Step 3: Additional Support
As your first point of contact, please contact the University Enrolment Support helpline: 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864), outside of Australia: + 61 2 8627 1444
We're available between 9am and 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. You can also contact the University using our online form.
If you require additional support or advice about your academic choices you can contact us by telephone, or receive a reply to an email.
To email your enquiry please send an email to: .
To speak to a Student Adviser, please call +61 (02) 9351 6673.
Postgraduate Welcome Reception and Orientation
Thursday 24 July
We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 24 July at the Postgraduate Coursework Welcome Reception. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with fellow students and academic staff in your discipline over light refreshments and hear from the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework).
We will also be holding a tailored information session before the Welcome Reception. The session will address questions about postgraduate coursework study and will also be a chance to find out more academic writing support and student networks. You can also register to receive one-on-one academic advice to help answer questions about your course structure or unit of study choices.
Register online to reserve your place.
ARTS 7000: Academic Communication for Postgraduates
If you’ve been out of academia for a while, or if you’re a student from overseas unfamiliar with academic expectations of an Australian university, you may find it helpful to revise – or develop - your writing and research skills. If so, then this elective Unit of Study might be for you. As one local mature-age student phrased it: ‘This course has been extremely helpful in smoothing the transition into my Masters…Having been away from such disciplines for quite awhile, the objectives and lessons taken from this course have been extremely helpful’.
ARTS7000 focuses on scholarly skills rather than content. That is, on critical thinking, writing in a range of academic genres, argumentation styles, effective spoken communication, referencing etc. The abilities refined in this program are transportable to any of the other programs of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
If you’d like help working out whether or not you require this support unit, you might consider doing the free diagnostic, which is a tool to help us assess your scholarly needs. It is geared more towards International students, but of course native English speakers are also welcome to use it.
If you would like to revise your unit of study choices to include this unit, please revisit step one.