Semester 1 Orientation, 2017


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 is accessed by logging into the University’s Learning Management System and accessing the Blackboard 2017 - SPH Student Support site. Once you have your UniKey you can login

On-Campus Orientation Program

On-campus Orientation will be held during the week commencing 27 February 2017 and will be comprised of a set of training sessions to help you come to grips with learning online, handling assessment requirements, using the library and conducting literature searches.

What you need to do:

  • The Orientation session timetable is available here. Please note: you need to register for these sessions through the link here. Numbers for each session are limited so you will need to register early so that you don’t miss out.
  • (Optional) come to Room 329 (the Office for Teaching and Learning) in the Edward Ford Building from 24 February 2017 to collect your SPH Orientation Guide – a copy of this guide will also be available to download on the SPH LMS Student Support site .
  • If you need to cancel a session, please contact the Office for Teaching and Learning via email:
  • Attend the sessions and give us some feedback through the link below, which will be available after the sessions.

Training Session Evaluation

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

Welcome Day - Saturday 4th March 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017
9:00am - 2:30pm
New Law School Annexe, Lecture Theatre 101 - Map

Our Welcome Day gives you a chance to find out more about the School, its teaching and research, 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.

Download the Welcome Day Program here

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 - please register here.

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 SSPH 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 April 2017 in the SciTech Library - dates to be confirmed and registration will be required.