2018 News Archive


Going pro

Simon Albrecht on the tennis court

An unexpected career trajectory has landed UTS engineering graduate and former junior tennis star Simon Albrecht behind the scenes at the Australian Open... read more

#thismymob: A place for Indigenous Australians in the virtual world

Christopher Lawrence with members of the indigenous community

A UTS-led national project is looking at how technology can help close the gap for Indigenous Australians and reaffirm their connection to the land... read more

UTS alumni honoured in Australia Day honours

Jozefa Sobski

Eleven UTS alumni and a member of staff are among the exceptional Australians recognised for their contribution to education, health, justice, and public policy reform... read more


Confronting stereotypes

Amy Wang

Filmmaker Amy Wang is not afraid to explore the darker side of human nature – with her latest short film gaining attention on the international festival circuit... read more

Meet just a few of UTS’s incredible alumni award-winning young graduates

Jake Duczynski

With nominations open for the 2018 UTS Alumni Awards, we’re inspired to revisit some of last year’s recipients. Meet five amazing young graduates armed with vision, tenacity and their UTS degrees who went into the world and changed it for the better... read more


Indigenous UTS interns get a big head start

Jemma Ibbotson

CareerTrackers leadership conference gives Indigenous UTS interns a wider perspective of their potential in the workforce... read more

BootCAMP in Beijing

Michelle Cheng

UTS alumni are headed to Beijing this month to collaborate with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds as part of the 2018 China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP)... read more


Tales of humanity hit close to home

Nicola Gray

Followed by a community of more than 110,000 people, the New Humans of Australia Facebook page has become a powerful platform for the voices of migrants and refugees who now call Australia home. UTS alumna Nicola Gray shares the story behind the stories... read more


Humans at the heart of our digital future

Guests at the Hong Kong Alumni Reception

The key to making the most of tomorrow’s technology is our humanity, heard UTS graduates at a special discussion panel and networking event in April... read more

The friend refugees need

Violet Roumeliotis

UTS graduate Violet Roumeliotis’s mission to help refugees in Australia is turning heads for combining good business with social justice... read more

HELPS is at hand

HELPS volunteer with student

Julia Hwang is one of many volunteers helping UTS international students master the art of conversation through the HELPS Buddy Program – and she has found that the benefits go both ways...read more


Calling all young entrepreneurs and change-makers

Young entrepreneur

Is your start-up set to change the world? Enter the 2018 Unilever Young Entrepreneur Awards for your chance to win a share of over €100,000... read more

Staying ahead of the curve

Andrew Grill

Practical futurist Andrew Grill shares his secrets on navigating the perils of disruptive technology... read more

Thirteen UTS alumni honoured in 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Jozefa Sobski

Thirteen UTS graduates and an Adjunct Professor were recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their remarkable contributions to the fields of education, health, the arts, engineering, social welfare and public policy... read more


Mentoring the Leaders of Tomorrow with UTS

UTS mentoring

Are you interested in mentoring a student but short on time? Our new flash mentoring program gives you the flexibility to offer up your expertise and guidance on an informal, short-term basis... read more

Are you our next Rhodes Scholar?

Jozefa Sobski

Interested in applying for a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship but intimidated by the selection criteria? As Rhodes Scholar Ashleigh Barnes discovered, you should never rule yourself out... read more

Casey Hyun’s relentless drive for design excellence

Casey Hyun

UTS graduate and influential automotive designer Casey Hyun shares the formative lessons that have shaped his international career and secrets for designing for the furthest possible future...read more

The latest twist at UTS Central

Casey Hyun

World Architecture Festival finalist UTS Central has had another breakthrough moment, with the final piece of the intertwining “double helix” stairway now in place...read more

Introducing UTS Startups, led by former Fishburners CEO Murray Hurps

Casey Hyun

The new UTS Startups program will support student-launched, scalable startups by offering access to a range of resources, industry connections, mentors and other benefits...read more

How three architecture grads built their friendship into a business

GSBN founders

When Henry Goodwin, Robert Scarfone and Alessandro Belgiorno-Nettis met as architecture undergraduates at UTS in 2011, they became instant friends...read more


Creating a safe digital environment in the age of cyberbullying

Woman on mobile

At the UTS Science in Focus: Is social media bad for us? talk last month, two experts shared their insights and practical parenting tips for ensuring psychological wellbeing in the digital age...read more


Affordable housing advocate takes top alumni honours

Martin Hill with Catherine Livingstone AO

Meet our 2018 UTS Alumni Award recipients: passionate, innovative and inspiring graduates who are making a difference across the globe...read more


Diversity of design and culture highlight the 2018 UTS Fashion Show

Model on catwalk at the UTS Fashion Show

On Tuesday 23 October, the UTS Great Hall was transformed into a statement show room with a weaving white runway and a network of viewing clusters designed to showcase the work of 23 students graduating from the UTS Fashion & Textiles program...read more


Come Together

Ellebana Tyson

How the UTS community is helping Indigenous students reach higher than ever...read more


2018 highlights from our global UTS alumni community

Hong Kong reception group shot

This year, we were thrilled to have engaged with members of our diverse and incredibly accomplished international UTS Alumni community in Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Vancouver, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Singapore...read more

Introducing UTS 2027: our new long-term strategy

UTS 2027

As a member of the UTS community, we’d like to share with you our new strategy – UTS 2027 – which defines our vision for the next nine years...read more

Thank you

Thank you in blue, black and grey circles

We are incredibly fortunate at UTS to have a network of alumni, donors, staff and friends who share our belief in the fundamentally transformative power of education...read more

UTS plan to build Australia's first Indigenous Residential College

Two students looking at a laptop

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced a ground-breaking plan to build Australia's first Indigenous Residential College...read more

Read more in our 2017 News Archive section.