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
A big thank you to the students who attended the last HLS Challenge event for 2013 on Tuesday, 15th October. Congratulations to the 2013 winning team, “Radioactives”, who scored a total of 147 points. Members of this team, who were present at the Challenge event, received certificates, book vouchers and chocolates for their success! The runner-ups were “Something Fancy” who received a bag of chocolates to share. This is the second time that a M3L team has won the event and so well done!!
At the event, students enjoyed a free sausage rolls and fruit lunch and had the opportunity to find out more about the impending merger of the School of HLS with Nursing, and to ask any questions about re-enrolment, etc. All HLS students will receive an email about the planned changes to our School in coming weeks.
All students who attended the event picked up some great lucky door prizes (as usual the soft toys were popular!), and HLS drink bottles, pens, lanyards and USB drives, and a good time was had by all as shown by the photos happily snapped by Caitlyn at the event! Primoris humanus vita scientia challenge has now concluded for 2013.The final leaderboard has been updated - check the Leaderboard to see how your team finished in 2013. A final thanks to everyone who supported the HLS challenge this year. We hope that you found it enriched your first year experience at UTAS, and that you enjoyed the occasional free lunch!!
In preparation for 2014 we are now recruiting mentors, if you are interested in becoming a HLS mentor for 2014 please email Tracy (T.Douglas@utas.edu.au). Mentors are typically trained the week before semester 1 begins. Training takes about 2-3 hours.
Good luck with your upcoming exams. Enjoy your summer break and we hope to see you all in second year in 2014!
Tracy and Beryl.
First Year Co-ordinator
Authorised by the Head of School, Human Life Sciences
18 October, 2013