From the VC's Desk

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Learnings from the UK?

Monday, 28 April 2014

During the past couple of weeks, we were delighted to host the Vice-Chancellor from the University of Essex, Professor Anthony Forster, who travelled to Australia to visit UON. Essex turns 50 this year, so it is almost the same age as UON, and our two institutions are similarly placed in the independent global ranking systems.

NeW Space

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Today we are marking the next important milestone in the development of our NeW Space education precinct in the city - the release of the initial design concepts.

Smoke Free Campus

Thursday, 13 February 2014

The start of any year is a time when most of us resolve to undergo a metamorphosis – from sedentary beings dependent on the double shot cappuccinos and snatched sandwiches, to uber healthy beings sipping wheat grass shots on our way to the Forum.

2013 – celebrating a great year

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Last week, UON hosted the 13th Forum of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP); the first time this forum has been held in Australia.

October 2013

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Along with 200 million others, I have launched myself into the Twittersphere.

Investing in UON's leaders

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

During the last six weeks we have survived a presidential-style election characterised by a relentless focus on the strengths and personal flaws of our political leaders, rather than on the strengths and flaws of their respective policy platforms.

September 2013

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

I have to admit to being a Jane Austen fan – there is something about the precision of the writing, the dry wit and the wonderful attention to manners of a different age that simply draws one in.

August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

With semester two now in full swing and our campuses once again vibrant with the 'busyness' of university life, colleagues are continuing the important work of building on our world-class research performance and delivering engaging teaching and learning experiences to our students.