Simply put, First Gen is a program that recognises the incredible achievement of those that are the first in their immediate family to attend higher education. It also understands that being the first brings with it some unique challenges for you and your family, and for this reason, we want to ensure you have the back up you need to feel confident and informed about your university journey. Be supported throughout your university journey by connecting with other First Gen students and staff, accessing tailored resources, and attending First Gen celebration events.
Resources & Events
First Gen - Exam Prep Lunch Event
Free Nacho Bar Lunch
Week 11 is here, which means the end of session is fast approaching, along with exams and final assessment. Let us help you feel prepared for this busy period by joining our next and final First Gen event for the year!
When: Thursday 20th October
What to expect: Free food, the opportunity to network and hear from The Student Mental Health team, tips and practical advice on how to look after your wellbeing in the lead up and during exams.
Location: Wollongong campus, Building 20.4 (recorded or live streamed to regional campus')
Top tips for getting started
It’s all about planning! You’ve got to prepare to be prepared for both your uni life and personal life. Stay confident, resist self-doubt and ask for help when you need it.
To hear more tips and tricks, be sure to check out our First Gen Website which includes stories for fellow First Gen students and targeted resources.
Get 24/7 acccess to online resources to support your learning, including an online assignment calculator. You can also get tailored support and advice from Peer Academic Coaches, access academic consultations with the Learning Development lecturers, or attend study seminars.
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