UTS sunset

I worked at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for around eleven and a half years. During that time, I learned a lot about myself, the institution’s operations from faculty and central student administration perspectives, and the higher education sector.

It holds a special place in my memories, as the University took a chance on someone, a migrant, looking to change career direction.

The serenity of a Winter sunset, reflected in one of it’s buildings contrasted against the bustle of Broadway mirrors my mind as our move interstate looms.

Labyrinth

 
In the six or so years since leaving UTS (University of Technology, Sydney) progress in line with the University’s tag line, think, change, do and the Campus Masterplan is impressive. The above is taken from the top floor of the Engineering and IT Building looking down towards the ground floor. This description is taken from the UTS website:

It accommodates the Faculty of Engineering and IT, along with the majority of its specialist facilities, for the first time in the faculty’s history. Rising 13 storeys above the ground, the building, designed by Melbourne-based architects Denton Corker Marshall, is encased in a dramatic ‘binary screen’ and features state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research spaces throughout.

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UTS Engineering and IT Building

Those were the days

  Once upon a time there was a tavern

Where we used to raise a glass or two

Remember how we laughed away the hours

And dreamed of all the great things we would do
[Chorus]

Those were the days my friend

We thought they’d never end

We’d sing and dance forever and a day

We’d live the life we choose

We’d fight and never lose

For we were young and sure to have our way.

La la la la,

Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
Then the busy years went rushing by us

We lost our starry notions on the way

If by chance I’d see you in the tavern

We’d smile at one another and we’d say
[Chorus]
Just tonight I stood before the tavern

Nothing seemed the way it used to be

In the glass I saw a strange reflection

Was that lonely woman really me
[Chorus]
Through the door there came familiar laughter

I saw your face and heard you call my name

Oh my friend we’re older but no wiser

For in our hearts the dreams are still the same
[Chorus]

Sung by Mary Hopkins, 1968. The photograph is detail of UTS Business School designed by Architect, Frank Gehry. I can imagine this building as a 22nd century tavern.