As a Communication student, you’ll become part of a busy community of media producers here at UTS. You might find yourself volunteering on student projects, running an online forum, or building a portfolio of published works.
Central News is a daily news website staffed by UTS journalism students. Working under a professional editor, the students research, write and produce news and feature stories across a range of subjects. They use text, audio, video social media to inform, reveal and, from time to time, outrage their audiences. The site draws on UTS’s close relationship with community radio program 2SER and other ‘friends’ of Central News, including existing academics, other professional reporters, cartoonists, photographers and video makers.
Journalism Society (JSoc)
The UTS Journalism Society opens the door to new friendships and professional networks for aspiring journalists.
UTSoC (The UTS Society of Communication)
UTSoC is a second home for UTS Communication students. Its mission is to promote unity between all communications disciplines, host social events, and showcase the talents of UTS communications students.
For up-to-date information about all the student clubs and societies at UTS, visit Active UTS.
Media Arts and Production
Awards and film festivals are a great way to build your profile as a multimedia producer. Past MAP students and graduates have participated in events like Sundance and the Melbourne International Film Festival, and have had their films screened at the Australian Film Industry Awards, Tropfest, Arcipelago, Berlinale, Cannes, and even the Academy Awards!
Working in radio? You can also get involved with 2SER-FM, a community radio station with a studio located at the UTS City campus.
As a public communication student, you’ll learn from lecturers and tutors who have extensive industry experience. You’ll attend regular guest lectures provided by leading industry experts and you’ll be encouraged to undertake an internship working in a real-world communication role. Some courses also include a capstone Professional Communication Project, which allows you to undertake a strategic communication research project or design a communication program as part of an assessed subject.
UTS:Communication courses that include a public relations major are accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA), as a graduate you’ll gain automatic access to PRIA membership.
As an advertising student, you’ll work on projects for real clients, like The Trading Post — reps from the publication were so impressed with recent student campaigns that they published several of them in the paper.
Social and Political Sciences
Are you a social and political science student? Start implementing social change while you’re still at uni. Get involved with community ventures through UTS:Shopfront, the University’s community research and advocacy centre.
UTS Writers’ Anthology
Getting published starts early if you’re a UTS Writing student. Submit your creative work to the annual UTS Anthology, which is launched at the popular Sydney Writers’ Festival every year.
Writing competitions are another great way to get noticed. UTS Writing students have won and been shortlisted for a range of prestigious competitions, such as: