Impact of Giving


A midwife on a mission

With the support of UTS donors, Candace is blazing a trail as a young Indigenous more

Nine-year-old donates her savings to support women in STEM


At just nine years old, Loulou Amielh-Gibson has become the youngest philanthropist to support UTS, donating $200 – her life savings – to the UTS Wanago more

Meet the students reaching out


Hidden within Building Five’s sprawling maze of corridors, a team of student representatives clocks on at 5pm sharp. Their job? To call UTS graduates, both recent and long more

Changing the paradigms of Alzheimer’s research

Salini Impregilo

The vision to support visionaries in Alzheimer’s research: “There’s got to be a better way” – Marcus Blackmore more

Building for tomorrow

Salini Impregilo

Global infrastructure leader Salini Impregilo is supporting UTS students through the Australia Tomorrow’s Builders more

Kicking new goals at UTS


With the support of UTS donors, Archie is on a path carved out by his uncle, Dr Charles more

From Darwin to a degree at UTS

Jake Duczynski

Brooke wanted to study at university for a decade, but it took the support of people like you to make her dream a more

A community that gives

Jake Duczynski

The spirit of philanthropy at UTS goes deeper than the Staff Giving more

Acts of kindness

Jake Duczynski

Indigenous disadvantage took generations to create, and it will take as great an effort to more

Safeguarding society

UTS Centre for Forensic Science team

The Bulgin Fund is helping the UTS Centre for Forensic Science advance criminal investigation techniques, deliver exceptional outcomes, and solve cold more

Unlocking the brain’s secrets

Professor Bryce Vissel and his team

Backing for innovative research at the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) into the brain and mind has major more

The scholar and the mentor

Mohammad Sahkvidi and Brad Chan

Mohammad Sahkvidi fled Iran in his mid-teens. Now he’s shaping up to be a fine engineer thanks to generous support from business leader, UTS alumni, and scholarship donor Brad more

Behind the scenes

Professor Jessica Burn and Annaleigh Nash

How Anti-Slavery Australia’s partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright shines a new light on more

Closing the Gaps

Ellebana with her daughter

Everyone wants a better future for young Indigenous people. It starts with one student. With your help, they more

How to fix the worst number in Australian architecture

Marni Reti

There were just 28 Indigenous registered architects at the last Census. This gap is the target of the new Droga Indigenous Architecture Scholarship, made possible with a $1 million donation from the Droga Family more

New funding will boost research into use of complementary medicine

Marcus Blackmore

A scientific research program that aims to improve understanding into the ways health consumers and practitioners use complementary medicines is to be expanded with the support of $1.5 million in funding from the Blackmore Foundation, BioCeuticals and the Jacka more

'Accidental' designer wins inaugural Zampatti Foundation Award

Sarah Lim with Carla Zampatti

Sarah Lim was named the winner of the inaugural $25,000 Carla Zampatti Foundation Design Award at UTS – a prize that is one of the richest for a graduating fashion student in more

The UTS Staff Giving Program marks 10 years of achievement

UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs with Grace Stals

The annual gathering of UTS staff donors leads by example in the fight for equity and social more

Aiming high

Jessica White

She’s got Everest Base Camp in her sights, but first things first – Jessica White has big plans to complete her Juris Doctor degree and give back to the more

Linden Little’s legacy to continue at UTS

David Hardie with scholarship recipients

Current and former UTS students honour the memory of Linden Little and the life-changing impact of the scholarship established in his more

Brilliant opportunities

Johannes and Friederieke Schiff

The spirit of three generations is driving one family’s vision to empower female Indigenous more

Thinking big

Dr Rachael Murrihy

Pioneering psychologist’s vision to promote youth mental wellness continues at The Kidman Centre at more

Getting out in the field

Nullabor Plain in South Australia

The Australian Wildlife Society’s generous scholarship is helping UTS researchers better understand the effects of climate change on our natural more

Changing lives

Alison Whittaker

UTS graduates are digging deep to provide life-changing opportunities for students who might otherwise not have the chance to study at more

Broadening horizons

Dr Chau Chak Wing with scholars

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Scholarship endowment is building bilateral bridges for the next generation of leaders and innovators from Australia and more

People power

Dr Olga Oleinikova

The UTS-based Ukraine Democracy Initiative (UDI) is proving that the academic expertise and diaspora of Ukrainians based abroad can have a meaningful impact on Ukraine’s democratic more

The new technologists

Westpac Scholars

UTS and Westpac are partnering to educate the tech innovators of the more

Leading by example

UTS staff donor Liz Hurley

UTS staff go above and beyond to ensure students reach their full more

A virtuous legacy

UTS Luminary George Koukis

Software entrepreneur, philanthropist, and UTS Luminary George Koukis is a champion for ethical more

Protecting wildlife

Dingo staring at the camera

Researchers at the Centre for Compassionate Conservation are making a global impact in rethinking how we interact and protect our more

Taking flight

Peg Quarry with the inaugural scholarship recipient, Adrian Taylor

UTS students are spreading their wings and gaining invaluable international experience with the help of the Neville Quarry Travel more

Expanding horizons

Rosemary Johnstone

The UTS International Research Centre for Youth Futures (IRCYF) believes that youth futures are national futures. It promotes the wellbeing of future generations, and is particularly interested in improving the lives of disadvantaged more

Paying it forward

Jessica White

Fatma Alameddine is a first year law student. She came to UTS with a dream to deliver accessible and legal aid to more

A Life Less Ordinary

Michael Ascharsobi

Michael and his family fled from his home country when authorities found out his true religion. After graduating from UTS, Michael now works at more

A Daunting Prospect

Alison Whittaker

Alison Whittaker, a Gomeroi woman from Gunnedah in NSW, has just graduated from UTS:Law and is about to attend prestigious Harvard University to aide her research on sentencing reform for indigenous more

Fostering design excellence

Garth Barnett

Acclaimed interior designer Garth Barnett was renowned for decorating some of Sydney's best properties. At UTS, we celebrate Garth as a mentor who helped students embark on a career in architecture and more

Remembering Robyn

Robyn Kemmis planting a tree

Family and friends of former UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Robyn Kemmis' have decided to honour her commitment to social change by establishing a scholarship in her name... read more

Rise of the volunteer

Rachel Bertram

UTS is helping to build a skilled not-for-profit workforce with the help of the Centre for Volunteering and the establishment of the Mark Lyons Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management more

Creating Futures: A Lasting Impact

Laurie Cowled with UTS student Ellie Slade

Philanthropist Laurie Cowled is passionate about providing quality education for indigenous students and has a lasting contribution to make ... read more

Overcoming the stigma of asking for help

Abigail Dixon

Abigail Dixon’s experience shows how a little help from UTS can go a long way ... read more

Transforming lives

Ghand Hamadeh, Safa Rahimi and Joel Cama

The generosity of UTS’s donor community has had a life-changing impact for students Ghand Hamadeh, Safa Rahmini and Joel Cama ... read more

A lasting legacy

Professor Vicki Sara AO

Since stepping down as UTS Chancellor in February 2016, Professor Vicki Sara AO has announced plans to continue her work in advancing the cause of university education, having accepted the role of Patron of the UTS Creating Futures Bequest Society ... read more

UTS partners with Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)

Professor Michael McDaniel and Andrew Penfold AM

In an Australian first, a partnership between UTS and the AIEF will create a scholarship that provides eligible indigenous students with accommodation at a UTS Housing Service Residence and a living allowance ... read more

Nurturing Innovation

UTS Data Arena

Eleanor Dunn has just visited the recently opened Data Arena in the Faculty of Engineering and IT. Dunn, in whose name the Eleanor Dunn Scholarship in Engineering was created, is the widow of Ted Dunn, one of Australia’s unsung heroes in modern engineering ... read more

Making a Difference

Fatima Shafaie

As a child, Fatima Shafaie used to lay out newspapers at home and read them like a newsreader. “It was a very unconscious thing,” she recalls. “I just did it because I liked it.” It’s fitting that she’s now immersed in current affairs and governance for a Bachelor of Communication in Journalism and Law degree at UTS... read more

Life transformed through education

Sher Mu La Wee

UTS nursing student Sher Mu La Wee overcame unimaginable adversity to positively transform her life through education, with the invaluable support of a UTS scholarship. Sher's resolve to become a nurse was strengthened with an experience few Australians could imagine... read more