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, online real-time delivery.

Check your email regularly 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.

Ouriginal is integrated within VU Collaborate as the Dropbox - Originality Check. If enabled by a teacher, any assessment submitted via the Assessment Dropbox will automatically be processed through Ouriginal.

Generating a report can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour once a document has been submitted.

Find out more about the Dropbox – Originality Check Tool.

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 studentservice[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.

Financial support during COVID-19 crisis

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

If you need to discuss payment options and payment plans, please contact [email protected]. Further, if you require assistance or would like to talk to a counsellor, please contact our Student Services Team [email protected] or for Student Counselling [email protected].

Further support for students may also be accessed via the COVID-19 Disaster Payment. This is a government run support payment for workers adversely affected by a state public health order.

Contact us

If you have further questions, please get in contact:

Email

Phone

VU Sydney Student Services Team: +61 2 8265 3222