Student Orientation

ORIENTATION AT THE CATHOLIC INSTITUTE OF SYDNEY


General

Orientation is a program of activities that introduces you to your place of study and the services available to help you find your way around and pursue your studies knowing that you will be supported in your learning and other needs as they may arise. The Orientation program is one of these services.

A list of student services is set out below with an indication of where to find the relevant information on this website or in the Learning Management System, as relevant. The main part of this list of services is available for all students enrolled in awards of the Sydney College of Divinity, to assist you to reach your academic goals and keep you safe and well along the way. For overseas students, additional assistance is available to help you settle into Australia and your local neighbourhood.

For all students, the Student Support Officer and Overseas Student Support officer may always be contacted for any matter of concern at any time.

Contact details:

Dr Rohan Curnow (Deputy President and Academic Dean)

Student Support Officer, Overseas Student Support Officer and Careers and Vocations Advisor.

Available most days during teaching periods. Appointments necessary.

Ph: + 61 2 9752 9522      Email: Click Here

 

Mr Jason Israel (Registrar)

Student Support Officer, Overseas Student Support Officer and Grievance Handler.

Available most days during teaching periods. Appointments necessary.

Ph: + 61 2 9752 9503      Email: Click Here

 

Orientation Program

All SCD students commencing their studies, including overseas students, are expected to participate in the Orientation Program arranged for their benefit. Through it you will be offered useful information about academic matters, about how we will support your studies, and how we will strive to make your overall experience while you are with us safe and enjoyable. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Orientation is held on the Thursday before week 1 of each semester, starting at 5 pm. All new students are expected to attend orientation before they begin their studies.



In 2020 the two Orientation dates are:


Semester 1:

Date and time:           Thursday the 20th of February 2020 at 5pm

Place:  On campus in the student common room at 99 Albert Road Strathfield NSW 2135



Semester 2:

Date and time:           Thursday the 23rd of July 2020 at 5pm

Place:  On campus in the student common room at 99 Albert Road Strathfield NSW 2135



These dates and others such as study skill and acculturation days can be found on our full academic calendar available here:



http://www.cis.catholic.edu.au/current-calendar/academic-calendar



During Orientation, students will be given a tour around campus as well as an introduction to academic procedures, things to be mindful of, ways of accessing student support services as well as other items.

In addition, for overseas students, further Orientation will be provided to help you adjust to living and studying in Australia.

Date and time:           Saturday the 21st of March 2020 9:30am to 12:30pm

Place:                         On campus in Lecture Room 1 at 99 Albert Road Strathfield NSW 2135


In addition, for overseas students, further Orientation will be provided to help you adjust to living and studying in Australia.

Date and time:           Saturday the 21st of March 2020 9:30am to 12:30pm

Place:                         On campus in Lecture Room 1 at 99 Albert Road Strathfield NSW 2135

 

International students are expected to also refer to the international students' page found here:

http://www.cis.catholic.edu.au/student-info/international-students

 

This page has additional helpful information, including the International Student Manual (ISM).

 

More details for new and current students can be found on n our Student Services page found here:

 

http://www.cis.catholic.edu.au/student-info/student-services