Prepare for classes

Explore Wattle

Course pages for Wattle usually open one week before classes start. After you enrol in each course for the semester, you should have access within 48 hours.

Familiarise yourself with your course material and course policies (for example, whether the course allows for late submission of assessments) before classes start.


Get to know your timetable

Navigating and understanding your ANU timetable can take a bit of time and practice. It is recommended you spend some time familiarising yourself with the information available at Timetabling and Student Access and Support for My Timetable. You will find resources on ‘Getting started’, how to ‘Create a Timetable Plan’ and much more.

Understand your program requirements

It is important you are familiar with your 'program requirements' which are the rules about how you must complete your program/degree. Your program requirements can be found on Programs and Courses page. For more information on Program Management, Understanding your Program Requirements and How to Use Degree Checking Templates, go to Program Management - Degree Checking Templates

Organise your course materials

Required and recommended materials for individual courses are listed on Programs and Courses page, as well as in the Course Summary in Wattle. You can borrow the required materials from one of the libraries on campus (borrowing criteria and eligibility applies), or you may wish to purchase textbooks new or second hand. Below are some online, and in store options.

You can also check with ANUSA for further recommendations.


Understand the ANU rules on academic integrity and plagiarism

As an ANU student, it’s your responsibility to familiarise yourself with these rules so don’t get caught out for what may be a simple, honest mistake. The possible outcomes of an allegation being considered by an Academic Misconduct Inquiry may include failing the specific course related to the allegation, suspension from study for 12 months or even exclusion from the University.

The University has put together some tips and resources for students to draw upon to help you complete your studies without accidently breaching the university’s Academic Integrity Principles and Academic Misconduct Rules.

Online material discussing plagiarism and referencing styles is available from the Academic Skills and Learning Centre.

Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing