Orientation Project Group

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The Orientation Project Group is involved in the planning, delivery and review of the welcome, orientation and transition activities for commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students, both local and international, at the University of Sydney Camperdown and Darlington campuses.

The first year activities within faculties on the Camperdown and Darlington campuses are promoted through the Orientation website, app and booklet.

The welcome orientation and transition activities at other campuses of the University are included in the Orientation website, app and booklet.

See below for:

Terms of Reference

  • develop the Orientation Strategic Plan for First Year Academic Orientation and Transition in line with University's Strategic Directions 2011-2015, Learning and Teaching and the Student Experience, jointly with Faculty Strategic Plans
  • develop coordinated, visible and active involvement of the University in academic orientation and transition
  • develop timetable of activities including Chancellor’s Welcome, International Welcomes, Faculty and Department Welcomes and the activities of central student support services including Alumni & Events Office, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), International Office (International Exchange Program), Learning Centre, Library, Marketing and Student Recruitment, Mathematics Learning Centre, The Sydney Summer School and Student Support Services
  • develop the Orientation website and booklet
  • promote the Orientation program to prospective students and families, enrolled students, and staff of the University
  • determine and organise best publicity options for Orientation, including the Orientation booklet and website
  • liaise with the University of Sydney Union regarding O-Week activities
  • develop a (Re)Orientation Program for Second Semester commencers and other First Year students
  • develop ongoing orientation, transition and retention support at the University throughout the First Year by central student support services including Alumni & Events Office, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), International Office (International Exchange Program), Learning Centre, Library, Marketing and Student Recruitment, Mathematics Learning Centre, The Sydney Summer School, Student Support Services, and within Faculties and Departments

Membership

Ex-officio members

Manager, STAR Team, Student Support Services (Ms Ana Munro)
(Convenor Orientation 2016)

Faculty nominees
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (Dr Brian Jones)
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning (Mr Jonathan Hulme)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Dr Rebecca Johinke and Ms Deborah Rodrigo)
Sydney Business School (Ms Sharon Wallis)
Faculty of Education and Social Work (Dr Remy Low)
Faculty of Engineering and IT (Ms Annamaria Bracanto)
Faculty of Health Sciences (Ms Peggy Timmins)
Sydney Law School (Mr Peter Lead)
Sydney Nursing School (Ms Cassie Quilty)
Faculty of Pharmacy (Dr Nial Wheate)
Faculty of Science (Prof Adam Bridgeman and Ms Zinnia Sahukar)
Sydney College of the Arts (Ms Gulnara Shayakhmetova)
Conservatorium of Music (Dr Christopher Coady)
Faculty of Veterinary Science (Mr Stuart Skene)

Events Office Ms Caroline Marin-Edwards

Information and Communications Technology Mr Joseph Cornell

Admissions Ms Mandy Baric

Cadigal Alternative Entry Program Ms Tanya Griffiths

Learning Centre Dr Arlene Harvey

Student Recruitment and Admissions Mr Kaveh Ghezel

Marketing, Communications and Engagement Ms Felicity Stafford

Social Inclusion Unit Ms Mary Teague

Student Centre Ms Sally Rogers

Sydney Abroad Mr Noah Stewart

Sydney Development Fund Ms Angela Mansfield

Student Support Services

  • Careers Centre Ms Nitsa Athanassopoulos
  • Counselling and Psychological Services Dr Philomena Renner
  • Scholarships Office Mr Danny Sun

Sydney Summer School Dr Jillian Stewart

University Library
Mr Michael Arndell
Ms Katarina Ferro

Invited

University of Sydney Union
Ms Alisha Aitken-Radburn
Samantha Trodden
Kelly Wang

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness Mr Andrew Thompson

Campus Infrastructure Services Mr Dennis Smith

SRC Kyol Blakeney

SUPRA Kylie Hartmann-Warren

Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Ms Pippin Pritchard

Marketing, Communications and Engagement Chris Beaumont

Support

Student Experience Officer, STAR Team, Student Support Services (Ms Nikki Pollock)
Transition Support Officer, STAR Team, Student Support Services (Ms Grace Macalpine)


Meeting Dates

2016/17 Project Group
Tuesday 3 May 2016