Support information for International Candidates is available here.
Support information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Candidates is available here.
Safety, health and well being are a priority. A welcoming and safe environment that supports your mental and spiritual health and is inclusive and supportive is critical to your success as a candidate.
Undertaking a research higher degree is an exciting challenge. Physical and mental self-care is vital to success.
The below links offer resources to support your mental well being:
Sometimes the best support you can get is from those going through the same experience! The University of Tasmania is implementing this peer mentoring program for research candidates. This will begin with a pilot program within the College of Sciences and Engineering in early 2019.
The program involves a monthly 2-hour writing session, held within an informal and friendly environment. See here for program details.
Safety, Health and Well Being
This has information and links to UTAS counselling services, Student Wellbeing information and other relevant links.
For emergencies, telephone the police, fire brigade and ambulance on 000.
Campus Security is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for assistance and security escorts.
Information can be found here.
The Student Learning team offer workshops in English language and academic skills. The workshops are open to all students studying a degree program at UTAS.
Information can be found here.
Making informed decisions about your career is an important step in the transition from university to work or further study.
The Tasmanian University Union (TUU) is the peak body of student representation for tertiary students attending the University of Tasmania. They provide a wide range of services to students (including HDR candidates). These services include:
TUU Postgraduate Student Advocate
The TUU Postgraduate Student Advocate is a dedicated and independent position that specialises in dealing with any issues concerning HDR candidates.
You can find the contact details for the Postgraduate Student Advocate here.
Immediate support for current candidates in regards to sexual harassment and assault can be found here.
Additional resources available include:
Description of resource
At the University of Tasmania, we subscribe to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, trust and trustworthiness, respect and self-respect, and fairness and justice
This policy outlines how inappropriate behaviour of staff and HDR candidates will be managed
This policy recognises that all staff and students of the University have a right to work and/or study in an environment that is free from inappropriate behaviour and ensures that the University complies with the provisions of relevant legislation in regard to discrimination, harassment and bullying.
This Ordinance details the complaints procedure and response protocol for student misconduct
This policy articulates the University of Tasmania’s commitment to providing an accessible and inclusive learning and work environment and to support to the University’s legal obligation to provide an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
This website provides information for candidates who require immediate support in response to sexual harassment and assault
Safety and respect website provides information on steps a candidate can take in response to experiencing discrimination, harassment and other incidents
This booklet provides general advice in relation to personal safety.