Is the program affected by COVID-19?
In light of the developing situation with COVID-19, we have decided to make changes to the planned U@Uni Activities. See our full update here.
What are the U@Uni graduation requirements?
In order to successfully complete the U@Uni Academy and receive an offer to study at UTS through the program, students must:
- Successfully complete the HSC
- Undertake HSC pattern of study (however, you don’t have to be on an ATAR pathway). See the NSW Education Standards Authority NESA Rules and Procedures Guide for HSC pattern of study requirements. Note that life skills courses are not considered eligible.
- Sit all HSC exams, including optional exams for VET and category B subjects.
- Pass the minimum standards exam.
- Attend 75% of all U@Uni Academy program activities
- Demonstrate achievement and progress through the U@Uni Academy experience. This involves online submissions demonstrating achievements in capabilities such as collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Specific online submission requirements will be communicated during the program.
- Complete a personal statement. At the end of the two years we want you to tell us what you learned while in the Academy, and what your aspirations are for university. Completing this personal statement is included as part of the U@Uni Academy process, and assistance will be provided to students in putting this together.
Do participants really get direct entry to study at UTS?
Everyone who completes the U@Uni Academy and fulfills the above criteria will receive an offer to study at UTS. They will be able to select preferences for the courses they are most interested in. Note that some courses are competitive and places may be limited.
Do I still need at ATAR?
We know that ATAR isn't everything when it comes to achieving at UTS, and the value that students bring to our community. So we look beyond this mark, and use other criteria to assess potential.
Who can join the U@Uni Academy?
The Academy is available exclusively for students of UTS U@Uni partner schools. Program intake takes place from around August, for Year 10 students, and is organised through the schools. If you are a Year 10 student at one of the partner schools and would like to join the program, speak to your year coordinator.
How do I join?
Applications open for year 10 students from our partner schools from approximately July each year and places are limited. Speak to your school to find out more.
Which are the U@Uni partner schools?
The following is a complete list of our U@Uni partner schools. The U@Uni Academy is offered exclusively to students from these schools.
Ashcroft High School
Belmore Boys High School
Birrong Boys High School
Birrong Girls High School
Bonnyrigg High School
Cabramatta High School
Canley Vale High School
Chester Hill High School
Granville Boys High School
Fairfield High School
Fairvale High School
Holroyd High School
Liverpool Boys High School
Liverpool Girls High School
Lurnea High School
Merrylands High School
Punchbowl Boys High School
Sir Joseph Banks High School
Strathfield South High School
Wiley Park Girls High School
What about other students?
Students who are not enrolled in the U@Uni Academy can still participate in our U@Uni Open program (more information coming soon). In U@Uni Open, we offer a variety of on-campus and in-school activities designed to assist students with subject selection and give an insight into university, while developing skills and preparing them for tertiary education.
Are there other access pathways to study at UTS?
Yes. UTS has several educational access schemes to ensure that students from the widest range of backgrounds have an opportunity to access our courses.
Does it cost anything?
No! Participation in the U@Uni is offered free of charge by UTS.
What if I can’t make it to one of my scheduled sessions (e.g. a workshop or tutoring)?
There are minimum attendance requirements in the U@Uni Academy. If you have unforeseen circumstances and you are not able to attend session/s, please contact us and let us know. You may need to provide evidence like a medical certificate if you are unwell. Note that absences will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
What courses does UTS have?
With 11 faculties and over 200 degrees on offer, there are lots of courses to choose from. Find the right course for you.
Do I have to go to UTS?
The U@Uni Academy will only provide you with a place at UTS. However, you may choose to apply for other universities instead, or maybe you decide that uni isn’t for you. Whatever your personal goals, we support you pursuing them.
For those who choose to come to UTS, we welcome you and hope you feel at home as a member of our student community!