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NUPSA News

Pop and Lock!

Yesterday, for our penultimate session of The Space for 2016, we hosted one of our wildest and most enjoyable activities so far. Nazzy Rad, representing Sincity Prettyboyz and the Newcastle Hip Hop Society (NHHS), came along to teach students some hip hop moves;...

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Going Home

Hi everyone. This month's newsletter will be out shortly, but I thought I'd post one of the articles on here in advance, since it may be useful to many of the international postgraduates among you. As we approach the end of the year, some of you who've come here from...

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Thai Touch

If you saw a whirlwind of student activity at the Auchmuty Courtyard last Thursday at noon, here was its epicentre: a delectable feast of Thai dishes, sponsored by several local restaurants and presented by a dedicated group of Thai students, in honour of His Majesty...

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Website Launched!

Yesterday, we finally launched our new website! And in the spirit of the student lifestyle, we did it with free food. And when that ran out, more free food. Thank you to everyone who came along and made the event such a huge success. This website is something we've...

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Introducing Writing Circles

Whether you're a Coursework or an HDR student, postgraduate study demands a certain proficiency in academic writing. There's a fine art to writing clearly, succinctly and persuasively in an academic style that even native English speakers can take years to master;...

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How to Vote

As you may know, NUPSA is currently in the middle of its General Election, through which all the members of next year's Executive are decided. If you're a postgraduate student, you should have received an email from the University with instructions on how to cast your...

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Annual Dinner Tickets and Awards

As we approach the end of the year, so too do we approach NUPSA's Annual Dinner. Lock it into your calendar, folks: Friday, December 2nd, 6.00pm. This year's dinner is quite special; it's our 20th, and we've organised a particularly sumptuous three-course meal at...

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Yoga Session @ HMRI (December 13)

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We're at Day 2 of the ISANA (International Education Services Association) Conference 2016 in Wellington; Clive Jones of Education New Zealand is discussing the four types of international students they've identified.
- The Adventurer: looking to use education as a way to experience New Zealand.
- The Contributor: looking to make a difference in the world and use knowledge for change and good.
- The Searcher: looking for a place that allows them to be the person they want to be.
- The Future Maker: looking to improve their life, their prospects and improve their well-being.
I'd say these four categories encompass international students in Australia just as well. Take a moment to reflect on the factors that led you to study abroad; are you an Adventurer, Contributor, Searcher or Future Maker? Or a combination of these?
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Were at Day 2 of the ISANA (International Education Services Association) Conference 2016 in Wellington; Clive Jones of Education New Zealand is discussing the four types of international students theyve identified.
- The Adventurer: looking to use education as a way to experience New Zealand.
- The Contributor: looking to make a difference in the world and use knowledge for change and good.
- The Searcher: looking for a place that allows them to be the person they want to be.
- The Future Maker: looking to improve their life, their prospects and improve their well-being.
Id say these four categories encompass international students in Australia just as well. Take a moment to reflect on the factors that led you to study abroad; are you an Adventurer, Contributor, Searcher or Future Maker? Or a combination of these?