2012 Summer Season
Newnham and Sandy Bay - from November 2012 - February 2013
Casual accommodation demand heats up over the summer season.
John Fisher Alumni Reunion
Sandy Bay - 24 November
100 John Fisher Alumni attended the biennial Fisher reunion held at Pepperz Restaurant on Accommodation Campus.
Open Day 2012
Newnham and Sandy Bay
Open Day was again highly successful on Accommodation Campus.
Sandy Bay - 26 September 2012
UTAS Accommodation Services, in partnership with CFNP and UTAS Marketing, is proud to bring the inaugural Colourfest Film Festival to Tasmania.
Sandy Bay - Sunday 30 September
Accommodation Services enjoyed a gentle Mooncake Festival at Pepperz Cafe Bar Restaurant.
Sandy Bay - Semester 2
Accommodation Services' Tutorial Program is now up and running for Semester 2. Tutors and students can sign up on line www.accommodation.utas.edu.au/current/tutorial-and-pastoral-program
Please be advised that Semester 2 tutors will only be able to offer tutorials for 2 or more students per tutorial.
John Fisher College 'Winter Wonderland' Ball
Sandy Bay - Friday 3 August
John Fisher Student Club held their annual Vatican Ball at Elizabeth St Pier on Friday 3 August.
'Switch Off' Energy Challenge
Sandy Bay and Newnham - August 2012
Accommodation Services Adminstrative Teams North and South are participating in a 'Switch Off' Programme, created by UTAS Sustainability team aimed at reducing electricty waste. Residents will also take part statewide.
Semester 2 'O Week'
Sandy Bay - July 2012
Sandy Bay Accommodation Campus welcoming events included BBQs, sporting events and Christ College Student Club fancy dress 'Disney' party.
Beanies and Mittens
Sandy Bay - Sunday 22 July
All about warmth and fun, and nothing to do with planning sensible events during winter, our 3rd annual Beanies and Mittens event went off without a hitch.
Newnham - Semester 1
Community Friends and Networks Program in conjunction with Accommodation Services offered fortnightly Cooking Classes for students and residents within the Demonstration Kitchen, kindly provided at no cost from Faculty of Education over the course of Semester 1. The Project offered the opportunity to meet students from different faculties and different countries, people they may not have otherwise met. Along with cooking, students showed an enthusiasm to share with others their food and customs from their home.
Sunday Social Club including Craft and Conversation
Newnham - June 2012
The Sunday Social (and Coffee) Club once again proved to be a popular pastime throughout semester with many regulars attending to enjoy a cup of coffee, a light snack, conversation and games - Skipbo and Frogs proving to be very popular!
Newnham - June 2012
Accommodation Services hosted its traditional study suppers during Study Week, running from 4 - 8 June.
There was a good turnout at each location and as the week wore on and the exams loomed closer the need for hot chocolate and cake had residents filing out of their rooms to grab a snack and revive their minds.
NRAS Apartments at Newnham
Newnham - June 2012
The first stage of the University's National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is to be located on Newnham Campus. The site adjoins existing accommodation at Investigator Hall. The proposed accommodation, to be designed by local architects Morrrison and Breytenbach will be built to the sun and the views and will provide supportive living, learning and social spaces for UTAS students.
University Apartments Logo
Sandy Bay - June 2012
The University Apartments (UA) have a logo! the UA student club held a competition on their facebook page, with all UA residents voting and commenting on the submissions. The winning logo was designed by resident Mahmood Al Sarraf.
Sandy Bay - May
Everyone loves music and nothing can beat toe tapping, spine tingling live and living music! Friday night is the perfect time to forget about the tough stuff and just relax and enjoy the energy of live music. Talent in the form of Conservatorium Singer Songwriter Program Candidates Merrylees and Ryan Kay was appreciated by a dedicated and enthusiastic audience during the Friday night Pepperz Live event.
Biggest Morning Tea
Sandy Bay - 24 May
Pepperz Cafe Bar Restaurant tapped into the Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser, an annual event on the Cancer Council calendar. Site Manager Trevor Donaghy and Cafe Manager Brent Leonard instigated the event, creating their own version of a 'rolling' morning tea that continued throughout the morning and was open to everyone.
Newnham - 23 May
Launceston held its annual Foodo Bingo Extravaganza at Saltz Cafe Restaurant on Wednesday 23 May - 80 residents packed the venue in an attempt to win sought after grocery items, as usual the good coffee, chocolates and soft toilet paper were amongst the first items claimed by the enthusiastic game players. Master of Ceremonies - Graham Lillywhite added some new twists to the traditional bingo calls and although cries of 'two little ducks' and 'legs eleven' still echoed through the halls a number of new sayings were born that night.
Heroes and Villains Ball
Newnham - 11 May 2012
Accommodation Services held their annual Ball with this year's theme being 'Heroes and Villains'. Over 100 residents enjoyed an evening of music, food, dancing and alter egos at Saltz Cafe restaurant followed by brunch the following morning.
Relay for Life Fundraiser
Newnham - 1 April 2012
Accommodation Services participated in the annual Cancer Council Relay for Life Event. The relay is an overnight, community event to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.
Newnham - 31 March 2012
Great support for the international Earth Hour event was received from UTAS students on Newnham campus. Accommodation Services residents, domestic and international students, and community members joined together to participate in the event.
Sandy Bay - 31 March 2012
This year’s Earth Hour saw Accommodation Services and Sustainability Team partnering up again to promote action on climate change. Funded as a UTAS Energy Management initiative, the well attended event was predominately run by volunteers from the Christ College Student Club.
Stay on Rez weekend
Newnham - 23-25 March 2012
A huge weekend of fun and activities, Stay on Rez is a ‘not to be missed’ date on the Accommodation Services’ annual calendar. The Harmony Day celebrations of the Friday 23 March kicked off the weekend. Other events included sporting activities, themed (Say Goodbye to Summer) social barbeque, recovery breakfast, ending with the ever popular Iron Guts Challenge at Saltz on the Sunday evening. Photos and highlights of weekend - Say Goodbye to Summer, Iron Guts, Netball and the Street Party.
Newnham - 23 March 2012
UTAS Harmony Day 2012 was a resounding success. Accommodation Services joined forces with the rest of UTAS in the Harmony Day cultural celebrations on Friday 23 March.
University Apartments Coffee Club
Sandy Bay - March 2012
The newly formed University Apartments Student Club has created a free Coffee Club. The weekly initiative, every Tuesday from 8.00pm until 9.00pm, is an informal social opportunity for residents of the University Apartments and friends. All Welcome!
Refurbishment of Music Room
Sandy Bay - February 2012
Students of the Conservatorium of Music now have a newly refurbished music room dedicated to their music practice while they live on accommodation campus
Accommodation Orientation Week
Sandy Bay Campus - February 2012
Orientation Week is often the first opportunity for first year residents to get together as a group to introduce themselves, network and bond with other residents, without the pressures of academic performance. It also allows new residents to settle into the Colleges, before returning residents arrive on accommodation campus for the 2012 academic year. Pictures of the event and more.
Newnham Orientation Week
Newnham Campus - February 2012
New and returning residents arrive back on Accommodation campus for semester I. Newnham campus residents at Leprena, Kerslake and Investigator Hall enjoyed the traditional friendly welcome..
Welcome and Lunar New Year Celebration Hobart
Hobart - February 2012
The Water Dragon lived up to its name. Defying the positive weather forecast, the finest of drizzle continued throughout the morning, limiting planned activities and performances to inside the Derwent Sailing Squadron clubrooms, but providing perfect weather for Dragon Boating racing! Dragon boats paddled through the mist that clung to the river, on mirror water, providing a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere for volunteer and guest paddlers. Pictures of the event and more..