As a student of the college, you’ll graduate with skills in creative problem solving, critical and free thinking, communication and research to help inspire you to change the world.
The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) inspires ground-breaking ways of viewing and interpreting the world in order to understand it and shape it for the better. We do this by offering thoughtful, diverse and challenging opportunities to explore human activities analytically, critically, imaginatively and creatively.
As a member of the college, you will be fully supported to complete your qualification while becoming an informed and well-rounded global citizen. Through engagement with our academic staff, industry placement opportunities, and professional mentoring you will develop your skillset to prepare you to transition adaptively to your future professional endeavours.
In the College of HASS, we pride ourselves on the quality of the education we provide. We have consistently received excellent ratings by our students in terms of student evaluation of our teaching. Studying in HASS means that you will have an enriching learning experience through, interacting with dedicated and supportive staff who are passionate about their discipline and be able to manage your study flexibly through varied modes of delivery and learning approaches.
The University acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, these are the Traditional Lands of the Arrernte, Dagoman, First Nations of the South East, First Peoples of the River Murray & Mallee region, Jawoyn, Kaurna, Larrakia, Ngadjuri, Ngarrindjeri, Ramindjeri, Warumungu, Wardaman and Yolngu people. We honour their Elders past, present and emerging.
We want you to be successful in your studies and are here to help.
We offer access to a wide range of support, advice and guidance online, over the phone and in person.
The lounge is a space for all of our postgraduate students to relax, work, have meetings, and generally feel at home in the college. It links off of a kitchen, and is a great place for bumping into fellow students and staff. Postgraduate students studying in the College of HASS can access the lounge at Humanities Building (Room 234).
If you are a postgraduate coursework, honours or higher degree by research student The Cove is a space designed especially for you. It’s the perfect place for you to study, relax and meet other students. The Cove features:
Level 0 of the Social Sciences South building, Bedford Park
Nearest car park: 4
The Cove is open between 7.30am and 6pm every day Monday to Friday. It can also be accessed by swipe card from 6am and from 6pm to 10pm on these days. Swipe card access can be granted on request for outside these hours Monday to Friday, and for weekends. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, student number, and security identification number located in the bottom right-hand corner of your ID card. This number will start with '26' or '27'.
Student representatives (reps) work with staff and leadership in the college to help improve the teaching and learning experience in your course.
Do you have an issue, a question and suggestion? Contact your rep. You can also express interest to become a rep for your degree /discipline.
Joining a Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) club is a great way to involve yourself in the University community and meet like-minded individuals who share the same hobby or passion. Not only does it provide a great break from study, joining a club expands your opportunities outside of the classroom and allows you to network with others in the same field of study. Below is a snapshot of the clubs that relate to the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
For a full list of clubs and associations, visit the FUSA website.
Tell us via our Student Ideas Gateway
Your college leadership team are here to ensure a high quality education experience for all students.
The Vice-President and Executive Dean (VPED) for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is Professor Peter Monteath.
The VPED is key to supporting a positive academic experience for all students. The VPED will sit on committees and groups on matters relating to learning and teaching, academic facilities and academic policy and processes.
The Dean (Education) for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is Associate Professor Kris Natalier.
The Dean (Education) develops college strategic initiatives and participates in planning and policy setting with a particular focus on learning and teaching.
Welcome to the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, fondly known as HASS. We are here to work with you to plan your studies and your future, to think about the world and change it for the better.
As members of our community, you will be working with people who are educators, researchers and practitioners. HASS staff are committed to sharing their expertise to inspire and enrich your learning. We want to support you to figure out what matters to you and where you want to end up after your degree. Do you want to be an entrepreneur? A creative practitioner? Work in government or a community organisation or an international body? Be employed in the private sphere? Act as an advocate for change? Make policy or work at the coalface? We are here to help you build the skills you need for your future.
All of the knowledge and passion in our College has been built through our missteps as much as our successes. Everyone here has failed, got things wrong, learned what we don’t know and asked for guidance when we needed it. Building our understanding of anything is fun and exciting – and sometimes – oftentimes – hard. Learning means starting with not knowing much and working to understand more. There is no shame in not understanding or in needing advice. It’s part of the process and we are here to support you through it – more than that, we are here to help you have fun with it.
So, welcome to our community! Enjoy your success, embrace your confusions, learn from your mistakes and have a good time.
Associate Professor Kris Natalier
The HASS college leadership team is made up of the following roles:
Vice President and Executive Dean
Director, College Services
Dean (Education) | Dean (Research)
Dean (People and Resources)
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Level 2, College Front, Humanities Building
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