Your voice can make a difference
The University of Tasmania appreciates the effort that you take in giving us your opinions, comments, complaints and suggestions.
Here are some of the initiatives we have made in response to your feedback.
| You Said || We've Listened |
At the Student Matters forum 2013, you told us you wanted more opportunities to give feedback to the Student Centre – to tell us what's working and what isn't
- The We're Listening page allows you to submit your feedback to relevant sections of the Student Centre. You can do this anonymously if you like, but if you want a response, you'll have to leave your email address
Many students told us that the biggest communication gap they had was the time between accepting an offer to study at UTAS and the beginning of semester
- New students can also make use of the Student Resources, printable checklists of tasks to do and resources to investigate
- First Year at UTAS on Facebook is a useful resource at any time during your studies, but especially during the first couple of semesters of your degree
Distance students have told us that one of their biggest difficulties is the feeling of isolation and disconnection from fellow students, teaching staff and UTAS support services.
- We've set up Distance Students at UTAS on Facebook as a way of sharing information of particular interest to off-campus students
- The Student Success Project has run a campaign targeted at commencing distance students. This campaign involves Student Success Officers emailing and phoning students to see if they are having any trouble accessing MyLO or completing assessment, and letting them know of support services available to them
- We are in the process of creating a UTAS webpage for distance students. This page lists distance courses available at UTAS, distance student support resources, and stories and advice from distance students
- The Student Learning team have expanded their level and range of support for distance students, including online workshops and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) online.
You were asking for improved catering services.
- The Trade Table – Luciano will now offer a range of tasty Italian food: hot specials, focaccia, traditional cannoli and ciccolate calda (Italian hot chocolate) and more ...
- The Ref will have a bar area serving tap beer and cider. Food offerings will include burgers and bowls, wok dishes changing daily, and international-inspired meals.
New extended opening hours for The Ref: Monday to Wednesday until 6.00pm and Thursday night until 8.00pm; Friday until 4pm for pub-style meal deals.
Meal prices have been reviewed to provide improved value for money.
- Lazenby’s will feature a revitalised menu, and a reactivated coffee/kiosk window with a focus on good quality coffee.
New coffee beans by Infuse will be launched on Monday 27 February. Infuse coffee is roasted in Burnie.
Coffee and breakfast will be available from 7.30am.
External providers such as Taco Taco and Big Henry will make guest appearances in the Central Mall as available.
A variety of street food pop-up stalls will operate outside Lazenby’s and a pop up waffle stall serving savoury and sweet waffles will appear near the lounge steps.
- The coffee cart outside Lazenby's will launch the new ‘WILD Espresso’ beans by Infuse Coffee. This bean has a nutty and sweet aroma and a hint of dark chocolate.
This coffee has received a multitude of medals and accolades, notably from the Royal Sydney Fine Food Awards and the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards; it’s also Rainforest Alliance certified.
- Pepperz Café Bar Restaurant at the top of College Road is also being relaunched.
Main meal prices starting at $5.50 daily, served from 12–2pm for lunch and 5.30 – 7.00pm for dinner, 7 days per week. It is now available for everyone – students, staff, community.
There will be an all you can eat for $10 offer available on a Friday.
- Saltz will also make available the above meal options, pricing and all you can eat.
- Salutem in the Medical Sciences precinct, will be relaunched with a focus on healthy food options including pressed juices and smoothies.