Orientation at
The College
Your Virtual Orientation Experience at Western

WELCOME TO WESTERN

Welcome to Western Sydney University The College online Orientation. Orientation is one of the first steps in your Unlimited journey. Take this opportunity to find out more information about your course, learn about the support services we offer, meet some of your academics and fellow students, or just explore your new campus a bit more.

We are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience, and the University community is working together to ensure you are supported in your studies. The quality of your learning will be just as high whether you are studying online or face to face.

To help you learn remotely, many of our support services are available online including the Library, IT, Student Central and Wellbeing Services. Our First Year Experience Coordinators (FYEC) will also be accessible during your studies for academic and course advice.

We look forward to meeting you in your Orientation Session. To ensure you get the most out of your session and are ready to commence your studies, make sure you watch this video.

Redeem your Welcome Pack

Redeem your Welcome Pack to help you settle into your studies. It includes some handy items, including a student diary, academic calendar, face mask, water bottle, a pen and more. If you're eligible, you'll receive an email with your unique discount code so make sure you use it to redeem and for free shipping. Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply.

Campus Tours and Info Pods

In the coming weeks, we plan to have Campus Tours and Info Pods on each campus. Further details will be provided by email.

GET THE MOST OUT OF ORIENTATION

1) Take the first step in being ready for The College by accepting your offer and activating your account.

2) Plan your enrolment and watch the video playlist to be guided through the steps of enrolment.

3) Watch the tutorial registration playlist for step-by-step instructions on tutorial registration for The College.

4) Check out the schedule below and attend your orientation session.

5) Apply for your student ID Card.

6) See the many support services Western has to offer to ensure your transition to The College runs smoothly.

7) Find out about our clubs, societies and support services to learn more about life on-campus.

8) Any questions? Contact our Course Information Centre on study@westernsydney.edu.au or 1300 897 669 or chat now.

Acknowledgement of Country

With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol and out of recognition that its campuses occupy their traditional lands, Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Eora, Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands in Greater Western Sydney and beyond.

Orientation Sessions

These orientation sessions were held on Thursday, 24 June 2021. On-demand videos are now available.

The College English for Academic Purposes 1 – 5

Monday, 5 July 2021
10.00 am – 11.00 am AEST

This orientation session was held on Tuesday, 15 June 2021. 

Meet and Greet Session

Join us for an online meet and greet session where you will have the opportunity to connect with your First Year Experience Coordinator (FYEC) and fellow peers.

We will be doing some ice breaker activities with prizes to be won. 

Student stores

As part of your preparation for your first term, you will find out about any items you may be required to purchase to assist you with your Units at your Orientation session and can visit our Student Stores webpage to buy the textbooks, equipment and apparel you need.

International Advising Session

The International Advising session prepares International students with information about our wellbeing services; counselling, disability and welfare. You will learn about how to transition into university life successfully, what is expected of you as a student of Western and how to access the student support services that are readily available.


This session was held on Friday, 25 June 2021.

IGNITE: Arrive & Thrive

IGNITE: Arrive & Thrive is an interactive Pod designed for new students to complete before their course commences.  The Pod IGNITES your passion about your chosen course, helps you to unlock your potential, embrace your diversity, and paves the way for you to transition successfully into higher education.

There are four short, interactive and fun modules to prepare you in your academic journey:

  • Module 1 focuses on helping you to build the important skills of resilience, time and organisational management
  • Module 2 provides insights into where your chosen course might lead in terms of upskilling or changing your career
  • Module 3 equips you with the tools to access cutting-edge digital technologies to thrive in any learning environment
  • Module 4 assists you with organising and completing assessments tailored for academic success

The modules are not required to be completed in any particular order, so you are able to choose first what you think would benefit you the most in order to optimise your learning experience.

WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

Accepting Your Offer

To enrol, you need to activate your student account (called your 'WesternAccount'). This account gives you access to all our online services including My Student Records (MySR) – your online student record, the Library, your student email account and more.

You'll need your Western Student ID number (which we emailed to you together with your offer). If you're having problems finding this, chat with us now.

Student Email

Email is the official communication channel at Western Sydney University. We send important information about your enrolment, exams, results etc to your student email account, not by post, so it's important that you check it regularly - every day if you can or at least twice a week. Your student email address is studentid@student.westernsydney.edu.au.

Enrolment

Planning your enrolment

Find your course on the unit guide and choose your units. Not sure what it all means? Contact the course information team on 1300 897 669 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au

Enrol online

Ready to enrol? Login to My Student Records (MySR) and let's get started. This video playlist will guide you through the steps of enrolment in MySR.

Tutorial Registration

Tutorial Registration is how you choose your tutorials (and other classes) and put together your timetable. Allocate+ is the online system used to complete this process. You'll need to make sure you are enrolled in all of your units. After being allocated into your classes, you may be able to swap classes depending on availability.

If you have just completed your enrolment, it may take a couple of hours for your units to appear in Allocate+. Check back later if they do not show up in Allocate+ immediately after enrolment.

Important additional information to do with Tutorial Registration can be viewed on our Tutorial Registration page.

Note: After your timetable is complete, if you have been allocated to an on-campus class and not able to attend due to an underlying health condition, please contact your First Year Experience Coordinator to discuss the options available to you.

Important Dates | Term 2, 2021

  • Tuesday, 25 May 2021 - Tutorial registration options available to read only
  • Tuesday, 1 June 2021 - Preference Selection Opens
  • Tuesday, 15 June 2021 - Preference Selection Closes 
  • Tuesday, 15 June 2021 - Tutorial registration opens to make adjustments, based on availability

Student ID Cards

Students can now apply for their Student ID card to be posted to them by following these steps:

Please view the getting your new Student ID Card document for photo guidelines and acceptable documentation.

Offshore International Students do not need to undertake the Student ID Card process while overseas. You can get your Student ID Card once you arrive in Australia.

TalkCampus

TalkCampus is a free app that you can download onto your device to talk anonymously to other students from universities and colleges around the world. Access free mental health support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

TalkCampus is a safe student network that’s all about support. This means you can talk to your peers about exam stress, anxiety, depression and a range of other matters. The app is available in 25 languages including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.

The TalkCampus app is available for free to all Western students. You can download the app from Google Play or the App Store. To sign up, please use your Western student email address to unlock the app free of charge. For more information, visit the TalkCampus webpage.

Parking on campus

Planning on driving to campus? Get ready with a permit for your upcoming session. We have daily, half-yearly and annual permits available.

Important Dates

Below are the important dates that you need to know for your first teaching session at Western Sydney University. Whether you want to know when the term break is to plan a holiday or organise your final examination study schedule, visit the Session Calendar for a printable version. 


Term 1

1 March - 18 April 2021
Term 1: Session 1

31 March 2021
Census Date Term 1

19 April - 25 April 2021
Mid-Term Break

26 April - 30 May 2021
Term 1: Session 2

31 May - 6 June 2021
Exams

7 June - 27 June 2021
Term Break

Term 2

28 June - 8 August 2021
Term 2: Session 1

31 July 2021
Census Date Term 2

9 August - 15 August 2021
Mid-Term Break

16 August - 26 September 2021
Term 2: Session 2

27 September - 3 October 2021
Exams

4 October - 24 October 2021
Term Break

Term 3

25 October - 19 December 2021
Term 3: Session 1

30 November 2021
Census Date Term 3

20 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Mid-Term Break

3 January - 30 January 2022
Term 3: Session 2

31 January - 5 February 2022
Exams

Student Services

At Western Sydney University, the welfare of our students is our number one priority. That’s why we happily provide multiple support services to ensure your transition to university runs smoothly.

Student Life

As a student at Western Sydney University, you become part of a dynamic, thriving and culturally rich community.

There are diverse opportunities for sport and recreation, entertainment, going out and engaging with the community – both on and off campus. From the ultra-modern and high-tech to more serene, pastoral environments, each of our campuses are different – but all are friendly, multicultural and inclusive.

Our on-campus facilities include libraries, computer laboratories, innovative social learning spaces, wireless internet, cafes, bars, gyms, sporting grounds, tennis courts, and lots of open space to hang out in.

Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships exclusively for students at The College.

WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

Get to know your campus

Choose from one of our modern, student-centred and conveniently located campuses. Reach your Unlimited potential.