This course engages first year university students with the complex concepts of student identities, learner agency, learner mindset and motivation, and links these concepts to successful learning. Students will critically examine the nature and functions of universities, the culture and expectations at university, and university students as active and politically informed individuals. From a personal and professional standpoint, students will examine the experiences and motivations of people in accessing higher education and how universities are responding (or should respond) to the needs of students with diverse backgrounds. The course will enable students to consider the nature of knowledge and basic learning theories. By completing this introductory course undergraduate students will develop an array of basic academic, personal and professional skills and learning strategies. These include, but are not limited to - understanding their learning strengths and preferences, developing metacognition, ensuring academic integrity, locating and using academic literature, digital literacies, goal setting and time management, and recognising the resources and facilities that exist within the university environment that can be utilised to assist personal learning.