In her final monthly column for NUPSA, Penny Grundle has some sage advice for Hugh Milligan – and a very interesting relationship with trees.
Ash McIntyre, NUPSA’s 2018-19 President and 2016-17 Research Representative, looks back at her time at NUPSA, and says goodbye.
Past Vice-President and newly-minted PhD, Dr Barrie Shannon, reflects on his work as part of the NUPSA Executive and how it enriched his student experience.
NUPSA President Aaron Matthews looks back at the heroic (almost Herculean, one might say) journey of NUPSA. Musical numbers included.
Dreams are strange. Here, Sarah Gurr explores a particularly creepy nightmare she had as a child; you’ll never look at a felt board the same way again.
By Jen Hanson. “I have a confession to make. It took me until age 22 to finally get around to reading the first Harry Potter book. Now I’m a full-blown Potterhead.”
We stand with movements around the world, and here in Australia, calling for an end to systemic racism. We stand in support of those calling for an end to police brutality in Australia and around the world.
In keeping with this month’s theme, ‘dreams’, Keighley Bradford has a look at some of the UON resources available to help you achieve yours.
From an early age, Mildred Kelokelo had a passion for animals and the sea. And in Grade 5, she decided on her dream job: Marine Biologist.
PhD researcher Eric Kalo explores the simple but critical act of hand-washing – from the origins of soap, to the pioneering work (and tragic fate) of Dr Ignaz Semmelweis.
Many of you (particularly international students) may know very little about Australian Rules Football (AFL). NUPSA President and AFL superfan Aaron Matthews is here to take you through the rules and history of the game, and the singular magic of cheering your team on to victory.
If the stress of social isolation has you reaching for a drink a little more often, NUPSA Coursework Rep and master mixologist Jen Hanson has the perfect remedy: six sassy and delicious mocktails, with all the flavour and none of the hangover.
Temporary visa holders in Australia need to face a harsh reality that there is no longer a clear pathway to permanent residence. But there may be other options they can explore, as Michael Cradock (JADE VIP) explains.
As part of this month’s theme – ‘you’ – our Communications Officer, Keighley Bradford, reflects on her love of learning and the arts, and how it led her to postgrad study.
For Day 3 of his series, Rich Thorpe looks at our brain’s need for control – and how we can focus on things within our control, and be kinder to ourselves.
In part two of his series, Rich looks at our brain’s need for safety – and how we can counteract our fight-or-flight response when it isn’t helping us.
In this series, PhD candidate and psychologist Richard Thorpe will examine the five core needs of our brain, and how we can best fulfill them.
This poem, from the series ‘Fauna Reflections’, was first published by Nepheronia Jumalon Ogburnin 2019 as part of her first book of poetry, Natural Insights.
Social distancing and self-isolation can easily throw our routine into chaos. But understanding the five key needs of our brain can be helpful in regaining our sense of stability.
For those international students seeking pathways to migration, Michael Cradock of JADE VIP has some excellent advice.