Making the Transition to Uni


Coming to University can be the best experience of your life. You learn new things, make new friends and start to realise your academic potential and direction in life. However, there are times when the transition to university can be challenging.

Transition to University is that period of adjustment when you move from a familiar environment (such as school, TAFE, work or home) to a less familiar one; the life of the university. For most of you the transition will be smooth and almost invisible; for others it can be incredibly stressful. This often depends on how different your previous life was to that of the University, and the extent of your separation from family and friends. Some students find the culture so different they suffer elements of culture shock (sometimes called ‘transition shock’)!

At Flinders we want to make the transition to university as easy for you as possible. We have a range of activities and support services to not only help you settle in but to make sure that your time at University is a great and memorable experience.

Transition-to-uni is a guide to surviving and thriving at University. There are useful tips and advice to suit everyone - whether you have come straight from school, or are returning to study after a long, long time, whether you come from overseas or have come down from the country. Just click on the relevant links.

A note from the Director of Transition at Flinders University:

I'd like to congratulate you for taking the time to come here, I'm sure that you will find this page most helpful. If there is something you can’t find or don’t know, feel free to contact the Transition Office at, or ring (08) 8201 5781 or visit us in person at Level One, Student Building, right next to Yunggorendi.

Director of the Transition Office

With kind regards,

Salah Kutieleh