From finding your way around campus to setting up your student email, here is all the information you need to settle into university life and get started at Swinburne.

Student essentials

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    Student email, password and Wi-Fi access

    Set up your Swinburne student email, learn how to reset or change your password and connect to our secure wireless network eduroam.

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    Your student ID card and Swinburne login

    Your Swinburne student ID card gives you access to services and facilities on Swinburne campuses. It's also your library card and identification for exams.

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    Mobile apps

    Check out the apps available to help you navigate university life when you’re on the go. From our learning management system, Canvas, to the Swinburne app – which features easy access to your class timetable, campus maps, security information and live chat with studentHQ – you'll get uni in the palm of your hand. 

Need to update your personal details?

If your name, address or residency status has changed you need to let us know. Find out how to keep your personal details updated below.

Find out how
The only time you'll be a number to us

Do you know your USI? Your Unique Student Identifier is a reference number made up of numbers and letters and it's yours for life. Most Swinburne students need one – make sure you tell us what yours is to get everything we can offer.

Submit your USI

Study buddy

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    Student login

    Welcome to the student login navigation page. Bookmark the Student Login page in your browser to have quick access to the pages you’ll need as a Swinburne student.
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    Canvas is our learning management system, an online tool for accessing study materials, submitting assignments and staying informed about your units. Use your SIMS username and password to sign in and access course materials.  

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    Study and learning support

    Improve your study and academic skills through our Learning and Academic Skills Centre. Attend workshops, advice sessions, and access support for students facing challenges.

Find your people

Swinburne's mascot, Razor the Razorback, is your go-to for the best of student life.

Follow Razor on Instagram

Find the best events and freebies from Swinburne's Razor the Razorback.

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    Student Life

    The student experience is about more than just books and late-night library visits. We have a wide range of clubs and societies for you to meet like-minded people and make life-long friends as well as volunteering opportunities and tickets to organised events.

  • Student Union

    An independent, student-run representation, welfare and events service guiding students to not only unlock their academic potential, but make memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.

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    Clubs and student organisations

    Join a club or student organisation and meet like-minded people, explore new hobbies and get involved with the issues you care about. Find your people.
What student discounts are available?

As a Swinburne student, you get heaps of discounts and concessions to choose from, including discounted travel, health and legal services. Who wouldn’t want 50% off their MYKI card? Make the most of the discounts available to you while you're studying.

Learn more
Community Bank – for the Swinburne community

Community Bank Swinburne – a partnership between Bendigo Bank and Swinburne – offers banking discounts and benefits to students and alumni, and has a branch at our Hawthorn campus.

Find out more

Tips, tricks and useful things

  • Health and wellbeing

    We offer comprehensive professional health and medical services to support the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of the Swinburne community.

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    Your safety at Swinburne

    We’ve worked hard to create a safe, accepting and vibrant community to ensure Swinburne remains a place where everyone can feel confident and respected – and we aim to keep it that way.

  • Student support services

    Need support? Swinburne’s student support services can help with your studies, career, health and wellbeing, accommodation, child care, IT, safety and more.
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    Support for international students

    We understand that living and studying away from your home country can be challenging. Find out more about living in Australia and how our international support team can assist you.

Expecting big things from Swinburne? 

Great, we have a Student Charter for that! It’s a university policy which defines what you can expect from us – and vice versa. 

See how it works

Have a few questions about getting started at Swinburne?

Contact our friendly team at studentHQ and they'll be able to help you out.

Contact studentHQ