Ana - Undergraduate Student - International student
Over time I have adapted. The experience has taught me to put forward my opinion. Reading handouts prior to class has also given me the confidence to speak up and ask questions.
Adrian - Teaching Staff - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Some of my students developed a very ingenious approach of recording a project in their native language and then it was translated to English. This meant we had a link between the non-English audience and the project. Their level of animation and enjoyment of the unit was immeasurably enhanced by being able to listen in their own language.
Alex - Teaching Staff - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
We really encourage all our students to participate in our mentoring program. In a mentoring program you can give knowledgeable senior students a deeper understanding of the uni. They are then matched with a first year student. They get to know each other as human beings and build a relationship. When the first year needs help, they ask the senior student who can easily put them in touch with the right service or support unit.
Amy - Undergraduate Student - Student with a Disability
When I applied to go to uni my parents suggested I have a look at the services available. I came to Sydney because disability services gave me all the information I needed. There is plenty on offer. When friends need help I now have the information I found to pass on or I provide copies of pamphlets I collected.
Abdul - Mature Age Student - Student with a Disability
Being able to request notes from disability services for particular subjects and being able to arrange extensions for assignments has assisted me.
Ashara - Undergraduate Student - "Student on a low Income"
Multiple copies of the readings are often in the library or I can download electronic copies of journal articles and print them at home. It costs less than a photocopy.
Averil - Undergraduate student - International Student
When I don't understand I can ask the teacher to explain again. Sometimes I don't want to interrupt the class with a language question so I wait until the end and ask for clarification. I find going over the main points at the end is great as I can make sure my notes are in the right areas.
B J - Undergraduate student Non-English speaking background
Background information from a lecturer or tutor helps when they provide an example in class. Suggested web links and other reference sources are great background reading. A net or Google search can also provide some really handy information as a starting point for understanding a topic.