Australian University lingo is understood thanks to a tutorial in educational terminology!
As you get prepped for OzTREKK’s pre-departure sessions this fall, we thought we would give you a head start, providing this list of Australian University lingo to prepare you for your time on campus! See the list below from Study in Australia!
- Academics – faculty members; academics may also be lecturers
- College - student residence or an academic unit (e.g. The College of Art and Design); never refers to university; can also refer to vocational colleges that offer diplomas and certificates not degrees.
- Course – a program of study e.g. Bachelor of Science course
- Faculty – academic division within the university e.g. Faculty of Arts; does not refer to people
- Halls of residence – student housing or dorms
- Mark – grade
- O Week – orientation week that occurs at the beginning of the semester; there may be a separate orientation for international students
- School – K-12 education; school never refers to a university; can also refer to an academic division e.g. School of Medicine
- Subject – similar to classes; also called units
- Supps or supplementary exams – make-up exams
- Tutes or tutorials – small discussion groups usually led by an academic or tutor
- Vice-chancellor – president or principal of the university
Learn more about studying at an Australian University
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