UTS Students' Association

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The University of Technology Sydney Students' Association (UTSSA)
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Motto Our Voice. Our Way. Our SA.
Institution The University of Technology Sydney
Location

Level 3, UTS Tower Building 1

Broadway BROADWAY NSW 2007
President Beatrice Tan
General secretary Luke Chapman
Treasurer Lachlan Barker
Affiliations National Union of Students (NUS)
Website utsstudentsassociation.org.au

The University of Technology, Sydney, Students' Association is the representative body for students at the University of Technology, Sydney.[1] It is based at the Broadway campus of UTS. It commissions the student magazine Vertigo.[2] 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.

Executive[edit]

The executive for 2016 are:

Position Name
President Beatrice Tan
Education Vice President Norma Cooper
Secretary Luke Chapman
Treasurer Lachlan Barker
Assistant Secretary James Wilson

Collectives[edit]

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.

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.

Queer[edit]

The Queer department runs campaigns for LGBTIQ 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.

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.

DAGs (Disability Action Group)[edit]

Opened to students who suffer physical, mental and/or emotional disability, and debatably, open to carers of people with disabilities. The group operates without a space, but cooperates with many internal UTS sectors to ensure students with disabilities receive adequate support. The group also campaigns around larger abilities awareness projects.

Welfare[edit]

The welfare collective is opened to all students, but has in the past been asked to be the main organising body for students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The collective aims to help students by providing food, how2life workshops, which were very successful in 2013. These workshops have covered topics like cooking 101, renting how to, and fair wage/your rights.

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