Semester 1 Orientation, 2017

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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 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 https://elearning.sydney.edu.au

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 ‘Technical’ training sessions to help you come to grips with handling assessment requirements and conducting literature searches.

What you need to do:

  • A timetable will be available soon and link for registration to attend these training sessions will be available in early January. Numbers for each session are limited so you will need to register early so that you don’t miss out. Please watch this space.
  • (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 Student Support site .
  • 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 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 - a registration link will be available during early January.


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