A new era for Tasmanian University Students

Recently the Tasmania University Union (TUU) announced its new name and fresh look as it welcomes new and continuing students in 2021.

What hasn’t changed is that the organisation is still a fiercely independent, student-led collective that is dedicated to student leadership, and the student community.

Founded in 1899 the organisation has been renamed the Tasmanian University Student Union (TUSA). TUSA Student President, Braydon Broad and David Bartlett, TUSA Board Chair and former State Premier said, “we have listened to students and stakeholder feedback that it is important that we have ‘Students’ in our name to reflect the core purpose of the organisation”.

David Bartlett further explained why the name change was needed, “whilst the term ‘Union’ highlighted the strong student representation and advocacy offerings, it did not reflect the full range of services we have available to support student wellbeing and social connections through the Associations’ 130+ Clubs and Societies.

From bee keeping to salsa dancing, drumming, fencing, art, nature, and food, it is great to see our students following in Alumni footsteps and pursuing their passion with other like-minded students and enjoying tassie”.

Student life today is incredibly diverse, and the Association has welcomed a number of new clubs to the TUSA family, including Pride and Urban Dancing, who made their debut at Clubs and Societies Day this year.

The Student Association are still providing students with access to dedicated staff, services, equipment, and facilities which includes:

  • Lobbying and representation on issues important to students.
  • Independent support and advocacy.
  • Financial support and counselling
  • Social connection through Association Clubs and Societies, and Student led events.
  • Great facilities like Clubs & Societies meeting rooms, kitchen, and lounge areas.
  • Safe spaces and Women’s Spaces, Queer Spaces, and Parenting Rooms.

We love hearing from our Alumni! If you would like to get involved in this new and exciting chapter of student leadership, please get in touch via tusa.hello@utas.edu.au or give us a call on 6226 2495

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