First Year at UTAS


If you're a student, and you need advice, you're in the right place.

Kellie Brandenburg

Hi, I'm Kellie Brandenburg and I'm the Student Adviser for the Australian Maritime College and for Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology students based at Newnham campus.

Thanks for visiting my advice page.  My job is to help students navigate the challenges and opportunities of university life. I've collected the most useful resources and information and put them here in one spot so you can find the tools you need to help you, when you need them.

If you can't find what you need here, feel free to talk to me in person, over the phone or online.  I can help you:

  • Understand university policies and procedures.
  • Access services such as counselling, learning support, careers and employment guidance, disability and health support, and specialised services for international students and for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • If you have enrolment problems.
  • If you aren't sure you're in the right course.
  • If you're finding it difficult to keep up with your attendance or study commitments.
  • If you have personal circumstances impacting upon your studies.
  • If you need help to develop good time management or study skills.
  • If you have a question and you don't know who to ask.

Find me...

I'm in room Y-166 on the ground floor of the Student Centre at the Newnham campus.  You can phone me on (03) 6324 9701 (please leave a message if I can't answer) or email me: or

You can also chat to me in real time using Lync.

Please follow my Student Adviser Facebook page at:  

I use the Facebook page to share information about all sorts of events, opportunities and information that I know AMC and SET students will find useful. Some posts are about social events, some are about educational resources, some are about career development opportunities, some are about important university dates or information.  It's the best way to keep up to date with what's happening.

If you are a Maritime Training (seafaring) student, please follow this link for comprehensive information specifically for you.

If you're a student in the School of Architecture and Design at Inveresk campus, your Student Adviser is Sarah Rowlings.

Orientation and Information Resources for Seafaring Students

Study Resources

WRISE:  Write Reports in Science & Engineering

Referencing and Assignment Writing at UTAS

UTAS Learning Resources

Library Subject Guides

Assignment Planning Calculator

Tools and resources for time management

MLM Toolbox

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Student Learning Workshops

Student Learning Consultations


Academic Integrity for Students

Learning Resources

Accommodation Services Tutorial Program (Free tuition for residents.)

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme
(Free tuition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.)

Marine Engineering and Hydrodynamics Tutorial Programme
(Free tuition for MEH students. Contact Lauren Saunders)

Want help connecting with a private tutor? (Contact Kellie Brandenburg)

Distance Resources

Distance Students at UTAS on Facebook

Online help for study and writing

Book an online Student Learning consultation

Talk to a Student Learning adviser online or on the phone now

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Online

Student Learning Workshops (follow the link to online workshops)

Unistart distance

Online computing skills tutorials

Free and confidential UTAS counselling services online

Online Orientation

Help managing personal circumstances

Free and confidential UTAS counselling services

Career development and employment

Help managing a disability and/or health condition

Riawunna:  support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Support for International students

The Desk:  promoting student success and wellbeing

Cross-cultural support

Financial support and counselling

Student Legal Service

Student Advocacy (TUU)

Community Friends and Networks Programme (Uni M8s)

UTAS Ally Network

Important forms, policies and procedures

Student ID and Access cards

Academic Progress Review (APR)

Enrolment forms


Fees forms


Leave of Absence 

Statutory Declaration

Learning Access Plan

Student Complaints

Examination and Results Forms

We're Listening (feedback form)