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You + UTS

UTS Official Welcome

This is where it all begins. You’ll hear from the Vice-Chancellor, who’ll officially welcome you to UTS as the newest members of our outstanding community and provide some insider knowledge on what makes the experience at UTS different.

Unismart

UniSmart explores the truths and myths of life, love, study and, student survival at university! Nothing is off limits in this interactive and entertaining session, delivering everything you need to know– now.

This session is part of the Official Welcome.

U:Professional

Learn how to hone your skills and get tips on how to present yourself professionally! Find out what steps you need to take between now and graduation to help you stand out to future employers.

This session is part of the Official Welcome.

Faculty Welcomes

Your faculty is a pivotal part of your university experience. It is vital to attend your Faculty Welcome to get all of the important information about your course, meet your lecturers, and learn about the exciting things coming up.

Log in above to find your Faculty Welcome.

Craft Your Career

LinkedIn Labs

Become irresistible online with our LinkedIn Lab. Our expert Career Consultants will help you build your LinkedIn profile from the ground up in this hands-on session.

Secrets of Success 

Gain practical tips from a panel of employers who recruit at UTS. Learn what you can do in your first year to help you decide on a career path, and ultimately secure that dream job!

Finding Part-Time Work

Learn how to find jobs you didn’t know were out there, build rewarding relationships, and MORE in this practical workshop that teaches you about finding employment to compliment your study.

Crash Course in Online Tools

From Prezi and Pearltree to Grammarly and Quizlet, this session will introduce you to the vast range of online study tools available and how to use them, to help you excel in university.

Discover your Campus

UTS Campus Tours

This tour will take you around some of UTS’s iconic structures, giving you a student perspective on how to find the library, computer labs, your faculty, lecture rooms, and more.

Green Tours

Get to know some of the interesting UTS buildings and their innovative, environmentally friendly features.

Art Tours

Learn about a different side of UTS with UTS Art. Join them for a roving tour of the UTS Art Gallery and key works in our art collection.

Or join UTS ART Learning Coordinator to hear about some of the art by Indigenous artists in UTS Art Collection and visit UTS’s very own art garden, full of Indigenous medicinal plants native to the Sydney basin.

Entrepreneurship Tours

Join us for a tour around UTS to see all that we have available in terms of entrepreneurial offerings, innovative spaces, and the variety of ways we can help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

HELPS

Studying at UTS: Preparation for Uni Study

This workshop prepares you to immerse yourself in university study. It introduces you to essential online information, systems and resources that are critical to acing your study as well as to ensuring your well-being as a uni student.

Writing in Academic Style 

What is academic writing? How can you adapt your writing style for UTS? This session covers everything you need to know.

Avoiding Plagiarism at UTS

This workshop uses real life scenarios to discuss what plagiarism is, what its consequences are, and how to avoid it. This session introduces UTS referencing styles and online referencing resources.

Giving a Presentation

Giving a Presentation will help you prepare, present and overcome the challenges of giving a presentation in front of a group.

Living Matters

Maintaining Faith in a New Environment 

Are you searching for answers to the big question in life, or for strategies to maintain your faith in a secular environment? This session will help you discover the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and the variety of student faith groups on-campus.

Mindfulness Meditation

Regular mindfulness practice has been shown to be effective for improving wellbeing. This presentation will introduce mindfulness and three techniques that will help you cope during your degree.

Positive Vibes:  Mastering your Mental Wellbeing While at Uni

Hear real stories from UTS students about maintaining positive mental health while at university. This session will outline what support you can give to others and how you can look after yourself during stressful periods, such as throughout exams or when results are released.

Surviving on a Student Income: Supporting Myself Through Uni

Understand what funds you may need for everyday living whilst at university! We look at typical expenses you may want to prepare for, and what pitfalls to watch out for. We will also look at how you may be able to meet these costs, how different income sources may help and what support there may be when you are struggling with your cash-flow.

Love your Library

Quick Start Workshop

Essential for first year students, these workshops cover how to understand your reading list and how to use the Library to find scholarly articles and books for your assignments (selected workshops are available in English & Mandarin).

Library Tours

Learn about all the services the Library offers and the variety of ways it can help you succeed while at university (select tours available in English & Mandarin).

Study Success

Successful Study Strategies

Learn how to organise your study, develop learning and memorisation strategies, and form your own independent approach to learning that will help you succeed at UTS.

UTS Systems: Get Connected and Enrol

Find out how to navigate the student administration and IT systems at UTS! This session will provide you with the best tips for My Student Admin (subject enrolment and course administration), student email and IT account, myTimetable (finalise your timetable and classes),  UTS Online and UTS Canvas (subject specific information and communication), My Student Portal (online enquiries, e-Requests and special considerations),  Student ID cards, and Opal Travel. This session is held across multiple dates during Orientation.

Read and Write Literacy Support

Read&Write is a floating tool bar you can download for free. Working across Microsoft, Google, Adobe, and more – Read&Write helps with reading, writing, and research skills (including referencing!).

Find out more at: uts.edu.au/read-and-write

Orientation Resources

Orientation Video Collection

Get a taste of the sessions on offer by viewing the Orientation Video Collection

Tower Building: The Great Hall (CB01)

Tower, Building 1, Level 5 (CB01.05), 15 Broadway, Broadway, NSW 2007

Access is via the main stairs in the level 4 foyer or via the lifts to level 5. The Great Hall is used as the main venue on campus for graduations, examinations, orientations, enrolments, and public lectures.The Great Hall

Building 4: Science / University Hall (CB04)

745 Harris Street, Broadway, NSW 2007

 

On Level 1 you’ll fine ActivateFit on Harris, UTS Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinics and Nourish. On Levels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 you’ll find UTS: Science and University Hall.Building 4

Library

Corner Quay Street & Ultimo Road, Haymarket

Facilities available at Blake Library include the Learning Commons, individual and Group Study Rooms and areas, Special Needs Room, Presentation Practice Rooms, computer access labs, training facilities, Scholars Centre, Baya Ng’ara Nura, Australian Culture Lounge, and the International Cultural and News Centre.Library

Building 6: Peter Johnson Building (CB06)

702-730 Harris Street, Broadway, NSW 2007

 

Building 6 is the UTS: Design, Architecture and Building space. On Level 4 you’ll find the UTS Gallery and DAB Café.Building 6

Building 11: FEIT Building (CB11)

81 Broadway, Broadway, NSW 2007

 

Building 11 houses the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), some 500 staff and up to 4,300 students over its 14 levels.Building 11

Building 7: Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Health Building (CB07)

67 Thomas Street, Broadway, NSW 2007

 

Building 7 houses UTS Science and the Graduate School of Health, and provides access to the Library Retrieval System located below Alumni Green.Building 7

Building 5: Haymarket, Building 5 Block A, B, C, D (CB05A, CB05B, CB05C, CB05D)

1 Quay St, Haymarket, NSW 2000

 

In Block A you’ll find Teaching and learning spaces, Blake Library (City Campus), Security Office, Haymarket Precinct. In Block B you’ll find UTS Law and the Student Centre. In Block C you’ll find UTS Business and in Block D you’ll find UTS Business and Audio Visual Services.Building 5

Building 8: Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (CB08)

14 Ultimo Road, Ultimo, NSW 2007

 

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is the first building in Australia designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. The 11-storey building provides teaching, learning, research and office accommodation for the UTS Business School.Building 8