Connecting our new Biomedicine students

Undergraduate students officially welcomed to the University community.

The inaugural event held on 27 February was one of a series of commencement ceremonies as part of orientation week, aiming to create a shared sense of identity and connection among new students.

Hosted by Channel 10’s Gorgi Coglan, Bachelor of Biomedicine students were welcomed with a traditional smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country. They heard from Professor Shitij Kapur the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), saw the academic procession and got to meet and chat with lecturers and teaching staff.

The inspiring Dr Bronwyn King also spoke to the future biomedics about her journey as an alumni of the Faculty. You can read more about Bronwyn here.


The event took place in the historic Royal Exhibition Building, and gave the new cohort of Biomedicine students a chance to make new friends and connections. Taking part in the post-ceremony festival with musical performances and food trucks (who tried the ice cream??), students even had the chance to met Biomed Bear and score a free MDHS hoodie!

75% of our new Biomedicine undergraduates surveyed during O Week said they already felt connected - they had met new people and had joined a club or society.

(Welcome to Biomedicine Poll, February 2020)

A big, warm welcome to all our incoming undergraduate students - we wish you all the best in your studies this year!

We know it has been a difficult start with the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the University is here to support all of our students through this. For advice and support please visit: Student Support.