onlinecounsellingBetter storage and recall

Why wait until the end of semester to start preparing for those end of semester exams? Why leave all the work till the last minute? Now is the perfect time to start getting your resources ready for review and concentrating […]

Melanie JamesSome helpful links to presenting papers and posters at academic conferences

Today I delivered a seminar for the Faculty of Science and IT’s Higher Degree Research Students on Effective conference presentations and posters. These publications and sites may also provide guidance on these topics:  […]

Herding The Green ChickenLets Not Play Chicken with the Future

There is no doubt that a transition to a 100% renewables electricity sector will have its challenges. Any transformation at such a system-wide scale will. It will require courage, the best minds from a range of disciplines, and social and […]

onlinecounsellingStudent led anxiety support group

One of the things I love most about working at UON is the enthusiasm and commitment of the students in not only achieving academically but in supporting one another in getting through the daily stressors. This week I’ve learned about […]

onlinecounsellingMoney Management

For all of you who want some tips on making your money last you might be interested in attending a workshop on Callaghan Campus this week. The Workshop runs on Wednesday 17th August at 10, 12 and 2pm at the […]

ANZAC Her StoryJennie Scott Griffiths: “She Fought Where She Stood”

In my last blog I wrote about some of the intriguing women who spoke out against Australia’s involvement in the Great War, in one way or another. In researching this subject, I came across Jennie Scott Griffiths. A prolific writer […]

Recent Comments

  1. Emma

    Thank you for this article! I'm a history honours student who is currently studying the 'Australian Woman's Weekly'. It really is a fascinating magazine and well-worth the trip to the State Library (NSW) if you can swing it. I've just had a look through Diane Kirkby's article, which you linked.... Read more...

    • Victoria Haskins

      What a fantastic project Emma. I'm glad the blog on Jennie was helpful. There's a great history of early women's journalism in Australia too, that I came across as I was looking at Jennie's story.

  2. Carolyn

    Wow, a great case for 'Not judging a book by its cover'. When I saw that first picture of Jenny before reading the BLOG my first reaction was "what a little timid lady". Jenny certainly knew how to 'pack a punch'. Amazing what she accomplished......and alongside having all those children.... Read more...

    • Victoria Haskins

      Thanks Carolyn! You know, that photo is the only photo I could find of Jennie from the time period (kindly shared by Terry Irving, who was given it by one of Jennie's descendants), but she was apparently very unwell at the time it was taken, so I'm sure it's not... Read more...


onlinecounsellingBreaking the myths about alcohol

Tomorrow is the biggest day of Autonomy week at UON. For students this day is a chance to relax, enjoy a break from study and have a few drinks. Last year at this time I posted some resources for responsible […]

Earth ScienceStudents in the News

Project: Deformation and metamorphism in the WOMB Can you introduce yourself? My name is Bradley Williams and I completed a B.Sc. (Hons) at UoN in July 2015. I am 31 years old and live in the Hunter region of NSW, […]

onlinecounsellingA Fresh Start

Is it just me or is 2016 going by a little to fast? I was reminded last week that Christmas is only 22 weeks away. Christmas? I’m still trying to get my act together and do my Tax return for […]

Janet FultonANZCA2016 conference: student experience

In the first week of July, the University of Newcastle hosted the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association’s (ANZCA) annual international conference. It is a big event on the Association’s calendar and A/Prof Phillip McIntyre and I were thrilled to […]

Recent Comments

  1. Elizabeth Paton

    Wonderful volunteers! So helpful during the conference. Sometimes the connections between our teaching and research aren't always visible to the students so I imagine it was an interesting experience for them to see the research side of their lecturers' work.

    • Janet Fulton

      Yes! But I was very happy that they were able to see some of their academic rock gods but also to realise these people are very approachable and happy to chat about their research.


Earth ScienceHEDG Talk – The Space Age: mineral, wealth and robots

HEDG Talk – The Space Age: mineral, wealth and robots Hunter Earth Science Discussion Group (HEDG) presents ‘The Space Age: mineral, wealth and robotics’. Guest speaker Kim Ellis discusses how space age developments affect all citizens in unexpected ways. When: […]

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