Employer of choice for gender equality
UTS is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) employer of choice, and has received the citation every year since the original EOWA Employer of Choice for Women commenced in 2002. The citation recognises that UTS is actively committed to achieving gender equality in the workplace.
As part of setting the benchmark in best practice, the Agency recognised UTS's Research Equity Initiative as a leader in supporting academics and researchers with carer responsibilities and promoting gender equity in research.
UTS signed up for the SAGE Athena SWAN pilot in 2015. In 2018, UTS along with fourteen other institutions became the first Athena SWAN Bronze Award accredited organisations in Australia.
Participating in the Athena SWAN process has enabled UTS to build upon our ongoing work to further promote gender equity for inclusive teaching and learning culture, through a whole of university approach. We’re pleased to be part of a whole of sector program to improve gender equity and diversity in STEMM research, teaching and workforce culture.
Find out more about our participation, and about the members of our UTS Self Assessment Team.
Women @ UTS
The Women @ UTS program provides an opportunity for all women employed at UTS – both academic and professional – to engage in networking and career enhancement opportunities. Forums and discussions with guest speakers are held throughout the year.
Stay informed by signing up to the Women@UTS network:
Women Researchers @ UTS Network
A network for academic women with regular meetings, forums and workshops concentrating on research and career-related issues. Contact Priya Burgess at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion for further information.
Multicultural & Indigenous Women's Network
A network for staff who identify as female and as multicultural or Indigenous to connect, realise their full potential, and experience equity and justice at UTS. Read the mission statement, or contact Priya Burgess at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion if you would like to join the network.