Student Advocacy Service

When you are feeling vulnerable or stressed about something and need information and support, we know that you would probably prefer to speak to a person, rather than an app or device. That’s why we have our Student Advocacy Team. Whether it’s face-to-face or over the phone we are here to listen to you and help with issues you may be facing.

Our Student Advocates are not lawyers, but we provide high quality advocacy and welfare services to all UTAS students. It’s our job to help you to achieve the best possible educational and wellbeing outcomes.

Student Advocates can help with:

Advocacy

  • Accusations of breaches of academic integrity or general misconduct
  • The University of Tasmania’s rules, ordinances, policies and procedures
  • Grievances against the University in informal or formal negotiations
  • Explaining the University’s complaints process and making a complaint
  • Appealing penalties imposed by the University, including exclusion due to poor academic progress
  • Review of Assessment, deferred exams and Special Consideration
  • Appeal decisions made by the Fees, Compliance or Scholarships Office

Financial support

  • Financial Counselling referral
  • Applying for financial support schemes, loans and grants

Legal support

  • Accessing legal services, counselling and representation external to the University
  • Student Legal Service
  • Referrals for tenancy advice

Academic support

  • Help accessing academic texts through the ULANZ scheme
  • Distance Student Study Packs

Wellbeing, mental health, and personal safety support

  • Student behaviour and conduct
  • Services on campus
  • Mental health, counselling, and referrals to wellbeing professionals

Support for your basic needs

  • Emergency food supplies
  • Emergency hygiene or sexual health items
  • Support finding housing and accommodation
  • Referrals to welfare organisations

We are always just a phone call or an email away and we take walk-in appointments when we are available.

We are available for all students, so if you are at a satellite campus we can meet you there, or if you are a distance student get in touch to arrange something that suits you.

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