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Technical Services

The Technical Services team consists of permanent and casual staff with technical expertise across a range of areas. The key functions of the team include:

  • supporting teaching and learning
  • maintaining equipment
  • maintaining and developing specialist facilities including visual arts studios, theatres, recording and broadcast studios
  • training students in the safe and effective use of technical resources and facilities
  • providing an equipment loans service for students

The team aims to equip students with the technical skills and knowledge necessary to realise their ideas and fulfil their creative potential, enabling them to become successful graduates of the School of the Arts, English and Media (TAEM).

Loans counter and room bookings

Equipment loans and room/studio bookings are managed via the loans counter. Students enrolled in TAEM subjects are able to borrow a range of equipment including (but not limited to):

  • digital and analogue cameras
  • audio recorders
  • video field kits
  • Wacom tablets

For more information about booking a room or loaning equipment, please refer to the FAQs below.

Contact us

Email: taem-techsupport@uow.edu.au
Phone: 02 4221 5599
Location: Building 25, level 1, room 164

 

FAQs

I'm not a TAEM student - can I use/book the facilities?

Edit suites, music studios, rehearsal spaces and other facilities are only available to students enrolled in TAEM subjects.

Piano practice rooms are available for general student use. These rooms can not be booked and are available on a first-come first-served basis. Keys can be obtained from the Technical Services office during opening times.

Who can borrow equipment?

Only students enrolled in TAEM subjects can borrow equipment from the loans counter. 

When is the loans counter open and where is it located? 

The loans counter is open from 8.15am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm during Spring and Autumn session teaching weeks. Opening hours may vary outside these weeks, eg. during recess weeks, study weeks, exams, and summer session.  The digital signage next to the loans counter will advise current opening times.

The counter is located in Building 25, level 1, room 164 [view on map

How do I make a booking?

Bookings can only be made in person or by emailing taem-techsupport@uow.edu.au. Bookings can not be made over the phone.

What do I need to bring to borrow equipment?

You will need to present your student card  to borrow equipment. First time borrowers will also be required to sign a Loans Agreement - this must be done in person at the loans counter.

Can I use the music recording studios?

Music studios are specialised spaces. Only students who are undertaking specific music subjects and have undergone an induction can use the studios.

Can I enrol in a music subject if I'm not studying a major in music?

Some music subjects are available as general electives. Students can also choose to study a music minor by following a sequence of subjects.

Do I need to have music experience/ play an instrument to enrol in a music elective subject?

Students enrolling in 100 level music electives are not expected to have any previous music experience. Some 100 level subjects do have pre-requisites, so make sure you check the subject information before enrolling. Enrolment enquiries should be directed to LHA Central. 

Are there any rehearsal spaces I can use if I'm not enrolled in music?

Piano practice rooms are available for general student use. See general FAQs for more information.

Radio studios and video edit suites

Who can access these spaces?

Any student studying a Communication and Media (BCM) or Journalism subject can use a video editing suite. BCM and Journalism students who have spent class time in the radio studio or radio control room, and have learned the correct procedure to use their associated equipment, can also use the radio spaces.

When can I use them?

Students can use the radio studio and video edit suites on Monday - Friday, between 8:30am to 4:30pm. Times outside these hours may be available in consultation with Technical Staff.

How long can I use them?

Radio studio and video edit suites can be booked for a maximum of three (3) hours per booking.

How to I book these spaces?

Visit the loans counter during opening hours or email taem-techservices@uow.edu.au 

 

Technical staff

Hall Murray
Manager, Technical Services
hmurray@uow.edu.au 

Glenn Alexander
Technical Officer, Digital Media
galexand@uow.edu.au

Didier Balez
Technical Officer, Visual Arts - Sculpture
bdidier@uow.edu.au

Alistair Davies
Technical Officer, Performance and Theatre
daviesg@uow.edu.au

Aaron Hull
Technical Officer, Audio Production
aaronh@uow.edu.au

Anna Jones
Technical Officer, Communications and Media
amjones@uow.edu.au

Stacie Sims
Technical Officer, Visual Arts - Textiles and Printmaking
stacies@uow.edu.au

Tom Williams
Technical Officer, Photography
tomw@uow.edu.au

For equipment loans, production studio and edit suite bookings

P: 4221 5599
E: taem-techsupport@uow.edu.au

 

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