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.

Postgraduate Welcome Reception and Orientation

Postgraduate Coursework Information Session

This specially tailored information session for students undertaking postgraduate study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will address common questions and connect students to support services to help them throughout their studies. Students will hear from academic staff, writing support staff, international student advisers and support services. It may also be an opportunity to seek further advice about enrolment and unit of study selections. Registration for the event is essential.

When: Thursday 26 February, 3-4pm
Where: General Lecture Theatre, Quadrangle
Reserve your place online - Note: Please only RSVP once you have completed your enrolment.


Postgraduate Coursework Welcome Reception

The Postgraduate Coursework Welcome Reception is an opportunity for commencing postgraduate course work students to meet to meet with fellow students and academic staff in each discipline over light refreshments and hear from the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework). Registration for the event is essential.

When: Thursday 26 February, 4.30-6.30pm
Where: The Great Hall, Quadrangle
Reserve your place online - Note: Please only RSVP once you have completed your enrolment.

Need assistance with your writing and critical thinking skills?

FASS7001 Academic English for Postgraduates
FASS7002 Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing

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 these 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’.

FASS7001 and FASS7002 focus 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.