Getting involved at UTS College is all about making a difference. By volunteering your time and abilities, you will help other students and the community, and build skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life.

By giving a little, you will get so much more out of your student experience.

Student Charter

The Student Charter outlines what it means to be part of the UTS College community, and encourages you to have your say.

As well as being a user-friendly set of guidelines about your rights and responsibilities, it endorses engagement with our community and to participate in a positive environment that will enrich yours and your fellow students’ lives. Remember, following the Student Charter will help you fulfil a rewarding learning experience at the College, where you realise your academic, social and personal potential.

Student Voice

Be a voice for positive change and innovation. Your unique student perspective on issues such as how classes run, important policies and procedures and other aspects of campus culture can help us improve the wellbeing of our whole community.

Student Representative Groups

As a member of the UTS College Student Representative Group, you can enhance the student experience.

When you join our network of student representatives, you’ll have opportunities to work with staff and the wider community, shaping the future of UTS College. You’ll gain valuable leadership experience along the way.

As a representative of students in your program, you’ll help students by discussing what’s important to them, discovering the outcomes they’d like, and sharing their ideas for improving learning experiences and social wellbeing at UTS College.

The Student Representative Group is made up of a minimum of 1 student from each of the UTS College Dimplomas, 1 UTS Foundation Studies student and 1 Acadmic English student as outlined below.
  • Animation Production
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Science
  • UTS Foundation Studies
  • English Language


To represent a variety of student voices, we select a mix of international and domestic students and a balance of genders. We mix new and experienced representatives by inviting previous members to continue the following semester. Every member who continues membership for at least one year, or who has attended every meeting, receives a certificate of recognition.


Meetings are held twice per semester on Friday afternoons via Microsoft Teams. Program Nanagers run regular meetings that give you a formal opportunity to advise on, discuss and make recommendations on discipline-specific issues, and issues common to the whole student collective. You will discuss vital student activities on campus and shared collective ideas to better the college.

Student memberes may also be askto attend meet and greets with the studeny body to take on any questions and queries the student body may have for you. 

Application process and eligibility

Just like a job, students will need to apply for a position in the group. You will be asked to sumbit a resume, and cover letter on why you wish to join the Student Representative Group, and what you can bring to the Student Expereince.
A call for nominations is emailed to students each year to recruit 8 to 15 student representatives across the college.

Click here for the Student Representative Group position description. 

The group opens applications until week 3 of each semeseter, but encourages students to apply at any time throughout their time at UTS College. 

Contact the Student Representative Group Team to find out more information, or to sumbit your application. 

Student elections

UTS College encourages your input in matters that directly affect you. As a Student Representative Group member, you are eligible to sit on the UTS College Academic Board, to have input in student and education matters.

If you are interested in becoming an Academic Board member, you would be selected as an active Student Representative Group member through a nomination and election process and will sit on the Academic Board for the remainder of your time at UTS College unless your choose to stand down.

Selections will take place in Semester 1 of the UTS College Academic year, from the active members, after you self-nomination for any available positions.

Where applicable, the Dean of Studies, and/or the Learning and Teaching Committee will endorse you if you are elected to sit on the academic board.

Student helpers

Be part of the campus buzz as a UTS College Student Helper. 

Student Helpers are made up of local and international students who volunteer their time to help out new students by answering questions during and before Welcome Week (your orientation and academic preparation).

You will also have opportunities to assist at various events held by the Student Activities Club.

There are also some great perks to being a Student Helper, including:

  • professional training 
  • invitations to special events
  • certificates and references 
  • experience to add to your resume
  • networking advantages 
  • the sought-after, official Student Helper red T-shirt!

Your experience could also lead to casual employment when roles become available.

How to apply

Email us and let us know you are interested! 

Peer mentors

The Peer Mentoring program aims to improve new students’ experiences and engagement at UTS College by arranging a group of new students (mentees) to meet regularly with a senior student (mentor) who has already successfully completed a UTS College program. In addition to providing study advice and assistance, peer mentors also support students to settle into life in Sydney, understand Australian culture and make new friends. Student mentors currently studying at UTS College or UTS are selected from an existing pool of pre-trained ‘peer helpers’ and have undergone specialist mentoring training.

What is involved?

  • Participate during Welcome Week, to share personal experiences
  • Hold weekly meetings with a small group of mentees on relevant topics approved by Student Success Advisers
  • Provide general study advice and encouragement
  • Support and guide students to settle into life in Sydney
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviour for mentees to follow.

How to apply

The existing pool of pre-trained ‘peer helpers’ currently studying at UTS College or UTS who have undergone specialist mentoring training will be sent an invitation to express interest.

Peer helpers

As an in-class peer helper, you will develop great mentoring and leadership skills, and make friends at the same time. 

In-class peer helpers provide assistance for their fellow students, helping to answer questions and offer general study support in the classroom.

What is involved? 

You will be called on to provide extra help to fellow students in one or more of your classes, with responsibilities including:

  • answering questions
  • clarifying unfamiliar words and phrases
  • giving fellow students advice to prepare for assessments and class activities
  • helping students understand what is expected of them in a subject.

As a peer helper, you might also become part of the International Student Mentoring Program.

How to apply

Peer helpers are nominated by their teachers, so there is no need to apply. 

Student feedback and surveys

General feedback  

As a UTS College student, you are considered a partner in creating the best possible student experience. You don’t need to be part of an official group to have your say.  

Your feedback and perspective can make a difference and shape the future for others; from helping adjust the way programs are taught and run, the facilities provided for you, to improving the overall student experience at the College. 

Your feedback is welcomed at any time and all feedback is taken seriously.  

Please share your thoughts using the feedback form. You can submit a comment, compliment or suggestion at any time about your experience.  

You can also read about how previous feedback has changed and shaped UTS College to what it is today.  

Commencing Student surveys 

In week 2 or 3 of your first semester, you will be sent a survey specifically for your feedback as a ‘new’ student.  

Your responses to this survey give valuable insights about timetables and class schedules, and how you access the services and support provided, as a new student.   

Program surveys (Student Learner Surveys)

Every semester, you can provide anonymous feedback about your subjects and teachers using student surveys in Canvas. Surveys are available in Week 8 of each Academic Semester; you’ll be notified via email when they’re ready for you to access and complete.  

Your feedback tells us about your satisfaction with what is taught in class and how we teach it. It also helps to improve the quality of UTS College programs. 

Social media 

If you have constructive feedback about anything at UTS College, you are welcome to share it on our social media channels. 

Your feedback or reviews could help future students make important decisions about coming to UTS College, or even encourage current students to give their own feedback. It also helps ensure the best student experience for you and your peers. 

  • Leave a review, recommendation, or comment on Facebook or Google 

  • Post a comment on Weibo 

Student ambassadors

As a student ambassador, you’ll represent UTS College by sharing your experiences on social media and at events and offering unique insights into student life in Sydney.

It’s an incredible opportunity to get professional training, build your skills and your CV and make global connections. You do all that while helping the next generation of students make decisions that will shape their future.

Find out more about becoming a Student Ambassador.