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NUPSA News

Of Substance

UON’s Drug and Alchohol Counsellor, Lachlan Tiffen, has some advice to help you ‘drink smart not hard’.

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What is “Sustainability”, Anyway?

This article was submitted by Larissa Fedunik-Hofman, a PhD student in Chemistry.   There’s no denying that ‘sustainability’ is one of the hottest terms of the 21st century. Although there’s no clear consensus its definition, the majority of  interpretations...

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Tales of a PhD: From Orientation to Graduation

By Dr Chloe Warren.   Welcome to the University of Newcastle So you’ve decided to enrol in a PhD. Go you! What an excellent life choice. Think of all the mysteries you will unravel! The contributions to the vast sea of human knowledge! What an honour. Nay – a...

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From the President’s Desk: May

James Pinkerton, President of NUPSA, gives his monthly update.   Hi all. This year is moving extremely fast, which from a thesis writing perspective is slightly scary. As I write this article, I am getting ready to submit the first draft of my thesis to my...

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Externalizers vs Internalizers – Which Are You?

This article was submitted by Winifred Asare-Doku, a PhD student in Psychiatry.   Julian Rotter propounded the Social Behavior Learning Theory in psychology, and his central ‘locus of control’ concept is concerned with how we tend to assign causation for the...

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Being Honest About Mental Health

This article was submitted by NUPSA's Research Representative, Ashleigh McIntyre, as part of UON's Mental Health Day.   One of the most important things regarding mental health, for me, has always been about being open and honest about your experiences and being...

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How to be an Organised Postgraduate

Viktoria Rother is an online student completing a Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability. This article was originally published in our newsletter on March 10, 2017; the full title was 'On University Studies, or, How to be an Organised Postgraduate: A...

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O-Week bonanza!

This week was O-Week, or 'student Christmas', as it's often known - a time for giving presents, being merry, and eating so much free food you have to let your belt out. And all of us here at NUPSA were busier than Santa's elves, filling our SSAF-funded sleigh with...

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Weekly Yoga

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 28

Wii Wars @ HMRI

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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