Welcome to UTS! As Ethnocultural Officer, my role is to oversee the Ethnocultural Collective, as the name suggests; a collective of students from a range of ethnic backgrounds, races, religions and beliefs who share a common thread in celebrating diversity. Cultural diversity and inclusion is at the heart of community here at UTS. While settling into university from high school, overseas or perhaps returning to tertiary education may be intimidating, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Ethnocultural Officer: Kurt Cheng
#Who are we?
The Ethnocultural Collective is a one of many collectives within the UTS Students' Association that comprises of students from across many ethnic backgrounds, races, religions and beliefs. We’re a diverse collective that aims to promote harmony and peace through the collective in fostering the diversity that makes up the very fabric of community here at UTS.
The Collective stands in support of the multifaceted cultural identity of our community by working to ensure representation and supportive frameworks for students experiencing or at risk of prejudice, including students from abroad to foster a supportive environment of lifelong learning at UTS. We oppose all forms of discrimination against indigenous peoples, migrants, minorities, people with disabilities, discrimination against women, racial and religious discrimination, or discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
#What's in store for 2020?
Great question! Our plan for 2020 involves the continued respect of different students coming from various ethnic backgrounds, races, religions and beliefs. It is the Ethnocultural Collectives steadfast commitment to celebrate each individual's unique diversity across the campus through regular events and on occasions of celebration.
Harnessing the support of the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Ethnocultural Collective is firm on advocacy through the running of anti-racism campaigns across our campus. The Collective introduces campaigns on topical issues related to diversity often together with local universities and the National Union of Students (NUS) where protests, rallies and campaigns occur as required. The Ethnocultural Collective warmly welcomes you to UTS where community is at the heart of all the work we do here at the Student Representative Council (SRC). If I can be of any support or assistance, please feel free to get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or say ‘hello’ if you spot me on campus.