Accommodation Services

2012 Events and Achievements

Summer Season2012 Summer Season

Newnham and Sandy Bay - from November 2012 - February 2013

Casual accommodation demand heats up over the summer season. 


1John Fisher Alumni Reunion

Sandy Bay - 24 November

 100 John Fisher Alumni attended the biennial Fisher reunion held at Pepperz Restaurant on Accommodation Campus.

1Open Day 2012

Newnham and Sandy Bay

Open Day was again highly successful on Accommodation Campus.

1Colourfest 2012

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.

1Mooncake Festival

Sandy Bay - Sunday 30 September

Accommodation Services enjoyed a gentle Mooncake Festival at Pepperz Cafe Bar Restaurant.


TutoringTutorial Program

Sandy Bay - Semester 2

Accommodation Services' Tutorial Program is now up and running for Semester 2. Tutors and students can sign up on line

Please be advised that Semester 2 tutors will only be able to offer tutorials for 2 or more students per tutorial.

1John 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.


Vampire energy suckers'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.

Sem 2 O WeekSemester 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.

Out door stageBeanies 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.

1Cooking Classes

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.

1Sunday 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!

Hot chocolateStudy Suppers

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.

1NRAS 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.

1University 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.


1Pepperz Live

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.

1Biggest 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.

1Foodo Bingo

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.

Heros and VilainsHeroes 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.  


Realy for LifeRelay 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.




Earth HourEarth Hour

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.



Earth HourEarth Hour

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 ResStay 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 SummerIron GutsNetball and the Street Party.


Harmony DayHarmony Day

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.



UA Coffee Club

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! 

CC Music Room

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

Newnham O Week

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 O Week

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