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May 2019

TEDxSydney 2019 – All-Day Live Stream Event

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Every year, TEDxSydney brings together speakers from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and experiences for a full day of inspirational talks, interviews and musical performances. It's an incredible event that celebrates new ideas, challenges pre-conceptions and provides hope for positive change in the world. And for the fourth year running, we've registered ourselves as a TEDxSydney Satellite so we can live stream the entire event here at Callaghan campus! In the Clubhouse beneath Bar on the Hill, we'll be broadcasting…

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Graduate Gamers – Weekly Board Game & Video Game Session

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Graduate Gamers is a video gaming club for both postgraduate and undergraduate students at Callaghan campus. They meet every Friday evening in the Clubhouse during semester, but also hold sessions at other times throughout the year. During each session, we play a variety of board games, card games and video games (primarily on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch). Members are welcome to bring their own games and/or consoles to play if they wish. These sessions are free! Graduate Gamers is…

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Body Percussion Class!

May 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Following the success of our belly dance workshop with Sonya Manzalini in March, and based on your feedback, we've invited her back to run a session on body percussion! You can make music even without instruments, because your body is an instrument! Your body acts like a drum-kit, which means you can create amazing rhythms through clap, snap, stomp, slap and more. It’s an extremely fun way to become energised, connected, motivated and mindful. This creative process releases natural endorphins,…

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Weekly Yoga Session w/ Alex Yousefi

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia
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Yoga is an ancient practice with well-established physical and mental health benefits. It improves posture, joint mobility and muscle tone, it alleviates stress and fatigue, it improves focus and mental clarity, and it aids in sleep. It is also overwhelmingly our most requested activity, and we want to ensure it is something you all have access to as a method of self-care. We're very fortunate to have partnered with Ali Yousefi (Alex), a PhD student and experienced yoga instructor, to…

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Workshop: Job Interview Skills for Postgrads

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

NUPSA has partnered with the UON Careers and Development Team to run a 4-part workshop series in May, aimed at improving your employability skills and preparing you for your future career. Each session will run as both an on-campus workshop and an online webinar, so you'll be able to access this content regardless of your location!   This practical workshop will increase your confidence and performance level in job interviews. It will provide you with interview preparation tips and give…

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Online Webinar: Job Interview Skills for Postgrads

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Australia

NUPSA has partnered with the UON Careers and Development Team to run a 4-part workshop series in May, aimed at improving your employability skills and preparing you for your future career. Each session will run as both an on-campus workshop and an online webinar, so you'll be able to access this content regardless of your location!   This practical workshop will increase your confidence and performance level in job interviews. It will provide you with interview preparation tips and give…

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NUPSA 2019 Annual General Meeting

May 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
HB13, Hunter Building, HB13, Hunter Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

We'd like to invite you to join us at our 2019 Annual General Meeting. NUPSA is your student association, and the AGM is your opportunity to have a say. If you have an issue or concern you'd like to raise at the meeting, please email us at nupsa@newcastle.edu.au and we'll add it to the agenda. As if democratic participation wasn't enough, we've sweetened the deal with a FREE LUNCH, to be provided during the meeting. For catering purposes, please register your attendance…

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Graduate Gamers – Weekly Board Game & Video Game Session

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Graduate Gamers is a video gaming club for both postgraduate and undergraduate students at Callaghan campus. They meet every Friday evening in the Clubhouse during semester, but also hold sessions at other times throughout the year. During each session, we play a variety of board games, card games and video games (primarily on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch). Members are welcome to bring their own games and/or consoles to play if they wish. These sessions are free! Graduate Gamers is…

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June 2019

Online Philosophy Webinar: ‘Aesthetics’

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Australia

What is beauty? Why do we enjoy tragedy? Why is there poetry? Should art be realistic? How can we explain those unique qualities of experience that seem to happen before reason? If taste is subjective, why do we say the object itself is beautiful? In this session we explore different theories about aesthetics, such as Kant's unifying account of judgement, the sublime, abstraction, spirituality and art, living aesthetically, and aesthetic attitudes in different parts of the world (including Aristotle, Zeami…

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Philosophy Workshop: ‘Aesthetics’

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

What is beauty? Why do we enjoy tragedy? Why is there poetry? Should art be realistic? How can we explain those unique qualities of experience that seem to happen before reason? If taste is subjective, why do we say the object itself is beautiful? In this session we explore different theories about aesthetics, such as Kant's unifying account of judgement, the sublime, abstraction, spirituality and art, living aesthetically, and aesthetic attitudes in different parts of the world (including Aristotle, Zeami…

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Workshop: Networking/Making Social Connections

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Regardless of your career path and where you want to get to professionally, networking is easily one of the most important skills you'll need. Your ability to work a room, make a favourable first impression and build new connections will have an enormous impact on your employability; it's also a major part of making friends and socialising more generally. This workshop, run by Richard Thorpe from the UON Counselling Service, will give you all kinds of tips and techniques to…

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Postgrad Orientation Event: Meet Your Supports!

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

As a new postgraduate student, it can be difficult to get settled at UON and to familiarise yourself with all the resources you'll need. There are a number of important support services you should be aware of, both within your faculty and more broadly within the university, to help you achieve the greatest success in your degree. Throughout the year, NUPSA hosts regular welcome events for new postgrad students. These are excellent opportunities to find out more about groups such…

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Graduate Gamers – Weekly Board Game & Video Game Session

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Graduate Gamers is a video gaming club for both postgraduate and undergraduate students at Callaghan campus. They meet every Friday evening in the Clubhouse during semester, but also hold sessions at other times throughout the year. During each session, we play a variety of board games, card games and video games (primarily on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch). Members are welcome to bring their own games and/or consoles to play if they wish. These sessions are free! Graduate Gamers is…

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Workshop: Assertive Communication/How to Handle Difficult Conversations

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

At times, we all have to have difficult conversations. Whether it’s discussing a sensitive issue, negotiating conflict, asking for change or disagreeing with your supervisor, challenging conversations can be a source of stress and anxiety. This workshop, delivered by UON Student Support Advisor Katrina Hamall, is aimed at helping you to prepare for and engage in these conversations in a constructive way. Topics include: acknowledging distress preparing for the conversation beginning the conversation assertiveness resolving conflict CLICK HERE TO REGISTER…

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3-Minute Thesis – Training Session (Callaghan)

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Can you explain your thesis in just three minutes? 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) is an annual competition held between PhD and Research Masters students at faculty, university, national and international levels. In only three minutes, using only a single static slide, students stand before an audience and summarise their research – what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why. Competing in 3MT not only enhances your communication and presentation skills, but affords you a vital opportunity to publicise your research…

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Graduate Gamers – Weekly Board Game & Video Game Session

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Graduate Gamers is a video gaming club for both postgraduate and undergraduate students at Callaghan campus. They meet every Friday evening in the Clubhouse during semester, but also hold sessions at other times throughout the year. During each session, we play a variety of board games, card games and video games (primarily on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch). Members are welcome to bring their own games and/or consoles to play if they wish. These sessions are free! Graduate Gamers is…

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Luna Park Adventure!

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point
Sydney, NSW 2061 Australia

For our next big off-campus event, we're off to one of Sydney's most historic and exciting attractions: Luna Park! Recognisable by the huge smiling face at its entrance, Luna Park has been around since 1935. It features more than twenty different rides and roller-coasters, dozens of sideshow attractions, special events throughout the day and a thousand things to see and do. If you haven't had the chance to visit this carnival wonderland, now's the time! Unlimited rides passes (which allow…

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Workshop: Time Management & Momentum – Maintaining Motivation

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

We all know good time management is essential to success at university. Many postgraduate students have asked for assistance and ideas on how to increase productivity, reduce unhelpful study stress and balance other non-university related responsibilities. In this workshop, delivered by psychologists from the University’s Counselling Service, you will: Revise time management basics and make changes to get organised and balanced Learn practical strategies to procrastinate less and hold momentum Learn to deal with stress in an effective way Discover that motivation is not…

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3-Minute Thesis – Training Session (Online)

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Australia

Can you explain your thesis in just three minutes? 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) is an annual competition held between PhD and Research Masters students at faculty, university, national and international levels. In only three minutes, using only a single static slide, students stand before an audience and summarise their research – what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why. Competing in 3MT not only enhances your communication and presentation skills, but affords you a vital opportunity to publicise your research…

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‘Shut Up and Write’ Boot Camp

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Stuck on writing your thesis? Lit review, paper, journal article or assignment? Looking to boost your productivity and make real progress? NUPSA runs monthly writing boot camps, where students come together and write without distractions or warring commitments. Making time to write is critical; it’s a skill you’ll overwhelmingly need to develop and use if you’re going to complete your postgraduate studies. Over the course of the day, you’ll be given four hours of quiet writing time (structured using the…

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