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You + UTS

Official Welcome

This is where it all begins. The Vice-Chancellor will tell you what makes the experience at UTS different, and will officially welcome you to UTS as the newest members of our outstanding community.

23 & 25 July 2018
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
CB01.05.Great Hall

Unismart

Explore the truths and myths of life, love, study and student survival at university. Nothing is taboo in this entertaining presentation.

This session is part of the Official Welcome.

U:Professional

You will learn how to make the most of your personal abilities and your time at university, and get some tips on presenting yourself professionally.  You will learn what you need to do between your first and last day at University to become valuable to employers.

This session is part of the Official Welcome

Faculty Welcomes

Your faculty is the central point that your university experience revolves around. It’s vital you attend your faculty’s welcome to get all the important information about your course, meet your classmates and lecturers, and learn about the exciting things coming up.

Login to find your Faculty Welcome.

Craft Your Career

LinkedIn Labs

Become irresistible online with our LinkedIn Lab. This hands-on session will have you building your LinkedIn profile from the ground up with the help of our expert career consultants.

For FEIT students
24 July 2018
3.30 – 4.30 pm
CB11.06.408

For Science students
25 July 2018
1.00 – 2.00 pm
CB01.25.25

For All students
27 July 2018
12.30 – 1.30 pm
CB01.25.25

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!

26 July 2018
2.30 – 3.30 pm
CB06.03.Guthrie Theatre

Finding Part-Time Work

Learn how to find jobs you didn’t know were there, build rewarding relationships and more in this practical workshop on gaining employment that compliments your study.

27 July 2018
10.00 – 11.00 am
CB01.05.Great Hall

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.

26 July 2018
12.30 – 1.30 pm
CB01.05.Great Hall

Discover your Campus

Campus Tour

Take a guided tour led by a Peer Networker. 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.

24 – 27 July 2018
Multiple times offered. Registration required.
All tours start from CB07.03.10B&G

Green Tour

Get to know how the UTS campus looks after the environment and take a ‘green tour’ of the campus.  Get familiar with some of the cool features of our buildings, including green roofs, renewable energy, high tech building systems, and more.

24, 25, 26 July 2018
12 pm
Tour starts from CB01.04.Foyer

HELPS

Preparation for Uni

This hands-on session helps you use essential online resources and ask key staff questions so you can excel academically.

24 July 2018
10.00 – 11.30 am
CB08.02.005

25 July 2018
2.30 – 4.00 pm
CB08.02.005

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.

24 July 2018
4.00 – 5.30 pm
CB11.00.405

25 July 2018
10.00 – 11.30 am
CB06.04.040

Avoiding Plagiarism 

Discussing what plagiarism is, its consequences and how to avoid it, this session introduces UTS referencing styles and online resources.

26 July 2018
10.30 – 12.00 pm
CB06.03.Guthrie Theatre

27 July 2018
2.30 – 4.00 pm
CB11.00.401

Giving a Presentation

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

26 July 2018
4.00 – 5.30 pm
CB11.00.401

27 July 2018
10.30 am – 12.00 pm
CB11.00.401

Living Matters

Maintaining Faith in a New Environment 

Join us for a discussion on how you can get support while at university – find spiritual support, faith activities, and discussion groups with the UTS Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.

23 July 2018
10.00 – 11.00 am
CB03.05.008

Mindfulness Meditation

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

24 July 2018
1.00 – 2.00 pm
CB06.04.040

Positive Vibes:  Mastering your Mental Wellbeing

This session is designed to empower you to take charge of your mental wellbeing. Hear tips and strategies from other students and learn about support services available to you.

24 July 2018
12.30 – 1.30 pm
CB07.02.025

Consent Matters

Some people find it very difficult to talk about sex openly, and not everyone feels comfortable being direct, assertive or explicit. That’s why all UTS staff and students are taking mandatory consent training. Drop in to complete your mandatory Consent Matters training with support (but don’t worry, if you can’t make this session, you can still do it online).

26 July 2018
2.00 – 4.00 pm
CB04.04.331+341

Love your Library

Quick Start Workshop

Essential for incoming students, we cover how to find required readings for your subjects and how to find journal articles and books for your assignments.

Held daily throughout Orientation
Various times. Registration required.
UTS Library Haymarket

Library Tour

Take a guided tour of the UTS Library and learn about all the services the UTS Library offers.  Discover the variety of ways they can help you succeed while at university.

Held daily throughout Orientation
Various times. Registration required.
UTS Library Haymarket

Study Success

Study Success 1

Part 1 of the 2-part Study Success program.

This session explores the strategies and behaviours of highly effective students. Learn how to organise your study, develop learning and memorisation strategies, and form your own approach to independent learning that will help you succeed at UTS.

25 July 2018
2.00 – 4.00 pm
CB04.03.310

Study Success 2

Part 2 of 2-part Study Success program. Students must complete Study Success 1 to attend.

Explore different assessment activities you will encounter at UTS and how to invest your time effectively. Learn how to read for academic purposes, and how to approach various assessment types including presentations, reports, quizzes and exams.

26 July 2018
2.00 – 4.00 pm
CB04.03.310

Read and Write Literacy Support

An online reading an writing skills program which has a wide range of applications to assist you during your University studies.  The program helps you check meaning, spellings, verbs and grammar and plenty more.

25 July 2018
2.30 – 3.30 pm
CB04.04.331

26 July 2018
11.00 am – 12.00 pm
CB04.04.331

UTS Systems

This session will teach you about IT accounts, where to find your lecture notes, timetable, grades, assignment submissions and more. This is a Bring Your Own Device session.

23 July 2018
2.30 – 4.00 pm
CB07.02.025

24 July 2018
9.30 am & 2.00 pm
CB06.03.022 & CB06.03.Guthrie Theatre

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