Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.94
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date July 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
1.25 / 2.00 Sustainability Team
Infrastructure Services and Development
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability?:
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :

The Orientation Expo Day at the University of Tasmania includeed the following activities:
- Sustainability tours (Sandy Bay Campus only): a guided walk to learn about the different locations with sustainability features around campus
- TUU op-shop (Newnham Campus only): The Tasmanian University Union Environmental Officer, with support from the Sustainability Team, opened a pop-up shop offering second hand items (e.g., kitchen ware, reusable cups and bottles, clothes) to new students
- Natural Values scavenger hunt (Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses): Students collected information on Tasmanian native organisms, while familiarising themselves with University buildings and facilities.
- Second hand cuttlery sets were offered for free to new students (Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses)
- Info stall (Sandy Bay, Newnham and Cradle Coast campuses): including information about sustainability on campus, how to participate in the Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS) and how to get involved with the Green Impact Program

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The percentage of all entering students was calculated as the sum of commencing students attending campuses in the areas where activities were conducted (presence and mixed attendance mode only), and divided by the total number of commencing students (including off-shore students). EFTSL was used instead of headcount as headcount per campus and attendance mode data is not readily available.

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