Run by students like you, for students like you. Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) is your student association. From fun in the sun and getting social to professional development and finding support, we’re here to help you get what you need from your uni experience. We’ll provide you with opportunities to help you grow and connect with people who challenge you, support you, and inspire you to be bold.

We’re here to provide you with an independent voice and empower student-driven change through leadership and community building.

Our mission is to create the best student experience through Clubs and Societies, Student Advocacy & Support Services (including a community legal service), subsidised trips to explore our beautiful island, lutruwita (Tasmania) – UTE , Volunteering, Events, Training and Workshops, and heaps more (check out all our freebies!)

We’re running plenty of events find yourself one!

Southern Campus

Wednesday 6 July 7:00 PM – Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre

Come and try our FREE Introduction to water polo and FREE social water polo game (valued at $10). Learn about water polo, jump in the pool with our friendly and experienced club players and have a no-pressure game. As a club, we offer social events, social water polo games, a swim squad, and of course playing in the premier Tasmanian Water Polo Club competition. This year, all new UTAS members will go into the draw to win up to two tickets to “A More Perfect Union” music festival featuring GANG OF YOUTHS, in Hobart, August 14 (valued at $120!).

Thursday 7 July 4:00 PM – Studio Theatre, Sandy Bay

Get out your dancing shoes with the Salsa and Urban Dance Societies

Tuesday 12 July 12:00 PM Central Courtyard

Join TUSA for some winter warming soup and find out what’s on offer while you’re at uni whilst enjoying the upbeat anthems of UTAS student Hilary, winner of the April 2022 National Campus Music Comp! Hilary is currently studying songwriting and voice at the Conservatorium of Music.

Saturday 16 July 08:00 AM UTE – Tahune Airwalk

Experience our spectacular Airwalk

Come and walk amongst the tree tops with us at the Tahune Adventure Park. Usually valued at $50 but you can have this experience for just $20!

The famous Tahune AirWalk is an elevated walkway 30 metres above the forest floor, with the final cantilever section sitting at a height of 50 metres above the Huon River, with spectacular views to the confluence of the Huon and Picton and beyond to the peaks of the World Heritage Area.

Wednesday 20 July 9:30AM – Room 403, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus
The Bystander Violence Prevention workshop provides skills to help us learn how to be effective bystanders.
Bystanders can confront, interrupt, or prevent violence. The workshop develops skills you can safely use in a range of situations.
The workshop is being delivered by Women’s Health Tasmania.
Wednesday 27 July 9:30AM – Room 403, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however, most do not cover mental health problems.

Mental Health First Aid teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about.

Saturday 30 July 8:20AM UTE – Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

We’re cruising down Bruny Island and we’d love to sea you join us! We’re inviting all UTAS students to explore our Island’s rugged coastline with the award-winning Bruny Island Cruises. 

Ticket is $60 for the entire day trip! Yes, you’re reading that right – ONLY $60! This includes a ticket for the world-renowned Pennicott Bruny Island Cruise (usually costs $145), and transport from Sandy Bay Campus. (normally $250)

Thursday 4 August 9:00AM UTE – Tree Planting & Land Management with Wildcare

If you’ve always wanted to help the environment but not sure where to start – this is the place – beginners first steps to conservation and land management.

Join us and support Wildcare, plant a tree – become a member and explore the Tangara Trail and Acton Park. Become a part of a community cantered around land management and conservation.

Tuesday 19 August 4:00PM UTE – Bonorong Night Feeding

Ever wanted to see Tasmania’s wildlife in action? Join us and get up close and personal with some of Tassie’s iconic wild life – we’re talking Tasmanian devils, quolls and kangaroos! This unique small group, guided night tour is usually valued at $180 and could be yours for just $30 – that’s right $30!

Northern Campus

Saturday 9 JULY 9:45 AM UTE – Intro to – Rock-Climbing & Abseiling

We’re inviting all northern-based UTAS students to join an introductory rock-climbing and abseiling course at the gorge. We have only 15 spots of offer for this one. Its only $30 for the day! This has been heavily subsidised by TUSA, and on top of this, we have partnered with tourism operators for negotiated rates. The introductory Cataract Gorge course usually costs $195 per person.

Friday 29 JULY 4:00 PM Seafarers Uni Bar, Newnham Campus

Get ready for Launceston’s biggest event of the year! Join your Clubs & Societies, grab some free swagger, and find out what’s on offer while you’re at uni. Have a feed around the fire pits from some tasty tassie eateries, and jump on the band wagon with a winter themed costume for the chance to win big!

Thursday 11 August 9:30 AM – The Grove, Newnham Campus

The Bystander Violence Prevention workshop provides skills to help us learn how to be effective bystanders.

Bystanders can confront, interrupt, or prevent violence. The workshop develops skills you can safely use in a range of situations.

The workshop is being delivered by Women’s Health Tasmania.

Online

25 & 26 July 1:00 PM – Online

Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however, most do not cover mental health problems.

Mental Health First Aid teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about.

TUSA, your Student Representatives and our TUSA Experiences Leaders will be heading along to many events throughout the Orientation program, including the Student Rep Panels, Pop Up Stalls, Community Lunches/Afternoon Teas/BBQs, Welcome Dinners and many other collaborations with the University’s Community and Engagement Team.  We hope to see you there!