As a student, there may be times when you feel overwhelmed with study or would like some help to complete an assignment. William Blue’s TULC team offers practical tips and advice on everything from essay writing to time management and preparing for exams.
Contact Student Services to access TULC services.
Need some help to explore stressful, emotional or difficult feelings? William Blue offers a free telephone, Skype and face-to-face counselling service to all students enrolled at both Sydney and Brisbane campuses.
Your studies at William Blue are important and we want you to feel supported in every way possible. Counselling can help you see things more clearly and from different points of view. This can help you focus on your feelings, experiences or behaviour and facilitate positive change in your life.
All sessions are completely confidential. You do not need a referral.
Common reasons students seek out counselling:
- Relationship difficulties, e.g. frequent fights, extramarital affairs, sexual worries, and loss of intimacy
- Time management difficulties
- Illness, grief and loss
- Life transition and adjustment issues
- Personal growth and understanding
- Addictive behaviour
- Sexuality and sexual identity
- Anxiety, stress or depression
- Violence and abuse in a relationship
Lifeline telephone crisis counselling is also available 24/7. Just call: 13 11 14
Networking and employment
At William Blue, you start working in the industry from the very beginning of your course. The Industry Advisor team will help you with your personal presentation, resume writing and interview techniques as well as help you to find and apply for paid part-time work and paid industry training while you study. Our Industry Advisor team also helps William Blue graduates keep in contact with the college and our industry partners. Each year events are organised so that current students can network with former students (alumni), staff and other influential professionals. This is a great way for current students to find out about valuable career development opportunities and gain work experience with the industry’s greatest brands.
There is a wide variety of housing options available in Sydney and Brisbane that are suitable for William Blue students.
Whether you want to share an apartment or book into a hostel for the first few days, the following websites may help to find a nice place and give you an idea of prices:
Sydney The Rocks is a popular tourist destination, which is ideal for studying hospitality and tourism! However it means that accomodation in close proximity can be expensive. However, the campus is only minutes' walk from Circular Quay where trains, buses and ferries all converge throughout the day so travelling to campus from any part of Sydney is easy.
Brisbane Fortitude Valley is a central and affordable location to live in, with many apartments and hoses available for rent or to share. The Think Education campus is on the cusp of Brisbane's central business district and is serviced by both trains and buses, with nearby private parking for those who prefer to drive.
Help studying in English
If you are from another country, you can improve your English with our English Direct Entry course. The course helps you improve your English within the subject area you are interested in, while also building up a foundation of knowledge and vocabulary that will help you succeed in your chosen field. You will also receive additional study support for the remainder of your course at William Blue, making this a valuable investment now and in the future.
Study help and advice
Study can be difficult sometimes, especially when you are busy juggling work, family and friends. William Blue offers a range of online tutorials called with tips and tricks that can get you ready for study and meet those deadlines!
Further study support is provided through the Think:CLASS program where students can receive help at any campus (as well as online). Learn how to write essays and reports, deliver presentations, improve your english, and many more skills can be learned quickly through the Think:CLASS program.
Both Sydney and Brisbane campuses have libraries with a specific selection to help with your hospitality or English studies. Library resources are delivered in a variety of formats including books, serials, databases, multimedia material and realia, reflecting the varied learning and teaching goals of each course.
Policies and Procedures
Think Education policies and procedures are designed to guide both students and staff in a range of practical matters. Your feedback on the content and application of our policies is very welcome. Please contact the Student Services with your comments or for help in interpreting policies and procedures.
William Blue provides support to students who have a permanent or temporary medical condition or disability so that they can meet the inherent requirements of their program and courses while maintaining as much academic independence as possible.
What are inherent requirements?
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, knowledge and skills that all students need to successfully complete a course or program. Students with a disability or medical condition can have reasonable adjustments made to assist them in meeting these requirements.
Who can access disability support?
William Blue Student Services staff can arrange reasonable adjustments for current and prospective students who have any impairment, injury, illness, or health condition, whether permanent or temporary, that impacts on their capacity to study.
What help is available?
Student Services staff can:
- Organise accessible course materials and other specialised assistance
- Liaise with course co-ordinators on your behalf
- Make alternative arrangements for examinations and assessment, including extra time or the use of specialised equipment
- Give advice on individual disability related matters
- Provide assistance and advice to prospective students
- Assist you if you are dissatisfied with decisions made about disability-related arrangements and advise you about grievance resolution procedures
How do I access support? It is important that you let us know your special requirements as soon as possible. Student Services staff will work with you to develop a personalised Action Plan based on your needs. You will need to provide documents completed by a health professional that support your request for assistance. Health professionals include medical practitioners, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists. Contact Student Services by email or call +61 2 9492 3200 to make an appointment to discuss your individual needs.
Confidentiality and privacy William Blue staff understand the private nature of the information that you may disclose to us in relation to your medical condition or disability, and we will respect the privacy of that information. With your consent, we may advise other college staff of the existence and nature of your disability or medical condition so that they can assist in implementing any adjustments required. Staff will not disclose information to any person outside the college without specific written consent unless the college is required by law to provide the information.
Resources Further information about the University’s approach to supporting students with a disability can be found in the Think Education Disability Policy.