Settling into university isn't always easy, but we're here to help. We run several orientation and welcome activities for E12 students, including the following:
E12 Welcome and Information Sessions
Come along and meet our friendly support services staff, who will answer your questions, and give you some great take-home tips about making the most of study and life at Sydney Uni.
Later, find out why 'Money Matters' in an additional session which offers advice about budgeting throughout your degree.
Afterwards, you'll get the chance to meet other E12 students during morning tea, then join us for a guided tour of the Camperdown/Darlington Campus.
The E12 Welcome and Information Sessions are being run in conjunction with the academic and orientation activities provided during O-Week.
In January we will email you a short questionnaire to help you prepare for university life and study. Based on your answers, you will be referred to the best support services and opportunities to suit your needs, and help you take this big step into tertiary study.
The support doesn't finish when you have settled in. We offer a range of services to help you thrive throughout your studies at University. Many of these are coordinated by Student Support Services.
Our Careers Centre will help you find part-time work while you study, or a permanent job after you graduate.
The Accommodation Information Service knows all about house hunting, has a huge database of places to rent, and will give you great advice.
We also offer financial support, a first-year bursary worth $2000 for eligible students, which you can apply for after you start studying. If you are struggling to make ends meet, get in touch with our Financial Assistance Service .
If you find it difficult to get the hang of research or writing assignments, the Learning Centre and the Mathematics Learning Centre run sessions to help you build your research, study and presentation skills.
Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) run sessions to provide help and advice on your transition to university, and offer tips on how to avoid procrastination, manage your time, and work well in a group.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can get access and support through the Cadigal Alternative Entry Program, run by Student Support Services (on the Camperdown campus), and Yooroang Garang (on the Health Sciences campus). The Koori Centre also provides resources such as tutorials, computer access, and an Indigenous Research Library.
Our student ambassadors Courtney and Jack offer some useful tips to help you settle in to life at Sydney, telling you about scholarships, career opportunities, and life on campus.