Classes

Our teaching model focuses on collaboration and teamwork. You will often work within a group – in and out of class to complete projects and assessments. This can be challenging at first, particularly if you have never worked in a group before.

How many hours a week do I study?  

The hours you study each week will depend on your program. As a full-time student you should expect to spend about 35-40 hours a week on your studies. This would be equal amounts of face-to-face (or in some cases online) class time and self-study in your own time. Classes are scheduled from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 8pm.
 

Remote Learning

All UTS Insearch programs are being delivered online via Canvas, UTS online and Zoom until further notice. It’s important that you check your UTS email before every class so you don’t miss any important information. 

To help you transition, we’ve put together step-by-step instructions. Please see the following guides:

 

To make the most of your remote learning experience, please read our Online Learning Guide.  Please also take a look at our online learning support workshops and online one-on-one learning support.

Visit our Remote Learning page to find out more about learning remotely. We recommend reading the FAQs on Remote Learning for Academic students.

Attendance

Class attendance plays a big part in academic success. If you are an international student and your attendance drops below 80%, UTS Insearch is required to advise the Department of Home Affairs. This could result in the cancellation of your visa and personal reasons are not acceptable for missing classes. Examples of personal reasons include weddings, holidays, sports or hobbies. 

There may be times outside of your control causing you to be late but it is important that you always do your best to arrive on time. Being late is disruptive to everybody - you, your classmates and teachers. When you are late you will be marked as absent so whenever possible, try and maintain good habits by aiming to be a few minutes before class time. 
 

Unable to attend classes?  

IfIf you are ever unable to attend classes due to serious circumstances, for example, because you might be in hospital, have had an accident, been involved in a police matter, have faced a family crisis, you should contact the UTS Insearch Student Centre on: (+61 2) 9218 8666 or email studentcentre@insearch.edu.au.
 
If you are unable to speak to someone when you call, you should leave a message providing your name, your student number, a brief description of what has happened to prevent you from attending classes and a phone number for UTS Insearch to contact you. Alternaively, you can email the Student Centre and include the above details in your email.

 

Submitting a medical certificate

For international students, UTS Insearch is required by law to have official evidence indicating why you have not been able to attend classes. This may be a statement from: 

  • a hospital 
  • a police report 
  • a report from a doctor, or
  • in the case of a death in the family, a death certificate.


If you need special consideration and to help prevent your student visa from being cancelled, these types of documents can demonstrate your ability to study and/or attend classes has been seriously impacted. 
If you have questions, the Study Success Advisers can help you.  

On the first day back after your absence, please email the Student Centre at studentcentre@insearch.edu.au to provide them with your documentation. Please note, medical certificates must be issued by a registered medical provider such as hospitals, doctors, dentists (emergency appointments only), psychiatrists and psychologists. UTS Insearch does not accept certificates from alternative medical practitioners such as herbal practitioners, acupuncturists, Chinese therapists, massage therapists, iridologists etc. The medical certificate must be a copy of the original and must state the provider number. It must not be backdated. Medical Certificates purchased online are not accepted.
 

How to get help with your studies  

UTS Insearch has created a wide network of academic and personal support services that are free to you. You can tap into these as much as you like throughout your student journey. Study Success Advisers are always available to offer advice and support.

Timetables

Our enrolment officers will help you to enrol and register your classes during your campus tour. It is important that you stay with your tour guide so they can direct you to the right session for your program. 

 

When will the timetable be available?  

Your timetable will be issued to you during Orientation and Academic Preparation Week. Within the first 2-3 weeks of class commencing, UTS Insearch may change your timetable without any prior notice. It is important that you check your timetable frequently so that you attend the correct classes. If you are unsure about anything, please contact the enrolment team via email enrolment@insearch.edu.au.
 

Where to access your timetable  

You can view your timetable online on the eStudent portal at any time, from any device. Here is how to enrol on eStudent. This is where you can also check your results during the semester. This instructional video can help you set up your timetable. 
 

Canvas - Learning Management System (LMS)  

Canvas is used by all students undertaking UTS Foundation Studies and diploma programs. It is an online application where you will find all your subject materials including assessments and announcements. It is also where to submit assessments complete group work and where to check for  grades, feedback and any communication from your teachers outside of class.

You can login to Canvas (using this step-by-step guide) by going to canvas.insearch.edu.au and entering your UTS email address and password. For instructions on how to use Canvas, visit the Canvas student guide.
 

Making changes to your timetable  

If you are a continuing student, you can apply to change your timetable if you have a compassionate and compelling reason. You will also need to provide supporting documents such as a letter from your employer if you have work reasons, or letter from a doctor if it is a health matter.

To apply to change your timetable, download the Academic Timetable Change Request Form, ensuring you read the terms and conditions. Email the completed form with all supporting documents to enrolment@insearch.edu.au. The Enrolment Team will let you know the outcome of your request via your student email within two business days.

You will need to submit your Academic Timetable Change Request form on Thursday 8 October no later than 5pm.