Courtesy and Collaboration Accounts

Courtesy and Collaboration Accounts

Courtesy accounts are for people who do not qualify for any other account type in the Accounts Overview. These are typically for people collaborating on teaching and/or research with CSE academics, or thesis students without official enrolments. These are people who are not at CSE in an official role. eg: Employee, student or Visiting Academic. They generally do not have a desk in the building and do not get computer equipment provided from school funds.

Exchange Students

If you are hosting a student who is here on official Exchange read the page on Student Accounts.

Visiting Academics

If you are hosting an official Academic Visitor (Conjoint, Fellow, Adjunct, ...) read the text about Visitors.


Courtesy accounts are for people: Such accounts are created in the CSE_Courtesy class. A CSE academic may request the creation of a Courtesy account by email to If the person previously had a CSE account, provide the name of the account. Otherwise, a full name and date of birth are required to create the account along with the person's UNSW staff/student number if they have one.

Courtesy Account with Extras

If your guest will be working (unofficially) in CSE offices then ask for a CSE_GuestResearch account. This is a CSE_Courtesy account with extras: Note that such people also need a working UNSW zID. If they do not have one already please request one.

Getting a working zID also leads having:


Any thesis student that has completed and submitted their thesis but are still collaborating with their supervisor is eligible for a CSE_Courtesy acount (see above). In other cases, there are CSE_Thesis accounts. These are for thesis students that need an active account but do not currently have an official enrolment. In most cases, they fall in to three categories:
  • Thesis students who require an account before the start of their enrolment period (in this case, please use the notification form in myCSE, and please provide a student number and date of birth)
  • Thesis students who are on leave but are still unofficially working with their supervisor
  • Thesis students who require additional time to work on their thesis after their official enrolment period has elapsed
Requests that do not fall into the above categories will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you receive a warning about expiring from CSE_Thesis at the commencement of your studies, it is generally just this bridging period coming to an end; your formal enrolment should take over at the end of it and no action on your part should be necessary.
Last edited by jbc 06/07/2017

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