Student Support Services are involved in several projects that aim to enhance the experience of all students at the University of Sydney.
Current projects are listed below:
Student Support Services will also contribute to:
- Student complaints handling,
- Co-curricular experience,
- First-year experience,
- International student program.
Student Support Services and the Orientation Project Group run the undergraduate, postgraduate and international student Orientation Programs. The Programs are designed to facilitate the academic, cultural and social adjustment of first year commencing students. Program activities are linked to the Key Strategic goals of the University, namely enhancing the Student Experience, developing excellence in Learning and Teaching, and encouraging participation for students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Development and refinement of the programs is ongoing, and feedback and evaluations of the program are welcomed from staff and students alike.
The University of Sydney's Disability Action Plan 2006-2010 is a formal strategic document aimed at ensuring the equitable participation by people with disabilities in the life of the University.
The Plan is consistent with the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 which makes provision for organisations, including universities, to develop and implement a Disability Action Plan and lodge the Plan with The Australian Human Rights Commission. Click here to read about the Disability Action Plan and The University's Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy and Resolution Procedure.
- The Disability Action Plan is currently under review. A revised project plan will be downloadable here when available.
The Student Wellbeing and Development Project will investigate, report and make recommendations about the appropriate support of student wellbeing and development in the University to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and through him to the SEG Education Committee and thence the Senior Executive Group.
The scope of the project is to establish best practice systems and structures to facilitate student development and wellbeing. The overall goal of the project is to develop and subsequently implement, a model of student service delivery that meets student needs, is proactive, has an holistic view of student development and wellbeing, enriches the student experience, and encompasses the spectrum of support needs and development opportunities.
- Click here to read the Project Initiation Plan.
The University is committed to providing a caring environment for its students and staff. As information about the Campus Care Project is created it will be available here.
If you are concerned about a student or staff member in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate Student Support Service.