Semester 1 2017

We hope all commencing students in Semester 1 2017 had a wonderful O Week. Best wishes for the semester and onward!

Orientation Sessions

Please check back for Orientation Sessions in Semester 2 2017.

You can 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! 

Official Welcome

Please check back for the Official Welcome event for Semester 2 2017.

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 Faculty Welcome events for Semester 2 2017.

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

Report Writing

Critical Reading and Writing

Developing Academic Arguments