Being part of a Student Advisory Group gives you the power to enhance the student experience.
By joining our network of student representatives, you will have opportunities to work with staff and the wider community to shape the future of UTS Insearch – and gain valuable leadership experience along the way.
As a member, you will become a representative of students in your program, discussing what is important to them, the outcomes they would like, and their ideas for improving students’ learning experience and social wellbeing at UTS Insearch.
There are eight Student Advisory Groups to be a part of – together they form the Student Voice Team.
Student Voice Team
- Design and Architecture
- Information Technology
- UTS Foundation Studies
- English Language Teaching.
To make sure a variety of student voices is represented, we aim to select a mix of international and domestic students and a balance of genders. We also ensure a mix of new and experienced representatives by inviting previous members to continue the following year.
A Certificate of Recognition from the Dean of Studies is awarded to every member who continues membership for at least one year or who has attended every meeting.
Regular meetings run by program managers give you a formal opportunity to advise on, discuss and make recommendations on discipline-specific issues, as well as issues common to the whole student collective.
Each Student Advisory Group meets at least once every semester, and three times per year for English language programs. Meetings are usually held at lunchtime, with formal meetings followed by informal get-togethers.
The Student Advisory Groups also come together at the end of each year to share their perspectives at the annual Student Voice Team meeting.
Nomination process and eligibility
Members may be self-nominated, or nominated by other students or teaching staff.
A call for nominations is emailed out to students each year to recruit 8 to 15 student representatives for each of the eight disciplines.