Orientation is all about getting started and settling into life at UNSW as quickly and easily as possible. This includes becoming familiar with your faculty, your campus, your classmates and the clubs and societies that you will join. It is your chance to meet new people, find your way around, get involved and have some fun. 

Official Welcome to UNSW Australia

Did you miss the Semester 2 2016 Official Welcome? You can watch the session online below:

Faculty Welcomes

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

Please check back for Semester 1 2017 Faculty Welcome dates.

Orientation Workshops and Sessions

Be sure to check back for Semester 1 2017 Orientation Sessions!

*The orientation event planner website is optimised for the latest version of your internet browser

Have questions about the Orientation Event planner? Type 'Event Planner' in the FAQ search box on the right, or email gettingstarted@unsw.edu.au.




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 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 5 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 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.

Orientation Workshop Slides

The Learning Centre

Listening, reading and notetaking

What is referencing all about?

Introduction to essay writing