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Get involved: UTS DAGS (Disability Action Group of Students)

It's well known that getting involved in university activities can help you succeed in your studies.

  • students who take an active part in university life are less likely to drop out.
  • working to achieve common goals with others and talking about shared experiences can help you cope when things get hard (everyone gets stressed about exams!).
  • develop qualities employers value: self-confidence, organisiational skills, refined inter-personal communication.
  • overcome the isolation that many students can experience in a new setting.

'DAGS' are the UTS Disability Action Group of Students and have been running at UTS since May 2009. DAGS are a diverse, student-led group of undergrads and postgrads whose aims include:

  • Providing a student voice
    Developing better representation within the governing structure of UTS for students who live and study with disabilities. Disability can add a significant additional layer to the university study experience. Over 1,000 students across both UTS campuses know this from a personal point of view. We can positively influence existing and developing university initiatives, already aimed specifically at us, from our multiple and diverse points of view.
  • Social get-togethers
    We have occasional informal get togethers, contact us at for more information.

    Australian Network of Students with Disabilities (ANSWD) is an important external student-led organisation that campaigns on disability issues in the tertiary sector throughout Australia.