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A guide to Orientation 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
01 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 02 Your Welcome Orientation to UTS checklist 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 questions! Take a selfie somewhere on campus and upload it to social media #CreateTheFutureYou
03 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 04 International, UTS + you study abroad Orientation is your first opportunity to meet your classmates, get to know your university, and learn and exchange students 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
05 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 06 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
07 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 08 Craft your Student career resources 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 employability 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- careers.uts.edu.au 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. uts.ac/ratemyresume 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.
09 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 10 fofy.uts.edu.au 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 #CreateTheFutureYou #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
11 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 12 Discover your campus 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 features. 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. orientation.uts.edu.au/sessions
13 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 14 Navigating UTS Haymarket Understanding building and room numbers at UTS Da r l in CB05D With a bit of know-how, finding your gD CB05C way around the university is quite r d CB05B straightforward. At UTS all rooms R i mo are labelled according to the Room Ul t CB91 CB05A Identification Standard. This easy to CB15 CB08 understand code will help you find any St location on-campus with numbers n An Wa corresponding to building number, ar y ttle M level, and room. St Qu Blackfriars a yS Building ID Room No. t Ha CB 04. 03. 05. rri sS St Building No. s Campus ma Room Level t T ho CB23 CB24 St e CB25 rg eo CB22 UTS G CB26 CB21 CB27 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 Broadway CB07 CB04 CB06 Business Transdisciplinary Innovation Arts & Social Sciences Building 8 Building 15 Building 3 & 10 Blake Library Engineering & IT UTS Housing Service CB10 CB03 Building 11 Building 6 CB02 CB01 UTS Central UTS Tower Central Park Building 2 Building 1 CB11 AY PRECINCT Law Health Central Train Station Building 5 Building 7 Science Design, Architecture & Building Bus Stops Building 4 & 7 Building 6
15 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 16 Explore Scholarships UTS proudly awards scholarships to eligible entrepreneurship 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 entrepreneurship.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 startupinternships.uts.edu.au
17 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 18 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. uts.edu.au/read-and-write 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. bit.ly/UTSupass 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 65-74% 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.
19 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 20 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!). CB01.05.12. Multi-Faith Chaplaincy accessibility.uts.edu.au uts.ac/legalservice 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? firstname.lastname@example.org 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.ac/financeassist 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. uts.ac/printing
21 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 22 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 environment. 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 wrapping. 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 orientation.uts.edu.au/sessions
23 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 24 University life Exploring faith is a balancing and spirituality on campus Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous act Come and meet the Chaplains and Coordinator to discover how we can support you emotionally and Education and Research 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 bit.ly/UTSinda 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 environment. uts.ac/bluebirdbar Mindfulness 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.
25 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 26 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
27 UTS ORIENTATION 2019 28 Where’s your Helpful links head at? Look out Student Centre UTS Student News uts.edu.au/current-students/contacts/ general-contacts uts.edu.au/student-news before you CareerHub careerhub.uts.edu.au UTS Careers careers.uts.edu.au 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.
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