Which type of support is right for me?
Just like a proud parent, we want to see you succeed. That’s why we’ve created a wide network of academic and personal support services free to any UTS Insearch student. Use this tool to figure out what type of support is best for your specific needs.
I want a guiding hand
Study Success Advisers
For comprehensive advice on your progress at UTS Insearch, see one of our Study Success Advisers for ongoing, highly personalised support. Come and speak to them 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
You can see a Study Success Adviser during drop-in times from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday on Level 4 in the Blue Building. If you need to see an adviser outside of these hours, make an appointment via email:
I need extra assistance with my assessments
One-on-one study support from academic tutors is available for maths, writing, and understanding assessment questions. Book an appointment online here, and make sure to bring a draft of your assessment to your tutoring session.
Learning support workshops
Our hour-long weekly group workshops can provide you with extra help with study planning, time management, assignment preparation, essay writing and more.
Study skills workshops are currently held week two through week ten every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2pm in Room 701 of the UTS Insearch Blue Building. Just show up ready to go – there’s no need to make a booking.
I need help with adjusting to new ways of learning
Support from your peers
Over the course of your studies you may come across 'Peer Helpers' in the class room. Their role is to provide you with additional learning support in class. They may help clarify terms, assist you to prepare for assessments and class activities, help you to engage and participate in class and work with you to increase your understanding of what is expected of you in the subject. Peers in the class room are there for you to ask questions and seek support with your studies.
If you’re having difficulties adjusting to your course, one of our peer support programs may be a good fit. Get tips for doing well from those who know best. Not only do our peer tutors provide assistance with specific subjects, they also help you develop strategies for adjusting to learning at UTS Insearch. Our peer mentoring service provides support with personal issues as well as emotional support for students requiring additional assistance managing their studies. Subject coordinators are also available for both weekly drop in sessions and online help.
I want to talk to a friend
Sometimes, you just want to talk to someone who understands what you’re going through. Peer mentors are experienced students who can help you settle into your new personal life at UTS Insearch. Talk to your mentor about how to deal with issues like:
- Feeling alone, depressed, or anxious
- Breaking up with a boyfriend/girlfriend
- Feeling homesick
- Having trouble making new friends
Your mentor is a trusted friend who understands and wants to help. They’ll direct you to the appropriate resources. To meet a mentor, just complete the expression of interest form which will be sent to your UTS email address. For more information about the program, email AdvisersDiploma@insearch.edu.au