Support and wellbeing

Study can sometimes be stressful, but we’re here to help. Our support services include health and wellbeing, study skills development, career guidance, and more.

Student Portal

When you become a student with us, you'll gain automatic access to our dedicated Student Portal upon accepting your offer. It makes it easy to get the information you need. Access all university systems, study support, career guidance and personal counselling, read about student news and events, get personalised notifications, book appointments, and much more.

Student Portal access for current students

Counselling and wellbeing

When you become a student with us, you get access to confidential and professional counselling, both in person and online. These services are available for those experiencing academic, mental health and personal concerns. Counsellors can also help to connect the wider community with specialist services.

Learn more about counselling and mental health support

Accessibility

Our community prides itself on being fair and inclusive. If you have a disability and/or health condition (including mental health), and you need to make any adjustments to your study program, our advisers are here to help.

Learn more about Accessibility services

Speerment Program

The University's Specialist Peer Mentoring Program (Speerment) connects mentees (students on the Autism Spectrum) with peer mentors (current students). Mentors assist the mentees for an hour, on a weekly basis and help with time management, organisation and keeping on track with assessment tasks. Trust, patience, acceptance and belief underpin this model of support. Mutual learning takes place with the Mentee’s benefiting from their peer’s expertise as students, and the Mentors learning from their Mentees.

Learn more about Speerment (Student Portal)

Religious support

We welcome people of all faiths and spiritualities. We have a diversity of faiths within the community, with pastoral carers based at both the Hobart and Launceston campuses. The University can help connect you to local religious and cultural groups and organisations. There are also prayer rooms on the Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses for Muslim students and staff.

Learn more about what spiritual or religious support is available?

Study support

We offer many programs and resources to help you thrive at university. Our support services include:

  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
  • Student Advisers
  • Learning workshops and webinars (such as training in time management, effective researching, assignment writing, and more).
  • 24 Hour Study Support
Learn more about study support

Career guidance

Getting career advice while you're at university eases the transition from study to work. We can assist you in:

  • making decisions about your career,
  • finding work while you're studying, and
  • connecting you with employers.
Learn more about career guidance

Leadership and volunteering

Get involved in leadership and volunteering opportunities to develop your leadership skills, make unique connections and help others.

Learn more about leadership and volunteering

Scholarships

We believe that finances should never be a barrier to university. To help students, we offer hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and prizes. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one simple application.

Find out more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

The Riawunna Centre team is focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success. They provide a culturally welcoming space for students to study, access academic and cultural support, and be a part of a dynamic community.

Find out more about Riawunna

Safe and Fair Community Unit

SAFCU is a university-wide service to keep everyone in our community safe and well. We are here to listen, provide information and advice regarding your options and support, and where appropriate, will facilitate actions to assist you with your situation.

We respond to notifications of sexual assault or sexual harassment, concerns raised in relation to wellbeing or behaviour, reports of misconduct and the lodgement of general concerns or complaints.

Learn about the SAFCU

Safety, security and wellbeing

We provide a number of services to ensure a safe and supportive experience for our students, staff and visitors, including our COVID-19 updates.

Campus Security is available day and night to deal with any security or safety concerns. Contacts for all campuses:

Safety, security and wellbeing

Inclusion, diversity and equity

The University of Tasmania is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected.

Find out more about how we foster an inclusive culture

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