Academic skills

NB: Faculty of Health Sciences students should check the Yooroang Garang website for details of their orientation and academic skills sessions.

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The Academic Skills workshop program is a two week program held in February each year designed to equip new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students with skills in Academic Writing, Essay Structure, Critical Thinking, Oral Presentation, Research Methods and Time Management skills; as well as other necessary skills essential to developing competency to assist with the first year of academic study at the University of Sydney.

The workshop includes an orientation with Student Support Services. The Orientation Day gives students the opportunity to meet other new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students entering through the program, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support staff from the STAR (Student Transition and Retention) team and staff from other Student Support Services; talk with current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; get financial, scholarship, accommodation and career information and register for services provided by the University, such as: the Student Union and Sydney University Sport. A representative from Centrelink will also be on hand to answer Abstudy eligibility and payment questions.

One of the benefits of entering through the Cadigal Alternative Entry Program is that you are automatically reserved a place in the Cadigal Orientation and Academic Skills Workshop.

All other 1st year undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who wish to attend the Cadigal Orientation and Academic Skills workshop should contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support Officer, Natasha Harrison on 02 8627 8619 or by email, , to secure a place.

Orientation Day 2015

Monday 9 February 2015

Academic Skills Workshop 2015

Tuesday 10 February - Friday 20 February 2015

Note: Faculty of Health Science applicants must contact Yooroang Garang for information about their Orientation and Academic Skills program.