There is a high population of students from a variety of ethnic and migrant backgrounds who deserve a safe space to feel supported and validated during their time on campus. In 2020, UTS had 46, 382 students enrolled and of those students, 13,963 were international students, 47% of students spoke languages other than English at home and 48% were born outside of Australia.
We want to see these numbers reflected at a university management level via the centring of BIPOC issues and voices when it comes to activism concerning BIPOC communities. We are working to ensure that BIPOC voices are at the forefront of campus activism and anti-racism efforts. We also offer a space for students to escape whiteness and the structures that often exclude them. We will be fighting alongside UTS management this year to ensure that all students feel safe and heard both on and off-campus. Furthermore, the UTS Ethnocultural Collective is staunchly against all forms of marginalisation, oppression, and prejudice.