Welcome to commencing students

Orientation sessions on video

If you were not able to attend orientation, watch these videos to get oriented to BEL Faculty and your program.

Orientation highlights

Welcome all undergraduate students

For easy viewing in China, watch this video on Youku.

PowerPoint slides (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Kaltura Video Platform, 21m:07s
00:00 Welcome and introduction by students, Chanel and Angus
07:45 Welcome by Academic Dean, Professor Polly Parker
12:56 Student panel - tips for new students

Undergraduate program orientation sessions

Welcome to postgraduate students

International students

Dedicated staff are here to help you in your first semester. Meet your First Semester Advisors and watch videos on how to plan your undergraduate program, find the courses you need to study, and apply for credit transfer. .

Current students can help you settle into student life at UQ and in Australia. Join BEL Global Mates to meet other students and enjoy Brisbane together. 

Recommended resources

  • Quickly learn the digital skills you need for your study with our Digital Essentials online course. 
  • Improve your study, assignment and referencing skills with our Assignment Essentials online course.
  • Undergraduate students - make sure the courses you pick count toward graduation - view program plans to check your program's requirements.
  • Find a favourite library space to study in early in the semester.


If you still have questions after watching the videos, don't delay - contact us for help now.

New international students
Helen and Lorraine, First Semester Advisers

Postgrad business students
Business School postgrad student liaison

Postgrad economics students
Student Experience Officers

All other students
Student Experience Officers
BEL Student Centre