ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 - 2018

ECON1102
Undergraduate
Semester 1
6 Units of Credit
On Campus
Economics

1. Course Details

Summary of Course

Macroeconomics studies the aggregate behaviour of the economy. This course provides an introduction to the economic analysis of key macroeconomic variables such as output, employment, inflation, interest rates and exchange rates. The important elements of the course include; measurement of macroeconomic variables, the development of models and theories to explain the behaviour of macroeconomic variables; use of empirical evidence in evaluating different models and the role of government policy in seeking to influence macroeconomic outcomes.

Teaching Times and Locations

Please note that teaching times and locations are subject to change. Students are strongly advised to refer to the Class Timetable website for the most up-to-date teaching times and locations.

View course timetable

Course Policies & Support

Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses

Macroeconomics 1 (ECON1102) is offered as part of the first year core in the B.Econ degree and as an option in the B. Com degree. It is a required course for anyone undertaking an economics major. Students are introduced to the study of economics via Microeconomics 1 (ECON1101) which studies decision making by individuals and firms and examines the role of governments in seeking to ensure the efficient operation of markets. Macroeconomics 1 builds on these microeconomic concepts and models to study economic decisions and outcomes and the role of government in the national and international economy. A pass in Microeconomics 1 is a prerequisite for enrolment in Macroeconomics 1. ECON1102 and ECON1101 cannot be taken concurrently. With the exception of Microeconomics 1, no previous study of economics is assumed.

Macroeconomics 1 is a prerequisite for all upper year macroeconomics courses and most other upper level economics courses offered by the School of Economics (i.e. with course codes beginning 2 and 3.) In addition, the concepts, models and approaches developed in Microeconomics 1 and Macroeconomics 1 provide the foundation for business studies in accounting, finance, marketing and management.

2. Staff Contact Details

Position Title Name Email Location Phone Consultation Times
Lecturer-in-charge    Glenn OttoRoom 4339385 3332TBA
Lecturer    Arusha CoorayRoom 4369385 7019TBA
Course Administrator    Neil HartRoom 4369385 7019TBA

Tutors: A full list of tutors will be posted on Moodle – Staff Contacts.

Communications with staff

The Lecturer-in-Charge (Glenn Otto) is responsible for the overall direction and academic content of the course. You can also contact your lecturer about academic matters. The lecturers in Macroeconomics 1 will hold regular office hours starting Week 2 until Week 13.

Questions about administrative matters on tutorials, such as your allocation to atutorial group or your marks during the session should be directed to the CourseAdministrator, Neil Hart.

Email is the recommended means of initial communication with the teaching staff for this course. Academic staff will generally reply to email within 48 hours (except on weekends). You should use your UNSW email to contact academics and include your full name and student number in the email.

For detailed discussion of course subject material it may be necessary to attend alecturer’s scheduled office hours.

We encourage you to provide course feedback and comments via email, if you wish. Please note that academics have no advance notice of the date and time of the exam.

Exam Study Period Pitstop

In the weeks leading up to exams, starting from about Week 12, the School will be providing Pitstop, an opportunity for consultation with tutors as you revise for the exams. Details of Pitstop locations and hours for this course will be advised closer to the time.

3. Learning and Teaching Activities

Approach to Learning and Teaching in the Course

The philosophy underpinning this course and its Teaching and Learning Strategies are based on “Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching at UNSW”.

The specific approach to teaching and learning in Macroeconomics 1 is to engage students in the analysis of macroeconomic models and their applications in a relevant and interesting manner. The lectures, tutorials and assessment tasks have been designed to appropriately challenge students and support the achievement of the desired learning outcomes. A climate of inquiry and dialogue is encouraged between students and teachers and among students (in and out of class). The lecturers and tutors aim to provide meaningful and timely feedback to students to improve learning outcomes. With appropriate guidance, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.

Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies

The examinable content of the course is defined by the content of the lectures, the designated reading from the textbook (and any other required readings) and the content of the tutorial program.

Lectures

The purpose of lectures is to provide a logical structure for the topics that make up the course; to emphasize the important concepts, models and methods of each topic, and to provide relevant examples to which the concepts and methods are applied. Not all examinable material can be covered in lectures.

Lecture material is supplemented by required reading of the appropriate parts of the textbook and the material covered in the tutorial program.

Tutorials

The purpose of tutorials is to provide an opportunity for small group discussion of the issues to which economic concepts and methods developed in the lectures can be applied. Attendance at tutorials is compulsory.

Tutorials will be divided into two parts.

Tutorial Worksheets
  • In the first part (15 mins) of a tutorial, a worksheet will be distributed to all students by your tutor. Working individually or in small groups you will be able to work on a series of short questions and problems related to the previous week’s lecture material. Your tutor will be available – if necessary – to provide assistance with the questions. All students will need to complete and submit their own individual worksheet.
  • The worksheets will be collected by your tutor and will be marked; where your mark will primarily reflect the amount of effort that you have put into completing the worksheet.
  • Overall the worksheets will count for 10% of your total grade in Macro 1.
Tutorial Questions
  • There will be a weekly set of tutorial problems and questions that review and build on the lecture material. These provide applications and examples of economic concepts and models introduced in lectures.
    • Ideally you should attempt the set of weekly tutorial questions before each tutorial and use the tutorial to raise any issues or problems that you might have.
    • The second half of the tutorial will be devoted to discussing the tutorial problems. You should be prepared to contribute to tutorial discussion.
    • Since it may not be possible to cover all of the questions in a tutorial; solutions to the tutorial questions will be posted on the course Website at the end of each week.

The Tutorial Program will be available on the course Website.

Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQs) covering the material in each week’s topic will be provided. 10% of the marks in the course will be based on your performance in a short weekly MCQ quiz. These quizzes provide feedback on your progress and in your understanding of important concepts. The weekly MCQs are representative of the type of question asked on the final exam.

Out-of-Class Study

While students may have preferred individual learning strategies, it is important to note that most learning will be achieved outside of class time. Lectures can only provide a structure to assist your study, and tutorial time is limited.

An “ideal” strategy (on which the provision of the course materials is based) might include:

  • Reading of the relevant chapter(s) of the text and any readings before the lecture. This will give you a general idea of the topic area.
  • Attendance at lectures. Here the context of the topic in the course and the important elements of the topic are identified. The relevance of the topic should be explained.
  • Attending the tutorials and attempting the tutorial questions prior to the tutorial. This will also provide a self-test of your understanding, and identify those parts of the topic with which you have problems.

5. Course Resources

The Macroeconomics 1 website may be found among others of your courses at: http://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au. The Moodle site contains relevant course content including: course outline; lecture slides; links to UNSW Lecture Recordings +; tutorial questions and answers; in-session grades; information about accessing the textbook and any other course information and announcement. Students should consult this website at least once a week as it contains important information about the course. It will be assumed that all students have seen any notice posted on the course website.

Textbook

The textbook for this course is:

  • Otto, G (2017), Introduction to Macroeconomics, e-book. (Lionsheart)

The textbook material has been developed specifically for this course. The examinable content of the textbook is defined by material covered in lectures, tutorials and the MCQs.

Information on accessing the textbook is available on the Moodle site for ECON1102.

Students will need to create a new account. From their account, students will be able to purchase the e-book and access to PlayAcademia.

Students who are unable or unwilling to purchase a licence will be able to access the textbook using selected PCs in our on-campus computer lab. Please contact the lecturer-in-charge for details.

Optional Readings

There are a number of introductory textbooks on macroeconomics (with Australian content) that are available in the library.

  • Bernanke, B.S., Olekalns, N. and H. R. Frank (2014), Principles of Macroeconomics, (4th edition) McGraw-Hill International Book Co., Sydney.
  • Littleboy, B., Taylor, J. and A. Weerapana (2013), Macroeconomics: Principles and Practice, Cengage Learning Australia.
  • Stiglitz, J., Walsh, C.E., Guest, R. and M. Tani (2014), Introductory Macroeconomics, John Wiley.

6. Course Evaluation & Development

Each year feedback is sought from students and other stakeholders about the courses offered in the School and continual improvements are made based on this feedback. UNSW's myExperience Survey Tool is one of the ways in which student evaluative feedback is gathered. You are strongly encouraged to take part in the feedback process.

7. Course Schedule

Week 1: 26 Feb
Activity

Lecture

Topic

GDP and Inflation

Assessment/Other

Chapter 1

Week 2: 05 Mar
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Labour Market Data and Models

Assessment/Other

Chapter 2

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

GDP & Inflation

Assessment/Other

Chapter 1

Week 3: 12 Mar
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Saving, Investment and Interest Rates

Assessment/Other

Chapter 3

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

Labour Market Data and Models

Assessment/Other

Chapter 2

Week 4: 19 Mar
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Income-Expenditure Model of Output

Assessment/Other

Chapter 4

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

Saving, Investment & Interest Rates

Assessment/Other

Chapter 3

Week 5: 26 Mar
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Fiscal Policy and Public Debt

Assessment/Other

Chapter 5

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

Income-Expenditure Model

Assessment/Other

Chapter 4

Mid Semester Break: 02 Apr
Week 6: 09 Apr
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Money and Private Banks

Assessment/Other

Chapter 6

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

I-E Model (continued)

Fiscal Policy

Assessment/Other

Chapter 4 & 5

Week 7: 16 Apr
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Mid-Session Exam

 

Assessment/Other

Held during lecture times.

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

There are no tutorials this week due to the Mid-Session Exam.

Week 8: 23 Apr
Activity

Lecture

Topic

No Lectures this week due to Anzac Day public holiday on Wed 25 April.

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

Fiscal Policy and Public Debt

 

Assessment/Other

Chapter 5

Students enrolled in the Wednesday tutorial may attend another tutorial group for this week (only). There are no worksheets for this week's tutorial.

Week 9: 30 Apr
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Central Banks and Monetary Policy

Assessment/Other

Chapter 7

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

Money and Private Banks

Assessment/Other

Chapter 6

Week 10: 07 May
Activity

Lecture

Topic

A Model of Output & Inflation – The AD-AS Model

Assessment/Other

Chapter 8

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

Central Banks and Monetary Policy

Assessment/Other

Chapter 7

Week 11: 14 May
Activity

Lecture

Topic

AD-AS Model (continued)

Open Economy

Assessment/Other

Chapter 8 & 9

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

AD-AS Model

Assessment/Other

Chapter 8

Week 12: 21 May
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Open Economy and Exchange Rates

Assessment/Other

Chapter 9

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

Exchange Rates and the Open Economy

Assessment/Other

Chapter 9

Week 13: 28 May
Activity

Lecture

Topic

Economic Growth

Assessment/Other

Chapter 10

Activity

Tutorial

Topic

Economic Growth

Assessment/Other

Chapter 10

8. Policies

Information about UNSW Business School protocols, University policies, student responsibilities and education quality and support.

Program Learning Goals and Outcomes

The Business School Program Learning Goals reflect what we want all students to BE or HAVE by the time they successfully complete their degree, regardless of their individual majors or specialisations. For example, we want all our graduates to HAVE a high level of business knowledge and a sound awareness of ethical, social, cultural and environmental implications of business. As well, we want all our graduates to BE effective problem-solvers, communicators and team participants.

You can demonstrate your achievement of these goals by the specific outcomes you achieve by the end of your degree (i.e. Program Learning Outcomes—henceforth PLOs). These PLOs articulate what you need to know and be able to do as a result of engaging in learning. They embody the knowledge, skills and capabilities that are identified, mapped, taught, practised and assessed within each Business School program.

All UNSW programs and courses are designed to assess the attainment of program and/or course level learning outcomes, as outlined in the UNSW Assessment Design Procedure. It is therefore important that you become familiar with the Business School PLOs, as they constitute the framework which informs and shapes the course components and assessments of the courses within your program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Coursework
Knowledge You should be able to identify and apply disciplinary knowledge to business situations in a local and global environment.
Critical thinking and problem solving You should be able to identify and research issues in business situations, analyse the issues, and propose appropriate and well-justified solutions.
Written communication You should be able to prepare written documents that are clear, concise and coherent, using appropriate style and presentation for the intended audience, purpose and context.
Oral communication You should be able to prepare and deliver oral presentations that are clear, focussed, well-structured, and delivered in a professional manner.
Teamwork You should be able to participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams, and reflect on your own teamwork, and on the team’s processes and ability to achieve outcomes.
Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  1. You should be able to identify and assess ethical, environmental and/or sustainability considerations in business decision-making and practice.
  2. You should be able to identify social and cultural implications of business.
Workplace skills (Co-op programs only) You should be able to conduct yourself in a professional manner in the work environment, communicate effectively in diverse workplace situations and be able to apply discipline knowledge and understanding to real business problems with initiative and self-direction.
Related PLO Documents View the Undergraduate Honours PLOs (pdf)
Knowledge You should be able to identify and apply current knowledge of disciplinary or interdisciplinary theory and professional practice to business in local and global environments.
Critical thinking and problem solving You should be able to identify, research and analyse complex issues and problems in business and/or management, and propose appropriate and well-justified solutions.
Written communication You should be able to produce written documents that communicate complex disciplinary ideas and information effectively for the intended audience and purpose.
Oral communication You should be able to produce oral presentations that communicate complex disciplinary ideas and information effectively for the intended audience and purpose.
Teamwork You should be able to participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams, and reflect on your own teamwork, and on the team’s processes and ability to achieve outcomes.
Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  1. You should be able to identify and assess ethical, environmental and/or sustainability considerations in business decision-making and practice.
  2. You should be able to identify social and cultural implications of business.
Related PLO Documents View the Master of Philosophy PLOs (pdf)
View the Doctor of Philosophy PLOs (pdf)

UNSW Graduate Capabilities

The Business School PLOs also incorporate UNSW graduate capabilities, a set of generic abilities and skills that all students are expected to achieve by graduation. These capabilities articulate the University’s institutional values, as well as future employer expectations.

UNSW Graduate CapabilitiesBusiness School PLOs
Scholars capable of independent and collaborative enquiry, rigorous in their analysis, critique and reflection, and able to innovate by applying their knowledge and skills to the solution of novel as well as routine problems.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge
  • Oral communication
  • Research capability
  • Teamwork
  • Workplace skills
  • Written communication
Entrepreneurial leaders capable of initiating and embracing innovation and change, as well as engaging and enabling others to contribute to change
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge
  • Oral communication
  • Workplace skills
  • Written communication
Professionals capable of ethical, self- directed practice and independent lifelong learning
  • Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  • Workplace skills
Global citizens who are culturally adept and capable of respecting diversity and acting in a socially just and responsible way.
  • Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  • Oral communication
  • Written communication

The Business School strongly advises you to choose a range of courses that assist your development against these PLOs and graduate capabilities, and to keep a record of your achievements as part of your portfolio. You could use these records for work or further study. For support with selecting your courses contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity is honest and responsible scholarship. This form of ethical scholarship is highly valued at UNSW. Terms like Academic Integrity, misconduct, referencing, conventions, plagiarism, academic practices, citations and evidence based learning are all considered basic concepts that successful university students understand. Learning how to communicate original ideas, refer sources, work independently, and report results accurately and honestly are skills that you will be able to carry beyond your studies.

The definition of academic misconduct is broad. It covers practices such as cheating, copying and using another person’s work without appropriate acknowledgement. Incidents of academic misconduct may have serious consequences for students.

Plagiarism

UNSW regards plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct. UNSW has very strict rules regarding plagiarism. Plagiarism at UNSW is using the words or ideas of others and passing them off as your own. All Schools in the Business School have a Student Ethics Officer who will investigate incidents of plagiarism and may result in a student’s name being placed on the Plagiarism and Student Misconduct Registers.

Below are examples of plagiarism including self-plagiarism:

Copying: Using the same or very similar words to the original text or idea without acknowledging the source or using quotation marks. This includes copying materials, ideas or concepts from a book, article, report or other written document, presentation, composition, artwork, design, drawing, circuitry, computer program or software, website, internet, other electronic resource, or another person's assignment, without appropriate acknowledgement of authorship.

Inappropriate Paraphrasing: Changing a few words and phrases while mostly retaining the original structure and/or progression of ideas of the original, and information without acknowledgement. This also applies in presentations where someone paraphrases another’s ideas or words without credit and to piecing together quotes and paraphrases into a new whole, without appropriate referencing.

Collusion: Presenting work as independent work when it has been produced in whole or part in collusion with other people. Collusion includes:

  • Students providing their work to another student before the due date, or for the purpose of them plagiarising at any time
  • Paying another person to perform an academic task and passing it off as your own
  • Stealing or acquiring another person’s academic work and copying it
  • Offering to complete another person’s work or seeking payment for completing academic work

Collusion should not be confused with academic collaboration (i.e., shared contribution towards a group task).

Inappropriate Citation: Citing sources which have not been read, without acknowledging the 'secondary' source from which knowledge of them has been obtained.

Self-Plagiarism: ‘Self-plagiarism’ occurs where an author republishes their own previously written work and presents it as new findings without referencing the earlier work, either in its entirety or partially. Self-plagiarism is also referred to as 'recycling', 'duplication', or 'multiple submissions of research findings' without disclosure. In the student context, self-plagiarism includes re-using parts of, or all of, a body of work that has already been submitted for assessment without proper citation.

To see if you understand plagiarism, do this short quiz: https://student.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism-quiz

Cheating

The University also regards cheating as a form of academic misconduct. Cheating is knowingly submitting the work of others as their own and includes contract cheating (work produced by an external agent or third party that is submitted under the pretences of being a student’s original piece of work). Cheating is not acceptable at UNSW.

If you need to revise or clarify any terms associated with academic integrity you should explore the 'Working with Academic Integrity' self-paced lessons available at: https://student.unsw.edu.au/aim.

For UNSW policies, penalties, and information to help you avoid plagiarism see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism as well as the guidelines in the online ELISE tutorials for all new UNSW students: http://subjectguides.library.unsw.edu.au/elise. For information on student conduct see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/conduct.

For information on how to acknowledge your sources and reference correctly, see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/referencing. If you are unsure what referencing style to use in this course, you should ask the lecturer in charge.

Student Responsibilities and Conduct

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to university policies in relation to class attendance and general conduct and behaviour, including maintaining a safe, respectful environment; and to understand their obligations in relation to workload, assessment and keeping informed.

Information and policies on these topics can be found on the 'Managing your Program' website

Workload

It is expected that you will spend at least nine to ten hours per week studying for a course except for Summer Term courses which have a minimum weekly workload of eighteen to twenty hours. This time should be made up of reading, research, working on exercises and problems, online activities and attending classes. In periods where you need to complete assignments or prepare for examinations, the workload may be greater. Over-commitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required workload into account when planning how to balance study with employment and other activities.

We strongly encourage you to connect with your Moodle course websites in the first week of semester. Local and international research indicates that students who engage early and often with their course website are more likely to pass their course.

View more information on expected workload

Attendance

Your regular and punctual attendance at lectures and seminars or in online learning activities is expected in this course. The Business School reserves the right to refuse final assessment to those students who attend less than 80% of scheduled classes where attendance and participation is required as part of the learning process (e.g., tutorials, flipped classroom sessions, seminars, labs, etc.).

View more information on attendance

General Conduct and Behaviour

You are expected to conduct yourself with consideration and respect for the needs of your fellow students and teaching staff. Conduct which unduly disrupts or interferes with a class, such as ringing or talking on mobile phones, is not acceptable and students may be asked to leave the class.

View more information on student conduct

Health and Safety

UNSW Policy requires each person to work safely and responsibly, in order to avoid personal injury and to protect the safety of others.

View more information on Health and Safety

Keeping Informed

You should take note of all announcements made in lectures, tutorials or on the course web site. From time to time, the University will send important announcements to your university e-mail address without providing you with a paper copy. You will be deemed to have received this information. It is also your responsibility to keep the University informed of all changes to your contact details.

Special Consideration

You must submit all assignments and attend all examinations scheduled for your course. You can apply for special consideration when illness or other circumstances beyond your control, interfere with your performance in a specific assessment task or tasks. Special Consideration is primarily intended to provide you with an extra opportunity to demonstrate the level of performance of which you are capable.

General information on special consideration for undergraduate and postgraduate courses can be found in the Assessment Implementation Procedure and the Current Students page.

Please note the following:

  1. Applications will not be accepted by teaching staff. The lecturer-in-charge will be automatically notified when you lodge an online application for special consideration
  2. Decisions and recommendations are only made by lecturers-in-charge (or by the Faculty Panel in the case of final exam special considerations), not by tutors
  3. Applying for special consideration does not automatically mean that you will be granted a supplementary exam or other concession
  4. Special consideration requests do not allow lecturers-in-charge to award students additional marks

Business School Protocol on requests for Special Consideration

The lecturer-in-charge will need to be satisfied on each of the following before supporting a request for special consideration:

  1. Does the medical certificate contain all relevant information? For a medical certificate to be accepted, the degree of illness and its impact on the student must be stated by the medical practitioner (severe, moderate, mild). A certificate without this will not be valid. Students should also note that only medical certificates issued after physically visiting a registered medical practitioner will be accepted. Medical certificates submitted for Special Consideration should always be requested from a registered medical practitioner that you have seen at a medical practice. Certificates obtained online or via social media may be fraudulent and if relied upon could result in a breach of the UNSW Student Code.
  2. Has the student performed satisfactorily in the other assessment items? To understand what Satisfactory Performance means in this course, please refer to the 'Formal Requirements' section in Part A of your Course Outline

Special Consideration and the Final Exam in undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Applications for special consideration in relation to the final exam are considered by a Business School Faculty panel to which lecturers-in-charge provide their recommendations for each request. If the Faculty panel grants a special consideration request, this will entitle the student to sit a supplementary examination. No other form of consideration will be granted. The following procedures will apply:

  1. Supplementary exams will be scheduled centrally and will be held approximately two weeks after the formal examination period.

    Supplementary exams for Semester 1, 2018 will be held during the period 14 - 21 July, 2018. Students wishing to sit a supplementary exam will need to be available during this period.

    The date for all Business School supplementary exams for Summer Term 2017/2018 is Wednesday, 21 February, 2018. If a student lodges a special consideration for the final exam, they are stating they will be available on this date. Supplementary exams will not be held at any other time.

  2. Where a student is granted a supplementary examination as a result of a request for special consideration, the student’s original exam (if completed) will be ignored and only the mark achieved in the supplementary examination will count towards the final grade. Absence from a supplementary exam without prior notification does not entitle the student to have the original exam paper marked, and may result in a zero mark for the final exam.

The Supplementary Exam Protocol for Business School students is available at: http://www.business.unsw.edu.au/suppexamprotocol

For special consideration for assessments other than the final exam refer to the ‘Assessment Section’ in your course outline.

Protocol for Viewing Final Exam Scripts

The UNSW Business School has set a protocol under which students may view their final exam script. Please check the protocol here.

Given individual schools within the Faculty may set up a local process for viewing final exam scripts, it is important that you check with your School whether they have any additional information on this process. Please note that this information might also be included in your course outline.


Student Support and Resources

The University and the Business School provide a wide range of support services and resources for students, including:

Business School Education Quality and support Unit (EQS)
The EQS offers academic writing, study skills and maths support specifically for Business students. Services include workshops, online resources, and individual consultations.
Level 1, Room 1033, Quadrangle Building.
bschoolconsults@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 7577 or 02 9385 4508

Business School Student Centre
The Business School Student Centre provides advice and direction on all aspects of admission, enrolment and graduation.
Level 1, Room 1028 in the Quadrangle Building
02 9385 3189

UNSW Learning Centre
The UNSW Learning Centre provides academic skills support services, including workshops and resources, for all UNSW students. See their website for details.
Lower Ground Floor, North Wing Chancellery Building.
learningcentre@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 2060

Educational Support Service
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. Check their website to request an appointment or to register in the Academic Success Program.
John Goodsell Building, Ground Floor.
advisors@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 4734

Library services and facilities for students
The UNSW Library offers a range of collections, services and facilities both on-campus and online.
Main Library, F21.
02 9385 2650

Moodle eLearning Support
Moodle is the University’s learning management system. You should ensure that you log into Moodle regularly.
externalteltsupport@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 3331

UNSW IT
UNSW IT provides support and services for students such as password access, email services, wireless services and technical support.
UNSW Library Annexe (Ground floor).
itservicecentre@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 1333

Disability Support Services
UNSW Disability Support Services provides assistance to students who are trying to manage the demands of university as well as a health condition, learning disability or who have personal circumstances that are having an impact on their studies. Disability Advisers can arrange to put in place services and educational adjustments to make things more manageable so that students are able to complete their course requirements. To receive educational adjustments for disability support, students must first register with Disability Services.
Ground Floor, John Goodsell Building.
disabilities@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 4734

UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services
Provides support and services if you need help with your personal life, getting your academic life back on track or just want to know how to stay safe, including free, confidential counselling.
Level 2, East Wing, Quadrangle Building.
counselling@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 5418


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