Posts for May 2016

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesDevelopment Studies Student has paper published

Congratulations to our colleague and Development Studies graduate Miriam Williams who received news today that a paper from her PhD has been published in the influential journal Urban Studies. The title of the paper is “Searching for actually existing justice […]

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Online CounsellingMy Study Life

Back in my undergraduate days we used to keep our timetables in our student diary – pencil and paper. Yep it had to be pencil because you dropped classes, changed tutorial groups, or labs were on only 6 weeks of […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesWhy people risk their lives in the quest to do good

The Age, 22nd May 2016 The unmistakable drum of running footsteps and a masked rebel, shouting and waving a machine gun, comes hurtling out of the trees. “Get down! Get down! Stop. What are you doing?” A group of six […]

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Tectonics and Earth ResourcesPtygmatic folds

Ptygmatic folds (from πτύσσω, to buckle in ancient Greek) involve an irregularly folded, isolated “layer”, typically a quartzo-feldspathic vein in a much more ductile schistose or gneissic matrix. They occur in high-grade rocks, mostly migmatites as trains of rounded and […]

Earth ScienceEXCITING NEW COURSE! Semester 2 GEOS2060

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Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesNew Semester 2 Course!

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Melanie JamesReflective Communication Scrum Method for Public Relations

Recently Eighteen04, a business incubator for clean technology startups in Newcastle, agreed to participate in a research project with myself and University of Newcastle Communication Honours student, Samuel Rooke, from the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology. We are planning an action research […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesIntrepid Landcare in the Hunter

  The fantastic Intrepid Landcare program is being launched in the Hunter Region! Intrepid Landcare is based on a roving Landcare group for young people, combining environmental work with awesome adventure activities! Intrepid Landcare will be kick-started in the Hunter […]

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Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesLove Food Film Night

Emma Grezl, Development Studies graduate, is now heading up this great campus initiative as Regional Waste Project Officer as part of the Hunter & Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy – please come along!  

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Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesFirst Year Development Studies Student doing The Ration Challenge

April Dimmock is a first year Development studies student at uon doing The Ration Challenge this year with the organisation Act for Peace. She will be eating the same food rations as a Syrian refugee for a week in June. […]

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Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesNewcastle Celebrating Unity in Diversity Fesitival

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Online CounsellingDon’t panic just yet

I want you all to take a deep breath, let it fill your abdomen and hold it for 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and exhale. Now repeat this another two times. That’s right the end of semester is approaching which […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesGraduate Conor Ashleigh exhibits work

2016 Head On Festival to launch at Liverpool Library Photography festival: This is the first time Conor Ashleigh’s work Stories of the South has been published. Further information go to, headon.com.au.   The 2016 Head On Photo Festival will come to […]

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Online CounsellingGroup Work Dynamite

Are you in the middle of a group work assignment at the moment? Is it going well? Has someone taken leadership? Is the group sharing and working collaboratively? Are jobs being divided equally and everyone completing the tasks in the […]

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