TalkFest will return on Friday, 29 March 2019!
TalkFest is a free, fun-filled event that connects international students with local volunteers to promote cultural exchange.
Held most Fridays from 2.30 to 4.30pm in the UTS HELPS Volunteer Lounge (CB01.05.01) (during session and excluding public holidays) , TalkFest is an opportunity to eat free pizza, play indoor games and participate in rounds of group discussion.
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. Register for Talkfest here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/talkfest-returns-for-2019-tickets-58821613028
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 Autumn 2019 - Friday 29th March 2019
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