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Start your study with confidence at university

As you’re preparing to study at the University of Tasmania, you probably have questions about what it’s like, how it works, what to expect and what it takes to fit university into your lifestyle.

This self-paced, supported introduction into the university’s academic environment introduces you to key concepts, structures and support services. You’ll also have opportunities to meet other new students and ask staff questions.

When would you like to start?

UniStart runs multiple times per year. You will have access to UniStart through MyLO within 24 hours of being admitted to your course.

Start today

*For anyone having difficulty with access please enrol manually here through the Discover Course Catalog.

UniStart webinar series

Join us online for our UniStart webinar series. You can register for as many sessions as you like. All webinars you register for will be recorded, so if you can't attend on the day we will send you a link the following day.

Webinar titleWhenDescription Register
Note taking strategies – Anna 27 May 2021 
1-2 pm
Tips and tricks on how to take effective notes and different note taking styles Register here
Introduction to referencing – Scott 3 June 2021 

1-2 pm
How to make your study time more effective and retain more information Register here
Research for assignments – Susan 10 June  2021            
1-2 pm
Learn how to choose the best search tools and use effective keywords to search Register here
Study strategies - Amelia 17 June 2021   

1-2 pm     
Understand the terminology, structures and how referencing occurs throughout the writing processRegister here
Academic writing – Amelia 1 July 2021

1-2 pm
An introduction to writing effectively at university Register here

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Learn how to enrol and what supports are on offer
  • Access and use university learning resources
  • Use a range of study tools to help you study online
  • Familiarise yourself with the concept of critical thinking
  • Prepare university assignments and apply this to individual and group activities
  • Become familiar with concepts around academic integrity and referencing
  • How to critically reflect on your work, identify your strengths and weaknesses so you can improve
  • Understanding of university systems and processes

Who is the course for?

UniStart is designed for all commencing domestic and international students enrolled at the University of Tasmania.

If you are returning to study or beginning a new course and think you need to revise your skills, then UniStart is for you too.

Student testimonials

At first I thought this was going to be a waste of time but I WAS SO WRONG. This short course was exactly what I needed to feel confident about starting my first uni course (which starts tomorrow so I'm really glad I finished this in time)!

I felt the whole UniStart experience was very valuable and is something I had never experienced before. It definitely helps getting to know what is expected of you, what to do and how to go about the new experience. An excellent unit.

UniStart was great to refresh knowledge and gave opportunities to work my way around a university setting again.

What is MyLO and how do I use it?

MyLO stands for My Learning Online and is the University’s online learning system.

If you would like some information on accessing and using MyLO, please click on this link for some resources and guides. MYLO - My Learning Online-Student Support

For further information about UniStart, please contact UConnect