The survey – we listen

In 2010 the Sydney School of Education and Social Work ran an extensive survey and invited students to tell us of their academic and social experiences of first year. Over 140 students responded and the results of the survey have helped to inform the construction of this website. Further analysis of the survey will also inform other initiatives that the school undertakes in the future.

The survey elicited some very good strategies from students on how to navigate first year. This website and the material on it is intended as an aide for students to become engaged, connected and empowered (Johnson, 2010) as these are the pillars to achieve successful transition into university life. Any feedback about this website or ideas for its improvement and future development are welcome and can be emailed to .