June 2015

Rosanne Hunt

Despite the chilly start to winter in Sydney, there’s a lot happening around campus with the spectacular lights of the Vivid Festival featuring nightly light installations in the new Central Park district, and 2013 UTS Alumni Award winner Casey Hyun delivering the Vivid Festival Keynote this week.

Listen to the new 2SER radio show, The Chat, featuring conversations with our most interesting and inspiring alumni or catch the podcast, or for those in China and Hong Kong, join the upcoming alumni reunions in China later this month.

Nominate someone you admire in the 2015 UTS Alumni Awards, recognising our successful graduates across a range of categories. Nominations close on June 26!

This June, we seek your support for our 2015 UTS Annual Appeal, raising much needed money for the UTS Alumni Scholarship Fund. The fund provides students with vital financial support to receive an education at UTS. Read about one of our current students, Reece Griffiths, who shares his inspiring story of how the support of UTS has impacted his life and desire to help others like him. Every donation makes a real difference in the lives of our students – find out how you can help here.

And make sure to take a look at our upcoming events with a packed program ahead in June and July.

Kind regards,

Rosanne Hunt
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations and Communications

2015 UTS Annual Appeal: Helping students achieve their dreams

Reece Griffiths

For sports and exercise management student Reece Griffiths, the chance to study at UTS changed his life – and he wants to use his education to help other disadvantaged students.

Beating the odds in childhood cancer

Thomas Ledwith, with parents Melinda and Gregg

Two UTS alumni are using data from patients’ tumour tissue to devise more effective, life-saving treatments for cancer – the most deadly childhood disease in Australia.

2015 UTS Alumni Awards: Nominate now!

UTS: Alumni Awards 2015

Know a UTS graduate doing something amazing? Help recognise the extraordinary ways UTS alumni are contributing to their profession and society, by nominating them in the 2015 UTS Alumni Awards!

UTS gains international acclaim for community engagement initiatives

Student participating in Shopfront event

UTS Shopfront is spearheading student and alumni involvement in the not-for-profit sector – and has just been recognised as part of a prestigious awards program.

2SER's new radio show shines light on alumni achievements

Leona McGrath

Looking for a little life inspiration on a Sunday afternoon? Tune into 2SER’s newest radio program, The Chat, and meet the inspiring and innovative leaders and thinkers who are looking to change the future.

Supply Change: Helping business with corporate responsibility & human rights

Brynn O’Brien

In the complex world of global business, how do Australian companies ensure their international operations respect human rights? Find out how Brynn O'Brien, UTS alumna and current PhD student, is using her research to help.

UTS expands engagement with China

Mr Hu Chunhua tours the UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

UTS continues to strengthen its position as a global university, with a visit from His Excellency Mr Hu Chunhua, and the forging of new relationships with two Chinese universities in May.

Two students looking up information in a newspaper

Alumni in the News

Mustafa Qadri

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (2002); Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (2003)
The 2012 UTS International Alumni Award Winner and Amnesty International researcher discusses the plight of foreign worker in Qatar on Foreign Correspondent.

Rachael Zheng

Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles (2015)
One of our newest alumni has been awarded one of Australia's most lucrative graduate fashion accolades, and the opportunity to design a collection for Target.

Joel Tozer

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism) (2012)
Congratulations to Joel who has been shortlisted for the 2015 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards – in the Television / Video Journalism category.

Robin Barker

Graduate Diploma in Writing (2004)
The author of Australia’s much-loved parenting books has released her debut fiction work, Close to Home.