How to get ready for uni next year

Students sitting on Bush Court

Know where you’re going to uni next year and want to get a head start on preparing? There are things you can do this year which will make your transition smoother.

In the past, high school students would receive uni offers only a couple of months before they start classes, but due to changes in admissions in 2020 it is now very common for students to apply for, and receive offers, more than six months before they start their course.

It’s a relief to know your place at uni is secure for next year, and having it locked in early can make things even more exciting. You’re probably itching to get to know your uni, classmates and teachers already – and they’ll be excited to meet you, too!

I’ve got an early offer. Now what?

If you’ve got your early offer and accepted it, congratulations! The hardest part of your uni admissions process is over and you can rest easy for the rest of the year.

If you’re buzzing to start planning and preparing now, why not start researching some things you’ll need to know for next year including:

To help you get even more excited and to feel like a Murdoch student before you even start studying, we’ve put together a program just for Year 12s. We’re calling it ‘Murdoch Ready’.

What’s Murdoch Ready?

Murdoch Ready is our way of getting you ready for study at Murdoch before you start your classes next year. Think of it as a head start: because you’ve applied early, you can also get to know your campus early, get advice from current students early and even get to know your teachers and student peers early.

Murdoch Ready includes a starter pack worth up to $1000, which you can customise your way with vouchers in either:


  • a tech voucher to put towards laptops, iPads and study needs
  • a Murdoch Money book allowing you to spend at the vendors on campus


  • a voucher to spend at Murdoch’s Bookshop on books, equipment and other study needs
  • a Murdoch Money book with vouchers put towards parking, the gym, food and other retailers on campus


  • choice of commute voucher to put towards traveling to and from campus
  • a Murdoch Money book allowing you to spend at the vendors on campus

Join us at the next Murdoch Ready Event

To help you get ready for uni life at Murdoch we’re throwing some Murdoch Ready events to get the party started early.

At these events you’ll be able to:

  • explore and experience your campus, including the facilities you’ll be using next year;
  • connect with current students and get advice from them about things like study tips and opportunities in your study area;
  • get to know your future student peers;
  • meet your future teachers and lecturers;
  • make it easy to get answers to any questions you might have about uni;
  • have fun and celebrate your early uni offer.

Our Murdoch Ready events are open to any Year 12s who have chosen to study with us next year. Apply through the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net today to receive an exclusive invitation to our next event.

Posted on:

8 Sep 2020

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