February 2017

Kristy White

A very warm welcome to 2017 from all of us at UTS!

This year we're looking forward to sharing with you the latest thinking around innovation, creativity and sustainability, as well as a range of exciting events and activities for alumni, both locally and across the globe.

This month, we feature some of our most creative graduates whose works are now adorning campus in our new outdoor gallery, celebrate the quiet achievers in our midst who were honoured on Australia Day, and encourage the entrepreneurial among you to apply for the UTS Hatchery+ incubator – a fantastic support program for early stage start-ups.

For those whose New Year's resolutions include exploring new career paths or pursuing a passion, a reminder that applications are still open for 2017 postgraduate courses. The UTS Alumni Advantage entitles you to a 10 per cent saving on all further study at UTS.

We would also like to say a very big thank you to everyone who contributed to the UTS Annual Appeal – with your support our alumni community raised $150,000 towards scholarships to provide urgent assistance for students facing financial hardship. Your support means we can provide life-changing opportunities to 30 students this year, giving them the opportunity to reach their potential whatever their background or circumstances.

Warm regards,

Kristy White
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations

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Jones St Gallery

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Hatchery

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