To keep the VU Sydney community safe, and to play our part in containing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made changes to how we deliver our courses.

We’ve transitioned most Block units to equivalent, digitally-supported remote delivery model that students can access online.

Check your email for updates.

Coursework information for commencing students

MYVU & VU Collaborate

You can access all your course contents (including lectures, workshops and assignment materials) in the VU Collaborate. You can access the VU Collaborate through MyVU

Find out more about VU Collaborate.

Your MyVU ID and password will be provided with your Enrolment Starter Pack.

If you are facing trouble logging in to your MyVU, VU Collaborate or any of the VU online platforms, please contact VU IT Support for Students.

Contact IT support:

Note: Google Chrome is the preferred browser to access any VU online platforms.

Remote classroom & assessment

Zoom classroom can be accessed through the 'Communication' tab in the Learning Space of your VU Collaborate. If you don’t find the link, please email your Lecturer or Course Coordinator.

You can submit your assignment in the 'Dropbox' under 'Assessments' tab in the Learning Space of your VU Collaborate.

Find out more on how to use Assessment Dropbox.

Turnitin Feedback Studio is integrated within VU Collaborate. If enabled by a teacher, any assessment submitted via the Assessment Dropbox will automatically be processed through Turnitin. 

Generating a Turnitin report can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours once a document has been submitted.

Find out more about viewing a Turnitin report.

Contact lecturer, unit convener or course coordinator

Lecturer and Unit Convener’s contact information can be found in the Unit Guide in the Learning Space of each unit in VU Collaborate.

You can also get their contact details by emailing an Academic Services Officer at [email protected].

Find Course Coordinator’s contact information.

Technology support

If you need help in installing any software related to your study on to your device, please request a software installation manual from your lecturer.

If you don’t have a device to use for remote studies, you can borrow a laptop from VU Sydney. Please email at [email protected] for more details on laptop hire.

You can hire a laptop for 4 weeks, which can be extended further upon request. You will need to deposit a bond of $250 in cash and fill out a Laptop Rental Agreement form. The bond will be returned back once you handed back the laptop.

Contact us

If you have further questions, please get in contact:

Email

Phone

VU Sydney Student Services Team: +61 2 8265 3222

Financial support during COVID-19 crisis

We understand the financial hardship the current COVID-19 outbreak has caused to our students and their families, and we are ready to support you.

If you need to discuss payment options and payment plans, please contact [email protected].

In order to support our students most badly affected, VU Sydney staff have established the VU Sydney Pantry. The VU Sydney Pantry is a small gesture of care from us towards our students who have been hit hardest by the current COVID-19 situation and are having difficulty making ends meet.

If your pantry is in need of a top up of essential goods, the VU Sydney Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm. 

Additionally, there is a VU COVID-19 Student Support Fund.