UTS Students' Association

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The University of Technology, Sydney, Students' Association is the representative body for students at the University of Technology, Sydney. It is based at the Broadway campus of UTS. It commissions the student magazine Vertigo. The Association has departments which have previously worked collaboratively with the University to achieve practical outcomes for students, as well as ensuring that the University is held to account over its handling of student issues. Historically, this has resulted in numerous successful campaigns which have won rights for students in the University.

Students from various political backgrounds and ideologies have contested control of the organisation. Prior to 2006, it was predominantly controlled by left political groupings until control shifted for several years to a coalition of Labor left and Labor right.

Collectives[edit]

Queer[edit]

The Queer department runs campaigns for LGBT students on campus and maintains a Queer Space at two of the Campuses - Broadway and Kuring-Gai. Campaigns include anti homophobia campaigns, student safety campaigns and collaborating with Community Action Against Homophobia on actions around equal marriage, queer refugees and police brutality and works with the Out2Party club on social events.

Wom*n's[edit]

The Wom*n's department creates a space and community for female identifying persons. This includes a Wom*n's Space at two of the Campuses: Broadway and Kuring-gai.

Environmental[edit]

Affiliated to the Australian Student Environment Network, the environmental Collective is focused on green activism and campaigns like 'Flick my Switch' and 'Fossil Free University' as well as environmental campaigns off campus. The current convenors of the collective, and Environment Officers of the SRC, are Alana West and Sashin.

Indigenous[edit]

The Indigenous Collective is a group exclusively for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Collective meets weekly and works alongside, but independent of, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning. Founded in 2012, they do not have a space but run campaigns surrounding Indigenous issues and have been an active political and pastoral component of the Students' Association since their inception.

Past presidents[edit]

  • 1966 - N. H. Clarke
  • 1967 - N. H. Clarke
  • 1968 - Eric Mobbs
  • 1969 - Jim Kosturas
  • 1970 - J. Osbourne
  • 1971 -
  • 1972 - John Bornholt
  • 1973 - John Bornholt
  • 1974 - Joe Battaglia
  • 1975 - Chris Lee
  • 1976 - Geoff Redelman
  • 1977 - Leon Waxman
  • 1978 - Ken Street
  • 1979 - Neville Zell (Russell Tuckwell)
  • 1980 - Joe Keogh
  • 1981 - Steve Mack
  • 1982 - Steve Mack
  • 1983 - Fiona Seaton
  • 1984 - Steve Driver
  • 1985 - Russel Jacobs/Jocelyn Aldis
  • 1986 - Rob Ingui
  • 1987 - Ian Handley
  • 1988 - Steve Lewis
  • 1989 - Fey Akindoyeni
  • 1990 - Karen McGee
  • 1991 - Ben Oquist (Green UTS)
  • 1992 - Lisa Brockwell
  • 1993 - Georgina Young
  • 1994 - Peter O'Brien
  • 1995 - Cass Bennett (Left Alliance)
  • 1996 - Louise Boon-Kuo (Left Alliance)
  • 1997 - Holly Cutcher (Left Alliance)
  • 1998 - Genevieve Derwent (Left Alliance)
  • 1999 - Gabriela Zannoni (National Broad Left - Love and Rage)
  • 2000 - Ryan Heath (National Organisation of Labor Students)
  • 2001 - Jessica Gerrard (National Broad Left - Love and Rage)
  • 2002 - Ashleigh May (National Broad Left)
  • 2003 - Caroline Vu (National Broad Left)
  • 2004 - Rebekah Doran (National Broad Left)
  • 2005 - Michelle Sparks (National Broad Left)
  • 2006 - Michael Nguyen (National Labor Students)
  • 2007 - Darren Loasby (National Labor Students)
  • 2008 - Emma Lancaster (National Labor Students)
  • 2009 - Petra McNeilly Rutledge (National Labor Students)
  • 2010 - Rachael Durrant (National Labor Students)
  • 2011 - Neha Madhok (National Labor Students)
  • 2012 - Jade Tyrrell (National Labor Students)
  • 2013 - Lyndal Butler (National Labor Students)
  • 2014 - Andy Zephyr/Chris Gall (Grassroots Left)

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