Orientation

Welcome to Western Sydney University!

Starting at university is exciting. Starting your study in another country is exceptional. The Western Sydney International Orientation program will help you in your transition to university and to a new chapter of your life: a new environment, a new culture, and a new way of learning.


SESSION 1 2021 (AUTUMN 2021) ORIENTATION

School Welcome Events

The below Schools are holding a special Welcome Session where you will be welcomed by key academics who will take you through what learning will look like for you in Autumn Session 2021 and what support services will be available to you. 

This session is a separate event to your Orientation session and Course Advice session, your attendance is essential.

International Orientation and Information Session
This Orientation session will give you an opportunity to learn more about the student services that are available to you, how to manage your study obligations as an international student, careers at Western, safety online and how university life will work for you. How to enrol and register for tutorials will also be included in this session. 

This session is compulsory for all international students starting in March 2021 (Autumn Session) .

Friday, 19 February 2021
3.00pm - 5.00pm AEST 
Online Webinar  -  View the recording now
Further details including the Zoom link to join the session will be emailed to the email address provided on your application.
If your agent used their own email address please contact your agent for the details.

Academic Course Advice Sessions
In these sessions you will get to meet your Academic Advisor and learn all about your specific course information via Zoom. You will receive details about your session closer to the date via email.

Sessions will run Monday 22 - Thursday 25 February at various times online via Zoom.
Note, you must accept your offer and activate your Western account to be able to join these sessions.

Find your specific course and session details on the Orientation website: 

Undergraduate Orientation

Postgraduate Orientation

All Orientation events will be held on Zoom

Zoom is video conferencing software that supports face-to-face meetings online. This means that although you may not be physically in the same room, you can connect and see the faces of classmates, teachers and friends from anywhere in the world!

GETTING STARTED

Zoom is free to download and easy to access from PC’s, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Install Zoom via the link below. Once downloaded, you can sign in through your app or online with your email address and password used to sign up. Note for the Academic Course Advice Sessions you will need to sign in using your Western account email address and password. Ensure you have activated your Western Account before joining this zoom session. If you are unable to join for the live session you can watch the recording of the session on the Orientation website after the event.

Install Zoom
Sign in to Zoom
Getting started with Zoom info


Step 1: Attend International Orientation

Before the commencement of Autumn or Spring Session, international students are required to attend Orientation to help new students transition to university life. The Orientation session will give you an opportunity to learn more about completing your enrolment, discover Western Sydney University services that are available to you and get a feel for how university life will work for you.

Step 2: Attend Academic Course Advice Sessions

All new international students should attend an Academic Course Advice Session. These sessions will be held online with your academic course advisor and fellow students. In these sessions, you will meet academic advisors and receive advice about your course, advanced standing (if applicable) and what subjects you need to enrol in.

Step 3: Complete Enrolment and Plan your Class Timetable

Information about how to complete your enrolment will be included in the University Information Session webinar.

Do you have a full offer? If you have accepted your offer, paid fees and received your confirmation of enrolment, you can enrol online now via My Student Record (MySR). Follow the enrolment steps for international students.

Do you have a conditional offer? You will need to satisfy all English and Academic requirements before enrolling online via MySR. Please supply evidence of meeting conditions as outlined in your Conditional Offer of Admission letter via our Online Application Portal (opens in a new window).

Once you have successfully enrolled, you can plan your class timetable via Tutorial Registration. If you have any queries regarding Tutorial Registration, please call the Student Infoline on 1300 668 370.

Step 4: Attend Academic Literacy Workshops

We strongly encourage you to attend a free online workshop to help you succeed at Western Sydney University. Attend this course to familiarise yourself with the Australian university culture and receive valuable information.

You can find out more about these courses on the academic literacy and grammar workshops web page.

Any questions?

Check out our FAQs for new international students or our Coronavirus FAQs for up to date information for International students.

QUARTER SESSION ORIENTATION

Postgraduate business programs

New international students enrolling in postgraduate business programs are required to attend the compulsory Orientation Session online with the Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM).

Quarter 1 Orientation
6 January 2021, 2pm AEST
Zoom Link: TBC
Loging in: To join the zoom Orientation session you will need to log in using your student email address and student account password. This means you need to accept your offer and activate your student account before logging in to the zoom Orientation session: Activate your student account.

Watch the 'how to activate your account' video for more information.

You will need your student number to activate your account, this can be found at the top of your offer letter.

Visit the SGSM website for enrolment tips and the full Orientation Schedule.

Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program

All new students commencing the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program are required to attend their Course Commencement Day in early January at Parramatta campus. Check your offer letter for details.

Your attendance at this session is compulsory.

Course Commencement Day will provide you with important information about the course including:

  • Unit Outline and Learning Guide
  • Teaching timetable
  • Course requirements
  • Clinical Placement information and requirements
  • Professional Communication and Literacy and Library services
  • A tour of the Clinical Placement Unit and Parramatta Campus

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION EARLY COMMENCEMENT

New students enrolling in teaching and education programs are required to attend early Course Commencement Sessions in February. Your attendance at these sessions is compulsory.

Compulsory course commencement information for teaching and education programs (opens in a new window).


THE COLLEGE STUDENTS

International students commencing at The College can check The College Orientation website (opens in a new window).