November 2016

Kristy White

Welcome to the November edition of the UTS alumni newsletter!

It's been an exciting time on campus, as we welcomed our 200,000th graduate into the alumni community at spring graduation celebrations; commenced demolition of Building 2 ahead of the construction of the striking UTS Central building on Broadway; and have announced more scholarships for alumni and students to attend the China Australia Millennial Project in Beijing and Sydney next year.

We also have a big month of alumni events ahead, including the return of award-winning UK stand-up comedian Deborah Frances-White as part of our Alumni Professional Development series, a special London alumni event exploring 'What We Can Learn from Brexit', as well as a range of talks, panel discussions and film screenings – check out the events section below for more details.

We've had great feedback from you on our new Alumni Advantage program, offering a 10 percent saving for alumni on degree programs. If you're thinking of further study, take a look at our range of postgraduate courses or attend one of our postgraduate info nights in November.

We've been thrilled to see the success of so many UTS alumni across all sectors of industry – from the AFR's 100 Women of Influence, Business Insider's 100 Coolest People in Tech, the Advance Global Awards celebrating the achievements of Australians abroad, and as finalists in this year's Walkley Awards, recognising the country's most outstanding journalists. There are also a number of UTS alumni named as finalists in the suite of international alumni awards in China, Singapore and Malaysia, celebrating outstanding graduates of Australian universities.

The 2016 UTS Appeal has been launched supporting scholarships for students facing financial hardship. A very special thank you everyone who has talked to our student callers and helped us raise over $65,000 so far! There's still time to help us reach our target of $100,000 – find out how you can make a difference.

Kind regards,

Kristy White
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations and UTS Advancement

UTS celebrates 200,000th graduate!

UTS's 200,000th graduate

Introducing Communications graduate Zyralyn Bacani who joined our international community of alumni as our 200,000th graduate at this spring's graduation ceremonies.

International healthcare leader wins top alumni honour

International healthcare leader wins top alumni honour

We were thrilled to recognise Dr Frances Hughes among innovators in technology and health, drivers of social justice, and business and law leaders at the 2016 UTS Alumni Awards meet this year's recipients!

Making a difference

Abigail Dixon

Final year Nursing student Abigail Dixon shares how generosity has helped her fulfil her dreams of saving lives in a hospital emergency department.

Engineering the future

Jordan Nguyen

Congratulations to 2017 NSW Australian of the Year state finalist Dr Jordan Nguyen! He shares his meteoric rise through the world of bioengineering, documentary-making and creating 'superhuman' powers.

Startup your engines

Sam McDonnell

Meet the three entrepreneurial alumni whose newly-launched start-up Construction Cloud is already being used on major infrastructure projects, including Sydney's NorthConnex tunnel.

Sydney: Future tech hotspot?

Sydney:Future tech hotspot?

Running a business? Launching a start-up? UTS is partnering on a new initiative to understand the factors that will push Sydney into the top ten global tech cities find out how you can have your say.

Supporting tomorrow's smart creatives

Supporting tomorrow's smart creatives

UTS is offering a full scholarship place for the inaugural intake of its groundbreaking Master of Animation and Visualisation, offered through the recently launched UTS Animal Logic Academy.