Getting ready for uni
Starting your first semester can be a little intimidating. But you’re not on your own. We’re here to guide you through everything from enrolling in units to finding textbooks.
COVID-safe on campus.
2021 is shaping up to be a big year – a year of excitement, new beginnings, and a year when we can come onto campus.
Before you join us on campus, there are just a few simple steps to take. These will keep our community safe and ensure that everyone has a great experience in 2021.
- Step 1: Make sure you have a Student ID card before arriving. We can post it out to you.
- Step 2: Once you have access to MyLO, our online learning system, please complete the COVID-safe return to campus module. You’ll need this for building access.
- Step 3: To confirm you’re healthy when you arrive, visit a health screening station and swipe in with your student ID card.
- Step 4: When you’re on campus, log into our WiFi with your username (or as a visitor). In the unlikely event that a positive case is identified, this allows us to quickly trace all of those affected.
Stay up to date with the latest COVID-safe information at Student support during COVID-19.
The situation around COVID-19, border restrictions, and quarantine is constantly changing. For up-to-date information, please continue to check the Tasmanian Government website. If you’re in a low-risk area, we recommend travelling here as soon as possible. If you need to quarantine and have any concerns, please contact us on 1300 363 864. We may be able to help.
After you accept your offer, you’ll be able to enrol in units.
Need help with your enrolment?
Once you've enrolled in your units, you'll be able to sign up to lectures, tutorials and workshops. You can do this through MyTimetable, which is a simple tool you'll find in your Student Portal.
You can also use our Study Time Planner to create a personalised, printable weekly schedule.
Orientation is a key part of your journey with us. You’ll connect with other students, explore your new learning environments, and learn about all the support services available to you.
Before semester starts, you can take part in a variety of events, activities and information sessions to get you started.
The orientation program for Semester 1 2022 will be released in January.
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.
UniStart is a self-paced introduction to university, offering live interactive sessions. You will have access to UniStart within 24 hours of being admitted to your course.
Learn what to expect in your classes, how to prepare for assignments, and how to develop your academic writing and language skills.
UniStart is also a great chance to engage with staff and meet fellow students.
Through our libraries, you can access books, journals and online databases, as well as computer labs, silent study zones, and collaborative workspaces.
You can also log in to My Library using your ID number and library PIN number.
Library allows you to:
- Request Items
- Book a reserve item
- Renew items
- View the status of items out on loan or requested
Most units have required textbooks and recommended texts. You can find these by:
- Searching for your unit in the Course and Unit Handbook
- Looking in your unit outline, which can be found in MyLO from week 1
- Checking the Booktopia textbook search tool, which lists the recommended texts as set by your lecturer
- Exploring the Reading List portal, which lists the required and recommended texts as requested by your lecturer
If you have any questions about what books are required, your Unit Coordinator can help you.
Office 365 is an online version of the Microsoft Office suite. The university makes this software available free to all students, giving you online access to:
- Outlook (You access your university email account through Outlook 365)
Find out more about how to download Office 365.