Resources and Support
The University and Faculty provide an abundance of resources and support to meet the needs of our research students.
- Research Student Handbook
The University produces an annual handbook that provides important information to all higher degree research students about their enrolment. The Faculty recommends that you familiarise yourself with the material that is presented in the handbook.
- IT Helpdesk
For all IT requests, problems, incidents or feedback.
A Blackboard site has been established for the Faculty's research students. The site allows the Faculty Research Unit to post important messages to all students about things such as funding schemes, functions and events and seminars. A discussion board has been created for students/staff to communicate with each other. The site was only set up at the beginning of 2007 but the Faculty envisions that the services it provides will evolve over the coming months.
MyUni is the University of Sydney Student Portal that connects students to all of the core services and information they need during their studies at the University. It brings together different 'channels" of information. A channel is a different compartment within the Portal's pages. For example, there are channels on how to use the ITS Help Desk and information about student computer services, library services, student scholarships, specialised learning centres, special information channels for international students, casual employment and student accommodation channels. The Portal allows you to personalise settings and to make changes to the layout of channels and to colour themes.
The Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) is a student organisation run by students for students. It provides free academic and welfare advice, policy research, campaigns, advocacy and functions/networks.
- The Library
Visit this link to access services such as the library catalogue, a range of databases, electronic journals, information on opening hours, locations and services.
- The Learning Centre
The Learning Centre assists students to develop the generic skills which are necessary for learning and communicating knowledge and ideas at university. The Centre is committed to helping students to achieve their academic potential throughout their undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The Centre runs a series of workshops to develop Postgraduate Research skills.
- Student Code of Conduct
The University expects all students to refrain from acts of discrimination, harassment or bullying directed towards employees, honorary appointees, consultants, contractors, volunteers, other students, or any other members of the public, all of whom they should treat with respect, dignity, impartiality, courtesy and sensitivity. Inappropriate behaviour should be reported immediately to the Faculty Administration Manager or the Pro-Dean. Allegations maybe referred to the Registrar for further investigation at the discretion of the Pro-Dean or Faculty Administration Manager.
- Staff and Student Equal Opportunity Unit (SSEOU)
The SSEOUworks with the University community to promote equal opportunity in education and employment, to create opportunities for staff and students who have traditionally been disadvantaged by mainstream practices and policies, and to create an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. The policy is available on the SSEOU web site.
- Further Services
The University's Services for Students web site contains a comprehensive list of support services provided to all University students.