Social Justice Report 2018
UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion launched
The coordinating vehicle for driving the university’s social justice agenda, and increasing community engagement. The centre is also responsible for delivering strategic and collaborative programs to contribute to a healthy, sustainable and socially just society both within and beyond the UTS campus.
New partnership to explore human rights and technology
UTS commenced a partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission for their major project, Human Rights & Technology. The partnership begins a three-year, transdisciplinary exploration of the impact and opportunities of emerging technologies for human rights, and human flourishing.
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
UTS is now co-leading the national pilot for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, coordinating 10 Australian universities to accredit themselves against the framework. The goal is to enhance collaboration between universities and their communities for the public good.
Athena SWAN Bronze Award
The Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation recognises our work in progressing gender equity in STEMM, and marks a step change in our approach to gender equity and diversity at UTS and in the wider sector.
Indigenous Residential College
UTS announced a ground-breaking proposal to build Australia’s first truly comprehensive Indigenous Residential College, a world-class facility for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students (with an Indigenous majority) with the celebration of Indigenous identity and culture at its core.
Eleventh UTS Human Rights Awards celebrated
Recognising the contribution of staff and students at UTS who, through their spirit and commitment, are creating a more equitable university and society.
First UTS Mardi Gras float
The first UTS Mardi Gras float participated in the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Mardi Gras in a vibrant celebration of diversity and acceptance. Participating in the parade was symbolic of our commitment to social justice at UTS, and a reminder that our university is a safe space for LGBTQIA+ people.
Progressing systematic evaluation of the UTS Social Impact Framework
Our emerging approach to demonstrating and further enhancing UTS’s social impact agenda saw a detailed indicator system developed for outcomes of the university’s Social Impact Framework. Embedding evaluation strategies and processes within the framework is the important next step in moving from development to implementation.