Announcement: At UTS the health and safety of our staff, students and extended community is our top priority. In light of advice from NSW Health, Network Cafe has been cancelled for now, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. We apologise for any disappointment.
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About Network Cafe
Network Café is a free program that brings new students from overseas together with experienced UTS students to help them settle into Sydney and the UTS community.
We meet on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm (during session) for the opportunity to meet new people over complimentary food and/or drinks at Universal Café in Building 6.
Along with making new friends, there will also be special themed sessions with guests, games, and prizes to be won!
Having Network Café buddies can open up a world of opportunities for you. Besides making new friends, you can practice your English skills, learn more about Australian culture and find answers to your questions about student life at UTS. Your buddies are there to help you settle in, gain confidence and become established at UTS. We hope that you will feel comfortable approaching them with any questions or problems you may have.
To be eligible to join, you must be a first-year international, study abroad or exchange student at UTS.
Becoming a Network Café buddy is a unique opportunity that can offer a fulfilling and fun-filled experience. Supporting your international friends as they settle in and become established at UTS can be rewarding and inspiring in equal measure.
At Network Café events, you’ll be in contact with hundreds of other local and overseas students, making it a great opportunity to make friends, practice a new language, learn more about different cultures or share your favourite hobby.
If you are planning to go on exchange, having Network Café buddies can be a great way to prepare; they may be able to teach you more about the country you plan to travel to or help you to understand some of the joys and pitfalls of being a student in a new country.
Experienced students must be Peer Networkers or obtain special permission to join the program from the Network Café Coordinator.
- Through Network Café I met students that I normally would never have met, and formed friendships that should last far beyond our uni years.
- The weekly coffee catch-up was definitely the best way to get to know new people and meet up with friends throughout session.
- The weekly coffee is a perfect break from studying and a perfect way to meet new people.
- Network Café brought in some great fun, atmosphere and a smile on everyone's face. Great way to meet good people.
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