ORI 19 EN - University of Technology Sydney

ORI 19 EN - University of Technology Sydney
ORI 19
  SPRING 2019

ORI 19 EN - University of Technology Sydney
A guide to
 at UTS
  Your Orientation checklist           01

  Welcome to UTS                       02

  UTS + you                            03

  International, study abroad and      04
  exchange students

  Your welcome session                 05

  Key dates                            06

  Craft your career                    07

  Discover your campus                 11

  Discover entrepreneurship at UTS     16

  Study success                        17

  Where can I get help?                19

  Looking for tech support?            20

                                            Welcome to
  Love your library                    21

  University life is a balancing act   23

  The social side                      25

  Helpful links                        27
                                            your university
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Your                                                         Welcome
Orientation                                                  to UTS
     Activate and log in to your student email
                                                             A message from the UTS
                                                             Vice- Chancellor and
     Attend an official UTS Welcome                          President, Attila Brungs
     Visit your faculty’s buildings and attend your          Congratulations and welcome to UTS. Orientation
                                                             is designed to help you get the most out of
     faculty sessions                                        your studies and prepare you as a successful
                                                             professional from day one of your university
     Log on to UTSOnline (or UTS Canvas) and read your       experience.
     subject outlines
                                                             I would encourage you to attend as many sessions
                                                             as you can. You will learn about how the university
     Become familiar with the campus by going on a UTS       works and what services are available to assist
     Campus Tour                                             and support you during your time here. Perhaps,
                                                             most importantly, Orientation will get you thinking
                                                             about the skills you will need for your future
     Familiarise yourself with the UTS campus and where to   career. You will be able to participate in sessions
     find Student Centres                                    to further your skills to enhance your personal
                                                             and professional development.
     Collect your student ID card
                                                             Orientation provides a wonderful opportunity to
                                                             meet other local and international students. It is a
     Join a UTS club, society or sports team at Clubs Day    great opportunity to make vital social connections
     1 August                                                and start engaging in the vibrant and exciting
                                                             community at UTS.
     Discover where the Library is and how to find journal
                                                             University is about much more than what you
     articles and books                                      learn in the classroom, so I encourage you to ask
                                                             questions and get involved.
     Have an awesome time at Winterfest

     Meet a Peer Networker from your faculty and ask your

     Take a selfie somewhere on campus and upload it to
     social media #CreateTheFutureYou
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UTS + you                                                                                                      study abroad
Orientation is your first opportunity to meet your
classmates, get to know your university, and learn
                                                                                                               and exchange
more about the adventure ahead.

How does Orientation work?
orientation.uts.edu.au is your go-to for
everything Orientation related. Here you’ll find                                                               What do you need to do?                           •   BUILD Mixer
your Orientation schedule, register for and                                                                                                                          22 July and 26 July
manage your sessions, and explore what else is                                                                 If you have recently arrived in the country,
happening around campus.                                                                                       welcome to Australia! Most importantly, welcome   •   Essential International Advice:
                                                                                                               to UTS. While most of the sessions you need           International Students (Full Degree)*
Don’t forget to bring your student number with                                                                 to attend at Orientation are the same as local        22 July and 26 July
you, which can be found in your UTS student                                                                    students, there are a few compulsory sessions.*
email, on your student ID card or at one of the UTS                                                                                                              •   Essential International Advice: Study
Student Centres.                                                                                                                                                     Abroad and Exchange Students*
                                                                                                                                                                     23 July and 26 July

UTS Official Welcome                                                                                           We have sessions                                  •   Finding Part-time Work
This is where it all begins. You’ll receive an official                                                        just for you!                                         23 July and 24 July
welcome to UTS as the newest members of
                                                                                                               To learn about session dates, times,              •   Studying at UTS: Preparation for Uni Study
our outstanding community, gain some insider
                                                                                                               and locations please visit the Orientation            23 July and 24 July
knowledge, and meet your peers.
                                                          UTS systems : get connected                          registration page:
                                                                                                                                                                 •   Writing in Academic Style
                                                          This session will take you through your IT & email   orientation.uts.edu.au/international
                                                                                                                                                                     23 July and 24 July
UniSmart                                                  account, where to find your subject outlines,
                                                          lecture notes, timetable, grades, assignment                                                           •   Taking Charge: Studying Abroad
Explore the myths and truths about life, love,
                                                          submissions, WiFi, printing, and more.                                                                     and your Mental wellbeing
study, and student survival with UniSmart. Nothing
is taboo and everything is entertaining; delivering                                                                                                                  25 July
what you need to know, now. This session is part    Looking for live session updates, university hacks,
of the Official Welcome.                                                                                                                                         •   Improve your English Speaking Skills
                                                    and tips on getting started at UTS? Check out the
                                                    UTS Orientation Facebook page:                                                                                   24 July

                                                                                                                                                                 •   Career Tips for International Students
U:Professional                                            uts.ac/SPR19OrientationEvent
                                                                                                                                                                     25 July
Your degree will fly by, so don’t leave planning for
your career until your final year. U:Professional                                                                                                                •   Avoiding Plagiarism at UTS
talks about success, draws on the experiences                                                                                                                        25 July and 26 July
of savvy students who have landed internships
and part time jobs, and discusses building your                                                                                                                  •   Network Café
professional brand. This session is part of the                                                                                                                      26 July
Official Welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                 •   Housing Booth (not a session
                                                                                                                                                                     – located in building 1, level 4)
                                                                                                                                                                     19 July, 22 July, 23 July, 24 July, 25 July,
                                                                                                                                                                     and 26 July
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                                                                                                       Key dates
     Your welcome                                                                                       Spring Session

                                                                                                        Orientation                                 Thursday 18 July – Friday 26 July

     session                                                                                            Session commences

                                                                                                        Census date
                                                                                                                                                    Monday 22 July 2019

                                                                                                                                                    Friday 23 August 2019
     It is vital to attend you area of study’s welcome to get all of the important information
                                                                                                        Mid-session StuVac (Study vacation)         Monday 9 – Sunday 15 September 2019
     about your course, meet your academics, and learn about the exciting things coming up.
     Stay up-to-date with the events throughout Orientation on orientation.uts.edu.au.                  Re-enrol for 2020                           From Monday 15 October 2019
                                                                                                        Formal classes end                          Friday 18 October 2019
      Undergraduate welcomes
                                                                                                        Final StuVac (Study vacation)               Monday 21 – Friday 25 October 2019
                                                                                                        Final assessment period                     Saturday 26 October – Saturday 9 November 2019
      UTS Official Undergraduate Welcome                                                     19 July
                                                                                             22 July
      UTS Official Undergraduate Welcome
                                                                                                       What is the census date                       Once session starts, there
      Bachelor of Global Studies                                                             22 July
      Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (Option 1)                           22 July   and why is it so important? are critical dates to keep in
      Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering)                           22 July   The census date is the last date to withdraw  mind. The most important is
                                                                                                       from a subject without financial or academic
                                                                                                       penalties. The census date for Spring session the CENSUS DATE.
      Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)                                       22 July
      Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Data Engineering)                             23 July
                                                                                                       is Friday 23 August 2019.
      Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)                                         23 July
      Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Environment)                                          23 July   The last day to add a subject for Spring
      School of Communication                                                                23 July   session is Monday 5 August 2019 (12 August
      Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)                                       24 July   2019 for Calendar B Spring).
      Bachelor of Engineering (Flexible Engineering. No major)                               24 July
      Faculty of Science                                                                     24 July
      Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (Option 2)                           25 July
      Bachelor of Science in Information Technology                                          25 July
      Bachelor of Computing Science                                                          26 July
      Bachelor of Science in Games Development                                               26 July

      Postgraduate welcomes

      Faculty of Law                                                                         18 July
      Faculty of Law: Intellectual Property                                                  18 July
      Faculty of Law: Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice                         18 July
      Faculty of Law: Master of Laws                                                         18 July
      Faculty of Law: Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice                    18 July
      Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building                                           24 July
      Faculty of Science                                                                     24July
      UTS Official Postgraduate Welcome                                                      25 July
      Faculty of Health                                                                      25 July
      Master of Data Science and Innovation                                                  25 July
      Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology                                      25 July
      Faculty of Business                                                                    25 July
      Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences                                                    25 July
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Craft your                                           Student career
career                                               Careerhub.uts.edu.au                                 Your career journey
                                                     CareerHub is your one-stop shop for all things       starts here
Why am I hearing about                               career-related makeing it easy for you to start
                                                                                                          Nothing will better prepare you for the world of
                                                     developing your future career. Plus, once you
careers at Orientation?                              create your customised profile, CareerHub will       work than real world experiences. At UTS, every
                                                     even recommend events and jobs to suit you!          student has access to extensive opportunities
Because believe it or not, your career really does                                                        through our industry connections, internship
start today.                                                                                              opportunities, resources and career support
                                                     CareerHub can help you:
                                                                                                          services. Start setting yourself up to get that
                                                     •   Find jobs that are relevant to you               dream internship, dream job, dream career.
UTS Careers                                          •   Register to participate in exciting events
                                                     •   Participate in programs to increase your         interns.uts.edu.au
UTS Careers can help you turn your abilities and
experience into the start of a meaningful career.
They offer a number of services and resources for    •   Ask career-related questions
UTS students, including Drop-in, a service where                                                          Connections that count
you can talk to a Recruitment Advisor one-on-        To get started, create your profile using your UTS
                                                     login at careerhub.uts.edu.au.                       Unsure of what you’ll be able to do with your
one, plus a wealth of other career-related events,
                                                                                                          degree? Talk to people who have been in your
workshops, and programs to help you land that
                                                                                                          shoes before. That’s why UTS has created the
dream job or internship.
                                                                                                          Professional Mentoring Program. A university-
                                                     Rate My Resume                                       wide, online community designed to connect UTS
                                                                                                          students with alumni and industry partners to
                                                     Have your resume reviewed instantly – day or         help you with your career journey. No awkward
                                                     night – and receive feedback on what you can         introductions. No long term commitment. Join
                                                     improve on. Ensure you’re giving your best in your   today and start seeing where your degree could
                                                     next job application!                                take you.
                                                     Draft your resume and upload it to receive advice    uts.ac/professionalmentoring
                                                     on structure, wording, length, design, and MORE.
                                                     Rate My Resume benchmarks your resume
                                                     against others across UTS.


                                                                                                          Looking for more?
                                                                                                          Visit careerhub.uts.edu.au and log in using your
                                                                                                          student ID and password to gain access to a host
                                                                                                          of jobs, career events, workshops, and resources
                                                                                                          to help with resume writing, interview preparation,
                                                                                                          and suit hire.
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FOFY is an annual UTS festival held throughout
August, focused on getting you ready to enter
your industry with confidence. Bringing you a
long list of exciting events, intimate workshops
with industry professionals and loads of
opportunities to expand your career horizons.

Visit fofy.uts.edu.au to see what’s on this
August and register.                               13 events
#UTSFOFY                                           Designed specifically
                                                   for UTS Students
                                                   August 2019
                                                                           We believe that everyone
                                                                           has the right to live and study
                                                                           safely without prejudice. By
                                                                           joining our community, you
                                                                           value the same.                 We have a few rules to live by:
                                                                           We’re diverse – in background, in thought, and in   1.   Use your words:
                                                                           beliefs. It’s what makes us stronger.                        ‘Wanna spoon?’
                                                                                                                                        ‘Are you ok?’
                                                                                                                               2.   Don’t forget your manners:
                                                                                                                                        ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’ really are
                                                                                                                                         the magic words
                                                                                                                               3.   Keep an eye on your people:
                                                                                                                                        And they’ll do the same for you
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Discover your
There are over 60 buildings, and 900 rooms
                                                  Guided Tours                                        UTS Campus Tours                                   Student Showcase
at UTS, but getting around is easy. Just go to
wayfinding.uts.edu.au and search for the place    Take time during Orientation to discover your       This tour will take you around some of             The Student Showcase is a physical and online
you’re looking for.                               campus. Guided tours are a great way to learn       UTS’s iconic structures, giving you a student      space that promotes creative, innovative work
                                                  about the unique aspects of UTS and meet other      perspective on how to find the library, computer   completed by students across all faculties. This is
                                                  students in a relaxed setting.                      labs, your faculty, lecture rooms, and more.       a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure, impress
What if I get lost on campus                                                                                                                             the UTS community, and ‘wow’ external visitors
                                                                                                      UTS Campus Tours depart from
                                                                                                                                                         (including employers). Check it out on the stairs
or need help?                                                                                         CB07.03.010+010D.
                                                  Green Tours                                                                                            between levels 4 and 5 in Building 1.
Our Peer Networkers are here to help! Peer
Networkers are a friendly group of students       Get to know some of the interesting UTS buildings                                                      uts.ac/utsshowcase
you’ll see around campus during Orientation       and their innovative, environmentally friendly
– recognisable by their bright orange t-shirts.
They are here to answer your questions, guide
                                                                                                      Indigenous Art Tour                                UTS Art
                                                  Green Tours depart from CB01.04.Foyer.
you around campus, and help you settle into                                                           Join UTS ART to learn about some of the art by     Visit UTS Gallery for a roving tour of UTS Art and a
university life. Don’t be afraid to say hi!                                                           Indigenous artists in UTS Art Collection. Visit    spotlight talk by artist Helen Pynor on her work in
                                                  Entrepreneurship Tour                               UTS’s very own art garden, full of Indigenous
                                                                                                      medicinal plants native to the Sydney Basin.
                                                                                                                                                         Spectra. Our current exhibition featuring the work
                                                                                                                                                         of Australian artists and designers working at the
                                                                                                                                                         nexus of art and science.
                                                  Tour around the UTS Startups spaces to see all
                                                  our entrepreneurial offerings, innovative spaces,
                                                                                                                                                         For information on session times and locations,
                                                  and the variety of ways we can help you get
                                                                                                                                                         visit the Orientation registration page.
                                                  started on your entrepreneurial journey.
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     Navigating UTS
                                                                                                                                            Haymarket                                                                          Understanding building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and room numbers at UTS

                                                                                     r l in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               With a bit of know-how, finding your


                                                                                                                                                                                                                               way around the university is quite

                                                                                                                                                                                                  CB05B                        straightforward. At UTS all rooms
                                                                                                                             i   mo                                                                                            are labelled according to the Room
                                                                                                                      Ul t
                                                                                                                                             CB91                                              CB05A                           Identification Standard. This easy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               understand code will help you find any
                                                        St                                                                                                                                                                     location on-campus with numbers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               corresponding to building number,
                                   ar y

                               M                                                                                                                                                                                               level, and room.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Building ID                  Room No.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CB           04.            03.      05.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Building No.



                                                             T ho                                                                              CB23        CB24

                                                                                                                              e                             CB25


                                                                                   UTS                                G                                       CB26

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               City Campus, Building 4, Level 3, Room 05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Note: Signs on some doors or entryways do not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               always show the dots between numbers or the
                                                 B roadway                                                                                                                                                                     zeros found in the room identification code.
                                         Aber crom bie St




         Business                                           Transdisciplinary Innovation            Arts & Social Sciences
         Building 8                                         Building 15                             Building 3 & 10

         Blake Library                                      Engineering & IT                        UTS Housing Service                                                  CB10
                                                            Building 11                             Building 6                                                                                            CB02   CB01

         UTS Central                                        UTS Tower                               Central Park
         Building 2                                         Building 1                                                                                                          CB11

         Law                                                Health                                  Central Train Station
         Building 5                                         Building 7

         Science                                            Design, Architecture & Building         Bus Stops
         Building 4 & 7                                     Building 6
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UTS proudly awards scholarships to eligible
students every year.

Through scholarships, UTS endeavours to
                                                 with UTS Startups
reward achievement and recognise motivation
to succeed, as well as share our passion for     Want to be future ready with                          Begin your startup journey
education, equity, and innovation. UTS is also
committed to providing support to students       skills for your career?                               Do you have a great business idea or something
experiencing financial hardship or other                                                               you want to solve?
educational barriers.                            No matter what degree you are studying,
                                                 UTS Startups can equip you with the tools             Join UTS Startups! Get inspired to become an
There’s a range of scholarships available for    to become entrepreneurs. There’s always an            entrepreneur, be connected with experts and the
both commencing and current students,            entrepreneurship offering available for you,          student founder community, and be supported on
including scholarships that are university-      whether it’s through our events, bootcamps,           your startup journey.
wide, faculty specific, equity-based, athlete    internship oppportunities, or startup community!
focused, study abroad support and more.                                                                startups.uts.edu.au
In addition to the financial benefit, many
scholarships also offer work placements and
mentoring opportunities to enhance the UTS       Entrepreneurship workshops Coming soon
learning experience.
                                                 and bootcamps              Sign up to the following upcoming activities and
Find out what scholarship could be for you at                                                          join us for a tour around our UTS Startups spaces
uts.edu.au/scholarships                          Unleash your inner innovator and gain insight into    to see all our entrepreneurial offerings, innovative
                                                 the world of entrepreneurship with our immersive      spaces, and the variety of ways we can help you
Remember, scholarships open at different         workshops and bootcamps. You’ll be introduced         get started on your entrepreneurial journey.
times throughout the year, so have a look        to methods and tools that you can use to solve
through the UTS scholarships site and the        problems, test ideas, create impact, and launch       •   Discover entrepreneurship at UTS + Tour
scholarships brochure to see what you may        businesses.                                               Monday 22 July, 4.30-6pm
be eligible for!
                                                 bootcamps.uts.edu.au                                  •   Intro to UTS Startups + Tour
                                                                                                           Wednesday 24 July, 4.30-6pm

                                                                                                       •   Think like an entrepreneur workshop
                                                 Startup Internships                                       Friday 26 July, 9am-1pm
                                                 Build an internship experience that matters to
                                                 you and apply to intern with a startup! It’s an       UTS Startups Events Space, Building 15 Level 1,
                                                 opportunity for startups to recruit our best and      622-632 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
                                                 brightest, inject fresh ideas and perspectives into
                                                 their businesses, and inspire the next generation     Follow us @UTSStartups
                                                 of entrepreneurs. We call that a win-win.

                                                 You will have the chance to:
                                                 •   Experience the world of startups

                                                 •   Develop key entrepreneurial skills for the
                                                     future of work

                                                 •   Work on projects that align with your studies,
                                                     goals and values

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Study                                                                                                     Read&Write Literacy Support Daily academic english

success                                                                                                   Read&Write is a floating toolbar you can download workshops
                                                                                                          for free. Working across Microsoft, Google, Adobe,
                                                                                                          and more, Read&Write helps with reading, writing,    Programs are run throughout Autumn, Spring,
                                                                                                                                                               and Summer sessions for international and local
                                                                                                          and research skills (including referencing).
                                                                                                                                                               students to improve general English language and
Studying at UTS:                                                                                                                                               academic literacy skills.
Preparation for Uni Study
This workshop prepares you to immerse yourself                                                            U:PASS                                               Intensive academic
in university study. It introduces you to essential
online information, systems, and resources that                                                           Is a peer-assisted learning program run by           preparation programs
are critical to acing your study whilst ensuring                                                          trained student leaders. Students get together       Offered during holiday periods, these cover
your wellbeing as a uni student.                                                                          for weekly hour-long sessions to discuss lecture     areas such as academic writing, grammar,
                                                                                                          and textbook material, compare notes, and work       seminar presentation, pronunciation correction,
Writing in Academic Style                             Know the grading system                             through problems.                                    and workplace communication.
What is academic writing? How can you adapt                                                                                                                    The UTS Library also have a number of online
                                                      High Distinction (HD)    85-100%
your writing style for UTS? This session covers                                                                                                                resources available, as well as their Tools for
everything you need to know.                                                   75-84%                                                                          English Language Improvement Workshop.
                                                      Distinction (D)
                                                                                                          Higher Education Language
Giving a Presentation
                                                      Credit (C)
                                                                                                          and Presentation Skills
                                                      Pass (P)                 50-64%
                                                                                                          (HELPS)                                              Help someone
Learn how to deliver an excellent presentation!
Understand how to structure a presentation, use       Fail (F)                 0-49%                      You can drop-in to the HELPS Centre if you have      HELPS trains student volunteers to be Peer
visual aids, body language, and how to deal with                                                          any questions about your assignments. Book a         Advisors or Conversation Leaders to assist
                                                      Withheld (W)             Result withheld                                                                 students with their English language writing
nerves when speaking in front of a group.                                                                 longer consultation if you want to discuss how to
                                                      Results pending (Q)      Awaiting completion        improve your assignment draft.                       and speaking development at the drop-in
                                                                                                                                                               service, workshops, and daily conversation
Avoiding Plagiarism                                   Some subjects are ungraded, in these cases only a   You can find HELPS in CB01.05.25.                    classes.
                                                      Pass or Fail grade is awarded.                      helps.uts.edu.au
Understand what plagiarism is, the
consequences, and how to avoid it. Learn from
real-life scenarios and find out about online
resources on how to avoid plagiarism, as well as      Successful Study Strategies                         Speak with confidence
commonly used referencing styles at UTS.
                                                      Learn how to form your own approach to              HELPS has many programs to help you become a
                                                      successful independent learning at UTS. From        confident speaker, whether you’re an international
                                                      organising your study to developing learning and    student looking to make new friends or an English
                                                      memorisation strategies.                            speaker looking to improve your skills.

                                                      For information on session times and locations,
                                                      visit the Orientation registration page.
                                                                                                          HELPS Buddy Program
                                                      orientation.uts.edu.au/sessions                     Looking to diversify your network? The HELPS
                                                                                                          Buddy Program matches international students
                                                                                                          with local students! Learn a new language and/
                                                                                                          or practise your English. It’s a great, informal
                                                                                                          way to improve your listening, conversation, and
                                                                                                          pronunciation skills.
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Where can I
get help?
Student Centre                                       Accessibility service                                   Student Legal Service                                 Emergency assistance
The Student Centre is your one-stop shop for         UTS Accessibility assists students in accessing         Get free and independent legal advice. The            In case of an emergency on-campus (fire,
university administration advice.                    services, and adjusting assessment and                  Student Legal Service provides guidance on areas      medical emergency, assault, or other), if first aid
                                                     study arrangements. Open to all students,               such as: tenancy issues, employment/internship        is required or you notice a hazard on campus,
The Student Centres are located in Building 10       the Accessibility Service supports those with           matters, family matters, contractual matters,         please contact UTS Security.
(Broadway) and Building 5 (Haymarket).               accessibility requirements, as well as medical or       motor traffic matters, criminal offences, and many
                                                     mental health conditions (long or short-term).          other legal issues.                                   To reach them dial 6 from any phone or call 1800
uts.ac/studentcentre                                                                                                                                               249 559 (great to save as a contact in your
                                                     You can find Accessibility at CB01.06.001.              The Student Legal Service is located at               phone!).
Multi-Faith Chaplaincy                               accessibility.uts.edu.au
Chaplains of multiple faiths are here to offer you
personal or spiritual support throughout your
university journey, regardless of whether you have   Counselling service
faith or not.

Contact the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy on
                                                     A confidential service for a wide range of
                                                     personal, psychological, study, and administrative
                                                     difficulties. There are also a number of online self-
                                                                                                             Looking for
                                                                                                             tech support?
uts.chaplaincy@uts.edu.au or call                    help resources.
9514 2523.
                                                     Counselling is located at CB01.06.001.

UTS Health Service                                   uts.ac/counsellingservice
                                                                                                             Student login and                                     Learning systems
The Health Service is a bulk billed on-campus                                                                My Student Admin                                      UTSOnline is where you will find subject
medical service for students.                                                                                                                                      announcements and course content. Log in with
                                                     Financial assistance                                    Your student login provides access to computer
                                                                                                                                                                   your student ID and password to participate in
The Health Service is located at CB01.06.001.                                                                labs and My Student Admin (MSA): an online portal
                                                     The Financial Assistance Service can assist you                                                               subject activities, complete assessments, access
                                                                                                             were you can manage your personal details,
                                                     with practical and financial aspects of life while                                                            subject outlines, and more (use UTS Canvas in
uts.ac/healthservice                                                                                         enrolment, subject withdrawal, results, invoices,
                                                     you are at university. This includes student loans                                                            cases where your subject is being offered in
                                                                                                             and more!
                                                     for immediate crisis, Centrelink and other benefits                                                           Canvas).
                                                     available to you, tax help, and more.                   uts.ac/MSA
                                                                                                                                                                   online.uts.edu.au and canvas.uts.edu.au
UTS Housing
UTS Housing staff can help you find suitable
private accommodation around the city campus.                                                                ServiceConnect and IT help                            Printing at UTS
This includes UTS student housing, off-campus
housing and short-term accommodation.                                                                        ServiceConnect is your IT Support Centre website.     You can print from any UTS computer, and
                                                                                                             Visit us to find IT user instructions, information,   your own via MyPrint, to any of the 50 printers
housing.uts.edu.au                                                                                           and to submit help requests for all things IT-        on campus. Printing is charged through your
                                                                                                             related.                                              MyMonitor account, which can be recharged in
                                                                                                                                                                   buildings 5, 6, 10 and the Library. For assistance
                                                                                                             serviceconnect.uts.edu.au                             with printing and binding you can visit the Digital
                                                                                                                                                                   Imaging Centre.

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Love your                                                                                           UTS Plastic
library                                                                                             Free
The UTS Library connects      Library Tours                                                         10 easy ways to ditch plastic!
people, knowledge and         Take a guided tour of the UTS Library and discover
                                                                                                    At UTS we’re doing our bit to reduce the
                                                                                                    mountains of plastic waste polluting the
                              the array of spaces, resources and assistance
culture, with a wide range    available to your throughout your studies (select
                              tours are available in English and Mandarin).
of online and on-campus
services and resources to                                                                           Here’s what you can do
support your studies. It also Quick Start Workshop                                                  to help:
features facilities to help   Get ready for university with UTS Library! This
                              workshop will help you get a head start on your
                                                                                                    1.   Choose to refuse. Don’t use plastic straws.          6.   Shop on-campus at the Broadway Food Coop.
                                                                                                                                                                   Prices are low because they’re not-for-profit,
students, which include       studies by teaching you how to understand your                        2.   Cut back on plastic bags. BYO bag or grab                 and they’re big fans of zero waste packaging.
                              reading list and find scholarly articles and books                         a cloth ‘share bag’ from the boomerang bag
study areas, silent study     for your assignments (available in English and                             station in the foyer of Building 1 level 4. Use it   7.   Say no to plastic cutlery.
                              Mandarin).                                                                 and return for someone else to do the same.
rooms, group presentation                                                                                                                                     8.   Avoid fruit and veggies wrapped in plastic,
                                                                                                    3.   Carry your own BYO cup for takeaway coffee.
rooms, adaptive equipment                                                                                Disposable cups are not recyclable and go
                                                                                                                                                                   they already come in nature’s perfect
and more.                     Tools for English Language                                                 straight to landfill. Some campus cafés offer
                                                                                                         a discount if you BYO cup.                           9.   Quit chewing gum – yep, it’s made of plastic
                                              Improvement Workshop                                                                                                 polymers!
The Library is on the corner of Ultimo Road                                                         4.   If you already BYO cup, try a BYO lunch box.
                                              This hands-on workshop will guide you through
and Quay Street.                                                                                         Carry your container and use it at campus            10. Share your positive actions on social media,
                                              some of our great English language online
                                                                                                         food outlets. Wash it at the student kitchens            spread the word and get everyone choosing
lib.uts.edu.au                                programs that can help you with both general and
                                                                                                         around campus.                                           to refuse single-use plastics!
                                              academic English skills.
                                                                                                    5.   Reduce plastic bottle waste by choosing tap
                                                                                                         water. It’s free, tastes great, and there are        More information on the UTS Sustainability
                                                                                                         bottle filling stations on every floor of every      website and Facebook page UTSGreen.
                                              To learn about session dates, times, and locations,        UTS building. Check locations via the UTS
                                              please visit the Orientation registration page.            sustainability website.                              sustainability.uts.edu.au

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University life                                             Exploring faith

is a balancing                                              and spirituality on
                                                                                                                                                     Jumbunna Institute
                                                                                                                                                     for Indigenous
act                                                         Come and meet the Chaplains and
                                                            Coordinator to discover how we
                                                            can support you emotionally and
                                                                                                                                                     Education and
Living matters, and here at UTS we want to ensure           spiritually at UTS. If you are simply
you succeed in EVERY part of your life! There are           seeking spiritual support, or if you                                                     Jumbunna Indigenous House of
a host of sessions running across Orientation and           would like to connect to a particular                                                    Learning provides support services
throughout the year to help clear your mind and             faith group, our door is always open.                                                    to Indigenous students to ensure
get you back on track.                                                                                                                               they achieve academic success and
                                                                                                                                                     positive wellbeing while they are at
Visit orientation.uts.edu.au for dates, times and                                                                                                    university. Jumbunna is located on
locations.                                                                                                                                           CB01.06


                                                               Go global
      Positive vibes:                                          The Global Exchange Program
                                                               allows you to gain international     All About
      mastering your mental                                    experience before you graduate,
                                                                                                    Accommodation booth
      wellbeing while at uni                                   develop intercultural competence,
                                                               travel. Become part of a global      Learn about renting in NSW, get
      Fun. Engaging. Inspiring. Presented by                   network – all while gaining credit   accommodation support, and access
      batyr, this workshop will empower you                    towards your UTS degree! Join        different listings. Located near the
      to take charge of your mental wellbeing                  this session to discover when        Concierge Desk on level 4 of Building 1.                           BlueBird Brekkie Bar
                                                               and where you can go, and how
      during university. Come along to hear
      tips and strategies from other students,                 to apply.                            housing.uts.edu.au                                                 and Night Owl Noodle
      and make some new friends while                                                                                                                                  Bar
      you find out about all of the support
      available.                                                                                                                                                       A free, natural, and fresh breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                       or dinner made by students for
                                                                                                                                                                       students. Come meet new people
                                                                                                                                                                       and fill your stomach in a relaxed

                                           meditation                                                                     Speed-Friending
                                           Regular mindfulness practice has been                                          Meet like-minded people outside of
                                           shown to be effective in improving                                             the classroom and learn about some
                                           wellbeing and managing stress. In this                                         extracurricular activities you can get
                                           presentation, you will be introduced to                                        involved in at UTS!
                                           the concept of mindfulness and have
                                           the opportunity to do three exercises
                                           where we put the skill of meditation
                                           and mindfulness into practice.
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ActivateUTS                                                                                                ActivateUTS
The social side                                                                                            Volunteer of the Year:
Activate UTS is a non-profit organisation that
works to give you a richer student experience
                                                       ActivateUTS Winterfest
                                                       9 August
                                                                                                           Soundarya Ramesh
at UTS through a variety of clubs and societies,
sports, activities, facilities and events. If you’re
                                                       Start Session 2 with the biggest party of the
looking to enhance your time at uni, visit
                                                       session… Winterfest is back and ActivateUTS has
activateuts.com.au to find out how.
                                                       a big party planned for you! The Underground will
                                                       transform into the biggest silent disco on campus   When someone asks me what university life is            It wasn’t until my second year when I really started
                                                       to dance off those winter chills.                   like, I tell them that it’s exactly like high school.   to explore what uni had to offer. I joined the BUILD
                                                                                                           Essentially, it’s the same routine of classes,          program and SOUL Award, both programs which
                                                                                                           assignments and studying. It can be dull. It can        provide opportunities to develop your leadership
ActivateUTS Clubs Day                                  Go to activateuts.com.au and find out more about
                                                       ActivateUTS on campus.
                                                                                                           be stressful.                                           skills potential and build your network.
1 August
                                                                                                           But it can also be so much more if you’re willing       I also learned more about the clubs and societies
Clubs Day is your best chance to meet new people                                                           to put yourself out there.                              here at UTS, and volunteered throughout the year
and join our clubs and societies, as well as get a                                                                                                                 with various clubs including EcoSoc and UTS
taste of what ActivateUTS and UTS have to offer                                                            Going from high school to university is like            Red Cross Society, but also as a member of The
you while studying here. There’s always loads of                                                           stepping into the ocean, an unknown territory           Pack who help facilitate many of the events held
free stuff, food, games and demos for you to give                                                          filled with opportunities waiting to be discovered.     on-campus. Not only did I have heaps of fun, I also
a go.                                                                                                      It’s a chance to discover your potential and forge      gained many close friends in the process.
                                                                                                           an identity beyond your high school self.
Come and check out our club’s and society’s                                                                                                                        Each new adventure has helped me take one
stalls located on the Alumni Green and levels 3, 4                                                         My first year of university involved me mainly          more step away from my bubble, and allowed
and 5 in Building 1.                                                                                       focusing on classes and assignments, unwilling          me to experience a university life filled with
                                                                                                           to go beyond my comfort zone particularly as I          friendships, memories and new avenues waiting
                                                                                                           only knew a few people at UTS, none of whom             to be explored.
                                                                                                           were in my course. Things started to change
                                                                                                           when I decided to volunteer as a HELPS Buddy,           University is what you make of it, and the campus
Discover Sydney                                                                                            where I met up with an international student to         is a treasure trove brimming with opportunities
                                                                                                           help them practice English. While I initially went in   to help you grow as an individual. So, go on - get
with ActivateSocial                                                                                        without any expectations, I ended up leaving that       exploring and make your university experience an
                                                                                                           conversation with a new friend and a newfound           adventure of a lifetime!
Join us as we explore Sydney through a range                                                               love for helping others.
of activities during Orientation, or head to
                                                                                                                                                                   Soundarya Ramesh was ActivateUTS’s 2018 Volunteer
activateuts.com.au to see regular events                                                                                                                           of the Year Award recipient and is involved with the UTS
throughout the year.                                                                                                                                               HELPS Buddy Program, UTS BUILD Program, SOUL Award
                                                                                                                                                                   and The Pack. Soundarya is also involved with ActivateUTS
                                                                                                                                                                   Clubs and Societies, being an active member of EcoSoc
Event                                                  Date        Cost          Booking                                                                           and The Big Lift, giving up her time to assist with events
Sydney Opera House Tour                                24 July     $5           activateuts.com.au                                                                 such as plants stalls and tree planting days.

Sydney Harbour Jetboat                                 26 July     $25          activateuts.com.au
                                                                                                                                                                   ActivateUTS runs a variety of clubs, societies and
Harbour Bridge Walk and Pylon Lookout                  30 July     $5           activateuts.com.au                                                                 events around campus. Visit activateuts.com.au to find
                                                                                                                                                                   out how you can be involved and make the most of your
                                                                   $15          activateuts.com.au                                                                 time at university.
Sydney Bumper Cars on Ice                              2 August
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                                                                                       Where’s your
Helpful links                                                                          head at?
                                                                                       Look out
Student Centre                              UTS Student News
                                                                                       before you
                                            UTS Careers
                                                                                       step out
UTS Handbook                                Campus maps
handbook.uts.edu.au                         maps.uts.edu.au
                                                                                       It’s easy to become complacent about pedestrian
                                                                                       road safety, especially on a familiar route such
                                                                                                                                          Before you cross the road:
Academic Liaison Officers                   Safety and security                        as on your way to and from uni. Taking risks and   •   Look before you cross. Just because
uts.edu.au/current-students/                uts.edu.au/current-students/campus-life/
                                                                                       not being mindful on the roads can have serious        someone else decides to cross, doesn’t
students-with-accessibility-requirements/   your-campus/safety-and-security
                                                                                       consequences. Have your head in the moment.            mean it’s safe for you.
accessibility-service/services-and-3                                                   Make safe decisions when crossing the road.
                                                                                                                                          •   Unplug your earphones and put away your
UTS International                           Wayfinding                                                                                        phone.
international.uts.edu.au                    wayfinding.uts.edu.au
                                                                                                                                          •   Never assume that an approaching vehicle
                                                                                                                                              can see you, or will stop for you – wait until
Student Services Unit                       Entrepreneurship at UTS                                                                           all vehicles have stopped before you step off
uts.edu.au/current-students/support         entrepreneurship.uts.edu.au
                                                                                                                                              the kerb.

The Co-op Bookshop                          UTS Startup Internships                                                                       •   Avoid crossing between parked cars or at
coop.com.au                                 startupinternships.uts.edu.au                                                                     the front or back of buses and large vehicles.

Student Association                         IT Support Centre                                                                             •   At intersections, check for turning vehicles
sa.uts.edu.au                               serviceconnect.uts.edu.au                                                                         before you leave the kerb, and while you are
                                                                                                                                              crossing the road.
Equity and diversity                        UTS Facebook Page                                                                             •   Wear bright, light coloured clothing at night
equity.uts.edu.au                           facebook.com/UTSEngage                                                                            or in reduced visibility conditions.

ActivateUTS                                 UTS Instagram Page
activateuts.com.au                          instagram.com/UTSEngage                                                                       To avoid a $75 fine:
                                                                                                                                          •   Always use pedestrian crossings.
UTS Library                                 UTS Orientation Facebook
lib.uts.edu.au                              uts.ac/SPR19OrientationEvent                                                                  •   Wait for the walk signal.

                                                                                                                                          •   At traffic lights, don’t enter the road if
                                                                                                                                              vehicles are moving through the crossing or
                                                                                                                                              if the red don’t walk signal shows.
Preferred paths
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We’re being explicit about
consent. You should too.
Not sure what looks wrong, or right? As part                                                               Get around campus on foot easily, quickly and                                                                                          Did you know jaywalking is illegal?
of your UTS student responsibilities, you’re                                                               safely by following these paths.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not only is it dangerous and can lead to injury
expected to take an online training about healthy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  or death, in NSW the current fine for jaywalking
relationships, consent appropriate behaviour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  is $75.
and being an active bystander. Complete it in
UTSOnline before results release date to avoid a
                                                                                                           Top tips
sanction.                                                                                                  •           Avoid busy roads by using pedestrian links
                                                                                                                       including the Harris Street footbridge,
online.uts.edu.au                                                                                                      Alumni Green and The Goods Line                                                                                                            Preferred path of travel
                                                                                                           •           Always cross at the lights and pedestrian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pedestrian crossing at traffic lights
                                                    Adapted from ‘Make Your Move!’ Missoula 2017.          •           Stick to well-lit paths at night                                                                                                           Underground path

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