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April 2017

Build a website to promote empathy and understanding for refugees and asylum seekers and win $2000!
FASS researchers will be assessing how the governance of tuna fisheries can address the social needs of communities relying on them.
Anna Denejkina, a FASS PhD candidate, is investigating how combat-related trauma suffered by soldiers during the Soviet-Afghan war may be transmitted from the parent to their children.
UTS graduate Alison Whittaker has received the 2017 Fulbright Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship, and will be using the scholarship this year to study at Harvard University in the US.
Fox Sports presenter Tiana Penitani is taking the next step in her already impressive career — a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at UTS.

March 2017

Award-winning broadcaster Tracey Holmes has joined UTS as a senior lecturer in the new Graduate Diploma in Sports Media program.
Four UTS students are representing Australia across the Indo-Pacific region after receiving a prestigious $67,000 scholarship.
UTS’s School of Education has developed a range of purpose-built learning spaces that enable teaching students to effectively work across a range of platforms.
NSW regional communities with a strong aquaculture industry reap social as well as economic benefits, a new report has found.

February 2017

The works of three UTS Media Arts and Production alumni have been picked to feature in this year's SXSW (South by Southwest) film festival, to be held in Texas from 10-18 March.
ABC Arts has chosen six short films made by UTS Media Arts and Production students to be included in the new Grad Season 2017 series.
Hosted each January at UTS since 2009, the U@Uni Summer School program encourages high school students from low-SES schools to explore their tertiary options.

December 2016

Genevieve Clay-Smith can see no reason why people's opportunities should be limited by factors beyond their control.
Academics from the UTS School of Education are working with colleagues from the Royal University of Bhutan to improve learning outcomes for young people across the small Himalayan kingdom.
Full-time FASS student Brenna Harding spends her time studying, acting, producing university stage plays and films, and founding the feminist collective Moonlight Feminists.
UTS Associate Professor in Social and Political Sciences Heidi Norman has been awarded this year's Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education.
Through a range of visual, audio and kinaesthetic approaches, teacher education students recently demonstrated how ‘change’ is represented in their subjects. Bringing the classroom to life for passers-by to interact with in UTS Building 10.

November 2016

Sydney's first postgraduate qualification for professionals specialising in sports media is being launched in March 2017 by the University of Technology Sydney.
UTS has launched two new postgraduate journalism courses addressing today’s rapidly changing and often disrupted communications and media landscape.
If you teach English as a non-native English speaker, then this book may make you feel like someone finally understands your world. Forman's observations at a Thai university, albeit now well over 10 years old, challenge the still dominant pedagogical model that English is best delivered by native speakers.
Mention Syria, Yemen or Palestine and most westerners think death, destruction and civil war. But UTS lecturer Saba Bebawi sees a different kind of uprising – a “silent revolution” where investigative journalists are increasingly uncovering and publishing stories about the social, environmental and economic issues causing upheaval in the Arab world.
PM Newton, UTS Master of Arts in Writing (Research) graduate, has added to her growing list of published work in an emotional story for Crime Scenes, an anthology of Australian-based crime stories.

October 2016

FASS Associate Professor Gillian Leahy and Senior Lecturer Margot Nash have walked home with AWGIE Awards.
New research shows just how much the local catch means economically and socially for coastal communities.
Next month eight UTS and Swinburne University journalism students will venture outside the classroom to Jordan producing live stories from the ground. 

September 2016

Indigenous artist and UTS PhD candidate Jonathan Jones has created Barrangal dyara (skin and bones) in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney for the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project.
FASS postgraduate research degree student Matt Johnson has won first place in the UTS 3 Minute Thesis competition. Matt won $3000 and will be competing in UQ’s Asia Pacific 3MT Finals.
The inspiring contributions from FASS staff and students were celebrated yesterday at the biennial UTS Human Rights Awards, which were established in 1999 and reflect UTS’s commitment to social justice, equality and human rights.

August 2016

Do you struggle under the pressure of written exams? Then prepare yourself for some welcome news. UTS students are increasingly undertaking authentic non-traditional assessments that relate to how they will use what they have learned in their future careers.
Citizenship and Communication subject coordinators have adopted the unconventional assignment format of a board game to teach first-year students about the political landscape and what that means for citizen communicators.

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