First year transition program

Starting uni is really exciting, but it is also a time of change - social, academic and personal. Regardless of whether you are coming from Sydney, interstate or overseas, putting time into meeting more people here on campus will be of enormous benefit to you throughout your studies.

The First Year Transition Program is the best way to feel a part of things when you begin, with a Transition Workshop before you begin and SLAM lunches (Science Link-up and Mentoring lunches) after you begin. Here you will get to know senior students, tutors and demonstrators, research staff and, most importantly, lots of other students doing the same courses as you.

When and where will it be held?

Parent Information Session:

Wednesday 21 February 6:30pm-8:00pm
Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Building F19
Free of charge.

Science Student Transition Workshop:

Tuesday 27 February 10.30am- 3:00pm
Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Building F19 (See map below)
Online credit card payment of $10.00 is required (this covers lunch and snacks throughout the day)

Please register online here by one of the following dates:

  • Parent Information Session - register by Monday 19 February 2018
  • Science Student Transition Workshop - register by Friday 23 February 2018

 Please note that when registering and selecting an Area of Interest, we are able to match you to an appropriate mentor with a similar interest. Your area of interest does not necessarily reflect your future majors and subject selections.


Why attend?

This one-day workshop is an excellent way to help you feel prepared and also gives you the opportunity to chat with current students and staff in the Faculty of Science before you launch into your studies.

Best of all, you choose your group for the day, ensuring that you meet other first year students with similar interests at the Transition Workshop. So, as soon as you start your degree you will see familiar faces around campus and may even see friends you have met at the workshop in your laboratory sessions and/or tutorials!

What does it cost?

The Science Students' Transition Workshop has a fee of $10 per student (the parents' session is free). The cost covers:

  • morning tea
  • lunch
  • a range of snacks throughout the day
  • workshop materials

What we know about student transition

Starting uni is really exciting, but it is also a time of enormous change - social, academic and personal. Regardless of whether you are coming from Sydney, interstate or overseas, putting time into meeting more people here on campus will be of enormous benefit to you throughout your studies. As a commencing student, this support will enable you to acclimatise to the model of tertiary education and independent enquiry expected of all students at the University of Sydney.

The Faculty of Science is a very large community and can seem overwhelming at first, when you are finding your way around. The best way to feel a part of things here is to take every opportunity to make new friends and get involved in University life, both within and outside of class.

The Transition Program is a great way to do this, as is joining clubs and societies.

When you begin Uni: meet senior students

One of the best features of the Transition Workshop is the presence of senior students who can answer all manner of questions and point you in the right direction. These knowledgeable senior students are also available during your first weeks of university at SLAM lunches (Science Link-up And Mentoring lunches). To set yourself up for your studies, you should definitely come along to and enjoy a free lunch!

Registrations open in O-Week, for more information visit the SLAM website.

Any further queries please contact:

Student Experience Officer | science.studentexperience@sydney.edu.au