34 Community Projects Now Underway
31 community organisations, 21 UTS staff and 94 students are working on 34 community projects in second semester.
The Online Journalism class – under the supervision of Chris Conlon – have been commissioned by the Mineral Policy Institute (MPI) and Techa Beaumont to write an e-magazine about corporate influences on decision making in Australia, using the mining industry as a case study. Visual Communications students are also designing a new “look” for MPI.
The Second Women’s Commission is planned for late 2005 and a number of women’s organisations – including the NSW Rape Crisis Centre, the NSW Rural Womens Network and the Women's Electoral Lobby - are working with Linda Leung’s class from the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning to plan the online component of this important statewide event.
Other projects include research on the needs of the siblings of young people with disabilities with Family Resource and Support Network (FRANS), a client survey for Nepean Meals on Wheels, the design of an education kit on reconciliation and a website for ReconciliACTION, and the development of a service map of Neighbourhood Centres in Eastern Sydney who are threatened with closure.