Connections that count
Whether you’re looking for a tutor, conversation buddy, or industry professional to answer career-related questions, UTS offers a number of mentoring and networking programs to help you make meaningful connections. Get involved in our vibrant community of staff, students, volunteers and industry partners and make the most of your time at UTS.
HELPS Buddy Program
Our HELPS Buddy Program matches international students with students, staff and local community volunteers for conversation practice. For international students, it’s a great way to improve your listening, pronunciation and fluency in an informal, Australian way. For volunteers—make friends, develop your communication skills and learn about other cultures and languages while you help your buddy connect through conversation.
Professional Mentoring Platform
The Professional Mentoring Platform is a university-wide, online community designed to bring volunteer mentors (professionals and alumni) and mentees (UTS students and recent graduates) together for mentoring experiences. The informal nature of the platform allows mentees to connect with mentors based on similar interests, aspirations and affiliations. No awkward introductions. No long-term commitment.
Transition and Academic Support Program (TASP)
The Transition and Academic Support Program is available to students who entered UTS via the Schools’ Recommendation Scheme (SRS), UTS Humanitarian Access or as a care-leaver (for example, foster care, residential care, kinship care, being a ward of the state). At UTS, we offer a range of support services for students to help them in their first year of study including Learning Support Appointments and an opt-in tutoring and mentoring program in your first year.