Semester 1 Orientation, 2016

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Orientation for Semester 1

You have the option of undertaking your orientation to the School by attending our on-campus Orientation and/or by working through our online orientation.

Online orientation

The online Orientation can be accessed by logging into the University’s Learning Management System and accessing the Blackboard 2016 - SPH Student Support site. Once you have your UniKey you can login https://elearning.sydney.edu.au

On-campus Orientation Program

On-campus Orientation will be held during the week commencing 22 February 2016 and will be comprised of a set of ‘Technical’ training sessions to help you come to grips with handling assessment requirements and conducting literature searches.

You can view and download the program

What you need to do:

  • Go to the registration page to register for the technical training sessions. Numbers for each session are limited - register early in January so you don’t miss out.
  • View and download the Orientation program
  • (Optional) come to Room 329 (the Office for Teaching and Learning) in the Edward Ford Building from 19 February 2016 to collect your SPH Orientation Guide – a copy of this guide is also available to download on the SPH Student Support site .
  • Attend the sessions and give us some feedback on the orientation sessions
  • Register for the Welcome Day (see below)

Training Session Evaluation

After the training sessions you will be invited to submit your feedback via our online evaluation form.


Welcome Day - Saturday 27 February 2016

Saturday 27 February 2016
9:00am - 2:30pm
Eastern Avenue Auditorium - Map

Our Welcome Day gives you a chance to find out more about the School, its teaching and research and some of our key policies and procedures (for example the assessment policy). You will also find out about the support services the School/university offers.

The Welcome Day is a great opportunity for you to meet key staff members as well as your fellow students and ask any questions you may have.

We strongly recommend all new students attend this day. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Registrations are essential

Download the Semester 1 2016 Welcome Day program and register at the Welcome Day registration page


Library Tutorial Information

The Library provides a range of programs and services to help you in your studies and research.

These include:

  • Using the library
  • How to reference
  • EndNote
  • Searching databases

Visit the Fisher Library


EndNote Training for SPH students

These introductory sessions are designed for those with little or no experience with Endnote and covers: Introduction to EndNote, setting up a library and creating references, importing references into EndNote, managing citation and bibliographies in Word.

This session is designed for students, staff and researchers within the School of Public Health.

The next sessions will be held in late April 2016 in the SciTech Library Rms 3 and 4 on the following dates:

Wed 20 April 2016, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Fri 22 April 2016, 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Tues 26 April 2016, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Fri 29 April 2016, 9.00am - 10.30am


Register here!