Students at Sydney School of Education and Social Work should take the time to familiarise themselves with the policies – University, faculty and school – that govern teaching, learning and the provision of undergraduate, graduate-entry and postgraduate programs.

University policies are published on the Policy Register. Faculty provisions can be accessed below.

Undergraduate and graduate-entry students

The document Information for Students, also known as the The Little Blue Book (pdf, 1.10MB), describes policy and procedure for undergraduate students at Sydney School of Education and Social Work. The book has been updated for 2018 and is available for download by clicking on the link. In previous years, policies outlined in the publication have included:

  • extensions to assignment deadlines

  • appeals

  • submitting assignments

  • attendance requirements

  • special arrangements

  • special consideration and aegrotat results

  • late submission of assignments

  • make-up/missed exams

  • marking and grading

  • resubmitting an assignment

  • essay writing and style guide.

Course rules relating to the school's undergraduate and graduate-entry programs – in particular, resolutions by the faculty and the University Senate – are also published in the undergraduate handbook, and can be found online at the Arts and Social Sciences handbooks website.

Postgraduate students

A complete list of policies, guidelines and procedures for research training and supervision at the University is published by the HDR administration centre.

Rules, school resolutions and other important information relating to the school's postgraduate coursework and research programs are published in the postgraduate handbook, which can be found online at the University handbooks website.

Higher-degree-research students

Links to policies of particular relevance to the school's higher-degree-research students are listed in the Doctoral Studies section under Contacts, policies and forms.


The University is committed to academic excellence and high standards of ethical behaviour as the cornerstones of scholastic achievement and quality assurance. Accordingly, all students are required to act honestly, ethically and with integrity in their dealings with the University, its employees, members of the public and other students. The procedures set out in the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy must be followed in all cases.

All staff and students should read the policy and ensure they fully comprehend the obligations it imposes. The coversheet students must submit with all pieces of work for assessment, presentation or publication carries a declaration – which must be signed – that the author of the work has read and understood the University on plagiarism.