We are committed to creating a learning environment that provides students with a world class legal education while supporting broader development and wellbeing.
Getting your head around the style of teaching and learning at university and what is expected of you as a law student can take a bit of time. We have a range of resources to help with your transition:
Within Sydney Law School and across the University there are lots of opportunities for developing social and emotional skills as well as academic competencies. Taking some time to understand yourself, what’s important to you, and how to go about living a life you value, can have a powerful effect on wellbeing and motivation.
Below we have listed just a couple of examples of the opportunities available for broader skill development across the university:
Studying at university can be stressful, and studying law is no exception. Some aspects of studying law at university that can be stressful include:
When you are a student at the University of Sydney, you have a range of health, wellbeing and support services available to you. These include child care, counselling and mental health support, disability support and emergencies and safety on campus.
People develop and achieve with the right combination of challenge and support. If you’re struggling, then don’t feel like you have to face the challenges of university life alone.
Make an appointment to speak to one of the Counsellors at Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The service is free for currently enrolled students, confidential (and in no way linked to your academic record), and located just across the footbridge over City Rd.
Our counsellors specialise in helping students build skills in order to manage the challenges that come with being a student (and a human)! Some things a CAPS counsellor will be able to help you with are managing worry, self-criticism and unrelenting high standards, low mood, relationships difficulties, strategies to help with ‘overthinking’, negative feeling, substance abuse, exam anxiety, procrastination, transitioning to university, loss and grief, and managing strong emotions.
Require immediate and urgent assistance? See the crisis and after hours contacts.
Experiencing a significant health concern? Contact the University Health Service or your local GP or medical centre.