Student Achievements


New Year, More Development Studies!

Welcome to 2018! We hope all new and continuing students and staff had a relaxing and fun holiday season. We’re excited to be back with lots of great news on the horizon. We’ve got new degree programs starting with their … Read More »


UON holds NSW Geography Honours/Masters Conference 2017

The UON School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Geography and Environmental Studies) were fortunate to host the annual NSW Geography Honours/Masters Conference on the 9th of November. This Honours/Masters Conference series first started as a way for postgraduate students to … Read More »


Tully Hambridge at the Jakarta International Youth Program

In August Tully Hambridge had the amazing opportunity to attend the Jakarta International Youth Program. You may have met Tully in class, she is a current Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student majoring in Human Geography and the Environment. She … Read More »


Institute of Australian Geographers, Annual Conference 2017

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Institute of Australian Geographers has just been held at the University of Queensland. Twelve academic staff members and PhD students from UON’s Discipline of Geography and Environmental Studies were among the almost 200 participants. … Read More »


Penny Dunstan’s Shadowlands II

PhD student Penny Dunstan’s visually and conceptually astounding exhibition Shadowlands II opens tonight at the University Gallery, Friday 21st July at 6pm. Nature, art, drinks and nibblies will all be in one spot! Penny kindly took me on a tour of … Read More »


Adam Kennedy’s New Colombo Stories

Development Studies student Adam Kennedy is moving on to new adventures after his colossal New Colombo Plan Scholarship experience in Singapore. The New Colombo Plan provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region. Excitingly now … Read More »


Travel for Good – Phoebe Everingham has submitted her PhD

Good news travels fast so you may have heard our Phoebe Everingham has just submitted her PhD thesis! Excitingly Phoebe is our first PhD graduate in the field of Human Geography at UON to submit by publication. She has published … Read More »

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Let the Caps Fly! Congratulating our Graduates

We want to congratulate to all of our Bachelor of Development Studies students, who celebrated their graduation last week on the 27th of April. Graduation is a celebration of your commitment through several years of hard work meeting deadlines, surviving … Read More »


Phoebe Everingham wins the Bursary Award

Final year Doctoral Student Phoebe Everingham was one of four international scholars to win a Bursary award for her PhD paper entitled ‘I’m not looking for a manufactured experience: diversity of motivations in Volunteer tourism’ to attend the Otago University … Read More »


Adam Kennedy’s Singapore Stories

Adam Kennedy, one of our Bachelor of Development Studies students has been honoured with a prestigious New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship. The Australian Government initiative is aimed at building relationships and developing a sharing economy that links the Australia with the Indo-Pacific. It also affords Adam with the unique opportunity to learn new … Read More »