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.
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.
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.
Orientation programs for Semester 2, 2021
As a student, you’ll be able to access a range of online services to guide you through your studies. University is an exciting journey. And we’re here to help you every step of the way.
The Student Portal will be your one-stop-shop at university. Some of the things you can do in the portal include:
- Accessing all university systems (Webmail, MyLO, Timetable, eStudent)
- Completing student admin (ID Card, exam timetable, results)
- Reading student news and events
- Getting personalised notifications
- Accessing study support services
- Booking appointments
This is where you’ll manage all the administrative aspects of your study. These include:
- Enrolling in units
- Updating your contact details
- Viewing your fees and printing an invoice
- Accessing your exams timetable and
- Viewing your graduation eligibility.
Your login details will be sent to you during the application process.
MyLO is an easy-to-use online study tool. You’ll find your unit outlines, assessment information, online tests, tutorial sign-ups, discussion boards, readings, lecture recordings, assessment results, and messages from your lecturers.
You can find a detailed tutorial by logging into your account and selecting 'Getting Started in MyLO'.
When you start studying with us, you’ll receive your own university email address. This is where we’ll send all the important information about your studies.
Make sure you check your emails regularly to avoid missing details on fees, fines, course updates, class information and other changes that might affect you.
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Forming strong networks while you're at university makes a big difference. There are plenty of ways you can meet people and make new friends.
We offer lots of opportunities to make social connections. This includes events, off-campus trips, travel opportunities, campus tours and much more.
The TUSA helps you get the most out of your university life. The union offers a range of services such as:
- Student representation
- Independent student advocates
- Protection of student rights
- Participation in University governance
- Events and concerts
- Clubs and societies
Interested in joining a local sports club? Whether you want a new experience or to pursue sport at its highest level, our clubs provide first-class equipment and facilities for athletes at any level.
We have a range of on-campus accommodation available to students. From self-contained apartments, shared apartments and communal living colleges, there’s something for everyone.
All of our accommodation is in high demand, so now is a good time to consider your options.
Across the state, we have a range of apartments that fall under the National Rental Affordability Scheme. This gives you close access to beaches, the inner city, or campuses – all on a student budget.
There is childcare available to students at most of our campuses. You can learn more about these on our individual campus pages.
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