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Online Welcome and Orientation

Welcome and Orientation Week for Semester 2, 2021 runs from Monday 5 - Sunday 18 July.

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

It is strongly recommended that all commencing students attend the Welcome and Orientation sessions. Attending your College/ Course Orientation is a vital part of introduction to uni. We also recommend you explore the workshops, info sessions and events available across this program.

Not sure which welcome sessions you should be attending? Simply find your program area below to identify which college you belong to, or visit the Learning Lounge to talk with an Online Peer Mentor for help navigating orientation, MyLO, your unit outline, and resources to support you as you start uni. Drop in and chat with the team between 2- 6pm, Monday - Friday.

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

Start your University of Tasmania journey by exploring UniStart

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UniStart

Released 1 May
MyLO
UniStart
A self-paced introduction to University supported by live sessions. The 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. This unit will also introduce you to ongoing student support and resources.

International

International Students

Newly commencing international students are required to attend your College Orientation as this is a vital part of your introduction. We also recommend you explore the workshop, info sessions and events available across this program.

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International students: Starting your studies from your home country Tuesday 6 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
An online session with International Student Advisers about what to expect and how to prepare for your first semester.

College of Arts, Law and Education

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Bachelor of Arts Orientation (includes Associate Degree in Arts & Diploma of Arts) Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
9.30 - 11am
Online
Register
Join Course Coordinator Dr Nicholas Hookway for an introduction to the Bachelor of Arts, Associate Degree in Arts and Diploma of Arts. This session will help you to get started with your studies. It will cover essential information and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have.
Bachelor of Arts Welcome for Creative Arts and Media students Tuesday 6 July
9.30 - 11am
Online
Register
For students taking Theatre and Performance, Music and Context, Fine Arts and Curatorial Practices, Creative Arts and Health or Media and Communication majors as part of the Bachelor of Arts. This event is compulsory.
School of Education Welcome Tuesday 6 July
10am - 12pm
Online
Register
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. This event is compulsory.
Diploma of Languages Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
10.30 - 11.30am
Online
Register
An introduction to our Languages program with Course Coordinator, Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy. This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Justice Studies Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
10.30 - 11.30am
Online
Register
Join Dr Matt Killingsworth, Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Justice Studies, for 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.
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Diploma of Fine Arts Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
An introduction to the staff and facilities for Fine Art, for Hobart (Hunter St) and Launceston (Inveresk) students. This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Music and Diploma of Music Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
An introduction to the UTAS Music staff and the facilities available to you as a music student. This event is compulsory.
Diploma of Creative Arts and Health and Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
An introduction to the staff teaching Creative Arts and Health. This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Media and Communication and Strategic Communication Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
An introduction to the UTAS Media staff and the facilities available to you as a media and communication student. This event is compulsory.
Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
11am - 12pm
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. This event is compulsory.
Associate Degree in Education Support and Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Welcome and course specific information for students commencing their study in our Education Support courses. This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Degree Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Welcome and course specific information for students commencing their study in the Bachelor of Education (Primary). This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) Degree Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Welcome and course specific information for students commencing their study in the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning). This event is compulsory.
Master of Teaching Degree Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Welcome and course specific information for students commencing their study in the Master of Teaching. This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Laws Degree Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 2pm
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.
Bachelor of Psychological Science Orientation Thursday 8 July
2 - 3.30pm
Online
Join
This online session will provide you with information about what to expect in your first year in psychology. While this session is aimed at those doing the Bachelor of Psychological Science, anyone commencing in psychology is welcome to join. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Health and Medicine

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Postgraduate Nursing Orientation Tuesday 6 July
12 - 1pm
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.
Bachelor of Pharmacy Orientation Thursday 8 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
This is a very important event for new Bachelor of Pharmacy students as it provides vital information that will assist you in your first year at Pharmacy and beyond.  All students are expected to attend. We look forward to meeting you and wishing you all the best for your studies in 2021.
Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical Redesign) Orientation Wednesday 7 July
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
This online session will provide you with information about the requirements of the course and will provide you with an opportunity to meet the teaching staff. There will be opportunity to ask questions during the session.
Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign) Orientation Wednesday 7 July
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
This online session will provide you with information about the requirements of the course and will provide you with an opportunity to meet the teaching staff. There will be opportunity to ask questions during the session.
Master of Healthcare Redesign Orientation Wednesday 7 July
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
This online session will provide you with information about the requirements of the course and will provide you with an opportunity to meet the teaching staff. There will be opportunity to ask questions during the session.
Bachelor of Psychological Science Orientation Thursday 8 July
2 - 3.30pm
Online
Join
This online session will provide you with information about what to expect in your first year in psychology. While this session is aimed at those doing the Bachelor of Psychological Science, anyone commencing in psychology is welcome to join. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.
Master of Pharmaceutical Science Orientation Friday 9 July
3 - 5pm
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 7 July
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 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing S4A Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Architecture and Built Environments Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
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 7 July
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 7 July
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.
Information & Communication Technology Degree Welcome Wednesday 17 Feb
2pm - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3I Bachelor of Design course. Your course coordinator Associate Professor Ceridwen Owen will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Engineering Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 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. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
AMC Global Logistics & Maritime Management Welcome Wednesday 7 July
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.
Marine and Antarctic Science Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3L Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Deck Watchkeeper Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Maritime Training (Seafaring) Deck Watchkeeper. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Chief Mate/ Master Welcome Wednesday 7 July
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 7 July
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 7 July
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. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
Science and Combined Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Science courses. Open to P3O Bachelor of Science and Science combined degree students. Your course coordinator Dr Ashley Edwards will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
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.
Master of Information Technology and Systems Welcome Wednesday 7 July
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. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
Master of Planning Welcome Wednesday July
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 7 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing postgraduate environment and conservation courses. Open to students in K4E, S7D, K7J4 and K7E. Your course coordinators Drs Emma Pharo and Vanessa Adams will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living Welcome Wednesday 7 July
4 - 5pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Z0U Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.

Business and Economics

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Business and Economics Undergraduate Orientation Wednesday 7 July
10.30 - 11.30am
Online
Register
College Orientation session for students commencing undergraduate courses in Business and Economics.
CPA Information Session Wednesday 7 July
12 - 1pm
Online
Register
Information Session for new students undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate studies in accounting, hosted by Kim Hwang from CPA Australia.
Business and Economics Postgraduate Orientation Wednesday 7 July
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
College Orientation session for students commencing all postgraduate courses including: Masters level Professional Accounting programs, Graduate Certificate in Business Studies,
Masters of Business, Marketing Management and Finance.

University College

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Associate Degree, Diploma and Undergraduate Certificate Welcome (UCommence) Tuesday 6 -Tuesday 14 July
Multiple sessions
Online

Tuesday 6 July, 10 - 11.15am
Register
Thursday 8 July, 6 - 7.15pm
Register
Tuesday 14 July, 6 - 7.15pm
Register
Join one of our online orientation session for students enrolled in units within a University College Associate Degree, Diploma or Undergraduate Certificate. It is an interactive session that introduces our teaching and learning approach and what to expect during your studies. You will learn how to navigate our online learning spaces, including MyLO, and find out about UTAS-wide support services. There will also be time to ask questions and meet fellow students.
University Preparation Program Welcome Tuesday 6 July
10 - 11am
Online
Register
Join our online welcome to meet your teachers and fellow students. We will share information about your course, our approach to teaching, and the various systems that you will use for learning.
Diploma of University Studies / Diploma of Pharmacy Studies Welcome Wednesday 7 July
10 - 11am
Online
Register
Join our online welcome to meet your teachers and fellow students. We will share information about your course, our approach to teaching, and the various systems that you will use for learning.
 

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

Associate Degree in Applied Design Welcome Wednesday 7 July
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.
Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Design Welcome Thursday 8 July 
2.30 - 3.30pm
Online
Register
Join our online welcome to meet your teachers and fellow students. We will share information about your course, our approach to teaching, and the various systems that you will use for learning.

Riawunna

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Riawunna Orientation Program
for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
Wednesday 7 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
Meet our team of Aboriginal Student Success Officers, Aboriginal Community Engagement Officers, and Administrative Officers who are here to provide support to students, including academic support and advocacy, assistance with applications and pastoral care in the way of cultural and social support.

Workshops, info sessions and events

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Steps to Success: What is Uni like? Monday 5 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
Join us for an introduction on what to expect, how to manage and succeed in your studies, and how to navigate the online learning system (MyLO).
Sustainability at UTAS Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Learn about and get involved in sustainability programs at UTAS, there are on-campus and virtual opportunities! Hear from current students about their projects and bring your questions and curiosity to the Q&A session. The session is both for those who are learning about sustainability for the first time and those who have been part of sustainability projects before heading to University.
Steps to Success: Returning to Study - What is Uni like? Tuesday 6 July
7.30 - 8.30pm
Online
Register
Join us for an introduction on what to expect, for students juggling work or family commitments, or who are returning to study after a break.
Study Abroad & Exchange Info Session 1 Wednesday 7 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
These Study Abroad & Exchange info sessions will provide you with everything you need to know about going overseas as a part of your UTAS Degree.
Climate Active Students Thursday 8 July
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
You can be part of climate action at the University of Tasmania! Learn what it means for UTAS to be a certified carbon neutral University, where are our biggest greenhouse gas emissions, what have we been doing to reduce our emissions and what you can do as students studying at UTAS. Hear about the role students and staff have had in the past and what initiatives are planned for 2021 and beyond. Have you got questions about electric car charging stations, bike hubs, electricity use and more? Bring them along for our expert panel.
Steps to Success: What is Uni like? Thursday 8 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
Join us for an introduction on what to expect, how to manage and succeed in your studies, and how to navigate the online learning system (MyLO).
Study Abroad & Exchange Info Session 2 Thursday 15 July
12pm - 1pm
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 Monday 5 July - Friday 15 October
2pm - 6pm
Online
Join
Drop In and talk with an Online Peer Mentor for help navigating orientation, MyLO, your unit outline, and resources to support your success.