Posted by Susanne Gervay
on May 25, 2008 in News
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Embarrassing was having my face flashed across those mightly huge screens at the 20th Anniversary of UTS with UTS graduates who were really important. It was rotating – so repeated embarrassment went on for a while.
Despite my face problem, it was a fantastic night! I was invited as the guest of University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for their 20 year anniversary celebrations at the Hilton. A black tie affair. No, I didn’t wear a black tie. I sat between film makers and TV personalities like the odd ‘man’ out.
The good part was that Hugh Jackman spoke – he was the STAR UTS graduate. I fell in love – well, he was so natural, honest, had no sense of himself being a ‘star’. He was pretty funny when he said he’s lucky no one brings up his academic records. The main thing was that he got his degree. He started acting because of UTS. It was his last 2 units and he landed up in the ‘soft’ option – Drama. Except it wasn’t soft and he was the main part learning thousands of lines – decided he was meant to be an actor from there. We’re lucky.
UTS is doing amazing things with think tanks, ennvironmental projects, with a human rights and green agenda. I was pretty proud to be part of it.