O Week

Flinders International Student Orientation

Attend information sessions and tours

3 Minute Thesis

Getting around Flinders






Flinders’ orientation program, O’week, will help you find your way around campus, so find out what’s on and discover the services available to help you.

Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) co-ordinate the social events and activities during O’week – including O’Fiesta, a musical extravaganza on campus.

Visit the O Week website for more details.



Compulsory Session

The Flinders International Student Orientation (FISO) is a compulsory session for all international students that covers important information about:

  • enrolment
  • work conditions
  • University policies
  • getting your Student ID
  • collecting your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card
  • important government regulations covering your stay in Australia.

Please book your FISO session.  



To help you settle in, information sessions and tours will be available, including:



The 3MT is a transnational competition for University students of which Flinders University is a participating University.

PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

It is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down' research. The oration should engage the audience without reducing research to entertainment value alone. It is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills.

Watch the 2017 3MT winner, Ayla Orang to see what it's all about!

You can participate in this opportunity during your RHD candidature. Learn more.



Flinders is a big university. It’s worth knowing, in advance, how to get between your laboratories, office, the library and other services and facilities without getting lost.

We recommend you have a look around the University before your candidature starts, so you know where you’re going.

The University loop bus is a free service that runs during semester (including exam weeks) linking the main University, Sturt and the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) bus interchange.

A free Tonsley loop service is available for students and staff between Tonsley and Bedford Park. Two loop buses run from 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Check the timetables for details.

Maps and apps are also available to help you get around:



The Flinders University Library has four branches:

Flinders’ library staff are available to support and help you to make the best use of the library’s resources.
We recommend checking out the Search Smart Getting Started guide to help you get started and make the most of using your library resources.

Document Services Unit

If material you need is not held, the Document Services Unit can try to obtain it for you.

Teaching and Learning Librarians

Teaching and Learning Librarians act as a link between students and the Library resources and can help students with researching information and using the Library databases.

If you have a brief reference question, you can use the Ask a Librarian email form via the Electronic Reference Desk. For other enquiries, come into the Library or contact the Teaching and Learning Librarians.



The Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) represents the views and interests of students enrolled at Flinders. It’s independent and aims to promote and advance the rights, interests and welfare of students.

An elected Student Council oversees the services provided by FUSA, which include:

  • student events and activities
  • academic advocacy and support
  • financial assistance and grants
  • the student magazine – Empire Times
  • the annual student diary
  • clubs and societies
  • student representation

Membership is free, so sign up to receive updates, learn what’s on offer, and how to get involved in student life. More information is available at FUSA.



There are a number of clubs and societies you can join while at Flinders, in a range of interest areas:

  • social and cultural
  • academic
  • political
  • sporting
  • spiritual and
  • general interest
  • faculty, school and course-specific associations

It’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests, who may not be studying the same course as you.

If you can’t find a club that suits you, resources and services are available to help you start your own.