We hope that each and every student has an enjoyable, rewarding and stress-free study experience, but we know things in life don’t always go to plan. 

When things go wrong and you need help, contact our support services – whether your problem is about safety, managing study or you’re just struggling to connect to the wifi.

Browse the topics below to find information related to your problem.

If you are still not sure where to ask for help, our Student Centre Team will be able to point you in the right direction.

Emergencies

In an emergency, call triple zero (000)

  • UTS Insearch Campus Security 
Dial 7090 (from campus telephones) or 02 9218 7090.
 
  • UTS Security (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

​Free call 1800 249 559.

If there is a fire or emergency situation on campus, staff will guide you through the evacuation and emergency procedures
 

For ongoing updates on major emergencies, stay up-to-date via your student email, UTS emergency Twitter channel and UTS Facebook page and UTS Insearch Facebook page.

More information about staying safe in Sydney.
 

Other emergency contacts

Accidents, incidents and hazards


Police

  • Police Assistance Line: 131 444 (24-hour non-emergency assistance)
  • Victims Access Line: 1800 633 063 (24-hour support for victims of crime)
  • Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000


Emergency counselling and mental health services

Academic support for your studies

Most students need support in their studies at some stage, whether it’s for advice on meeting deadlines, recovering from a fail grade, or whether they just don’t know where to begin with an assignment.  

At UTS Insearch, you always have access to the advice and support you need to succeed.
 

General study advice and assistance

We can provide you with the study tips, advice and tools to help you with:

  • avoiding academic misconduct (e.g. plagiarism)
  • improving your grades
  • what to do if you receive a fail grade
  • managing your workload
  • time management
  • subject choices
  • study planning
  • assignment preparation
  • essay writing
  • study skills.


Find information and tips for managing your studies on our Academic support page or contact our HELPS Centre to talk to one of our friendly Study Success Advisers.
 

Help with assignments, exam preparation and in-class activities

For specific questions about your subjects 
Ask your teachers and lecturers first. They understand what is needed to succeed in your subjects, and can usually give the best advice about assignments and how to prepare for tests and exams. 

For extra help with maths, writing, and understanding assessment questions
One-on-one study support from academic peer tutors is available. Make sure to bring a draft of your assessment to your tutoring session. 

Book a tutoring appointment.
 

For help in class

Sometimes you will come across a peer helper in your class. They are fellow students who have volunteered to answer questions, clarify unfamiliar words and phrases, assist you to prepare for assessments and class activities, and help you understand what is expected of you in a subject. 
 

For when you still need more help

Email your subject coordinator or program manager to make a time to talk through your problem.

Accidents, illness and first aid

For all emergencies, contact
•    fire, police and ambulance services – call triple zero (000)
•    Campus Security 1800 249 559.

Immediate first aid

If you are ill or injured and you need urgent first aid, contact campus security, or find a first aid officer.

Blue Building

Phone

(+61 ) 408 238 011
Ext. 7090

Address

Ground Floor
187 Thomas Street
(Blue Building)
Haymarket NSW 2000

Monday to Friday
8:15am to 6:00pm

CPSU House

Phone

(+61 ) 408 152 022
Ext. 7090

Address

Level 1
191 Thomas Street
(Blue Building)
Haymarket NSW 2000

Monday, Wednesday and
Friday
8:00am to 6:30pm

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00am to 10:00pm

Saturday
8:00am to 4:00pm

609 Harris Street

Phone

(+61 ) 409 356 402
Ext. 7090

Address

Ground Floor
609 Harris Street
Haymarket NSW 2000

Monday to Friday
8:00am to 6:00pm

645 Harris Street

Phone

(+61 ) 418 651 375 or
(+61 ) 416 215 828
Ext. 7090

Address

Ground Floor
645 Harris Street
Ultimo NSW 2000

Monday to Friday
8:00am to 9:00pm

Accidents or illnesses that impact your studies

Accidents or illnesses can have a negative effect on your ability to complete assessments or exams. If you need to organise extensions or different exam times, you will need to contact one of our Study Success Advisers to request special consideration

When an accident happens on campus

Report accidents or incidents to campus security as soon as possible – whether you are directly involved in one, or narrowly avoid one. 

If you see a safety hazard or risk

Our campus is a safe environment. But if you see something that may cause harm to you or another person, move away from it, and tell a staff member or contact campus security.

Other useful information

General support

For any issues that are not related to your in-class work, the UTS Insearch Student Centre is your first point of contact.  

Our friendly Student Centre Team can help you with a rang of issues including:

  • lost student cards
  • getting a copy of your transcript
  • changing programs or subjects
  • paying fees and late fees
  • where to go for more help
  • academic support.

Changing your program or withdrawing

Sometimes you might find that you didn’t choose the best program for you, or your circumstances change and you need to study something else or not study at all. 

While it’s important to get this sorted out as soon as possible, before making any changes to your enrolment it is essential that you discuss your problem with a Study Success Adviser

They will ask the right questions to understand your problem and work out your best options.  

Complaints and appeals

If you disagree with an academic or administrative decision made by UTS Insearch, you have the right to appeal and ask for the decision to be reconsidered. 

If you believe you have been wrongly or unfairly treated by UTS Insearch or UTS staff, you have the right to lodge a complaint. You can do this by emailing complaint@insearch.edu.au.

Get advice on complaints and appeals from our Student Centre team.

Learn about the complaints and appeals processes.

Counselling and mental health

Stressful circumstances, and psychological and emotional issues can affect your health, your studies, your relationships … your whole life. When things get tough, it is usually best to talk about it with someone professional who can help.

Our Welfare Team and Study Success Advisers are here to help! Our Study Success Advisers can also give you advice on managing your studies.  Both teams are able to refer you to the UTS Health and Counselling service for any personal problems you might be having. 

Find out about mental health and counselling support for UTS Insearch students. 

For emergency counselling and mental health service contacts, visit the Evacuation and emergencies procedures page. 

Finance and money matters

Unpaid fees and fines can prevent you from re-enrolling in classes, and can have consequences for student visas (if you are an international student). 

If you are having trouble paying for your studies, seek immediate advice from the Welfare Team located in the Student Centre.

IT support and technical problems

If you have any problems with your UTS account, using campus computers and software, accessing our wi-fi or setting up your own device, follow our self-help guides or contact our ITDS Service Desk Portal.  

Legal help

Sometimes you might need professional advice related to the legal system – perhaps if you receive a fine and you need to make an appeal, or if you’re involved in more serious situations related to the law.

Our Welfare Team can help you arrange an appointment. 

Find out about legal service and get legal help.

Lost property

Losing your belongings can be stressful, and we will do our best to help you find them. 

If you lose something on campus, or if you find a lost item, contact campus security

If you have lost your student card, contact the Student Centre

Medical and health concerns

Need to see a doctor or get health advice? 

If you are sick and cannot attend classes, you will need to see a doctor and get a medical certificate (submit this at the Student Centre on your first day back to class). UTS Insearch students can book a confidential appointment with the UTS Health service. For information on attendance and the submission of medical certificates please read our Attendance Policies and Procedures.

If being sick or injured prevents you from handing in assignments or attending exams, you will need to contact a Study Success Adviser to discuss special consideration. 

For everything else health related – including questions you have about your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) – visit our Health and wellbeing page.

Sexual assault and harassment

Everyone has the right to feel safe in and around campus, and everywhere else.

If you ever experience assault or harassment, on or off campus, and need urgent medical attention, please call emergency services on 000.

For immediate help on campus, call Campus Security on 1800 249 559 or contact our Welfare Team Leader on (+61 2) 411 306 495. Our Welfare Team Leader is available to you 24/7. 

At UTS Insearch we take a zero tolerance approach to sexual assault, indecent assault and harassment. But if you or someone you know has been affected, or you are concerned about someone in our community, we have various support services you can contact for help. 

Services and advice for those affected by sexual assault, indecent assault or harassment.

More information about staying safe in Sydney.

Student misconduct

UTS Insearch guidelines, rules and policies help to make sure you receive a high-quality education and learn in a safe and respectful environment. 

The details are covered in both the UTS Insearch Student Charter (PDF 639KB) and the Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy

If you have breached these in your studies or your behaviour, you might be penalised for misconduct and you will need to seek immediate advice from a Study Success Adviser.  

Read more about policies and procedures for Academic integrity.

Other useful information on this page:
Your rights and responsibilities

Student visas

As an international student, you might have any concerns about your student visa conditions – like what happens if you get a job, change program or move house.

Find useful information and links to services on our Student visas page.

Suspicious behaviour

Keeping our UTS Insearch community safe is something we take seriously, and everyone has a role to play. 

If you notice anyone behaving suspiciously on campus and have concerns for your safety or the safety of others, contact campus security.

In an emergency, call 000 (triple zero).
or Campus Security 1800 249 559

More information about staying safe in Sydney.

Your rights and responsibilities

Everyone in the UTS Insearch community has the right to be in a safe and healthy environment, where every individual is treated with fairness and respect. So, we have a set of rules and policies in place to make sure this happens. 
They’re like the “fine print” for how we do things, and we don’t expect you to read them all in detail. But when things go wrong, it can be helpful to refer to our Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy

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