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Student support

UTS provides you with a full range of support services and programs to help you balance your study, work, home, finances and personal life, and make your learning experience more rewarding and enjoyable.

Academic help

Library

The UTS Library is equipped with:

  • over 450 computers, wireless and laptop facilities
  • areas for group study and quiet reading

Services include:

  • assistance with researching and borrowing
  • copying and printing
  • course notes, and
  • past exams

To help you build skills in finding, using and organising information, the UTS Library offers tours and workshops.

 

Academic writing, presentations and study skills

UTS's Higher Education Language and Presentation Support (HELPS) service offers support with English language and academic literacy, including workshops, assignment advice and self-help resources.

The UTS Counselling Service offers study skills workshops throughout semester, including some tailored to specific study areas.

U:PASS is a student learning program designed to assist students who are studying subjects that are perceived as difficult or that historically have a high failure rate.
 

Course area specific learning centres

UTS offers a number of specialised learning centres, including:

Bridging courses 

If you are concerned about your preparation for maths and science subjects consider doing a short intensive Bridging Course.

Courses are designed for students commencing in nursing, midwifery, education, science, engineering, architecture, building and business.
 

Information Technology

We offer 24 hour access to hundreds of computers across campus, software, your own email account, wireless network for your laptop or PDA, printing, scanning and CD or DVD burning. Our IT Support Centres are staffed by officers who understand your needs and are available to assist you from any internal or external phone as well as in person during office hours.
 

Student administration

UTS Student Centres are your main point of contact for anything to do with the administrative side of studying. 

Student centres provide general admin info and advice including:

  • course advice,
  • enrolment support,
  • information on graduation eligibility,
  • subject exemption (credit recognition) and much more.

 

Special needs

If you have a disability or ongoing illness, the Special Needs service provides support, including advice and assistance during the application process, and information about assessment assistance and referrals to academic liaison officers while you're at uni.

Find out more about the services available to students with disabilities or ongoing illnesses at UTS.

 

Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning

Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning provides a range of academic and cultural support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at UTS including academic assistance, cultural activities, cultural affirmation programs, group and private study areas, student common room and kitchen, and a computer laboratory.

Find out more about support for Indigenous Australian Students.
 

Student Ombuds

The UTS: Student Ombuds exists to ensure that all students receive fair and equitable treatment at UTS. It deals with complaints from students who have a grievance related to either administrative or academic decisions.

Find out more about the UTS: Student Ombuds.

 

Personal help

UTS Student Services provides help with:

  • health - a bulk-billed medical service on campus
  • housing - for on-campus accommodation or help finding a place to rent
  • special needs - support for students with disabilities or ongoing medical conditions
  • finances - for loans and advice on budgeting, Austudy, tax, etc.,
  • careers - for practical advice on your career, resume writing, graduate recruitment, and more
  • counselling - a free and confidential service that can help with a wide range of personal, academic, relationship and administrative difficulties
  • chaplaincy - pastoral or spiritual support, with chaplains from nine different faiths or traditions on campus at UTS

UTS also has a wide range of social and cultural events and programs you can participate in. Learn more about UTS student life.

 

Childcare

Child care is available at competitive rates, with three childcare centres on UTS campuses.

 

Financial help

The UTS Financial Assistance service assists current UTS students with:

  • interest-free student loans for international and local students with small-item and short-term cashflow problems
  • emergency cash for immediate crises (up to $50)
  • information on UTS equity-based scholarships and grants
  • budgeting assistance
  • advice and financial assistance for local students having difficulties with continuing study because of financial hardship
  • computer recycling for students on a low-income with substantiated needs
  • advocacy on Centrelink student income payment benefits
  • information on 'government loans', including HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, and SA-HELP
  • Tax Help service

They also offer advice and assistance, including online self-help resources.

If you are financially disadvantaged, UTS offers scholarships to help cover the costs associated with higher education. If you think you may be eligible, you can apply for Equity Scholarships (opens an external site) through UAC.

Many UTS Faculties also offer scholarships to assist students with course related costs. For a list of scholarships on offer please use the Scholarships search tool.