Transition Sessions

Becoming a University of Sydney student can be quite a significant lifestyle change. The transition is as exciting as it is daunting, and it can take some time and assistance to get comfortable with new routines, workloads and environments. Be sure to attend some of these tailored transition sessions during Orientation and arm yourself with new skills and useful resources so you’ll hit the ground running when class begins.

These sessions will be run on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during Orientation Week.

Wednesday 26 February

Activity Time Location  Details
Looking for casual work? Tips from the Careers Centre
11am – 12pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Need casual or part-time work? Learn how to identify opportunities and effectively apply for jobs. Find out more.
A taste of mindfulness: learn to boost your attention with CAPS 11am – 12pm Seminar Room 310, Eastern Avenue Complex Come and get a taste of mindfulness, the effective and easy way to manage stress. Find out more.
Writing a winning resume: advice from the Careers Centre and CBA 12pm – 1pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Presented by the Careers Centre and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Find out more.
Get a head start: discover your Library 12pm – 1pm Training Room 213, Level 2, Fisher Library, University Place Find out how we can help you save time and get the best results in your studies by using Library resources for your research. Find out more.
Overseas study opportunities: presented by International Services 12pm – 1pm Lecture Theatre 024, New Law School Building, Eastern Avenue Interested in studying overseas as part of your Sydney course? You need to plan early so come find out where, when and how. Find out more.
Get a head start: discover your Library 1pm – 2pm Training Room 213, Level 2, Fisher Library, University Place Find out how we can help you save time and get the best results in your studies by using Library resources for your research.Find out more.
Successful essay writing: strategies from the Learning Centre 1pm – 2pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Introduction to strategies for successful academic writing. Find out more.
Tips to help you land your future dream job: presented by the Careers Centre and RedBalloon 1pm – 2pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex In this one-hour workshop you will gain tips on how to secure your future dream job. You will learn the importance of matching personal values with those of an organisation, gaining work experience and having a life outside of the office. Plus, there will be a lucky door prize! Presented by the Careers Centre and RedBalloon. Find out more.
Trivia in the SciTech Library 1.30pm – 2.30pm SciTech Library, Jane Foss Russell Building, Maze Crescent Bring a team or join one on the day for your chance to win prizes! Find out more.
Writing reports for Science and Engineering: presented by the Learning Centre 2pm – 3pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Introduction and overview of structure and language for reports in Science and Engineering. Find out more.
First Impressions Count - What do you look like online? Presented by the Careers Centre and Social Check 2pm – 3pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Are you sending the right message to potential employers? Did you know that 92% of employers will check social media as part of the recruitment process?
Most people have a problem they don’t know they have. Learn the secrets of the 4 P’s for a professional online presence and be a competitive candidate. Find out more.
New to Sydney? Information and advice on finding a place to live 2pm – 3pm Seminar Room 310, Eastern Avenue Complex If you've just moved to Sydney, come along and find out about your accommodation options. Find out more.
Successful learning: strategies for first-years from the Learning Centre 3pm – 4pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Useful strategies for new first year undergraduate students for organising yourself, tasks and time. Find out more.
Maximising careers fairs: tips from the Careers Centre 3pm – 4pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Did you know that careers fairs are held on campus throughout the year?  Find out how to make the most of careers fairs, from tips on networking with employers to identifying career options. Find out more.
Accessing Disability Services: resources and support for students with disabilities  3pm – 4pm Seminar Room 310, Eastern Avenue Complex Information on resources and support provided by Disability Services and how to register with this service. Find out more.
The psychology of flourishing: how to fulfill your potential at university 3pm – 4pm Seminar Room 312, Eastern Avenue Complex Fulfill your potential and thrive at university! Find out more.
So many books, so little time: tips from the Learning Centre on conquering reading and research 3pm – 4pm Lecture Theatre 024, New Law School Building, Eastern Avenue University courses require a lot of reading so get some tips on dealing with your reading load: how to find sources, read efficiently, take effective notes and adopt a critical approach. Find out more.
Sydney College of the Arts: electives available for all students 4pm – 5pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Come and find out about Sydney College of the Arts, electives on offer for all students and hear what it's like to study at SCA from a current student. Find out more.
Networking: how to make connections presented by the Careers Centre and Accenture 4pm – 5pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Presented by Careers Centre and Accenture. Find out more.
Money matters: how to be smart with your money  4pm – 5pm Seminar Room 310, Eastern Avenue Complex Be a MoneySmart Rookie and make smart decisions about your money - ASIC presents financial literacy skills for young people.  You can also find out about scholarships, prizes, student loans and bursaries available through Scholarships and Financial Support Service. Find out more.
Successful essay writing: strategies from the Learning Centre 5pm – 6pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Introduction to strategies for successful academic writing. Find out more.

Thursday 27 February

Activity Time Location  Details
What is this thing called university? How the uni works 10am – 11am Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex What is a faculty? What is a course reader? Who do I talk to if I need more information about planning my studies for my career, writing in academic style, finding books and referencing? This presentation covers some basic facts about university structure and processes. Find out more.
Overseas study opportunities: presented by International Services 10am – 11am Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Interested in studying overseas as part of your Sydney course? You need to plan early so come find out where, when and how. Find out more.
Making the most of your uni experience to become a globally-minded student: advice from the Careers Centre and AIESEC 10am – 11am Lecture Theatre 024, New Law School Building, Eastern Avenue Presented by the Careers Centre and AIESEC, find out how you can develop the skills to be an entrepreneurial leader in the 21st century. Find out more.
Money matters: how to be smart with your money  10am – 11am Seminar Room 310, Eastern Avenue Complex Be a MoneySmart Rookie and make smart decisions about your money - ASIC presents financial literacy skills for young people.  You can also find out about scholarships, prizes, student loans and bursaries available through Scholarships and Financial Support Service. Find out more.
Developing critical thinking skills: presented by the Learning Centre 11am – 12pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Learn what 'critical thinking' means and how to demonstrate this in assessment tasks. Find out more.
How to succeed in an interview: tips from the Careers Centre and PwC 11am – 12pm
Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Presented by the Careers Centre and PwC. Find out more.
Accessing Disability Services: resources and support for students with disabilities  11am – 12pm Seminar Room 310, Eastern Avenue Complex Information on resources and support provided by Disability Services and how to register with this service. Find out more.
The psychology of flourishing: how to fulfill your potential at university 11am – 12pm Seminar Room 312, Eastern Avenue Complex Fulfill your potential and thrive at university! Find out more.
Get a head start: discover your Library 12pm – 1pm Training Room 3, SciTech Library, Jane Foss Russell Building, Maze Crescent  Find out how we can help you save time and get the best results in your studies by using Library resources for your research. Find out more.
Lectures and how to use them: tips from the Learning Centre 12pm – 1pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Tips on how to make the most of lectures. Find out more.
Looking for casual work? Tips from the Careers Centre 12pm – 1pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Need casual or part-time work? Learn how to identify opportunities and effectively apply for jobs. Find out more.
Trivia in Fisher Library 1pm – 2pm Foyer, Fisher Library, University Place Bring a team or join one on the day for your chance to win prizes! Find out more.
How to gain an internship or vacation program: presented by the Careers Centre and EY 1pm – 2pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Presented by the Careers Centre and EY, find out how recent graduates have successfully created a career and the importance of internships. Find out more.
Plagiarism and how to avoid it: strategies from the Learning Centre 1pm – 2pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex A presentation on strategies and advice to help you avoid plagiarism. Find out more.
New to Sydney? Information and advice on finding a place to live 1pm – 2pm Seminar Room 310, Eastern Avenue Complex If you've just moved to Sydney, come along and find out about your accommodation options. Find out more.
Get a head start: discover your Library 1pm – 2pm Training Room 3, SciTech Library, Jane Foss Russell Building, Maze Crescent  Find out how we can help you save time and get the best results in your studies by using Library resources for your research. Find out more.
Oral presentation skills: tips from the Learning Centre 2pm – 3pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Get some tips on how to give successful oral presentations. Find out more.
A taste of mindfulness: learn to boost your attention with CAPS 2pm – 3pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Come and get a taste of mindfulness, the effective and easy way to manage stress. Find out more.
Assistive technology for students with a disability: presented by Disability Services 2.30pm – 3.15pm Fisher Assistive Technology Lab, Level 4, Fisher Library, University Place If you're registered with Disability Services, you may be leigible to use the University's assistive technology. Learn about this technology and find out how it can help you. Find out more.
How to make a perfect presentation: from the Careers Centre and teach.NSW 3pm – 4pm Auditorium, Eastern Avenue Complex Presented by the Careers Centre and teach.NSW. Find out more.
How to make collaborative learning work for you: advice from the Learning Centre 3pm – 4pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Find out how to make collaborative learning work for you. Find out more.
Navigating myUni: presented by Disability Services 3.15pm – 4pm Fisher Assistive Technology Lab, Level 4, Fisher Library, University Place Introduction to myUni, including how to manage your student adminsitration and email account. Find out more.
Writing reports for the social sciences: advice from the Learning Centre 4pm – 5pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex How to plan, write and structure a report for the social sciences. Find out more.
Sydney College of the Arts: electives available for all students 5pm – 6pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Come and find out about Sydney College of the Arts, electives on offer for all students and hear what it's like to study at SCA from a current student. Find out more.

Friday 28 February

Activity Time Location  Details
International student arrival info session: a presentation on the University and key services 9am – 11am Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Learn about support and resources for international students, and ask any questions about the University and its services. Find out more.
Get a head start: discover your Library 12pm – 1pm Training Room 3, SciTech Library, Jane Foss Russell Building, Maze Crescent Find out how we can help you save time and get the best results in your studies by using Library resources for your research. Find out more.
New to Sydney? Information and advice on finding a place to live 12.30pm – 1.30pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex If you've just moved to Sydney, come along and find out about your accommodation options. Find out more.
Get a head start: discover your Library 1pm – 2pm Training Room 3, SciTech Library, Jane Foss Russell Building, Maze Crescent Find out how we can help you save time and get the best results in your studies by using Library resources for your research. Find out more.
Programs for international students and the Australian job market: presented by the Careers Centre 2pm – 3pm Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Complex Learn about the Australian job market, employer expectations, Careers Centre services and programs for international students. Find out more.