Where can I get support?
Please see below for writing support and contacts.
Smarthinking is a new and free online tutoring service available to UNSW students seeking advice on enhancing their writing skills.
Academic Integrity Module: A self-paced module that you can complete and receive a certificate.
Learning Centre Resources on Plagiarism
Leaning Centre Workshops on plagiarism. What it is and how to avoid it.
You always have other options. You can:
- Seek an extension from your lecturer if you’re under too much pressure, or apply for special consideration if you’re eligible.
- Talk to your tutor or email your lecturer and seek legitimate help.
It might be tempting to take the easy way out and engage a third-party to complete some or all of your work.
If you have already engaged in contract cheating, UNSW has agreed with ARC that if you come forward to admit to this conduct, the default penalty for 1 assessment cheated will be 0% for that assessment. If you have cheated more than once penalties will be stronger, however you will still receive a benefit from acting honestly.
If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact the Student Conduct and Integrity Unit, who can talk you through your options.
P: (02) 9385 8515
You can also seek more specialised help from the university, and nearly all of these services are free.
The Learning Centre
The Learning Centre offers academic skills support to all students enrolled at UNSW, including consultations to help you work on your assessments.
Student Support Advisors
Educational Support Advisors work with all students to promote the development of skills needed to succeed at university, whilst also providing personal support throughout the process.
Health and Mental Health
UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services [CAPS] are available Monday to Friday to help students.
UNSW Health Service
UNSW Health Service provide a quality health service to the students, staff & visitors of UNSW. Their doctors, nurses and administration staff are non- judgemental and have a special interest in youth health.
For independent legal advice and advocacy, you can contact: