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Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

June 2017

English Communication Skills & Employability Workshop

June 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

According to the Graduate Outlook Survey 2014, Australian employers rated communication skills (written and oral) as the number one soft skill they are looking for in their future employees. Clearly, achieving a certain score on an English Language Proficiency test is only a part of the process in becoming the person who is the ‘right fit’ for the company, team and position. The objective of this workshop is to provide you with a better understanding of the English language skills…

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July 2017

ON Prime Info Session – Callaghan

July 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Have you got an interesting research project with commercialisation potential but aren’t sure how to take it to the next level? Then read on. ON Prime is CSIRO's entry level, part-time pre-accelerator program which helps research teams validate their research and discover a real world application for it. Researchers are provided with an opportunity to test paths for their IP, know-how or tech, and help unlock their entrepreneurial potential. More than 20 UON researchers have successfully completed ON Prime in…

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February 2018

Movie Screening: ‘The PhD Movie’ and ‘The PhD Movie 2’

February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

This year, we're once again screening both The PhD Movie and The PhD Movie 2 at Callaghan Campus! Based on the popular comic series by Jorge Cham, The PhD Movie and The PhD Movie 2 follow four graduate students (Cecilia, Winston, Tajel and Mike) as they struggle to find balance between research, teaching and their personal lives. With heart and wit, the films satirise all the various challenges and absurdities of postgraduate study, and will surely resonate with anyone who…

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March 2018

Movie Screening: ‘Miss Representation’

March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

To commemorate International Women's Day, NUPSA is screening the multi-award-winning documentary Miss Representation. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in society. In a world where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her own agency…

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May 2018

Ramadan Workshop

May 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

This May 17 marks the beginning of Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting and worship observed by Muslims around the globe. To celebrate Ramadan, we’re excited to partner with the University of Newcastle Islamic Society (UNIS) to present a special workshop on its nature and significance. The discussion will be led by Ashraf Abdelbaky, President of UNIS and NUPSA's International Representative, and Mohamed Hamed, a UON Master of Research student and Imam of Mayfield mosque. All students are welcome; whether…

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Movie Screening: ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’

May 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

May 25 is Geek Pride Day, and - more specifically - Towel Day, when we celebrate the incomparably brilliant literary works of Douglas Adams. To mark the occasion, we're screening the film of Adams' most beloved book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The film follows a thoroughly ordinary man named Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), who awakes one morning to discover that his best friend is an alien and that Earth is about to be demolished to make way for…

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June 2018

Workshop: English Communication Skills and Employability

June 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

According to a recent Graduate Outlook Survey, Australian employers rated communication skills (written and oral) as the number one soft skill they are looking for in their future employees. Clearly achieving a certain score on an English Language Proficiency test is only a part of the process in becoming the person who is the “right fit” for the company, team and position. The objective of this workshop is to provide you with a better understanding of the English language skills…

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Refugee Week Film Screening: ‘Cast From the Storm’

June 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. To celebrate Refugee Week here at UON, we've partnered with NUSA and Student Central to host a screening of the award-winning documentary Cast From the Storm. Cast From the Storm tells the story of a group of teenage refugees who share their extraordinary stories when they join Treehouse Theatre, an after-school theatre group. A coming of age…

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August 2018

Film Screening: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

August 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

You asked for action, so let's put the peddle to the metal! Our film for August is the petrol-soaked, post-apocalyptic thrill-ride, Mad Max: Fury Road. Captured in the wasteland, lone wanderer Mad Max (Tom Hardy) quickly becomes swept up with a group of women in a hulking war rig  – driven by an elite imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron) – as they escape a citadel ruled by the tyrant Immortan Joe. Enraged, the warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the…

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October 2018

Film Screening: It Boy (20 Ans D’écart)

October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

October 9 - 11 is Cultural Awakenings, when we celebrate cultural diversity among the UON community. As part of this year's celebrations, we're screening the hilarious French romantic comedy, It Boy (or 20 Ans D'ecart, by its original title). Alice Lantins is 36 years old. She is beautiful, ambitious and impeccably conscientious - to the detriment of her private life. On paper, she has everything to become the next editor of Rebelle magazine, but she is held back by her uptight image. When…

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Seminar: Journey of an Individual with a Brain Injury

October 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Organised by the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Newcastle Branch. Catering will be provided at 4.30pm and the event starts at 5pm. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

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November 2018

Family Film Night: ‘Coco’

November 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

There's one more family film night for the year, and we've saved the best 'til last! This time, we're screening the incredible 2017 animated Pixar film, Coco. Coco follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. The film is inspired by the Mexican Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday, and celebrates Mexican culture, the value…

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January 2019

Film Screening: ‘The Castle’

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

We’ve got plenty of great films to share with you in 2019, but first up – to commemorate Australia Day in January – we’re screening the 1997 Aussie classic, The Castle. The film follows the Kerrigan family, who take great pride in their modest house and lifestyle in the outer Melbourne blue-collar suburb of Coolaroo. Their happiness is threatened, however, when developers attempt the compulsory acquisition of their house to expand the neighbouring airport. To save their home, they'll need to win a David and Goliath court battle – with some unexpected…

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March 2019

IWD Film Screening: ‘Kill Bill, Vol. 1’

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

March 8 is International Women's Day, and what better way to celebrate the strength, resilience and general badassery of women than a screening of this blood-soaked Tarantino masterpiece? The first of two films, Kill Bill: Volume 1 tells the story of The Bride (Uma Thurman), an ex-assassin trying to leave her hit squad and start a new life. When she is beaten, shot and left for dead (along with her unborn child) on her wedding day, she wakes from a four-year…

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April 2019

Family Film Night: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

It's time for our next family film night! Bring along your friends, partners, kids – everyone's invited! Our film this month is the fantastic 2012 animated Disney hit, Wreck-It-Ralph. For decades, Ralph has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds, he teams up with some unlikely new…

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May 2019

Graduate Gamers – Weekly Board Game & Video Game Session

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, 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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Visa and Immigration Workshop/Q&A

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Are you an international student with questions about potential visa options? Would you like to know more about the various pathways to migration? Then come along to this workshop, run by Lulu Tantos, CEO of Northern Settlement Services. NSS is a not-for-profit organisation providing settlement services to newly arrived migrants/refugees, and Lulu is a Registered Migration Agent with nearly twenty years of experience in advising and assisting clients with their immigration enquiries and applications. The session is relaxed and informal.…

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June 2019

Film Screening ‘What Happened to Monday?’

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

It's time for our next film night! Last month we screened a Disney film, but this one is definitely for the adults: the 2017 sci-fi thriller, What Happened to Monday? In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a…

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July 2019

Film Screening: ‘Small Apartments’

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

It's time for our next monthly film screening! Our July film is the extremely quirky and off-beat 2012 crime comedy, Small Apartments. Franklin Franklin (Matt Lucas) is a hairless, overweight, eccentric social misfit and compulsive hoarder obsessed with Switzerland, who wears little more than briefs and mismatching socks and lives on a diet consisting of Moxie soda and pickles with mustard. He lives alone in an almost bare apartment, surrounded by a similarly unusual group of neighbours (played by a huge ensemble cast, including Billy Crystal, Johnny Knoxville, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden,…

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August 2019

Escape from Autonomy Day: Film Screening, ‘My Tehran For Sale’

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Autonomy Day is coming up on August 9 – an annual celebration of the University of Newcastle's break away from the University of New South Wales to become its own institution in 1965. All kinds of fun activities run throughout the week leading up to it, but alas, on the day itself, students are known to indulge in a certain... alcoholic frivolity. (Drink responsibly, peeps.) These days, it's kept to certain parts of campus, and everything is quite safe, but…

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Film Screening: ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATC210, Advanced Technology Building, ATC210, Advanced Technology Building
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Pride Week is coming up soon (August 26-30), so for our next monthly film night, we're screening one of the most iconic queer films (and iconic Australian films) of all time: the 1994 comedy classic, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Priscilla follows two drag queens, Tick (Hugo Weaving) and Adam (Guy Pearce), and a transgender woman, Bernadette (Terence Stamp), as they journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they…

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