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 2022 (AUTUMN) ORIENTATION

International Orientation 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 complete registration and register for classes will also be included in this session.

This session is compulsory for all international students starting in March 2022 .

Date: Friday 18 February 2022
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm AEDT 
Online Webinar - Zoom link 

Academic Program Orientation Sessions
These sessions will provide you with all the preliminary information about your program that you will need to start your studies at Western Sydney University. Please note you must attend your specific program session before commencing your studies with us.

Undergraduate Program Sessions: Monday, 28 February - Friday, 4 March
Postgraduate Program Sessions: Monday, 21 February - Friday, 25 February

Further details regarding your specific academic program orientation session will be available closer to orientation. Check back closer to the date for more information. Details about academic program orientation sessions will also be provided at International Orientation.

For more information on your compulsory orientation sessions visit our International Orientation website.

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!

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.

Install Zoom
Sign in to Zoom
Getting started with Zoom info

GETTING STARTED


Step 1: Activate your Western Account

If you've accepted your offer and received your confirmation of enrolment (eCOE), the next step is to activate your student account (Western Account).

This will give you access to all our online services, including your student email account, My Student Records (MySR), the Library and more. You'll need your Western Student ID number.

You can find this number on your Offer of Admission letter.

Step 2: Enrol in your Subjects

Enrolling is the first and most important thing you need to do when starting at Western Sydney University. You need to complete your enrolment in My Student Records (MySR).

Step 3: Finalise your Class Registration

Class 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 subjects. After being allocated into your classes, you may be able to swap classes depending on availability.

Step 4: Attend International Orientation

Before the commencement of Session 1 (Autumn) or Session 2 (Spring), 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 registration/enrolment, discover Western Sydney University services that are available to you and get a feel for how university life will work for you.

Step 5: Check your Student Email

Once you start classes your student email will be our official communication channel for all of your exam and Uni life information. You can access your student email from the MyWestern Student Portal. Please remember to check it regularly to avoid missing important information.

Step 6: Get your Student ID Card

Check out the Student ID cards website for everything you need to know about getting your Student ID card. 

Note: 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.

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).
SGSM Orientation Session (opens in a new window)

Quarter 2 Orientation
30 March 2022, 2pm AEDT

Watch the 'how to activate your account' video to get started at Western.

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 Program Commencement Day in early January at Parramatta campus. Check your offer letter for details.

Your attendance at this session is compulsory.

Program Commencement Day will provide you with important information about the program including:

  • Subject Outline and Learning Guide
  • Teaching timetable
  • Program 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 Program Commencement Sessions in February. Your attendance at these sessions is compulsory.

Compulsory program 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).


Sydney City Campus

International students commencing at Sydney City Campus can check the Orientation website.