Whether you’re trying to find a new classroom at the start of session, catch up with a friend in an unfamiliar part of campus or needing to track down a computer lab or study space, a new UTS mobile site will make it easier to get to your destination.
MyUTSmaps is designed to help students, staff and visitors to UTS find where they need to go, as well as explore and discover new spaces across the City campus.
Linked directly to the university’s wayfinding (yellow directional signage), the site allows users to explore different spaces by building, or search for specific rooms and spaces by number, name or space type (eg. computer lab, café or collaborative study space).
Like any new product, the site will be updated as new features are ready and improvements made. If you experience any issues with the site you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback is also welcome via email@example.com.
So, how do I use it?
- Go to wayfinding.uts.edu.au on any mobile phone (tip: save it to your phone for easy future use) You can also access the site by scanning the QR code on any of the ‘smart signage’ around campus
- Select a building via the campus map on the landing page for an alphabetical list of rooms and spaces OR use the search function and type in a specific room number or name (ie. from your timetable)
- Search by space type (eg. computer lab, café or collaborative study space) if you don’t know the room number or just want to explore new spaces across campus
- Once a space is selected, its location is highlighted on a floor plan
Can I find any space using MyUTSmaps?
- As the site is linked to the university’s wayfinding system, only spaces within the system can be searched. Thankfully, this includes the vast majority of spaces on campus
- Staff offices and meeting rooms within office areas cannot be searched at this point in time. Some student lounges and facilities such as vending machines also aren’t currently searchable
Who can use the site?
While students may find the site most useful when they’re new to UTS, or at the start of session, it can be accessed by anyone, anytime.
Typical scenarios where the site could be handy include:
- Finding a new classroom at the start of the year/start of session
- Locating a facility or service including the Library, Student Centre, food court, fitness centre or health service
- Finding a building on the other side of campus to catch up with a friend for lunch
- Finding the café you are meeting your lecturer in
- Finding an alternative computer or study space during exam periods because the one you’re in is full
- Finding the closest student kitchen or Student Centre to you
- Exploring the variety of food options on campus
MyUTSmaps was developed by UTS’s Facilities Management Operations (FMO) in collaboration with Brand Culture and PAM Wayfinding and in consultation with UTS students who provided invaluable insight and feedback throughout the process.
The site forms part of the new wayfinding system that was rolled out in 2014.
Improvements and additions to the site will be made overtime, including adding in facilities at our Moore Park precinct.