Orientation for New Postgraduate Students

IT Services

UNSW Student Account Information - User ID (zID) and zPass

All UNSW students will be required to access online services with your User ID and zPass.

Your User ID is your UNSW student number which is in the form of z1234567

Your zPass is the password you will use to access the following UNSW services:

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UNSW Student Email

All UNSW students will be given a UNSW email address (eg z1234567@unsw.edu.au) . Follow the instructions above/below on setting up your UNSW email account. All communication from UNSW will be to your UNSW email address. Please ensure to check this regularly for key updates about your program, timetable and opportunities available to you as a UNSW student.

You can also redirect the UNSW email to a personal or work email account. We highly recommend part-time students do this to save you having to check your UNSW email account. Instructions on how to do this can be found on the UNSW Cloud Email website.

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Moodle is the online learning environment that UNSW uses to support its teaching. All courses at UNSW will have a Moodle page. All relevant information related to your course will be available on the Moodle page. This will include the course outline, readings, additional course materials, recorded and filmed lectures, contact information for your lecturers and discussion forums. Please note some courses will have more content than others depending on how the course is delivered (ie online, face to face or blended).

You will also submit all your assessment via Moodle and Turnitin. Further instructions on how to do this can be found on the UNSW Moodle Support website.

Moodle course pages are released to students approximately 1 week before commencement of classes. We highly recommend you watch the Moodle support videos and become familiar with how Moodle works at the beginning of semester.

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New students are highly recommended to use software to manage references and citations (which will make your life easier when writing your assignments). UNSW provides EndNote FREE to all students with further information on how to download EndNote available on the UNSW IT services website.

Please also refer to the EndNote slides which might be helpful to students.

Holly Seale from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine provides an overview of using EndNote to manage references and citations.

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