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Welcome back from mid semester break….well I’m a little early in the welcome back you still have a few days off. Enjoy them and be sure to return next week refreshed and ready to get stuck into the end of […]

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Give your brain a rest and go 31 days in October without alcohol? Caffeine? Tobacco? Energy drinks? Take the challenge and feel the improvement in your health and well-being at the same time as raising funds for The Glen Centre […]

onlinecounsellingCommon Sexual Health Myths – Busted!

This weeks guest blogger is Claire Swan, Health Promotion Coordinator, Healthy UON. We have all heard one at some point. Admit it. There are many myths about sexual health and it’s surprising how many untruths are still widely believed. What […]

onlinecounsellingAm I OK day?

This Thursday is RUOk day. This National awareness day targeting suicide prevention, was co-founded in 2009 by Gavin Larkin who experienced the suicide of his father years before. The day urges people to meaningfully ask someone, R U OK? On […]

Tectonics and Earth ResourcesUAV map

I have performed a mapping of a headland with my friend Stefan Vollgger from Monash University. I will bring the students there for my second year structural geology course (GEOS2190). We did fly the UAV some 40m above the platform […]

onlinecounsellingFinding the motivation from within

A lot of students come and ask me for help in getting motivated. So many in fact that the old cliché of if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that I’d be a millionaire would apply. […]

Earth ScienceGCER Potential Honours Topics for 2017

GCER are offering a range of exciting and interesting Honours topics for students interested in starting Honours throughout 2017. For information on each of these topics and who to contact see the information flyer below.   GCER Honours information handout […]

Earth ScienceSpecial Issue Publications of the Climate Change Research Group – Media Releases

Recently a special issue of the Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science (JSHESS) was published that focuses on the Eastern Seaboard Climate Change Initiative (ESCCI) East Coast Low (ECL) projects (http://climatechange.environment.nsw.gov.au/Impacts-of-climate-change/East-Coast-Lows/Eastern-Seaboard-Climate-Change-Initiative). ESCCI is a government/industry/ARC funded program that the […]

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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: https://www.ted.com/topics/presentation https://hbr.org/2013/06/how-to-give-a-killer-presentation https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233045 http://www.edci.purdue.edu/lehman/edci59100/Conference_Presentation_Tips.pdf https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/ten-tips-presenting-conference-paper https://www.uts.edu.au/current-students/support/helps/self-help-resources/presentation-skills/conference-presentations http://www.speakingaboutpresenting.com/delivery/9-ways-space-presentation/  […]

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 […]

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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...

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