First Year Orientation Survey

Burton and Garran Hall is looking at implementing a First Year Resident Pre-Arrival Orientation for Semester 2 this year. This orientation course will aim to best prepare first year residents for what to expect at B&G.

As a resident of B&G, we would love to hear your opinion on what would be useful to include in this course. If you could take a few minutes to fill in the below survey we would be very grateful for your input. All you need to do is rate on a scale of 1 – 5 (1 being not at all useful and 5 being crucial information) how useful the following information would be prior to arrival at B&G. There are some places for comment along the way and also at the end if you wish to include more detail.

Please note that we are not asking for your name and this survey will be anonymous.

First Year Orientation Survey

  • This section would include things such as submitting your direct debit details/advance payment form, booking travel to Canberra, arranging a Meet and Greet appointment through ANU, confirming your arrival date with B&G staff etc.
  • This section would include advise on essential things to bring such as summer and winter cloths (Canberra has hot summers and cold winters), photos of home and the people you love (to decorate your room), toiletries, a bike and plug converters (international students).
  • This section would include things that you aren't allowed to have at B&G such as electric blankets.
  • This section would cover the items that you can pre-purchase through B&G such as internet cables and linen packs. It would also cover forms that you may need to complete prior to arrival such as Bike Registration.
  • This section will cover the opening hours of the office, the steps you need to complete and would give some detail of the welcome you will receive by the leadership team.
  • This will give an outline the benefit of attending O Week for new residents; getting your ID card, learning your way around etc.
  • This section would cover things like what is expected of each resident in shared areas such as the kitchen, laundry and bathroom; tips and manners on community living.
  • This would include a very brief introduction to the staff and different leadership teams and give residents an idea of who to go to for what and ensure they are aware of the support B&G offers.
  • This section would advise that whilst B&G is an amazing community to be part of, you will be living with 516 other residents on a university campus. It will cover some recommendations of how to secure your valuables, bikes and kitchen appliances.