It aims to hold regular collective meetings to discuss initiatives that would help us achieve this outcome and action those initiatives with the support of the UTS Students’ Association and Student Representative Council (SRC). It is the job of the welfare collective to organise projects and initiatives that encourage access to affordable food, transport and housing, mental health support, academic support, financial assistance and free legal services to UTS students both on and off university campus.
Nour Al Hammouri- Welfare Officer
The collective aspires to complete projects that benefit all UTS students and welcomes anyone who is interested in being a part of this vision.
In 2021 the welfare collective aims to make real change to support UTS students.
As a collective, our key focus in 2021 will be to expand our collective from last year and further communicate our wide range of services that are available for students by improving their availability and accessibility. There’re a few key matters that we hope to tackle this year with the help of students and the UTSSA. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on us all so it’s time to pay attention to our mental health. A great support system is the best way to reduce the negative effects of isolation and uncertainty 2020 has brought upon us, so the welfare collective aims to develop our mental health initiatives by providing practical resources such as student counselling services and mental health hotlines. Covid-19 has also had a sizable financial impact on students due to lower employability rates and less access to affordable housing and food. By bringing these issues to light and letting our voice be heard we can provide you with the services you need to succeed as a student.
It is essential that we as students are aware of how to utilise the services that we are paying for. This year I aim to build a strong collective to speak up for the often-forgotten students who are constantly fighting to stay in university. Students' needs are often unmet, under-met or simply overlooked. I am determined to provide a voice to students and representation for the wider student body, particularly to those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, to ensure that the services needed by them are delivered.
It is the job of the Welfare Collective to organise projects and initiatives that encourage access to affordable food, transport and housing, mental health support, academic support, financial assistance and free legal services to UTS students both on and off university campus.
The collective aspires to complete projects that benefit all UTS students and welcomes anyone who is interested in being a part of this vision. Anybody who shares this passion, is interested in helping out, has any further questions about the collective or any questions about welfare issues don't hesitate to reach out.