UTS Shopfront's award-winning community program links disadvantaged and under-resourced community groups to UTS's knowledges, skills, resources and professional expertise to undertake community-initiated projects and community-engaged research with real social benefit.
UTS Shopfront is a non-profit program. All donations are tax deductible.
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Since 1996 more than 600 free projects have been successfully completed with over 700 community partners and thousands of UTS staff and students.
Most community projects are carried out by students through their subjects under the supervision of academics. The process is collaborative: students and community groups are involved in all facets of the project's development and implementation.
Projects are initiated by the community and can range from large, multi-disciplinary undertakings to small projects that involve one or two students.
UTS Shopfront has a broad skills base with access to the expertise of all UTS Faculties. These are: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Design, Architecture and Building, Engineering and Information Technology, Law, Nursing, and Science.
Shopfront also supports the scholarship of engagement through a number of research initiatives including its Gateways e-journal, research and community fellowships, and academic research series and student series publications.
Find out more about research opportunities.