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Online Welcome and Orientation

Semester 1, Welcome and Orientation Week runs from 14 Feb - 18 Feb.

We will host a variety of events, activities and information sessions to get you well on your way to a successful future.

It is a requirement for newly commencing students to attend your Welcome and Orientation sessions. Attending your course welcome is a vital part of your introduction to your College and your studies. We also recommend you explore the workshop, info sessions and events available across this program.

Not sure which welcome session to attend? Need help understanding your timetable or navigating MyLO? Visit the Learning Lounge and chat with an online peer mentor and current successful student in real time. During Orientation, drop in between 2pm and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

*Program is subject to changes please check regularly. All sessions are delivered in Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

*Due to COVID restrictions, on-campus Orientations require registration and numbers will be limited, so please register early to secure your place.

Start your University of Tasmania journey by exploring UniStart

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UniStart

Released 1 December
MyLO
UniStart
This unit guides you through the key tasks of enrolling, understanding your University of Tasmania systems, planning your semester and making connections with students and staff. UniStart offers a deeper dive into the academic environment. Self-paced and supported, the unit introduces key university concepts and develops skills such as critical thinking and academic reading and writing.

International students

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International students: Starting your studies online from your home country Tuesday 15  February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
An online session with International Student Advisers about how to prepare for your first semester of study online from your home country.

College of Arts, Law and Education

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Diploma of Family History Course Welcome Wednesday 9 February
MyLO
Orientation for this course will be taking place within MyLO, before we commence on 9 February.  If you have any questions beforehand, please use the College of Arts, Law and Education discussion boards on the UniStart MyLO site to get in touch with us.
Diploma of Languages Course Welcome Tuesday 15 February
10.30 - 11.30am
Online
Register
An introduction to our Languages program with Course Coordinator, Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy. This event is compulsory.
Creative Arts and Media Course Welcome Tuesday 15 February
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
The Heads of Discipline in Music, Media, Fine Arts and Theatre will welcome students commencing in a Creative Arts and Media degree and offer insight into student life in the Creative Arts.   There will be opportunity to ask course specific questions. This event is compulsory.
Diploma of Paralegal Practice Course Welcome Tuesday 15 February
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
A welcome to students and an introduction to the study of law, the Diploma of Paralegal Practice and your progression through it.  This event is compulsory.
Organisational Resilience Course Welcome Wednesday 16 February
12 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
An overview of the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Resilience and the opportunity to meet your Course Coordinators.
Bachelor of Justice Studies Course Welcome Thursday 17 February
10 -11am
Online
Register
A welcome to students in the Bachelor of Justice Studies, and a live Q&A session, where you can find out everything you need to know about the Bachelor of Justice Studies.  This event is compulsory for distance students.
Bachelor of Arts, Associate Degree in Arts and Diploma of Arts Course Welcome Thursday 17 February
10am - 11.30am
Online
Register
Your introduction to course structure, what you can expect and where the Bachelor of Arts can take you.  Students who will be studying the Bachelor of Arts, Associate Degree in Arts or Diploma of Arts by distance are expected to attend this event.  Students who are on a pathway to Arts, such as the Diploma of University Studies, are welcome to attend.
Education Course Welcome Thursday 17 February
10am- 2pm
Online
Register

Orientation for Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning), Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Associate Degree in Education Support. An introduction to University life, expectations at University, understanding your timetable, time management, and advice to prepare for the journey you are embarking on. Opportunity to meet and interact with new students, current students, and staff. Specific Education course information and insight will be provided.

Bachelor of Law Course Welcome Thursday 17 February
2pm - 3.30pm
Online
Register
A welcome to students and an introduction to the study of law, the Bachelor of Laws course and your progression through it.  This event is compulsory.
Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage Course Welcome Thursday 17 February
2 - 3.30pm
Online
Register
This session will outline the teaching mode, field trips, degree expectations and opportunities for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master programs.
Social Work Online Orientation
(for those unable to attend compulsory on-campus induction due to illness, emergency, family or caring duties)
Thursday 17 February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
New and continuing BSW with Honours and MSW(Q) students are required to attend compulsory induction. You will receive essential information about your social work studies and there will be time for you to ask questions. Meet teaching staff and your peers ahead of the start of semester.

Health and Medicine

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Bachelor of Nursing - Online Orientation Thursday 13 January
9.30 - 10.30am
Online
Register
This online Orientation is for students who were unable to join us on campus in Tasmania or online in Sydney and will provide vital information to assist you to prepare for intensive 1 which occurs in the week following Orientation.
Postgraduate Nursing Orientation Tuesday 15 February
12 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
This is an opportunity for you to engage with the School. We understand that embarking on the next step and studying again after a few years out of university can be daunting. We want you to feel confident and have all the information you need to be successful.
Master of Pharmaceutical Science Orientation Friday 18 February
2.30 - 4pm
Online
Register
This is a very important event for new Master of Pharmaceutical Science students as it provides vital information that will assist you in your first year at Pharmacy and beyond. All students are expected to attend.

Sciences and Engineering

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College Welcome Wednesday 16 February
1 - 1.45pm
Online
Register
Official welcome to Sciences and Engineering by Executive Dean of the College, an introduction to College, Schools/Institutes and structure of the day. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
Agricultural Science Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing S4A Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours course. Your course coordinator Associate Professor Kara Barry will take you through the course structure, your learning opportunities and answer your questions.
Architecture and Built Environments Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3H Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Design Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing in P3I Bachelor of Design and Z2E Associate Degree Applied Design. Your course coordinators will take you through the course structure, learning experiences and opportunities, and answer any questions.
Engineering Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
Join Dr Anna Wrobel, First Year Coordinator of the Bachelor of Engineering (spec), for a live Q&A session, where you can find out everything you need to know about the Bachelor of Engineering. This event is compulsory.
AMC Global Logistics & Maritime Management Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing Global Logistics and Maritime Management course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Information & Communication Technology Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2pm - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3T Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Marine and Antarctic Science Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3L Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science course. Your course coordinator, Kerrie Swadling, will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Deck Watchkeeper Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
Open to Deck Watchkeeper students (23Q/22Q), Bachelor of Applied Science (NS) and Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (NS). Your course coordinator Neil Pereira will take you through the course structure and answer any of your questions.
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Chief Mate/ Master Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome orientation for students starting the Chief Mates/Masters program (3rd year of Bachelor of Nautical Science). The Course Coordinator Dr. Samrat Ghosh will take the students through the course structure and learning tools.
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Pre-Sea Engine, Engineer Watchkeeper, Chief Engineer Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Maritime Training (Seafaring) Pre-Sea Engine, Engineer Watchkeeper, Chief Engineer Courses. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Natural Environment & Wilderness Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3M Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Bachelor of Science Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing the Bachelor of Science. Open to P3O Bachelor of Science and Science double degree students. Your course coordinator Dr Ashley Edwards will take you through the course structure, how to prepare for your studies and answer your questions.
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing 73G Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Bachelor of Maritime Engineering Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all undergraduate students commencing the Maritime Engineering course. Your course coordinator Nick Johnson will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Master of Architecture Welcome Wednesday 16 February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing D7C Master of Architecture course. Your course coordinator Dr. Helen Norrie will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Master of Information Technology and Systems Welcome Wednesday 16 February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing K7I Master of Information Technology and Systems course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Master of Planning Welcome Wednesday 16 February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing K7P Master of Planning course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Postgraduate Environment and Protected Areas Welcome Wednesday 16 February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing postgraduate environment and conservation courses. Your course coordinators Dr.'s Emma Pharo and Vanessa Adams will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Maritime Engineering Postgraduate Course WelcomeWednesday 16 February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all postgraduate students commencing the Maritime Engineering courses. Your course coordinator Dr Ehsan Arzaghi will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Bachelor of Information & Communication Technology Degree Information Session (for off-campus students only) Wednesday 16 February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3T Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology course. Your course coordinator will introduce your course, the systems you will use and provide you with details about your first year units.
Master of Information Technology & Systems Degree Information Session  (for off-campus students only) Wednesday 16 February
4 - 5pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing K7I Master of Information Technology & Systems course. Your course coordinator will provide you with details about your transition semester units, the systems you will use and how you prepare for choosing your specialisations.
Diploma in Sustainable Living Degree Welcome Wednesday 16 February
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Z1K Diploma in Sustainable Living. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Biology of Animals (KZA161) information session Thursday 17 February
11 - 11.30am
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students KZA161 Biology of animals. Your unit coordinator will provide you with details about how to prepare for this unit, and help you to identify the laboratory in which you will be working.   https://utas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcO2upj0sGdT3o30tzKDbzGNsGkKBKRF9
GIS: Introduction Unit Induction Thursday 17 February
12.30 - 1pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for students studying KGG102 GIS: Introduction. Your unit coordinator will provide you with details about how to prepare for this unit. There will be an alternative zoom session at 1:00 - 1:30pm for students studying online.
Planet Earth KEA101 Unit Induction Thursday 17 February
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students in KEA101.  Dr Indrani Mukherjee will introduce the unit .

Business and Economics

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Business and Economics Orientation Wednesday 16 February
2 - 3.15pm
Online
Register
Orientation session for all commencing College of Business and Economics students. This session will also include break out discussions for the following courses: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Finance and Master of Marketing Management.
CPA Information Session Wednesday 16 February
3.30 - 4.30pm
Online
Register
Information Session for new TSBE students undertaking studies in accounting, hosted by Kristy Scott from CPA Australia.

University College

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Online Orientation for 21A Diploma of University Studies (Nursing Foundation Studies) - NSP1 Monday 10 January
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
An online induction to the curriculum, systems, supports and staff for students studying a Nursing Foundation Studies with University College.
Diploma of University Studies and Diploma of Pharmacy Studies Orientation - Distance Tuesday 15 February
9 - 10am
Online
Register
An online induction to the curriculum, systems, supports and staff for students studying the (21A) Diploma of University Studies and (X1M) Diploma of Pharmacy Studies with the University College.
 

Diploma of University Studies students, are warmly encouraged to also join the welcome sessions for your future Degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts Orientation (includes Associate Degree in Arts & Diploma of Arts) Course Welcome
  • Bachelor of Justice Studies Course Welcome
  • Creative Arts and Media Course Welcome
  • Social Work Orientation
  • Business and Economics Undergraduate Orientation
  • Bachelor of Science Degree Welcome
  • Agricultural Science Degree Welcome
  • Information & Communication Technology Degree Welcome
  • Natural Environment & Wilderness Degree Welcome
University Preparation Program Orientation Session - Distance Tuesday 15 February
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
An online induction to the curriculum, systems, supports and staff for students studying the University Preparation Program (UPP) with the University College.
Diploma or Associate Degree with University College (Ucommence) 

Wednesday 17 February
Multiple sessions, choose one

An online induction to the curriculum, systems, supports and staff for student studying the Diploma or Associate Degree with University College.  Meet Course and Unit Coordinators and ask questions about the program, resources and available support.
Introduction to MyLO Friday 18 February 
Multiple sessions, choose one
University College students introduction to MyLO, our learning management system (LMS). You will learn how to navigate MyLO,  join online sessions, view class recordings, see where to upload assessments, and locate many other resources. This session is highly recommended for all commencing UC students and is a wonderful opportunity for students to ask questions in a relaxed environment.

Riawunna

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Riawunna Orientation Program
for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
Wednesday 16 February
10am - 12pm
Riawunna Centre
West Park
Register Online or On-campus
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are invited to attend Riawunna’s Orientation Program to hear about supports and services offered at Riawunna. You can choose to attend online OR on campus.

Workshops, info sessions and events

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Planning for Assessments and Navigating MyLO Tuesday 15 February
7 -8pm
Online
Register

Learn how to manage your study and navigate UTAS systems.

During this webinar you will learn how to manage your study, accommodating life, work, and university study in healthy ways.  This webinar will also introduce you to UTAS systems such as MyLO, the Student Portal and Office 365

Sustainability at Uni Wednesday 16 February
10 - 11am
Online
Register
At the University of Tasmania we have a wholistic approach to sustainability. Hear from current staff and students in the University's Sustainability Team about how initiatives have shaped sustainability at the University and how you can be involved throughout 2022.
Study Abroad & Exchange Info Session 1 Wednesday 16 February
12 - 1pm
Online
Register
During the semester we hold info sessions and regular open hours to make your academic journey fun and globally relevant by studying overseas. Join the conversation and learn everything there is to know about Study Abroad & Exchange.
Climate Active Students Thursday 17 February
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
How is the University involved in and practicing climate action both locally and internationally? Join the Sustainability Team for a conversation about climate leadership within the University and what opportunities there are for you to be climate active while you study.
Planning for Assessments and Navigating MyLO Thursday 17 February
7 - 8pm
Online
Register

Learn how to manage your study and navigate UTAS systems.

During this webinar you will learn how to manage your study, accommodating life, work, and university study in healthy ways.  This webinar will also introduce you to UTAS systems such as MyLO, the Student Portal and Office 365

Study Abroad & Exchange Info Session 2 Thursday 24 February
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
Information Sessions are designed to provide you with a general overview of the available Overseas Programs and simplify your steps to success.
All Week
Learning Lounge 1 - 24 December, 8 - 9pm
10 January - 4 February, 2 -4pm
7 February - 3 May, 2 -6pm
Online
Drop-in
Drop in and talk to an Learning Lounge Mentor online for help navigating orientation, your timetable, and MyLO, and for tips to develop your study skills.