May 2016

Rosanne Hunt

Welcome to the May 2016 edition of the UTS alumni newsletter! And a special welcome to our newest alumni, with this week marking the end of our autumn graduations. Make the most of being part of the UTS alumni community and good luck with your next steps!

In this issue, we announce the ground-breaking partnership between UTS and the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation to provide scholarships for indigenous students.

UTS is once again ranked the number one young university in Australia, and you may be surprised to learn which of our courses have also risen into the top 50 in the world.

We also feature a number of UTS alumni who are making their mark in architecture and film; and we would encourage you to nominate an alumnus who has inspired you in the Annual Alumni Awards, which closes Friday 20 May.

Be sure to download the new edition of Tower Magazine, which includes interviews with our former Chancellor Vicki Sara AO and successful filmmaker Troy Lum, events and news. Interested in becoming an entrepreneur or refining your knowledge in this area? Check out the new MBAe degree with UTS Business School – you may be surprised by what it offers.

I have also just returned from hosting a number of alumni reunions in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. It was a pleasure to meet so many of our alumni who are achieving great things overseas, and particularly those who agreed to be panellists to share their experiences in entrepreneurship and the importance of innovation.

I hope you enjoy this edition.

Kind regards,

Rosanne Hunt
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations and Communications

UTS partners with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Professor Michael McDaniel and Andrew Penfold AM

Thanks to UTS Luminary Andrew Penfold AM, this groundbreaking partnership will create scholarships providing selected indigenous students with accommodation and living expenses.

UTS continues to lead young Australian universities

UTS Campus

UTS has reinforced its place as the top-ranked "young" university in Australia in the QS World University Rankings. Find out how we rate on the national stage and abroad.

Giving filmmakers with disabilities a voice

Genevieve Clay-Smith

UTS Alumni Award and Tropfest winner, Genevieve Clay-Smith, is using a culture of inclusiveness to help people with disabilities realise their dreams of making movies.

Troy Lum's journey from UTS to the top of Hollywood

Troy Lum

From Amélie to The Water Diviner – find out how Troy Lum became one of Hollywood’s most promising filmmakers.

Coral bleaching discovered in Sydney Harbour

Example of coral bleaching

Marine biologists from UTS have found that coral bleaching isn't just affecting the Great Barrier Reef, but our beloved Sydney Harbour as well.

Coming full circle as Building 2 reimagined

Brian Moore and Frank Urbina

UTS alumni and staff, Frank Urbina and Brian Moore, who studied architecture together in the building from 1980, and share their memories of Building 2, and their exciting hopes for its future redevelopment.

What our entrepreneurs would do with an MBA

Chris Zaharia

Innovation is driving the next generation of business leaders – three recent graduates share their entrepreneurial experiences as the Business School launches the MBAe.