- Special Arrangements for Students
- Arrangements for Higher Degree Research Candidates
- Updated Information for Term 2 Course Offerings
- Transitioning to Online Learning
Starting Friday 20 March, the University will cease all in-person classes.
UNSW has introduced the following to reduce virus transmission, through social distancing to protect health service provision and ensure business continuity:
Teachers will deliver classes, where possible, by online or other means that can be accessed remotely. Students should access online teaching material remotely and participate by remote means. This is achievable for lectures and for many tutorials and discussions. In addition, steps are underway to convert some laboratory practicals to video demonstrations or other methods that can accessed remotely. Individual course convenors will inform you of details via Moodle or other means.
For students who have license agreements with the following on-campus accommodation providers:
The deadline for enrolment in Term 1 has passed.
If you are a new candidate you may be able to defer your UNSW admission and scholarship (if applicable) offer to Term 2 or Term 3 2020. Please refer to the HDR calendar for term start dates and contact the Admissions & Scholarships Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you are a current candidate, please contact the Candidature Management Officer for your Faculty to discuss circumstances.
If you wish to defer your scholarship offer to 2021, you will need to be considered in the November 2020 release scholarship round. Please contact the Admissions & Scholarships Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Term 2 starts on the 1st of June 2020, and you can enrol in Term 2 up until 28 June 2020. Given the uncertainty with travel restrictions, you may want to think about starting in Term 3. Term 3 enrolment begins as early as 3 August 2020, right up until 11 October 2020. More information about Term dates can be found here.
If you are unable to conduct your research due to the current restrictions and travel bans, you should discuss the following with your supervisor:
If you are unable to continue or modify your work, you should consider taking program leave. Alternatively, if you can continue at a reduced capacity, part time enrolment could be an option. Please see below for details on how to apply.
Make sure that you document any ways that COVID-19 has impacted your progress, as this can be taken into account at a later stage when needed.
Typically, candidates need to apply for program leave by the Term census date, which was 13 March for Term 1 2020. However, if you are unable to conduct your research due to COVID-19 and you would like to apply for program leave for Term 1 2020, please email the Candidature Management Officer for your Faculty as soon as possible for information on how to lodge a retrospective request for Program Leave.
If you wish to apply for Program Leave in Term 2 or Term 3 2020 you can do so via GRIS. The deadline to apply for program leave for Term 2 is 28 June 2020, and the deadline for Term 3 is 11 October 2020. For more information on Term dates, please visit the HDR Academic Calendar.
Please be aware that your scholarship will be suspended while you’re on leave and you should not be working on your research during that time. If you have any questions about program leave, please contact the Candidature Management Officer for your Faculty.
If you are a domestic candidate, you can apply for a change to part-time enrolment using GRIS. Student Visa Holders must be enrolled full-time.
However, under exceptional demonstrable circumstances such as serious medical issues or other situations beyond their control, an international candidate may be given approval to change to part-time attendance.
Please note that if you are a scholarship holder, a change to part-time enrolment will have an impact on your stipend. Please contact your Candidature Management Officer for more information.
Research Progress Reviews will be conducted online. More information will be provided to candidates with an upcoming review. Please contact your Postgraduate Coordinator to discuss the options available.
Additional course offerings and study plans for those who missed Term 1 2020 are available on the Built Environment website. Enrolment in some courses will be limited to students who have been affected by the travel restrictions. In some cases, pre-requisites have been waived as indicated in the study plans. In most cases you should be able to enrol via myUNSW.
The Faculty of Engineering has launched the ‘Transitional Arrangements for COVID-19 affected students’ page to help you alter your enrolment. This page lists additional course offering, approved requisite waivers and course substitutions to help you progress in your program. Please note that, unless otherwise stated, the transitional arrangements apply for 2020 only, from 2021 onwards normal rules apply.
The Law Student Services team are in the process of developing study plans for students who have been identified as having been impacted by the COVID-19 situation and you can expect to receive your study plan by Friday 3 April. If you do not receive your study plan by this date, please contact the Law Student Services team by submitting an Ask a Question form.
As a Science student, you will find degree-specific resources to help you with your enrolment and progression here. Continuing students identified as being impacted by COVID-19 have all now been contacted by a Science staff member, and assigned a dedicated case manager. If you haven’t been contacted and need our help, please Ask a Question via our online form.