At UTS College we provide lots of support to help you succeed in your academic studies.
We offer free weekly one-on-one learning support sessions as well as regular Study Success Workshops, which will help you prepare for your assessments and exams.
The HELPS Centre run several activities such as English language speaking groups, learning assistance sessions and teaching support.
Our Study Success Advisers will give you support and advice on your studies and help you to meet your program requirements. You can also get free personal support from a Peer Mentor. Find out more about the wide range of academic support available at UTS College.
UTS College conducts Study Success Workshops in Learning Support and Careers. Online learning support workshops are offered to academic students from week 2 to week 11 during a semester. Bookings are required for all workshops. You can book via simplybookme. If you have any questions in relation to our workshops email: AdvisersDiploma@insearch.edu.au
The HELPS Centre is a facility for all UTS College students. It provides a safe, friendly space where students can study independently. The centre has a wide range of resources for developing and improving your academic and English language skills. Staff can also help you with any study related questions you might have.
Study Success Advisers
UTS College Study Success Advisers are there to support you in your studies and to assist you to meet program progress requirements. Speak to our advisers about:
- Your future study plan and GPA
- Your elective subject choices
- Your attendance and progress
- Any problems affecting your studies, such as stress, time management or personal issues.
Study Success Advisers are available Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. You can reach out to them via email on: AdvisersDiploma@insearch.edu.au or AdvisersFoundation@insearch.edu.au
UTS College has a wide network of academic and personal support services that are free to every student. This includes Peer Mentoring. Our Peer Mentors are past students who have completed a diploma at UTS College and progressed to their desired degree program at UTS. They are available to offer you advice based on their experience at UTS College. You will learn more about the International Student Mentoring Program (ISMP) during Orientation and Academic Preparation Week.
Help with Canvas
Canvas is the Learning Management System for Foundation Studies and Diploma programs at UTS College. It’s where you’ll find all your subject materials including assessments and announcements. It’s also the place where you’ll submit assessments, complete group work, receive grades, feedback and communicate with your teachers outside of class. You can login to Canvas (using these step-by-step instructions) by going to canvas.insearch.edu.au and entering your UTS email address and password.
Bring your own device
At UTS College we encourage you to bring your own device (BYOD) to class and connect to the UTS College wifi.
Tips for group work
Our specialised curriculum focuses a lot on collaboration and teamwork. This means you’ll often work within a group to complete projects and assessments. Group work can be challenging at times, particularly if you've never worked in a group before. Take some time to read through our ‘Tips for group work’.
While studying at UTS College you are expected to maintain high standards of academic honesty and integrity. You will be penalised if you seek to gain unfair advantage by:
- Copying another student’s work
- Misleading a lecturer or tutor about your knowledge, ability or the amount of original work you have done, or
- Assisting other students to do so.
If you have experienced serious illness or a traumatic incident has affected your performance in an assessment, you can apply for Special Consideration. The circumstances under which can you apply for special consideration include:
- serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that you were unable to attend classes
- bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents
- major political upheaval or natural disaster in your home country requiring emergency travel that has impacted your studies
- a traumatic experience which could include involvement in, or witnessing of a serious accident; and witnessing or being the victim of a serious crime, or
- any other circumstance would require evidence to be considered as compassionate or compelling.