UTS recognises that ongoing social and structural disadvantage creates barriers to success.
Members of some groups within the community may not have had equal access to job opportunities or training and development for reasons such as past discrimination or prejudice, different educational experience, or being locked into low opportunity jobs. As a result, members of some groups are under-represented studying and working at UTS.
The principle of affirmative action acknowledges that equal treatment may not produce equal outcomes; differential treatment may be required to achieve real equity.
UTS provides programs and services for members of the community who are from identified under-represented groups, who are interested in:
These programs aim to redress these past disadvantages and improve outcomes.