Residential School Grant or receive travel subsidies for your res school attendance?
When you're on campus
It's time to find your way around campus. We have a list of the top places you might want to visit during your visit.
What's happening on campus
Join social events and meet other residential school students while you're on campus.