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Often, if you are experiencing issues related to your studies or life at the University, you may want to speak with one of our Student Advocates.

If you are going through a tough time, it is likely that you will also be feeling some distress. While TUSA Advocates are great listeners and provide a safe space for conversation, it’s important to note that we are not counsellors.

TUSA advocates can assist with the following:

  • Listening
  • Providing free, independent, and confidential advice on the necessary steps to take
  • Explaining University rules and regulations
  • Guiding you through processes
  • Assisting with letters
  • Attending meetings as needed
  • Supporting appeals

We value your happiness, well-being, and sense of support within the community.

For the distress or anxiety you may be experiencing as a result of the issues you seek support for, counsellors, GPs, and other mental health care providers are better equipped to help.

If we believe that you would benefit from counselling in addition to our advocacy support, we can help by informing you about your options and even assisting you in scheduling an appointment if needed.

The University offers counselling services to students, and no referral is required to seek help. You can find more information here.

Additionally, the University Crisis Line is available for after-hours support. This service connects you with trained counsellors and operates from 5pm to 9am (Monday to Friday) and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. To access this service, call 1300 511 709.

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TUSA 2024 Annual General Meeting Notice

This notice is to advise of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of the Tasmanian University Union (TUU), known as the TUSA, on Thursday 20th June 3.30 - 4.30pm via zoom.

If you are a current student and interested in attending as an observer, please email