NUPSA News

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

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

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

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)

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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Ask Penny! (May)

For most students, there’s no avoiding the dreaded group assignment. But what to do if your other group members are less than cooperative? Penny has some creative advice to keep them ‘motivated’.

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Later this month, the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) will be hosting Dr Suanne Gibson, Associate Professor and Associate Director Teaching and Learning at Plymouth Institute of Education in the UK.

As part of this visit, Suanne will run two events, drawing on her research expertise in inclusive education and recent work exploring pedagogical partnerships.

SEMINAR: Politicized compassion and pedagogical partnership a position and place to reignite social justice in the inclusive academy
22 JULY 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
CALLAGHAN (TBC)

To read more about the seminar and RSVP, click here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/politicized-compassion-and-pedagogical-partnership-a-position-and-place-t...

ROUNDTABLE: Research, Pedagogy, Practice and Policy for Inclusive Education
23 JULY 12:30-2:30PM
IDC BUILDING, CALLAGHAN

To read more about the seminar and RSVP, click here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/roundtable-research-pedagogy-practice-and-policy-for-inclusive-education-...

If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact CEEHE at ceehe@newcastle.edu.au.
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Later this month, the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) will be hosting Dr Suanne Gibson, Associate Professor and Associate Director Teaching and Learning at Plymouth Institute of Education in the UK.

As part of this visit, Suanne will run two events, drawing on her research expertise in inclusive education and recent work exploring pedagogical partnerships. 
 
SEMINAR: Politicized compassion and pedagogical partnership a position and place to reignite social justice in the inclusive academy
22 JULY 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
CALLAGHAN (TBC)

To read more about the seminar and RSVP, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/politicized-compassion-and-pedagogical-partnership-a-position-and-place-to-reignite-social-justice-tickets-64951224862
 
ROUNDTABLE: Research, Pedagogy, Practice and Policy for Inclusive Education 
23 JULY 12:30-2:30PM
IDC BUILDING, CALLAGHAN

To read more about the seminar and RSVP, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/roundtable-research-pedagogy-practice-and-policy-for-inclusive-education-tickets-64952062367
 
If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact CEEHE at ceehe@newcastle.edu.au.