Staff Giving Program
Since 2006, UTS staff have donated close to $1 million through the UTS Staff Giving Program. Thanks to the generosity of these staff donors, hundreds of students have received critical support to complete their education through financial aid and special programs.
The UTS Staff Giving Program assisted more than 1,500 students in the last 12 months alone, providing support to students facing financial hardship; Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research; and equity grants for students for thesis completion. Through the power of collective giving, the UTS Staff Giving Program has provided countless students access to a world-class education, regardless of cultural, social, or financial barriers.
The need for financial help continues to grow. You can join your fellow staff givers and be an integral part of changing lives through education. You can sign up as a regular giver and nominate to give out of your pay each fortnight, or you can make one off gifts. Donations of any size quickly add up and we welcome all participation levels. Please join the growing community of UTS staff givers who have a deep belief in our students and UTS by joining the UTS Staff Giving Program.
Joining is easy and you are joining many of your staff peers in giving to students in need! As longstanding staff donor Wendy Trethewy says, "It's something I do to help others that I don't need to think about. My feeling is that it would be a shame for someone's studies to suffer or to cease due to their financial situation."
Benefits of the UTS Staff Giving Program
100 per cent of your donation goes directly to supporting students
- UTS matches each donation dollar-for-dollar
- Donations are made through payroll from pre-tax salary, resulting in an immediate tax deduction
- At the end of each tax year UTS will provide you with confirmation of your donations to UTS
- Staff have the opportunity to direct their donations to the following funds:
- Scholarships for students facing financial hardship
- Indigenous student support services
- Thesis completion equity grants for research students
Our valued staff donors are invited to an exclusive thank you event each year hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, where they hear directly from students about the impact their giving has had.
Hi I’m Rachel Bertram, and I’m a recent graduate of the Masters of Management Program in Community and Not-For-Profit Studies.
Hi I’m Fatma Alameddine and I’m a recipient of the Law Equity Scholarship here at the University of Technology Sydney.
Hi I’m Abigail Dixon, and I’m a third year nursing student at UTS.
My name is James Tran. I’m currently studying a combined law and business degree. I come from a Vietnamese migrant family. We didn’t have much growing up. In my family, education is a very important thing.
Fatma: I was really struggling at the time, trying to balance work and uni. Nothing about a social life, I completely forgot about that.
Jess: Being a single parent to young child, I don’t have a lot of that financial backing. I don’t have somebody else at home bringing in a second income.
Rachel: This support really helped free up time and resources that would otherwise not have been available and I was able to go above and beyond what I thought possible.
Fatma: I’ve been able to buy my text books on time. I didn’t realise the significance the scholarship would have on my ability to just work as a student.
James: I’ve recently just started a new venture. What I do is I go to high schools and I provide inspirational and motivational talks to help out the year 12 students.
Jess: It was a real positive to me, even aside from the money, but feeling as though somebody else had recognised that I am making forward steps to become a better person and to provide a better life for myself and my child.
Abigail: I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all the staff who helped me get through my course with financial support.
Fatma: Your support has made a very tangible and significant impact on my ability to access education and to further myself in my degree.
Rachel: Thank you so much, I could not have done this without your support.
Jess: It has made such a difference in my life and my time as a student here. And I’m sure it’s made a difference to countless other students’ lives as well. So, thank you.