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.
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations and UTS Advancement