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Five hectic days for Uni. freshers
FRESHERS Gillian Caley (left) and Felicity Kades find their way round the University with »onie help from Jim Friend. Pictures on this page show Gillian and Felicity during Orientation Week.
Probably the most hectic five days in their academic careers have just ended for the 1957 ''freshers" at Sydney University. The annual
Orientation Week is over.
defines orientation as 'acquainting oneself with the existing situation." But the most important feature of the week was the presentation of five how-to-study lectures.
"They are designed to show ?fficient techniques of study," said Orientation Week's con- venor, Michael Nelson, fourth
vear arts student.
In the Orientation Handbook, given free to freshers, Michael and another student director of the Week, Jim Friend, gave <ome sound advice to the new students.
"In the first place, you will have to begin working at a ridiculously early time of the year-namely, next week. You will have to find out what your ! ext books are and read them.
"In the second place, you will have to attend lectures fairly consistently. It has been dis- covered by recent investigators that certain departments feel ionely if their students do not attend, and occasionally retali- ate by not asking them to sit for
"In the third place, you will have to do the class work, whether written or practical, be- cause lecturers feel particularly hurt if you do not give them their reading matter and prob ably will not invite you again.
"Tyrannical and barbarous though these restrictions on your personal freedom are, you will have to accept them as a means to your grubby, mercenary
But they conclude reassuringly, "You can still have plenty of
fun all the same."
So Orientation Week was a combination of serious, thought provoking symposia, discussions
All of the Week's lectures and some of them were on highly controversial topics - brought packed crowds.
On the lighter side, the stu- dent directors organised a jazz concert, a mannequin parade at which all the models were themselves students-and a dance.
Two freshers who are typical of the estimated 3500 new stu- dents are Felicity Kades. and Gillian Caley, photographed on this page.
Dark and attractive, Felicity is 19. She arrived in Sydney four months ago from the United States, where she has lived for the past six years with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Kades.
She is taking the two-year social-studies course at Sydney University.
Sixteen-year-old Gillian Caley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Caley, of East Lindfield. She left Abbotsleigh last year, and is a first-year arts student.
HOW-TO-STUDY LECTURE, "The Characteristics of the Successful University Student," absorbs Gillian, Felicity,
and the student audience in the Wallace Theatre.
IN THE MAIN QUADRANGLE of the University Arts II student Jenny Marshall (left) shows Felicity and Gillian the way to the Fisher Library.
CHANCELLOR Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn foliotes the academic procession lo the Great Hall
for the freshers' official welcome.
FRESHERS' INFORMAL dance was held at thc
University Union: from left are Ben Parker, Gil-
lian, Felicity, and Hal Paemaa.
MANNEQUIN PARADE in the Union Hall teas wildly applauded by the students. With Bob Diamond and R. Honner (right). Gillian and Felicity watch Joanne Williamson parade.