Undergraduate Support Services
Situated in Australia’s national capital, UNSW Canberra has the best staff to student ratio in Australia, world class facilities and support services. As a student you will have access to the Academy Library, Indoor sports centre, bookshop, coffee shop, bank, prayer room and modern open study areas. Plus we have a range of support services to help you with every aspect of your study.
Support Services for Undergraduate students
Important Dates for 2015 and 2016
|Applications for Postgraduate study in Semester 1 close||20 January||19 February|
|S1 commences||2 March||29 February|
|Last day to add S1 distance mode courses||27 Feb||6 March|
|Last day to drop S1 courses without financial penalty||31 March||31 March|
|Provisional exam timetable released for S1||17 April||15 April|
|Last day to drop S1 courses without academic penalty||24 April||22 April|
|Last day to report exam clashes for S1||1 May||29 April|
|Final examination timetable released||29 May||27 May|
|Mid Semester Break||4 - 15 May||2 - 13 May|
|S1 study recess||15 - 19 June||13 - 17 June|
|Examinations (UG students only)||22 June - 3 July||20 June - 1 July|
|Mid-Year leave||6 - 17 July||4 - 15 July|
|S1 results published on myUNSW||16 July||14 July|
|Applications for Postgraduate study in Semester 2 close||10 July||10 July|
|S2 commences||20 July||18 July|
|Last day to add S2 distance mode courses||17 July||15 July|
|ADFA Open Day||29 August||27 August|
|Last day to drop S2 courses without financial penalty||31 August||31 August|
|Provisional exam timetable for S2 released||4 September||2 September|
|Last day to drop S2 courses without academic penalty||11 September||9 September|
|Last day to report exam clashes for S2||18 September||16 September|
|Mid Semester Break||28 September - 2 October||26 - 30 September|
|S2 Study recess||26 - 30 October||24 - 28 October|
|Final exam timetable released for S2||9 October||7 October|
|Semester 2 ends||23 October||21 October|
|Examinations (UG students only)||2 - 13 November||31 October - 11 November|
|S2 results published to myUNSW||27 November||24 November|
|Conferring of degrees ceremony||9 December||7 December|
|Graduation Parade Day||10 December||8 December|
|2016 Public Holidays Compensation Dates - Semester 1:|
|Canberra Day||14 March (Monday lost)|
|Good Friday||25 March (Friday lost)|
|Easter Monday||28 March (Monday timetable on Tuesday 29 March, Tuesday lost)|
|ANZAC Day||25 April (Monday timetable on Thursday 28 April, Thursday lost)|
|Queens Birthday||During Study Recess|
|2016 Public Holidays Compensation Dates - Semester 2:|
|Family and Community Day||26 September (Mid Semester Recess - no timetable impact)|
|Labour Day||3 October (Mid Semester Recess - no timetable impact)|
|Approved ADFA activities - Non Teaching Days for Undergraduate Students (Semester 2)|
|Tuesday 9 August||Production Dress Rehearsal|
|Wednesday 31 August||XO/OC Day|
|Thursday 22 September||Sports Carnival (incl Tug-of-War)|
|Friday 14 October||Green Eagle (ARA) and / or XO/OC Day|
|Application Closing dates:|
|Semester 1||20 January|
|Semester 2||20 May (Research programs)|
|Semester 2||20 June (Postgraduate coursework programs)|
Undergraduate students: mid January to commence the Year One Familiarisation Training (YOFT) before the start of the academic year.
Postgraduate coursework students: before the commencment of classes for each semester.
Postgraduate research students: no later than 31 March (Semester 1) or 31 August (Semester 2).
|Semester 1||2 March - 12 June 2015||29 February - 10 June 2016|
|Recess||4 - 15 May 2015||2 - 13 May 2016|
|Study Period||15 - 19 June 2015||13 - 17 June 2016|
|Examinations||22 June - 3 July 2015||22 June - 3 July 2016|
|Mid-year recess||6 - 17 July 2015||4 - 15 July 2016|
|Semester 2||20 July - 23 October 2015||18 July - 21 October 2016|
|Recess||28 September - 2 October 2015||26 - 30 September 2016|
|Study Period||26 - 30 October 2015||24 - 28 October 2016|
|Examinations||2 - 13 November 2015||31 October - 11 November 2016|
At the ALL unit we provide students with opportunities to further develop their academic skills, master academic language and literacy strategies and clarify academic expectations in order to help you achieve your academic potential. We do this through providing:
- courses and workshops
- individual consultations
- online guides and learning resources
These resources and workshops will help you further develop your note taking and presentation skills, help you avoid accidental plagiarism and prepare your thesis outlines.
The Academy Library provides you with a wealth of print and electronic resources, collections and services.
The Library offers a range of individual and collaborative spaces, perfect for any mode of study.
Student Administrative Services
SAS provides students with quality administrative support whilst promoting the academic programs of students and enhancing their educational experience at UNSW Canberra.
They can help answer any questions you might have about admission, scholarships, enrolment, research candidature and graduation.
Current students can access forms and more information by visiting the Student Gateway.
Telephone: +61 2 6268 6000
Ground Floor, Adams Auditorium,
Online study at UNSW is often one component of campus-based learning and teaching. When used this way, the online activities and resources are there to support and complement other course components such as lectures and practicals. For example, you might be required to take part in online tutorial discussions or collaborate with fellow students in an online small-group project.
Regardless of your mode of study, it's important to make the most of the online components of your course. Moodle is an open-source learning management system that is used to deliver blended and online courses throughout UNSW.
Information Communication and Technology Services (ICTS)
Information Communication and Technology Services (ICTS) is the central Information Technology provider for the whole UNSW Canberra campus.
ICTS is a member of the Student and Academic Support Group (SASG) which provides client focused support for the teaching, research, training and administration needs of UNSW Canberra.
Information and Communications and Technology Services is of critical importance to the University in the support of academic enquiry and research, teaching and learning, core business activities and communications. In recognition of this, UNSW Canberra provides computing, email, Internet and communication facilities to its staff and students for the purposes of research, teaching and learning and to support the administration of the University.
ICTS strongly recommends that staff and students read the following 'Acceptable Use of UNSW Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Resources Policy'. http://www.gs.unsw.edu.au/policy/documents/ictpolicy.pdf
Hours of Operation:
ICTS operates 5 days a week Monday to Friday (Canberra business days ONLY)
08:00 to 17:00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Telephone: + 61 02 6268 8140
Email: at firstname.lastname@example.org
A locality map of ICTS Building 14 can be found here
Indoor Sports Centre and Clubs
As a undergradaute non-defence student you will have free access to a state of the art sports centre. This includes a gym and indoor pool.
In addition, a range of sporting and extra curricular clubs are offered by ADFA to undergraduate non-defence students.
Aerospace Interest Group Australian Football League Academy Bands Basketball Cricket Crossfit Community Service VECA Cyber Security Cycling Debating Fencing Flying Disc Association FOCUS Golf Hockey Marathon and Distance Running Club Maritime Interest Military History Military Shooting VECA Military Skills Motorcycle VECA Musical Production VECA Navigators Netball Paintball Photography Precision Drill Team Rowing Rugby Rugby League SAE Sailing Small Balls Interest Group Soccer Squash Strength and Conditioning Swimming Tennis Touch Football Triathlon Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Volleyball Water Polo
This confidential, free of charge service with a qualified professional counsellor, is designed to help people face challenges, navigate change, and regain balance. All enrolled UNSW Canberra civillian (non-defence) undergraduate students are entitled to twelve counselling sessions per annum.
What kind of assistance is provided?
– Work Related Issues (Career, Performance)
– Study Issues (Adjustment, Motivation, Resilience)
– Relationships (Couple, Family, Social, Work)
– Behavioural Concerns (Distress, Anxiety, Depression)
– Life Choices (Identity, Career, Spiritual)
– Stressful Circumstances (Health, Bereavement, Break-ups, Cultural Transitions)
To book an appointment or to ask any questions please email: email@example.com or phone the Kensington Counselling Office (CAPS) on (02) 9385 5418 or ext. 855418 if you are on campus (and identify yourself as a UNSW Canberra student). Appointments are available on Tuesday and Thursday.
Arc at UNSW Canberra
Arc Canberra is a voluntary student organisation that provides benefits and services tailored towards students at UNSW Canberra. Members of ARC enjoy a strong social network, access to clubs and societies, special interest seminars by guest lecturers, access to special grants available only to students on this campus, free legal support and advocacy services, and sports days and tours.
The aims and objectives of the Arc@Canberra are to:
- Create a vibrant student life for postgraduate students at the UNSW Canberra campus.
- Increase awareness and enhance the accessibility of Arc@UNSW member benefirts and services for UNSW Canberra students.
- Work with the Postgraduate Council (PGC) to provide information, support, representation and advice on issues that affect postgraduate students at UNSW and the wider postgraduate student population.