Budget Blues

Budget Blues

For this month’s ‘Behind-the-Scenes’, Ash McIntyre and Barrie Shannon discuss the newly released Federal Budget, and what it means for postgraduate students.

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More Geek Me

More Geek Me

NUPSA President Ash McIntyre once read the third Harry Potter novel 22 times in a row to win a schoolyard contest. #proudgeek

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Queer Life Goes On After Marriage Equality

Queer Life Goes On After Marriage Equality

Marriage equality was a significant achievement for Australian society, and a cause for great celebration. But the road to equality was ugly and exhausting, and we still have a long way to go, writes Barrie Shannon.

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My Life as a Sorceress

My Life as a Sorceress

Stepping into someone else’s shoes can be intensely rewarding, writes NUPSA Project Officer Hugh Milligan. Especially if that person can shoot fireballs from their fingertips.

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Furniture Geek

Furniture Geek

From the highly collectible to the utterly cringe-worthy, Amber Sauni has a fascination with furniture.

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Mindfulness is an important skill to practise, but it’s not the sort of meditation most people assume it to be. Anything can be done mindfully, writes UON Counsellor Phoebe Sanders.

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Ask Penny! (April)

Ask Penny! (April)

Time poor and money poor? Looking for affordable leisure activities around Newcastle? As always, Penny has all the answers.

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Ask Penny! (March)

Ask Penny! (March)

How do I complete my degree overnight? How do I stop that incessant question, “How is your PhD going?” Penny is here to answer all your questions.

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Playing Safe in Your Quest for Tinderella

Playing Safe in Your Quest for Tinderella

Thanks to online dating, it’s never been easier to connect with people outside our usual social networks – or to catch an STI. UON’s Equity and Diversity Coordinator, Astrid Gearin, gives you all the facts.

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