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What to ask on Academic Advice and Enrolment Day

Questions to help you design your degree
If you’re ready to accept an offer or have already accepted an offer from us, we’re here to help you plan your degree.

Our undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney offer unparalleled choice and the opportunity to design your degree based on your interests and career goals.

However, making those final choices isn’t always easy – and it’s likely you have a whole bunch of questions. There’s a lot of info available to get you started, ­but nothing beats personal advice from an expert.

Academic Advice and Enrolment Day is run to help you with your next steps after offers have been released. We have a team of academic staff available to answer your questions and give one-on-one advice, including degree planning and subject selection that complements your interests and future academic and career aspirations. 

Knowing what questions to ask will lead to receiving the best advice to personalise your study and get what you need out of your degree. And, if you’re a bit confused, don’t worry, there’s no such thing as a dumb question. Our experts are here to help - right through to the online enrolment process!

Questions you might like to ask. Make sure you have your handbook handy, too.

Many of our degrees give you the opportunity to try out different combinations of subjects, so you can pair your passions with aspirations. It’s one of the big advantages of our new course offerings. Chat with the academics and support staff about your interests and they’ll help you work out what you’d like at university, as well as the opportunity to try different things – ie. what did you really like in high-school, what career appeals to you and what piques your curiosity?

Understanding how majors and minors work is tricky when you’re coming from high school. There are many options and thankfully our academic staff have already done a few laps in the shared pool of majors and can help you choose. Discussing your interests and career goals is key – we can help you figure out what’s best for you in your degree.

Variety in units of study isn’t restricted to subject matter, there are other types of units that provide a different learning experience beyond the traditional classroom. These include subjects in the OLE and project units. Many degrees will have these factored into your course-planning, so be sure to ask about them.

Every student has the opportunity to go on exchange – studying overseas is an experience like no other, and you should seriously consider it as part of your plan. With almost 400 programs in 50 countries, you can choose from a semester long, year long, or short term (summer or winter) exchange. We can help you plan ahead to ensure you have the opportunity to jet off somewhere later on in your degree.

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies is offered in combination with a three-year course to create a four-year combined award course that provides the opportunity to undertake advanced coursework and major project work or honours study. We can help explain how it works and what advantages it provides for students seeking to build up to another level of expertise.

Academic Advice and Enrolment Day

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 9am–12pm and 1–4pm

The Great Hall and MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle (A14)
Camperdown/Darlington Campus
University of Sydney

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20 December 2017

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