June 2013




Special Exam Edition



For this issue of Wavelength we’ve gone for a pared-down “Exam Edition”. We figured everyone is busy preparing for the end of semester rush of assessments, assignments, examinations and planning for the winter break. Don't forget to double-check the times, dates and locations of your exams!
Happy studying, enjoy the winter break, and watch out for our next edition at the start Semester 2!

- Science Student Centre


Key Dates

June 10
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

June 14
Internal Program Transfer Applications Close

June 8 – June 13
Study Period

June 14 – July 1
Examination Period

July 1 – July 28
Mid-year Break

July 17
Semester 1 Results Released via email (9am) and via myUNSW (6pm)

July 24 – July 28
Internal Program Transfer IPT Acceptance Period

July 24 – July 26
S2 O Week Activities

July 29
S2 Teaching Period Begins

August 4
Last day to change your enrolment and timetable via myUNSW

August 31
CENSUS DATE: Last day to discontinue without financial penalty

 Handy Tips from the SSC

Did you know you need to have your calculator approved before you can use it in an exam? Do you need help finding your exam timetable? We've put together some of our handy hints for exam time.
 Exam Tips from Science Students

Over the past few weeks we've been asking Science students who come into the SSC for their "Top Exam Tips". Read them here...
 The Psychology of Effective Exam Revision

Psychology Lecturer Dr Kristy Martire explains some of the science behind why certain exam revision techniques are more effective than others.
 Exam Support

UNSW has a huge support network for students. We've put together some of the services, tips and resources from CAPS, the Learning Centre, the Hub, SEADU, and the Library.


Scholarship application dates will start opening in June /July
The application process is competitive, however, there are scholarships available for a wide range of needs and / or to recognise academic or other potential.
A new Science Scholarship has just been announced and it is valued at $10,000!
DSTO Undergraduate Scholarship for Females in Science and Engineering (Current Students) UGCE3000.
The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) provides scholarships for female students studying specific Engineering and Science Undergraduate degrees at UNSW.
Opens: 1 June 2013
Closes: 31 July 2013
To find out more about available scholarships including the DSTO Undergraduate Scholarship listed above, please go to the scholarships website

 Science in the News

In case you hadn't noticed, UNSW Science has been making headlines. From our scientists reviving extinct species, to making breakthroughs in quantum computing, check out our News site to read some of the more interesting stories you may have missed.
 Nura Gili: NAIDOC Week and Winter School  
 TAFE Essential Maths Course

If you need to improve your knowledge in Mathematics, or are having difficulty with Maths in your first year, then this course may be for you. More details here.