Making Friends and Meeting New People

Students sitting at a cafe

Forming strong networks while you're at Uni makes a big difference to how much you'll enjoy your time. There are plenty of ways you can meet people and make new friends once you're here.


UTAS Orientation Week is held the week before semester starts, and there's plenty of fun activities to get involved in. You can also meet people while improving your academic skills at UniStart.

Study Groups

Get to know your fellow students through organised study sessions in PASS, or think about arranging your own study group. Some faculties have mentoring programs that match new students with current students.

Distance students can meet their fellow students by attending on campus events or can connect online. Make the most of discussion forums and other means of communication within your distance units.

Community Friends and Networks Programme

The UTAS Community Friends and Networks Programme connects students who are new to town with Tasmanian people from all walks of life.

Whether you are new to town or a Tassie local, Dona and Robert would love to invite you to get involved with the CFNP.

Contact us today!

Societies and Social Events

Joining a club or society is a great way to meet people who share your interests. The Tasmania University Union (TUU) holds an 'O' Week in the first week of semester. 'O' Week showcases a range of student clubs and societies, and the TUU hosts a number of fun social events.

Joining a University sports club isn't just about competing, it's also about meeting new people, socialising, having fun, and keeping fit. Societies cover everything from art, music, gaming and theatre, to faculty based societies that link you to fellow students and professionals in your field. For a full list of existing sports clubs and societies, and to find out how to get involved, see the TUU website.