Orientation for new summer participants

This orientation will provide information about our University, an introduction to studying at the Summer/Winter School, our campus, safety on campus, and elsewhere in Sydney.

There are also some videos about the University, accomodation, sports, libraries and other facilities and services here: Videos for International Students

University History

The University of Sydney is the oldest University in Australia, and has a blend of neo-gothic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture with the latest teaching facilities. There are several campuses throughout Sydney. Most of our students and staff are located on the Camperdown and Darlington campus.

Historic tours of the Camperdown campus are available from University Heritage Tours. They can tell you about 150 years of history of the University’s Quadrangle Building and surrounding environs.

Tours are available from Monday to Friday between 9am to 4pm.
Cost: $13 per person ($7.50 per senior citizen), incl. GST. A Minimum charge applies for small groups. Bookings should be made at least two weeks in advance, and requests must be in writing please. Tours booking site

Phone: +61 2 9351 2274
Campus map

Campus Amenities

Wentworth Building

This facility is located on the main Camperdown campus, off City road. It has a food court and the following services for students:

University Health Service - The University Health Service provides a fully experienced general practitioner service, & emergency medical care, for staff and students. Located in the Wentworth Building. Open from 9am-5pm.Phone: (02) 9351 3484

Level 3 Wentworth, open from 9am-6pm.
(02) 9692 8900

Union Pharmacy
Level 3, Wentworth Building, open from 9am-5pm.
(02) 9660 3338

Commonwealth Branch and NAB Branch
Level 3, Wentworth, open from 9am-4.30pm.
ANZ ATM - located ground level Wentworth, Eastern Avenue Ground Floor, Law School, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building

Chattabox USYD
Mobiles for Vodafone and Optus networks, Mobile phone repairs, Mobile phone covers
Level 3, Wentworth Building
9:30-5:30 Mon-Fri
(02) 9660 8835

Level 3, Wentworth , open from 9am-5pm.
(02) 9552 3324

Getting Around Campus

The campus is on the corner of Parramatta Road and City Road, Camperdown, approximately 5 km from the Sydney CBD.

By Train

The two closest train stations to our campus are;
Redfern Station and Newtown Station.

If walking to Redfern station, it is best to keep to the footpaths, and stay in groups. Try to avoid walking there at night.

Location for Redfern Station - public transport

Note: the free Campus Security bus does a loop round campus to include Redfern Station.

By Bus

The main stop heading into the city and Central Station is located on City Rd, opposite the Wentworth Building. Catch routes 422, 423, 426, 428.

For stops on Parramatta Road (closest to the Quadrangle) catch routes 412, 413, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 480, 483 or metrobus m10 from George Street or Railway Square.

Buses 422, 423, 426, and 428 go from Circular Quay in the Sydney CBD to the University of Sydney.

Studying at the Sydney Summer School

Due to the intensive nature of Summer and Winter School study, the class sizes are generally much smaller than during Semesters, and attendance for at least 80% of classes is recommended.


Plagiarism - is considered very serious by the University. It is a form of theft or fraud.

It is when the words, ideas, diagrams or data of another are passed off as your own without the original source being cited or referenced. If this is done knowingly, the University considers it as Dishonest Plagiarism and academic misconduct.

Please see the following link. Academic Board Policy: Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism

Special Consideration

The University’s assessment practices are designed to ensure that conditions are fair to all students, as consistent as possible, and that individual students are not disadvantaged by adverse personal circumstances beyond their control or by the activities of other students.

Only illness or misadventure occurring at the time of an assessment will warrant Special Consideration for compromised academic performance. The academic judgement as to whether Special Consideration will be granted will depend upon both the nature of the illness or misadventure and its timing: For example, a short acute illness supported by a Professional Practitioner Certificate the day of the examination would normally be accepted as grounds for Special Consideration, but the same illness occurring several weeks before an assessment would be unlikely to be considered acceptable grounds.

Please follow the online process for Special Consideration here

Safety on Campus

Our on campus Security Service provides a wide range of services to the entire University Community: Staff, Academics and Students.

In case of emergency call 9351 3333.

Depending on the type of emergency, the most appropriate method is to contact Security and/or Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade by phone. If out on the campus, go to a busy place such as the libraries, especially Fisher Library (which is open late), phones are available for use there.

Campus Security Bus

The Security Service operates a free bus service during semester, Monday to Friday, except public holidays, commencing at 4.45pm outside Fisher Library. The final run leaves Fisher at library closing time. The bus does a loop around campus to include Redfern Station and the Telfer building.
Afternoon services: Mon to Fri
Regular Bus: 4.30pm to 9.30pm Mon to Fri
Express Bus: 4.30pm to 7.15pm Mon to Fri
Note: Express Bus out from City Road Proceeds straight to Redfern Station

Afternoon service is dictated by the Fisher Library hours of operation and the last run leaves Fisher at library closing time.

Note: There is no security bus service during public holidays and the University Christmas shut down period.

Campus Security Bus