What can the Students' Association do for you?
We’ve all had those days (or weeks, or months) where everything goes wrong. You might forget to eat breakfast, lose your calculator on the way to class, or get an unexpectedly bad mark on an assignment. Never fear, the UTS Students’ Association is here! Run by students, for students, the association provides a range of free services and support that can erase unnecessary stress in your life. Read on to find out how they can help you!
Whether you’re a ‘slept through all my alarms’ person or a ‘second-breakfast’ fan, Bluebird Brekkie Bar can hook you up with a delicious and neuron-firing free meal. Bluebird can cure all your hunger pangs from 8:30am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
If the thought of being at uni before midday makes you laugh, you might want to check out the Night Owl Noodle Bar instead. Head to the Tower building foyer after 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a well-earned meal.
Legal trouble is never enjoyable, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. The Student Legal Service provides free legal advice on everything from employment to traffic offences to family law issues; covering pretty much any legal problem you’ll have outside of uni. Get in contact today or drop in to the centre during the week.
You know when you’re waiting for a subject to get better or easier or more enjoyable … and it just doesn’t? That’s when you need a Peer Tutor. This private tutoring service is led by students who have excelled in your subject, and have come back to help you succeed too. Peer Tutors are simultaneously very affordable and worth their weight in gold.
There’s nothing quite like rocking up to your practical exam without your safety glasses. Thank goodness for the Equipment Loans service, right? They can provide stationary, loan you a calculator or safety glasses, plus they even have emergency sanitary products. Forget whatever you want – except where the Students' Association is!
The folks in the Student Advocacy Service know that it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the process of appealing a mark or academic misconduct allegations. So whatever academic advice or support you need, they’ll be there for you throughout the entire process with free, independent and confidential advice. If you’re struggling, reach out to a caseworker today.
Unleash your creative side in Vertigo magazine, UTS’s student publication. Vertigo releases six issues a year, each with a unique theme – if you’ve got a story to tell, they’ve probably got a place to put it! To see your name in print, why not pitch your ideas or send your complete stories through today?
It can be tricky making and keeping friends at uni, which is why the Students' Association unites like-minded people through collectives. These include the Queer Collective, the International Collective, the Indigenous Collective and more – check out the full list now!
Check out these useful blog posts and comprehensive explainers on all things uni (and life, more generally).
If you have questions, the UTS Students’ Association have the answers, so head over to their website today!