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Child care

UTS Child Care Inc. (UTSCC) coordinates all childcare services at City campus. Hours of operation are 8am to 6.30pm, 50 weeks per year.

Long day care is available for 0–5 year olds and can be accessed on a full-time or part-time basis (minimum enrolment is two weekdays).

UTS Child Care centres charge a fee comparable to other childcare centres. It is strongly suggested to place your name on either or both of the waiting lists as early as possible. UTS staff and students may be eligible for a number of subsidies to assist with the cost of child care.


The Co-op is a member-owned, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to offering the widest range of learning resources to its members at the best possible prices. For a one-off joining fee, members receive a lifetime of benefits, including:

  • discounted textbooks and reference materials
  • up to 50 per cent off everything else in-store and online
  • coupons for partners such as Microsoft.

Customers can shop online and pick up in-store with the Co-op's 'Click and Collect' service, or opt for free Australia-wide delivery.

Radio 2SER (107.3 FM)

2SER is a community radio station, offering a diverse range of programs, which are mostly provided by volunteers. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day and is heard throughout Sydney on 107.3 FM, digital radio and mobile apps. The station is jointly owned by UTS and Macquarie University, and actively encourages student participation.

Students' Association

The Students' Association (SA) is the representative body for students at UTS. It represents all students of the University on welfare and education issues.

The Students' Representative Council (SRC) is the group of elected students that enacts, directs and coordinates the work of the SA. UTS students (excepting exchange and INSEARCH students) have the right to stand for election to the SRC and vote in the annual elections.

The University supports the existence of professional advocacy staff for academic and non-academic appeals and to run the peer tutor scheme.

The Students' Association is home to a number of collectives that run campaigns, and hold regular events and meetings.


UTS Art – incorporating UTS Gallery, UTS Collection, and UTS ART Education and Outreach – aims to integrate creative practice into daily life on campus through exhibitions and displays, and associated public and publishing activities.


ActivateUTS is a hub for student engagement and activity. It provides students with access to social and sporting clubs to join and participate in. In addition, ActivateSocial facilitates the creation of new clubs in conjunction with students each session.

To assist students with transitioning to life at UTS, ActivateSport and ActivateSocial provide students with a diverse range of activities and events that encourage interaction and engagement with the wider UTS community. Activities available to students range from leadership and professional development sessions, clubs and societies, music and art festivals, and sporting teams and university games.

ActivateUTS also provides discounted food and beverage facilities, retail outlets and fitness amenities for the benefit of UTS students and staff.

ActivateFit on Harris

ActivateUTS operates ActivateFit on Harris. This fitness centre includes a state-of-the-art cardio theatre, an extensive range of weight-training equipment, and multipurpose spaces for group exercise classes and circuit training.