Ask Penny! (September)

Ask Penny! (September)

Does your supervisor dislike you? To they scowl at you through meetings, and harrumph at you in emails? Penny has the perfect solution, darling – and it requires just a smidgen of kidnapping.

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“Conflict”

“Conflict”

By Andrei Pomana. “I have a right to live. I have a voice to speak. I have a card to play. I have a will to live.”

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My Queeroes

My Queeroes

With Pride Week fast approaching, it’s a good time to be thinking about your own LGBTIQ+ community. NUPSA LGBTI Rep Tanika Koosmen describes the Queer Heroes that have inspired them from history.

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The History of Pride in NSW

The History of Pride in NSW

Pride Week will soon be in full swing, but many of us don’t know much about the historical background behind the celebration. NUPSA Comms Officer Larissa Fedunik explores NSW’s rich LGBTIQ history, including the history of Mardi Gras.

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Ask Penny! (August)

Ask Penny! (August)

Do friends and family lapse into a coma whenever you describe your research? Worried that the work you do is boring? Penny has the perfect antidote: *drama*, darling.

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Being Queer

Being Queer

Being Queer is not a choice, but rather a recognition, a realising, a revelation. And being Queer dissolves the idea of self and other, because we suddenly realise who we have been all along.

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Ask Penny! (July)

Ask Penny! (July)

Many postgrad students do some essay marking to supplement their income, but it can be soul-crippling work. For those of you struggling to read through fifty terrible undergrad papers without losing your mind, Penny has some handy tips.

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Fighting for Josephine

Fighting for Josephine

Dr Matt Dun’s cancer research and charity work have the potential to save countless lives – including that of his own daughter.

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How to Enhance Psychological Well-being

How to Enhance Psychological Well-being

Postgraduate study is a marathon, not a sprint; it’s vitally important to cultivate your psychological well-being, so you can feel good and function well. Dianne Kirby of the UON Counselling Service has some excellent tips for good self-management.

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Down and Out: Why We Need Downtime

Down and Out: Why We Need Downtime

The past decade has seen an explosion in research into how we can maximise our downtime to improve our well-being. In the spirit of scientific self-improvement, Larissa Fedunik takes us a (relaxing) stroll through some established and emerging areas of research into downtime.

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Ask Penny! (June)

Ask Penny! (June)

It may be getting colder outside (finally), but fashion, art and politics are heating up! If you’re worried about being on trend, fear not: Penny’s here to show you what’s HOT and what’s NOT this season.

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Recent Posts

  • From the President’s Desk: September
    President Ash McIntyre brings you up to speed on what we've been doing this month (like Sir Nancy-spotting), and talks about our upcoming general election. […]
  • Ask Penny! (September)
    Does your supervisor dislike you? To they scowl at you through meetings, and harrumph at you in emails? Penny has the perfect solution, darling – and it requires just a smidgen of kidnapping. […]
  • Positive Psychology and Why Negative Emotions Give Our Life Meaning
    These days, many of us are taught to strive for happiness above all – but unhappiness can also be constructive, encouraging us to seek out alternative paths, learn new things about ourselves and gain insights into important life directions. […]
  • In the Pursuit of Happiness
    What are the most important things in the world? Many people would say, 'happiness and satisfaction'. But is that really true? […]
  • “Conflict”
    By Andrei Pomana. "I have a right to live. I have a voice to speak. I have a card to play. I have a will to live." […]

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