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.
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.
After you accept your offer, you’ll be able to enrol in units.
Need help with your enrolment?
COVID-safe on campus.
Before you join us on campus, there are just a few simple steps to take. These will help keep our community safe and ensure that everyone has a great experience.
Step 1: Everyone coming on to a University of Tasmania campus must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption. Providing evidence of this is quick and easy - upload your documents via this online form and see our COVID-19 vaccination guide for details.
Step 2: Complete the Safety and Wellbeing Induction module in MyLO. You will need this to access buildings.
Step 3: Get your student ID card before arriving (we can post it out to you).
Step 4: First thing when you arrive on-campus each day, visit a health screening station and swipe in with your student ID card.
Masks must be worn in indoor public settings, including all university venues. Visit the Tasmanian Government Mask page for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.