Welcome to the School of Human Life Sciences (HLS). The School of HLS offers five main undergraduate degree programs (M3G, M3H, M3L, M3Q and M3R) and also teaches students enrolled in nursing and education degrees.
I am your First Year Co-ordinator and along with the First Year team at HLS, I hope to make your first year experience an enjoyable one. All 2012 new semester 2 HLS students are invited to our orientation day will be held on Monday 16th July at 1 - 2pm in C140, 2011. If you have not received any information about this day, please contact Beryl Binns (Beryl.Binns@utas.edu.au). Beryl and I are your first point of call to assist with your enrolment and we are available throughout the year to assist with your transition into university. You are strongly advised to attend our Orientation day as this is where you will learn a lot about life as a university student, meet new friends, obtain your semester 2 timetable, learn your way around the Launceston campus and meet relevant academic and professional staff.
As your First Year Co-ordinator, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (and answers!) that are often posed by first year students. You can access them from the First Year Resources area to the right. If you have any issues that have not been explained in the FAQ, then have a look through the 'Where to find help & information' guide, or feel free to contact me. Orientation day will also, hopefully, answer many of your questions.
Enjoy your first year!
First Year Co-ordinator, School of Human Life Sciences
The second quiz of the First Year HLS Challenge has now been assessed and the results added to team points on the leaderboard - check the Leaderboard to see how well your team is doing. “The Anatomical Beasts” are now in the lead after scoring the second highest number of points in this quiz but it was the “The Radioactives” who won quiz 2 for their excellent answers and for being very green on the day! “The Radioactives” are now in second place with “The Injectors” and “Something Fancy” not far behind. We would like to see more teams represented at the events and so we encourage you all to come along to our next event this semester which will be held in week 8 (22nd April). Even if you are not trying to win the Challenge, you may learn a thing or two and you may win a door prize (include book vouchers, mugs, books and more!!).
Thanks to all students who did attend Challenge event - we hope that you enjoyed the pizza lunch, and Easter eggs and learnt a little bit more about feedback for assignments. Our next challenge activity in week 8 will focus on student support and our final semester 1 activity in week 12 will focus on examinations.
Meanwhile... study hard and feel free to ask staff if you have any questions. Also remember that your mentor is contactable by email if you need them.
If you have any ideas for first year challenge functions, please contact Tracy, Beryl or Lisa... you never know it could be worth some bonus points for your team!!
(First Year Coordinator, School of HLS)
First Year Co-ordinator
Authorised by the Head of School, Human Life Sciences
19 March, 2013