University of Technology Sydney

Student leadership programs

There are a number of community, leadership, work-ready and overseas opportunities for students including:

  • Student representation – encourages students to represent their peers by engaging with UTS committees, boards and groups dealing with student matters
  • Peer Network – current students assist commencing students with the initial transition to university including at events such as Network Café
  • The Hatchery – an extracurricular educational program that teaches entrepreneurial thinking and real-world problem-solving
  • Community connections – provides opportunities for international and Australian students to make connections at UTS and across the wider Sydney community
  • BUILD – an exciting and dynamic leadership program with a range of local and international opportunities giving students the chance to explore issues of social enterprise, sustainability and justice beyond their degree
  • UTS Shopfront – aims to build strong and sustainable communities through research, education and practice including coursework projects, the UTS: SOUL Award social leadership and volunteer program for students, and the Gateways international, peer-reviewed journal of community engagement
  • Accomplish award – a year-long program designed to enhance employability success by helping students to identify and articulate their skills, knowledge and experience in an appropriate and professional way through a series of interactive workshops, experiential events and employability hours
  • HELPS U:Connect Volunteer Programs – volunteer support from UTS students, staff, alumni and community for international students to help them build confidence through conversation

There is also the Brennan Justice and Leadership Program, a joint initiative of the UTS Faculty of Law and Law Students' Society that is a voluntary program for law students seeking to strengthen the justice consciousness, idealism and sense of service which students bring to their studies and later professional work.