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CGSB ORIENTATION GUIDE 2012 Calendar e-Student Quick Reference Start Up and OASIS CGSB Professional Portfolio Building your Career 2012 Academic Mentoring Program Workshops in Trimester 2 Library Services at the CGSB CGSB Toastmasters Emergency Procedures at the CGSB Level 2 Map
OVERVIEW - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW • Student Services Office (SSO) • Student ID cards and building access • Enrolment • Important dates – census dates, deadlines for change of unit/withdrawal • Communication channels and information hubs: • OASIS - Student email and OCCs • Start Up • CGSB website • Study requirements: • Unit outlines and readings/assessment requirements • How to access Blackboard • CGSB Professional Portfolio • Additional services: • How to register for events and workshops on offer • Where to go for help
STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE (SSO) STAFF
Anita Ryan Manager Student Services
Jan McDonald Senior Student Services Officer
Trish McHugh Student Services Officer
Jo Boycott Student Services Officer/Project Officer
Cedric Cho Lin Wing Student Services Officer
STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE (SSO) • • •
SSO Opening Hours Student administration and advice, lodgement of forms Administration Mailbox at SSO reception for after hours form lodgement/assignment lodgement
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: + 61 8 9266 3460 Fax: + 61 8 9266 7607 SSO Opening Hours Mondays
10:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesdays to Thursdays
8:30am – 5:30pm
8:30am – 4:30pm
SSO: STUDENT ID CARDS • • • • •
Student ID cards are required for all CGSB students, online or face-to-face. ID cards allow access to the CGSB building and provide 24/7 access to Level 2 and should be worn at all times while in the building. Building access is not available until your completed form is submitted and processed. Student ID cards also act as Curtin Library cards, giving you access to library services and borrowing privileges. Any ID cards not collected at the end of Orientation may be collected at the SSO during office hours in Week 1.
SSO: ENROLMENT • •
Enrolment should be finalised preferably prior to trimester commencement. By choosing units, you are committing to study them in the delivery mode offered (i.e. face-to-face, online or intensive) for the duration of the trimester/study period. Where there is more than one offering of the same unit taking place on the same night, you will be allocated to a particular class and must remain in that allocation for the duration of the study period. The end of Week 1 is the deadline for adding a unit to your course of study, contingent on availability. It is always a student’s responsibility to enrol on time, ensure enrolment is correct and make any changes to enrolment via the required form or in eStudent with reference to census dates and your course structure. Students considering taking a break from study need to apply for a Leave of Absence, or withdraw from the course.
SSO: ENROLMENT • • • • •
Please choose your units referring to the CGSB timetables (see Plan Your Study on the CGSB homepage) and your course structure in e-Student. Click on Unit Availability and Timetables found under Plan Your Study on the CGSB homepage. These list all units at the CGSB in a given calendar year and the delivery mode(s) offered. Always check the CGSB website for the latest timetable listings. Not all units are available in every mode in every trimester.
Re-enrolment for 2013 (same course) • When you enrol for 2013, enrol for the whole year. Check for 2013 timetables on the CGSB website in November. • Re-enrolment information is sent via OCC in October each year. NB: On completion of GCB, GDB, MBA or MBL a new application must be submitted for other CGSB courses based on competitive entry application requirements and deadlines.
SSO: IMPORTANT DATES Key dates to remember as a student include: • •
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T2: Monday 7 May – Friday 10 August T2 Census date (last date to withdraw without penalty) for trimesters and study periods for intensive units: Friday 1 June Last date to withdraw with penalty dates (i.e. fee liability): Friday 6 July T2 date for paying your university fees: Friday 11 May (invoice available electronically via e-Student in OASIS). T3 Application deadline date if applying for a further course at CGSB: Friday 27 July
Please refer to the 2012 Calendar in your Orientation Booklet. Please note that the latest information will always be found on our website. Look for the Important Dates Quick Link on our homepage.
COMMUNICATION CHANNELS: OASIS OASIS – Online Access to Student Information Services: http://oasis.curtin.edu.au – available 24/7
In OASIS, you will find: • •
e-Student, where you are able to access information relating to your study Start Up: a summary guide of important information about studying at Curtin University
Link to Blackboard, the platform used for online and blended units.
Official Communication Channel (OCC)
Curtin Student Email account
OASIS news including information about events and internet downtimes.
COMMUNICATION CHANNELS: OCC •
OCC: Official Communications Channel
Accessed via OASIS: http://oasis.curtin.edu.au
Curtin University requires that you check and read emails in the OCC at least once a week.
Please note that the OCC is not the same as your student email.
COMMUNICATION CHANNELS: STUDENT EMAIL •
Every Curtin student is provided with a lifetime Curtin email address.
Curtin communicates to students via Student email or OCC only, not to personal email addresses.
Your Curtin email account is accessible via OASIS: http://oasis.curtin.edu.au
It is possible to set up a redirect to a personal email account. Please get in the habit of clearing out your OASIS email on a regular basis. If your quota is breached, new emails cannot be received.
Please remember to change your redirection if you change personal email addresses.
In addition to OCCs, the CGSB sends weekly newsletter-style emails to student email accounts. These emails contain information about events and goings-on at the CGSB.
COMMUNICATION CHANNELS: START UP
Access through OASIS: http://oasis.curtin.edu.au Provides useful summary information on a variety of topics and links to where to find more information: •
CGSB Student Guide
Bentley Campus Information
COMMUNICATION CHANNELS: CGSB WEBSITE What’s on the CGSB website: • Unit availability and timetables • Unit outlines • Upcoming events – Building your Career • Current Students section with reenrolment information, fees, important dates and access to forms. • Academic Mentoring Program information
http://gsb.curtin.edu.au Please bookmark this website and check it regularly. While printed information can change, the website will always have the latest information.
STUDY REQUIREMENTS: ACCESSING BLACKBOARD •
To access units in Blackboard you must be enrolled in the unit for the current study period. You can log in through: OASIS: the link to Blackboard is under the "My Studies" tab Username: your Curtin student number Password: your Oasis password
Or through this direct link: http://lms.curtin.edu.au Having problems logging in? Ensure: • you are enrolled in your unit for the current study period • your unit has an online component • your password is correct (try resetting your password in OASIS).
STUDY REQUIREMENTS: UNIT OUTLINES Units on offer and outlines can be found through this link on the website
STUDY REQUIREMENTS: UNIT OUTLINES •
Click on the required unit
Scroll down until you see the study period you require.
Make sure you select the outline for the correct delivery mode – ie. online, face-to-face or intensive
Click on the Download link to access a PDF version of your outline. Save or print
Unit outlines are subject to change. Always check prior to your first class that you have the latest version
STUDY REQUIREMENTS: CGSB PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO •
As part of the CGSB’s requirements for graduation, all MBL and MBA students are required to complete at least 40 hours of professional development. All GCB and GDB students are also encouraged to participate in Portfolio activities and maintain a Portfolio Log in the event that they decide to continue studies in an MBA or MBL program.
The aim of the CGSB Professional Portfolio is to build on your skills and develop community at the CGSB.
More about the Professional Portfolio can be found through the link under Plan Your Study on the CGSB homepage.
All records can be stored in your iPortfolio which is an online repository that you have access to even after graduation. Please sign up for an iPortfolio workshop which run in the first weeks of T2.
Business Leaders Series
WA Club Networking
CGSB Alumni Network
Building your Career Workshops
CGSB PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO/iPORTFOLIO
International Study Tours: China and Japan
CBS Communications Skills Centre
HOW TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS •
Select your event from the CGSB Calendar on the homepage or click on the Events tab on the top navigation bar.
You will be taken to the CGSB Calendar of Events webpage: http://www.gsb.curtin.edu.au/gsb/events
Complete the online registration form making sure to include your Student ID in order to accrue Portfolio hours for the events you attend.
Click the ‘Register’ button (which is different from the ‘Add this event to your Outlook calendar’ button).
GETTING MORE HELP: WORKSHOPS •
Please refer to your Orientation Guide for a list of workshops on offer
CBS Communications Skills Centre runs workshops here as listed but also has a full program available at the Bentley campus throughout the year. http://www.business.curtin.edu.au/business/current-students/writing-andstudy-skills-support The CSC is also developing an online skills centre through Blackboard – students will be notified once this is operational.
Check out the Library guide specifically written for the CGSB and take advantage of workshops available
Always check the website for the latest workshops on offer and remember to register correctly using your Student ID
GETTING MORE HELP: CONTACTS •
Student Services Office – email@example.com
Curtin Information Management Services – CITS 9266 9000
CBS Communication Skills Centre - +61 8 9266 3504
Unit Controllers and Lecturers – Check your unit outline
Curtin Counselling Centre – +61 8 9266 7850 FREECALL 1800 651 878
Facebook Find us on Facebook here: facebook.com/Curtin.GSB Regular postings about events and happenings at the CGSB will keep you in the loop.
Linked In Once you’ve created a profile at linkedin.com, search for us using ‘CGSB’ as a keyword. An online community of CGSB students, staff and alumni awaits you.
Twitter Join the conversation here: twitter.com/#!/CurtinGSB A great way to keep up with news and events.
Make sure you have enrolled and collect your Student ID card from SSO
Set up OASIS account
Read through the information in Start Up
Register for workshops
Show up prepared for your first class – read through your outline for any pre-class requirements
Know the withdrawal deadlines (census dates) for each study period