English Language Programs

Your Virtual Orientation Experience at Western

WELCOME TO WESTERN

Welcome to Western Sydney University The College English Language Programs 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 teachers and fellow students, or just explore your new campus a bit more.

To help you learn remotely, many of our support services are available online including the Library, IT, Student Central and Wellbeing Services.

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 and follow the Orientation steps.

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR ORIENTATION

1) Take the first step in being ready for The College by accepting your offer and activating your account. If you’re having problems activating your account, chat with us now.

2) Prepare for Orientation by reading the English Student Handbook.

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

4) Login in to EPOSAC via vUWS . This site will help you improve your language skills.

5) Apply for your Student ID Card.

6) Prepare for your first day of class.

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

8) Find out about our clubs, societies and support services to learn more about Student Life at Western.

9) 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 session

The Master of Teaching Direct Entry English Program (MTDEEP) was held on Monday, 22 March 2021. 

Zoom how-to

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.

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.

Log into vUWS

vUWS is our e-learning Blackboard site at Western. This is where you will find course information, learning materials, assessement task submission and communication between students and teachers. 

EPOSAC is the English Programs Online Self-Access Centre. It provides you with learning and study resources, quizzes and useful links to practise and develop your English proficiency in the areas of writing, reading, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. 

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.

International student support

It is compulsory for all commencing International students to attend a meet and greet with staff from Student Welfare Service. Student Welfare Service is a first point of contact for International student support. It is important to know what your rights are as an international student, and what support is available to maximise your chance to succeed in your studies.

Important dates

Below are the important dates that you need to know for your first teaching session at Western Sydney University. 


Start
22 March, 2021

Finish
11 June, 2021

Preparing for your first day of class

4 things you need before your first day of class:
  • A computer, laptop or iPad with a webcam in addition to a mobile phone.
  • Microsoft Office - Here at Western, we offer you free access to Microsoft Office
  • Zoom - Visit our Zoom How To for more information on how to install Zoom.
  • Adobe Acrobat

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 goes 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.

WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

Explore our campuses

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