First Year Law

Established at the 2009 Pacific Rim FYHE Conference in Townsville, the First Year Law Community of Practice is comprised specifically of First Year Directors/Coordinators/Advisors and generally, law academics in law faculties and schools nationally and internationally. The group comes together to share experiences and ideas to improve practice in first year law and work collaboratively in their capacity as legal researchers and educators.

For more information about the First Year Law Community of Practice please contact Dr Rachael Field


ANZSSA Community of Practice

ANZSSA (Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association) First Year Experience, Peer Mentoring and Orientation Special Interest Group seeks to bring together practitioners across the Higher Education sector who specialise or are interested in supporting students, particularly in the first year. New members may join if they, or their institution, is a member of ANZSSA.

For further information, please contact the Coordinator, Georgina Barratt-See

Online Orientation

The FYHE Online Orientation Special Interest Group aims to share information about the content and technical resources relevant to online orientation programs.

Online orientation is increasingly important to enabling students from all backgrounds to participate in university orientation programs. It allows students to prepare for university study at their own pace and, being available well in advance of on-campus orientation, enables a longer and less anxious introduction to university. Students unable to attend on-campus programs due to work commitments, family responsibilities or external study modes are supported through online orientation.

Institutional Online Orientation links:

Deakin University’s online orientation for off-campus students

Charles Sturt University

Orientation at UTAS

JCU Orientation Online