What are the Discovery subjects?

Each undergraduate degree will offer their own style of a Discovery Subject, designed to support your introduction to starting at University by:

  • Building disciplinary excitement; leading experts in your discipline talking you through big ideas, new research and how you will be part of solving real-world problems
  • Introducing the study skills designed to support you throughout your learning experience and help you achieve academic success
  • Give you an understanding of the engagement expectations of the University community to develop an understanding of principles like respect and academic integrity
  • Establishing connections within your discipline and the University more broadly.

You will undertake six modules that introduce you to topics such as freedom of speech in education and research, your wellbeing and sustainability across the campuses and University community. Designed to set you up for success and to broaden your horizons on your discipline, the Discovery subjects are core for first-year undergraduate students and each undergraduate degree will offer varying experiences and delivery modes.

We encourage you to explore your disciplines study pages to learn more about what you will be undertaking and watch two of our experiences in the  videos.