Join us for the first online TalkFest event on 29th May 2020, from 2.00pm-3.30pm. To guarantee your place, register now using this link: https://tinyurl.com/talkfestviazoom (save this link to join the event on the day)
Looking for other speaking practice opportunities? Join our online Buddy Program and Conversations sessions
TalkFest is a free, fun-filled event that connects students and volunteers from all backgrounds and faculties across UTS, promoting cultural exchange and community.
Held on Fridays during session (excluding public holidays and STUVAC) from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in the HELPS Volunteer Lounge (CB01.05.01), TalkFest is an opportunity to network with other students while you participate in rounds of group discussion, play games and eat pizza!
If you are currently in the UTS HELPS Buddy Program, TalkFest is also a chance to meet other participants! If you are currently unmatched, come along to the event to find a buddy.
To sign up for TalkFest, please visit our EventBrite registration page and select the week/s you will attend.
For International Students
TalkFest is an opportunity to practice your English conversation skills and make friends in a friendly, safe setting. With the chance to meet international and local students from a range of faculties and study levels, you will gain confidence in your language skills and become a part of the diverse community at UTS.
Want to attend? TalkFest returns in Spring 2019 - Week 3, Friday 9th August.
Enjoyed TalkFest and want an opportunity for 1 to 1, conversation practice? Join the UTS HELPS Buddy Program.
Want to practice your English with more people? Come to Conversations@UTS.
For Local Students
Volunteering at TalkFest as a local student can be a unique and rewarding experience. Meeting students from across the globe opens up opportunities to learn about other cultures, engage in language exchange, and deepen your understanding of diversity in Australia.
Studying alone in a new country can be daunting. As a local student, your support will help develop the confidence of your international peers. While assisting other students, attending TalkFest will also develop your interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. Broaden your mind and gain valuable insights into another culture!
Interested in volunteering? Register here.
Enjoyed TalkFest and want similar opportunities to volunteer? See HELPS U:Connect programs for more information.
- "1. Loved the environment 2. Loved the games 3. Loved Chloe’s energy!" - TalkFest volunteer
- "It is a fantastic program! I loved being a part of it. UTS HELPS has been my favourite program at university." - International student
- “Wonderful event.” – International student
- "It is a very unique platform, to put yourself out and just talk. It builds one's confidence in just communicating and being yourself." - International student, Autumn 2019