Orientation

O Week

Semester 1 2017 O Week is held from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 2017. Make the best possible start at UNSW by taking part in the O Week activities, programs and opportunities listed below.

There is loads on offer every day and something for everyone! Join the Arc O Week Facebook event to stay in the loop!

Orientation Sessions

Use the online Orientation Event Planner 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! 

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


Official Welcomes

UNSW Official Welcome to Undergraduate Students 

Officiated by President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Stalls and refreshments will follow in the Mathews Pavilions from 7pm – 8pm.

 

UNSW Official Welcome to Postgraduate Students 

Officiated by President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2017

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Stalls and refreshments will follow in the Mathews Pavilions from 7pm – 8pm.


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 Semester 1 2017 Faculty Welcome Events - you can register to attend these events in the Orientation Event Planner!

 

UNSW Arts and Social Sciences

Undergraduate

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Undergraduate Welcome Presentation 

Monday 20th February 2017

11am - 12pm

Science Theatre - Map Ref F13

 

UNSW Art and Design

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome (Art Theory & Fine Arts (Hons)

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

10am - 12pm

EG02 Lecture Theatre, Paddington Campus - Map Ref

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome (Design (Hons) & Media Arts (Hons) 

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

1pm - 3pm

EG02 Lecture Theatre, Paddington Campus - Map Ref

 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Thursday 23rd February 2017

4pm - 5pm

EG02 Lecture Theatre, Paddington Campus - Map Ref

 

UNSW Built Environment

Undergraduate

UNSW Built Environment Welcome for New Undergraduate Students

Monday 20th February 2017

10am - 2pm

Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre - Map Ref J14

 

Postgraduate

UNSW Built Environment Welcome for New Postgraduate Students

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

3.30pm - 5.30pm

The Red Centre Theatre - Map Ref H13

 

International

International Students @ UNSW Built Environment

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

1pm - 2pm

Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre - Map Ref J14

 

UNSW Business School

Undergraduate

UNSW Business Undergraduate Welcome Session 1

Tuesday 21st February 2017

9.15am - 10.30am - Click here to register!

Sir John Clancy Auditorium - Map Ref C24

UNSW Business Undergraduate Welcome Session 2

Tuesday 21st February 2017

11am - 12.15pm - Click here to register!

Sir John Clancy Auditorium - Map Ref C24

 

Postgraduate

UNSW Business School Postgraduate Welcome

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

5.30pm - 8.30pm - Click here to register!

The Science Theatre - Map Ref F13

 

UNSW Engineering

Undergraduate

UNSW Engineering Faculty Welcome for new Undergraduate students

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

10am - 2pm

Sir John Clancy Auditorium - Map Ref C24

 

UNSW Law

Undergraduate

UNSW Law Undergraduate Student Welcome

Thursday 23rd February 2017

11am - 2pm

The Law Theatre G04 - Map Ref F8

 

Postgraduate

UNSW Law Postgraduate Student Welcome

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

6pm - 7.30pm

Level 6 Dining room and T4, UNSW City CBD Campus - Map Ref

UNSW Law JD Student Welcome

Friday 24th February 2017

12.15pm - 2pm

The Law Theatre G04 - Map Ref F8

 

UNSW Science

Undergraduate

All Science Undergraduate Welcome

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Sir John Clancy Auditorium - Map Ref C24

 

UNSW Medicine

Undergraduate 

UNSW Medicine Year 1 Welcome

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

9am - 2pm

Central Lecture Block, CLB7 - Map Ref E19

School of Public Health & Community Medicine - Meet and Greet for New Students

Thursday 23rd February 2017

4pm - 6pm

Room 305, Samuels Building - Map Ref F25

UNSW Exercise Physiology Welcome Lecture

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

11am - 12pm

LG03, Wallace Wurth Building - Map Ref C27

 


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 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

 


UNSW O-Week presented by Arc

O-Week is the biggest student event on the UNSW calendar bringing you five day jam-packed full of fun events, opportunities to get orientated and plenty of university information. And it's brought to you by Arc.

Arc @ UNSW is your student organisation, run by students, for students. Arc Membership opens up a whole world of Clubs & Societies, volunteering opportunities, sporting participation, legal help and more free food than you can ever imagine! Arc makes sure that your uni experience is the time of your life and your next adventure starts with O-Week. Find out more at www.arc.unsw.edu.au/oweek.