Orientation

O-Week

Term 1 2020 O-Week will be held from Monday 10 February to Friday 14 February 2020. Orientation is your chance to explore uni life and make new friends. New students are strongly encouraged to attend for a week of sessions, stalls and fun!

Orientation Sessions

You can use the online Orientation Event Planner closer to O-Week to register for a wide range of sessions, including professional and academic skills development, faculty welcomes and student-run activities. Plan your orientation to make the best possible start at UNSW!

 


Official Welcomes

The VC Welcome to New Undergraduate Students

Date: Monday 10 February 2020

Time: 9:00am to 10:00am

Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium- Map Ref C24

Family members and guests are also welcome to attend

Register Here

 

The VC Welcome to New Postgraduate Students

Date: Monday 10 February 2020

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium- Map Ref C24

Family members and guests are also welcome to attend

Register Here


Faculty Welcomes

Attending your Faculty Welcome is a great way to meet fellow students and key academic and support staff from your faculty. 

Please see below for your Faculty Welcome for Term 1 2020.

 

UNSW Art and Design

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome - Design

Date: Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Venue: EG02 Lecture Theatre, Paddington Campus- Map Ref

Register Here

 

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome - Media Arts & Fine Arts

Date: Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Venue: EG02 Lecture Theatre, Paddington Campus- Map Ref

Register Here

 

Postgraduate Faculty Welcome 

Date: Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Venue: EG02 Lecture Theatre, Paddington Campus- Map Ref

Register Here

 

UNSW Arts and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome 

Date: Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Time: 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Venue: Science Theatre - Map Ref G15

Register Here

 

Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Venue: Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Buliding - Map Ref G19

Register Here

  

UNSW Built Environment

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm

Venue: Keith Burrows Theatre- Map Ref J14

Register Here

 

Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Time: 4:30pm - 6:45pm

Venue: Red Centre Gallery- Map Ref H13

Register Here

 

UNSW Business 

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm OR 11:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium- Map Ref C24

Register Here

 

Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Thursday 13 February, 2020

Time: 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Venue: Commencing in the Law Building- Map Ref F8 

Register Here

 

UNSW Engineering 

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome 

Date: Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium- Map Ref C24

Register Here

 

UNSW Law

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Thursday 13 February, 2020

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm 

Venue: The Law Theatre G04- Map Ref F8

Register Here

 

UNSW Law International Welcome

Date: Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Venue: Law Staff Common Room- Map Ref F8

Due to the disruption to the start of Term 1 caused by unprecedented coronavirus situation and Australian Government travel restrictions impacting UNSW students, the Law Faculty will postpone the International Student Welcome that was scheduled for Wednesday 19 February 2020.Students will receive a new invitation to a rescheduled event in the coming weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Club Bar, UNSW Roundhouse Map Ref E6

Register Here

 

UNSW Medicine

Medicine Year 1 Welcome

Date: Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Time: 9:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: Central Lecture Block 7- Map Ref E19

Register Here

 

UNSW Science

Science Faculty Welcome

Date: Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Time: 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium- Map Ref C24

Register Here


UNSW Library online tutorials

The Library have provided online content to help new UNSW students learn how to make the most of the Library's many resources. Click on the headings below to get started.

Getting Started with UNSW Library 

This whirlwind video tour tells you all you need to know to get started and connect with UNSW Library wherever you are. 

Smart Searching with UNSW Library

Find it faster at UNSW Library. Learn how to use UNSW Library to save time and find all the books, e-books, journals, databases, course materials, exam papers and multimedia you need.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is presenting another person's work or ideas as your own. Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics at UNSW and is not taken lightly. So how do you avoid it?

Elise | Informing your studies quiz

It is a mandatory requirement for all commencing UNSW undergraduate students to complete the ELISE quiz by Week 3 of the student's first semester.

Completing the ELISE | Informing your studies tutorial and achieving a pass (80%) in the ELISE quiz, is mandatory for all new Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

The quiz is available from Orientation week and we suggest completing it ASAP before your workload starts to increase. This will take you through a number of key skills and concepts that are crucial to academic study.


UNSW Essentials

UNSW Essentials is your online guide to your first semester. This series of online modules (covering study, planning, exams and more) is designed to assist your transition to UNSW and is available anytime.

UNSW Essentials for Local Students

UNSW Essentials for International Students