Step 5: Additional Support
If you require additional support or advice about your enrolment, you will be able to speak to an Academic Adviser when you enrol, or you can contact us by telephone or receive a reply to an email. Please note, given the high volume of enquires received at this time of year, we anticipate a response turn around time of 4 working days for any enquiries received.
To email your enquiry please send an email to: .
To speak to a student adviser, please call +61 (02) 9351 6673.
Welcome and Orientation
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of welcome and orientation programs to help new commencing students find out more about their courses, meet their peers and academic teachers. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about what the Faculty offers and to become familiar with campus life – there’s a lot to learn and experience now that you’re joining one of the largest faculties on campus.
If you’re a new student who is starting an undergraduate course, you’ll have an opportunity to reserve your place in the Arts Network Mentoring Program at in-person enrolment. After your place is confirmed you’ll be matched one of our student mentors receive extensive training so that when they are matched with first year students in the same course, they’re ready to share their student experience and tips on starting first year in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
One of the most exciting parts of the program is Welcome Day on Monday 24 February. On Welcome Day you will meet your student mentor and spend the day with other first year students taking part in small group activities, morning tea, degree forums and the first year survival tour. If you want the best start to your first year of study, then make sure to save the date and reserve your place at in-person enrolment.
The Student Support Programs team will follow-up after to enrolment, so you can confirm your place online and find out more about the program and Welcome Day. In the meant time, you can visit the Arts Network Mentoring Program website to see what our inspiring student mentors have to say about their first year: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/arts_network/
The Official Undergraduate Faculty Welcome takes place during Orientation Week (also known as O-Week). It’s a chance to meet new friends, join clubs and societies and get a head start in learning more about the range of opportunities available to you on campus.
During O-Week, we invite all new first year students are invited to attend the Undergraduate Welcome and Symposium. Come along to hear from the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and academic colleagues from our five schools as they share their perspectives over a lively debate about one common theme – ‘Love in the Humanities’. Find out what the theme is and read more about faculty-wide events during O-week at http://sydney.edu.au/current_students/orientation/
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Writing Hub
The Writing Hub has units of study to help you with all aspects of the writing process. In our two junior units of study, WRIT1000 and WRIT1001, you will develop a clear writing style and a robust approach to academic argumentation. In our two advanced units of study, WRIT2002 and WRIT3001, you will develop excellent research strategies, effective oral presentation skills, and community-engaged writing practices.
The Writing Hub also provides drop-in sessions from 11am-3pm, weeks 4-13, in room 329 of the Old Teachers' College. Drop-in sessions are an opportunity for you to receive individualised feedback on your essay drafts and ideas. In the drop-in sessions, our peer writing mentors will help you invent arguments, refine your ideas and reflect on ways to improve your writing so you can engage your reader and reach your potential. No appointment is necessary – just drop in.
For more information on the Writing Hub units of study and drop-in sessions, visit: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/teaching_learning/writing_hub/index.shtml