The University of Newcastle is celebrating Harmony Week with a series of events at its Callaghan campus.
The Week includes activities with local school students on Wednesday 18 March, focusing on building social cohesion through promoting respect, participation and a sense of belonging. On Thursday 19 March, the University will host 'A Taste of Harmony' to recognise and celebrate the cultural diversity of the University community.
Harmony Week picture opportunities - media welcome.
International Students Welcome in Newcastle
Around 80 Year 9 high school students, teachers and parents from across the Hunter region will visit the University's Callaghan campus.
Winners of the Harmony Week multimedia and poster competition will be announced. Themes for this year's entries were 'Welcoming International Students and their families into the Hunter' and 'The benefits of a culturally diverse community'. Entries will be screened during the event.
Students will participate in hands-on workshops covering a range of cultural activities including Brazilian martial arts and Australasian drumming, and a discussion about Islamic culture and religion.
Students will also hear from a Torres Strait Islander student in the School of Medicine as he tells the story of his journey from a remote island north of Australia to the University of Newcastle.When: Wednesday 18 March
Where: Purdue Room, next to The Great Hall, Callaghan
- 9.15am Welcome
- 9.45am Multimedia presentation viewing/winners announced
- 11.30am - 1pm Workshops
A Taste of Harmony
The University community is invited to a tasting of ethnically diverse food set amongst the sounds and movement of a variety of community artists. A wide range of countries and their traditions will be represented.When: Thursday 19 March
Where: Bar on the Hill
Time: 12pm - 2pm