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March 2019

Weekly Yoga Session w/ Alex Yousefi

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

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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Shamanic Trance Drumming Session

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

As part of our Harmony Day activities, we've invited PhD researcher John Lee to come and share something rare and exciting with you all: a moonlit Native American shamanic trance drumming session. The Shamanic Tradition is a tradition based around care of the Earth and valuing the different seasons, and is a world-wide practice of the ancient pre-Roman inhabitants of the British Isles, of Asia, of pre-European South America and of the Native Americans. Some Indigenous Australian elders are also practitioners. In this event,…

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Online Philosophy Webinar: ‘Indigenous Philosophy’

March 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Australia

Indigenous Philosophy includes the most cutting edge and most ancient of philosophies. It offers incisive criticism of the Western (colonial) tradition while remaining entangled with it through the decolonising process and offers teaching of diverse philosophies situated in their local context. It confronts the global situation we all find ourselves in and so is everyone's concern, West-East and North-South.   As the University of Newcastle no longer offers courses in Philosophy, we've partnered with Dr Bill Pascoe to run a series…

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Philosophy Workshop: ‘Indigenous Philosophy’

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

Indigenous Philosophy includes the most cutting edge and most ancient of philosophies. It offers incisive criticism of the Western (colonial) tradition while remaining entangled with it through the decolonising process and offers teaching of diverse philosophies situated in their local context. It confronts the global situation we all find ourselves in and so is everyone's concern, West-East and North-South.   As the University of Newcastle no longer offers courses in Philosophy, we've partnered with Dr Bill Pascoe to run a series…

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Weekly Yoga Session w/ Alex Yousefi

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clubhouse, Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia

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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Evening Barbecue at HMRI

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Terrace, HMRI, HMRI
Newcastle, NSW Australia

Hi there, postgrad biomed students! We're feeling a mite peckish, so we're throwing another barbecue at HMRI! There'll be meats aplenty, as well as salads and vegetarian alternatives for those of you less carnivorous. Come along and score some free dinner! We want to make sure we bring enough food for everyone, so please register if you'd like to attend. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

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TGI Friday: Karaoke Session at Strike!

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Strike Bowling Charlestown, Charlestown Square, 201/30 Pearson Street
Charlestown, NSW 2290 Australia

TGI (Thank God It's) Friday is a series of fun, casual Friday activities we host throughout the year to help you relax, unwind and socialise. Postgrad study can be exhausting; sometimes you just need to check out and make an early start on the weekend. For our first activity, we've booked a karaoke room at Strike Charlestown! A lot of you have requested karaoke in the past, and rightly so. There's no better way to shake off your stress than by singing…

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April 2019

Postgrad Orientation Event: Meet Your Supports!

April 4 @ 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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Trip to Hunter Valley Zoo

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hunter Valley Zoo, 138 Lomas Lane
Nulkaba, NSW 2325 Australia

Following the success of our bus trip to Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters in February, we've organised another fantastic animal-related excursion: a trip to Hunter Valley Zoo! Hunter Valley Zoo in Nulkaba (just an hour from campus) has a huge variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from all around the world – from Australian natives (like wombats, wallabies, kangaroos and echidnas) to lemurs and marmosets, alligators and iguanas, parrots and macaws, and even cheetahs and lions. As part of our trip,…

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‘Shut Up and Write’ Boot Camp

April 16 @ 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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May 2019

Workshop: Career Planning for Postgrads

May 8 @ 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!   Engaging in purposeful professional development and career planning are important parts the postgraduate experience, and essential to maintaining a personally satisfying career across…

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Online Webinar: Career Planning for Postgrads

May 8 @ 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!   Engaging in purposeful professional development and career planning are important parts the postgraduate experience, and essential to maintaining a personally satisfying career across…

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Workshop: How to Land a Job in Academia

May 15 @ 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 session is part of a series of ‘Nuts & Bolts’ workshops on academic practice for research students run by the Careers and…

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Online Webinar: How to Land a Job in Academia

May 15 @ 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 session is part of a series of ‘Nuts & Bolts’ workshops on academic practice for research students run by the Careers and…

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Online Webinar: Resumes and Job Applications for Postgrads

May 15 @ 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!   Work through the elements of a successful résumé and cover letter for industry work in Australia. This workshop will take you through the…

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Workshop: Resumes and Job Applications for Postgrads

May 22 @ 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!   Work through the elements of a successful résumé and cover letter for industry work in Australia. This workshop will take you through the…

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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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