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16 Sep 2020 • Rhian Blackwell

Mastering Disaster Resilience in 2020

Rhian, a recent graduate from the Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, is currently employed as an Emergency Management Coordinator with ACT Health. Throughout his time studying, Rhian has seen and experienced extremes, from bushfires through to a global pandemic

Emma Wu
13 Jul 2020 • Emma Wu

Bridging international markets

Taking part in a Work Integrated Learning placement during her study at the University of Newcastle helped Emma build the skills needed in her career today.

International student Katrina
02 Jul 2020 • Katrina

From international student to international marketing intern

International student Katrina has been studying at The University of Newcastle for the past two years and undertook a placement with the University’s Marketing and Communications department.

Ann MacRae
22 Jun 2020 • Ann MacRae

Ticking all the right boxes

Ann is applying her Master of Family Studies in her workplace, Baptcare, after studying online with the University of Newcastle.

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30 Apr 2020 • Harsimranjeet Singh Brar

Exploring the unexpected through creative passion

From the industrial elements of civil engineering to the creative flair of fine arts, Harsimranjeet’s study journey hasn’t been a straight path. Driven by his eagerness to discover the unknown, Harsimranjeet jumped from one end of the spectrum to the other at the University of Newcastle.

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30 Apr 2020 • Stephanie (Yu Rong)

Building her multicultural business skills by getting involved

A desire for self-improvement led Stephanie (Yu Rong) on a journey to Australia to study an MBA and Master of Marketing at the University of Newcastle.

03 Feb 2020 • Evelyn Chatikobo

A midwife that all women deserve

Evelyn Chatikobo will graduate from the University of Newcastle this week as a Midwife.

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16 Dec 2019 • Joshua Glachlan

Graduate aims to be a role model as well as an educator

Joshua Glachlan will graduate from the University of Newcastle this week as a PE teacher.

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16 Dec 2019 • Alaa Al-Ahmad

Graduate plans to make the global energy crisis ‘a thing of the past’

Alaa Al-Ahmad studies a PhD in Philosophy (Physics) at the University of Newcastle.

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16 Dec 2019 • Jessica Coleman

Persistence pays off for nursing graduate after life-threatening accident

Jessica Coleman studied a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle.

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16 Dec 2019 • Breanna Clayton

Small town to big dreams for engineering graduate

Breanna Clayton studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.

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16 Dec 2019 • Jessica Redman

Hooked on a feeling

Jessica Redman studied a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Newcastle.

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11 Dec 2019 • Speech Pathology Students

International Internship Opportunity with OST

Yu Fan Tan and Wei Juen Lim working with a client and Clinical Supervisor Associate Professor Sally Hewat.

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06 Dec 2019 • Salwa

Breaking down cultural barriers

Being awarded the 2019 Study NSW CISA Conference Equity Scholarship helped Salwa settle into Australian life.

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15 Oct 2019 • Jessica Brennan

Further your career with a Master of Marketing

Jessica Brennan studied a Master of Marketing at the University of Newcastle.

30 Sep 2019 • Larissa Sullivan

Construction Management graduate is helping deliver Central Coast Medical School facility

Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) graduate Larissa is delivering projects that directly benefit her local Central Coast community.

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09 Sep 2019 • Taylor Stokes

Taylor took the leap to change careers through her postgraduate study

Taylor Stokes studied a Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle.

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09 Sep 2019 • Sheralee Fisher

It's never too late to change careers

Sheralee Fisher studied a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at the University of Newcastle.

29 Aug 2019 • Meolla Esther Yvon

Prestigious scholarship makes international study possible

Being awarded a FEBE Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholarship helped Esther get the most out of her studies.

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29 Jul 2019 • Laura Dawson

Study an MBA/Master of Marketing

Laura Dawson studied a combined MBA/Master of Marketing at the University of Newcastle.

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29 Jul 2019 • Sora Khan

Study a Bachelor of Computer Science

Sora Khan moved to Australia to study a Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of Newcastle.

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29 Jul 2019 • Madalyn Clare

Study a Master of Special & Inclusive Education

Madalyn Clare studied a Master of Special & Inclusive Education at the University of Newcastle.

25 Jul 2019 • Noah Mwelu

Crossing Continents to Build a Brighter Future

Noah moved from his home country of Uganda to study a PhD (Building) at the University of Newcastle.

Jenil Patel
17 Jul 2019 • Jenil Patel

Taking a global approach to critical civil structure with internationally recognised education

Studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is helping Jenil achieve his career goals.

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10 Jul 2019 • Joanna Lane

Have you ever thought about furthering your career with a Master of Traumatology?

Joanna Lane studied a Master of Traumatology at the University of Newcastle and is now working as a Senior Trauma Physiotherapist.

03 Jul 2019 • Dr David Cunneen

A family affair at Ourimbah graduation

They say good things come in threes, which rings true for the Cunneens as their father, and University business lecturer, Dr David Cunneen, will also be involved in the ceremony as part of the academic procession.

03 Jul 2019 • Caitlin Thomson

Proof is in the pudding for food science graduate

Graduating from a Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast campus, Caitlin has put her passion into practice and is currently finalising the development of new Christmas pudding products with a local small business.

Sherry Xie
17 Jun 2019 • Sherry Xie

Two postgraduate degrees and a life changing international experience

Sherry Xie moved to Australia to study a combined MBA/Master of Human Resource Management at the University of Newcastle.

Ian Dunlop
17 Jun 2019 • Ian Dunlop

A rewarding career inspiring young minds

Ian Dunlop studied a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle.

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07 Jun 2019 • Ginny Stein

Ginny used postgrad study to start the next chapter of her career

Ginny Stein studied a Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development at the University of Newcastle.

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03 Jun 2019 • Denis Xavier

Denis dreams of building a business after international study

Denis moved to Newcastle from India to pursue postgraduate study.

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03 Jun 2019 • Tarek Al Helou

Studying to build a better, more sustainable world

Tarek moved from his home country of Kuwait to study a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.

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03 Jun 2019 • Divya Rashmi

Study a Master of Architecture in the coastal town of Newcastle

Divya Rashmi moved from India to Newcastle to study a Master of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.

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24 May 2019 • Zoe Pardey

On the pathway to success with a passion to teach

Zoe Pardey is in her final year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary).

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24 May 2019 • Duanduan Zhang

Study by the sea, Newcastle provided Duanduan the ideal location to learn and live

Duanduan moved to Newcastle to study her undergraduate degree and loved it so much she continued on to complete her postgraduate degree here as well.

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20 May 2019 • Poppy Coleman

Creating a career of passion through postgraduate study

Poppy studied a Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle.

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17 May 2019 • Mikaela Koelma

From student to business owner, postgraduate study opens doors

Mikaela Koelma completed a Master of Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle.

Mark McConville
16 May 2019 • Mark McConville

A guiding principal in leadership and management in education

Mark felt that completing postgraduate study could help him further develop his skills to be a better educator and principal.

Scott McShane
13 May 2019 • Scott McShane

Expanding career opportunities with the MBA

Scott wanted a challenge and found the MBA a meaningful way for more personal development.

Noel Khan
06 May 2019 • Noel Khan

The Future of Technology

Growing up in Kuwait, Noel was attracted to the laid-back lifestyle of Newcastle where he decided to study his Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Honours).

Emma Quinlivan
30 Apr 2019 • Emma Quinlivan

Fast tracking study with intensive courses

Emma completed two intensive face-to-face courses for the law side of her degree – Mediation Skills and Theory and Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability.

Avni Kumar
30 Apr 2019 • Avni Kumar

Combining politics and health to support those in need

Avni Arisha Kumar wanted to combine her strong interest in politics, health and not-for-profit work – with that, she enrolled in a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

11 Apr 2019 • Susan Grace-MacDonald

Inspired upbringing ignites passion for the natural world

Susan's exposure to the natural world at a young age was a catalyst for her passion for science and living things.

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11 Apr 2019 • Tim Shevchenko

Turning education into a family tradition

A last-minute decision to attend a construction management presentation at Open Day was a life changing moment that shaped the career path of graduate, Tim Shevchenko.

11 Apr 2019 • Tara Andrews

Jets player kicks University goals

It was a curiosity to understand how things work which sparked the Jets mid-fielder, Tara Andrews, to study civil engineering.

11 Apr 2019 • Lucas Booth

Commitment to creating change drives doctor dream

Education was the lifeline Lucas Booth turned to as a way to transform his life, as well as help others.

Adriana Ontiveros
10 Apr 2019 • Adriana Ontiveros Hernandez

Life-changing postgraduate studies in finance

Adriana believes the Master of Applied Finance is built to give you the chance to explore different financial arenas from pure accounting to derivatives.

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29 Mar 2019 • Katelyn Stansfield

Turning a passion for sport and healthy living into a career

Katelyn Stansfield is studying a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle.

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28 Mar 2019 • Damilola Awosemo

International Study Experience in coastal Newcastle

Damilola Awosemo moved to Newcastle from Nigeria to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle.

Jenae Keirnan
28 Mar 2019 • Jenae Keirnan

A platform to begin a new career

True to her word of taking on opportunities when they arise, Jenae made the decision to study both the MBA and MIB at the same time.

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28 Mar 2019 • Vibhasini Kaul

Turning goals into reality through undergrad study

Vibhasini Kaul moved from India to Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Business of the University of Newcastle.

21 Mar 2019 • Soo Yong Seng

Golden Opportunity Provides Dream International Study Experience

Being awarded the FEBE Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholarship allowed Malaysian international student Soo Yong Seng to pursue his dream of becoming a civil engineer.

Jeshurun Nesaraj
19 Mar 2019 • Jeshurun Nesaraj

Venturing into the world of business with the MBA (Global)

Finding his perfect partner in the University of Newcastle, Jeshurun made the move to Australia to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Global).

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11 Mar 2019 • Susie Porter

Meet Australian Actor, Susie Porter

Australian actor Susie Porter recently spoke about her time studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Newcastle.

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11 Mar 2019 • William Li

Life changing experience in Newcastle

William Li is a Chinese international student studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Newcastle.

06 Mar 2019 • Julia Barton

A balancing act

As an elite water polo player, Hunter Academy of Sport representative and University of Newcastle student, Julia Barton wears a lot of hats. And she knows better than most what it takes to balance sport, study, life and personal wellbeing.

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04 Mar 2019 • Amy Daley

Postgrad study creates new perspectives

Amy is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Dispute Resolution.

28 Feb 2019 • Libby Duncan-Poidevin

Experiencing healthcare through spirituality and cultural immersion

An international placement in India gave Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) student Libby Duncan-Poidevin a better understanding of implementing healthcare programs in varied communities.

27 Feb 2019 • Rhiannon Jaeger-Michael

Overseas exchange opportunity uncovers new potential career paths

Undertaking an international exchange in Leeds opened up a world of career possibilities for Bachelor of Psychology student Rhiannon Jaeger-Michael.

27 Feb 2019 • Matthew Gow

Applying engineering in a global context

Travelling around Canada during his semester exchange was an adventure that Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) student Matthew Gow will never forget.

Freya Dougan-Whaite
26 Feb 2019 • Freya Dougan-Whaite

Conquering postgrad studies internationally

Freya Dougan-Whaite completed a Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle.

Hannah Zhang
19 Feb 2019 • Hannah Zhang

Mixing theory and practical experience to understand accounting in the real world

With aspirations of a career as a professional auditor, studying a Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) at the University of Newcastle’s Sydney campus ticked all the boxes for Hannah.

Azka Arshad
19 Feb 2019 • Azka Arshad

A global numbers game in applied finance

With a clear vision for where she hoped her career would lead, Azka’s postgraduate study supported her in developing the expertise needed to achieve her career goals.

Adam Bryant
18 Feb 2019 • Adam Bryant

Flexible online study - the key to postgraduate study success in human resources and law

Adam found the perfect fit with the University of Newcastle’s Master of Human Resources and Law, which can be completed 100 per cent online.

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08 Feb 2019 • Meena Viswanathan

Turning a passion into a career

Meena Viswanathan is now working as an Inclusion Professional since completing her Masters of Special and Inclusive Education in 2018.

Chukwuemeka Ordu
08 Feb 2019 • Chukwuemeka Ordu

Inspiring positive change

Chukwuemeka Ordu graduated from the Master of Social Change and Development at the University of Newcastle in 2018.

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24 Jan 2019 • Skye Dixon

Study abroad and find a world of opportunity

At the University of Newcastle Skye has had the opportunity to combine her undergrad study with international study opportunities.

Shaun Murray
21 Jan 2019 • Shaun Murray

Undergrad study opens doors worldwide

At the University of Newcastle Shaun has had the opportunity to combine his undergrad study with international study opportunities.

David Behne-Smith
13 Dec 2018 • David Behne-Smith

Using technology to benefit the legal system

David Behne-Smith (left) is a current student at the University of Newcastle, studying the Legal Innovation and Design course (LAWS6116) as part of the Master of Laws.

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11 Dec 2018 • Thomas Shilling

Creating solutions with a real-world purpose

With a goal of working on a tangible project, Thomas put his theoretical knowledge into practice.

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05 Dec 2018 • Kathleen McKinley

New career directions with postgraduate study

Kathleen plans to use her postgraduate degree to expand her career in the future.

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05 Dec 2018 • Alix Hall

Formulating career success

Ready to refine her expertise, Alix enrolled in a Master of Medical Statistics to help reach her goal of becoming a health-related research statistician.

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05 Dec 2018 • Jake Kellow

Challenging the relationship between people and animals

Jake’s major project ‘The Stock Market’ interrogates western processes of production and consumption to help demystify the role animals play within our food systems.

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05 Dec 2018 • Michelle Chan

Branching out with postgrad study

Michelle decided to branch out from her career as an Osteopath and enrolled in a Master of Public Health at the University of Newcastle.

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04 Dec 2018 • Derrick Chu

Creating a catalyst for change

Through his final year project ‘Archiculture’, Master of Architecture student Derrick is exploring urban renewal – with a focus on the rejuvenation of Newcastle city through architectural education.

Zoe Lewis
03 Dec 2018 • Zoe Lewis

Collaborating to create meaningful change

Through the Bachelor of Development studies, Zoe Lewis is learning how to ethically work towards social, global and cultural equality, and environmental sustainability.

Belinda Charlton
03 Dec 2018 • Belinda Charlton

Making an impact through postgrad studies

Belinda Charlton is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Environmental Law.

Liam Clarke
30 Nov 2018 • Liam Clarke

Discovering new passions

Liam Clarke is able to tap into his creative side through a Bachelor of Information Technology.

Hugh Gordon
23 Nov 2018 • Hugh Gordon

Pave your own pathway with postgrad studies

Hugh Gordon is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Studies.

Deborah Bogenhuber
22 Nov 2018 • Deborah Bogenhuber

It’s never too late to pursue new passions

Deborah Bogenhuber is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Graduate Certificate in Co-operatives Management and Organisation.

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21 Nov 2018 • Alex Parkes

Translating the benefits of international exchange

Currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Arts, studying a double major in French Studies and Linguistics, Alex is fluent in almost three languages and has been invited to take part in the Campus France Australia Student Ambassadors Program.

19 Nov 2018 • Liam Wanless

Exploring New Possibilities

Liam Wanless is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Business Psychology.

08 Nov 2018 • Janita Green

Making the world better through engineering

Janita Green is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) and is already helping people through her work.

Lagi Fisger
08 Nov 2018 • Lagi Fisger

Innovation with impact

Lagi Fisger is a current student studying a Masters of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Newcastle.

Luke Lindsay
07 Nov 2018 • Luke Lindsay

Keeping up with contemporary clinical practice

Luke is a Nurse Manager returning to study after 15 years out of university to ensure his clinical practice is contemporary and evidenced-based.

Andrew Kelesi
31 Oct 2018 • Andrew Kelesi

Take your knowledge of law to the next level

Andrew Kelesi is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Laws.

Nikita Haynes
31 Oct 2018 • Nikita Haynes

Transforming ideas into a career through digital media

Nikita Haynes is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Digital Media.

Kate Dash
31 Oct 2018 • Kate Dash

Take your career to new heights with a MBA

Kate Dash is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Business Administration.

Annika Thurbon
30 Oct 2018 • Annika Thurbon

New is making your passion work for you

Annika Thurbon is a current student within the Bachelor of Creative Industries and is turning her love of creativity into a career.

Kirrily Furey
19 Oct 2018 • Kirrily Furey

Creating opportunity for career advancement

Studying her Master of Education gave Kirrily the chance to inspire students through her unique style of teaching.

Hannah Stenstrom
19 Oct 2018 • Hannah Stenstrom

Using law to help those most in need

Studying a postgraduate law degree while working in the not-for-profit sector, has given Hannah a unique insight into how the law works from many angles.

19 Oct 2018 • Nicholas Woodley

New Pairs Logic with Imagination

Nicholas has always been fascinated by the way things work, he's excited to tackle complex problems and propel his career opportunities through studying a Master of Engineering.

18 Oct 2018 • Kim Holder

A Tasty Career Ahead

An unexpected degree choice, has opened up new doors with an exciting career for this Food Science and Human Nutrition Graduate.

Matthew Wedmaier
17 Oct 2018 • Matthew Wedmaier

The power of postgraduate education

Matthew Wedmaier is a recent graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Co-operatives Management and Organisation and current Head of Finance at Credit Union Australia

17 Oct 2018 • Jodie Cochrane

Becoming a better engineer by exploring new skills

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics student Jodie Cochrane has her sights set on pursuing further study to progress her engineering career.

17 Oct 2018 • Samuel Parker

Making a dream a reality

Studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours) at UON has played a significant part in shaping Samuel Parker’s career path.

Reid McManus
28 Sep 2018 • Reid McManus

Drawing on diverse skills

UON animation student is making a mark on the world stage.

Callum Maher
27 Jun 2018 • Callum Maher

Advocating for change

UON Juris Doctor graduate tackles new environmental law challenges with global impact.

Katie Hodson
22 Jun 2018 • Katie Hodson

Leading by example

Music teacher Katie Hodson is developing leadership skills through postgraduate study.

Ben O'Neill
12 Jun 2018 • Ben O'Neill

Kicking goals in communication

UON Communication graduate is bound for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the Socceroos.

Felicity Hammond
05 Jun 2018 • Felicity Hammond

Developing new ways to help

Studying the Master of Social Change and Development at UON has opened up new opportunities for Felicity Hammond.

Nicole Velaires
26 Apr 2018 • Nicole Velaires

Establishing strong networks

Studying at UON gave Nicole Velaires the opportunity to extend her professional network.

07 Dec 2017 • Kate Anderson

Accelerating career opportunities

First year Master of Leadership and Management in Education student Kate Anderson is already applying learning back to her school environment.

18 Oct 2017 • Renee Schultz

Breaking boundaries in Education

Master of Leadership and Management in Education graduate Renee Schultz talks about her slighly offbeat road to teaching.

17 Oct 2017 • Emma Wasson

Environmental Change-Maker

Master of Environmental and Business Management graduate Emma Wasson has combined her professional career with interests in social justice and nature.

16 Oct 2017 • Jean-Marc Yameogo

Transforming Learning in Burkina Faso

Master of Human Resource Management graduate Jean-Marc Yameogo is giving back to the next generation of students in Burkina Faso.

Angelique Carr
09 Oct 2017 • Angelique Carr

Moving culture forward

Bachelor of Arts student Angelique Carr is helping to digitise fascinating human stories from the past.

Faith Curtis
27 Sep 2017 • Faith Curtis

Developing more inclusive communities

Faith Curtis enjoyed her Development Studies degree so much she went on to complete a PhD.

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25 Sep 2017 • Sam Ellis

Setting sail for success

Sam Ellis was able to make a career out of sailing after studying a Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science at UON.

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25 Sep 2017 • Connie-Lee Dixon

Engineering graduate takes her passion to the sky

Engineering graduate, Connie-Lee Dixon, is using her background in mechanical engineering to pursue her passion of being a military pilot.

Jessica McLeod-Yu
25 Sep 2017 • Jessica McLeod-Yu

Talented animator sets her career in motion

Jessica McLeod-Yu is putting her animation skills to the test in Melbourne.

22 Sep 2017 • Kurt Lancaster

The world of psychology beyond clinicians and couches

Kurt Lancaster's keen interest in human behavior has led him beyond the realms of traditional psychology

21 Sep 2017 • Alicia Law

Making meaning with a 'zine'

Bachelor of Creative Industries Student Alicia Law is letting her creativity loose with an innovative zine.

Brittany Wile
15 Sep 2017 • Brittany Wile

Creating real change in our society

University of Newcastle student Brittany Wile is relishing her combined degree in business and law.

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13 Sep 2017 • Ashraf Abdelbaky

Ashraf Abdelbaky

University of Newcastle student Ashraf Abdelbaky is a finalist in the highly competitive NSW Government’s International Student Award.

11 Sep 2017 • Alexander Austin

New experiences in Copenhagen

Combined Business/Innovation & Entrepreneurship student, Alexander Austin, recently returned from a summer studying at Denmark's premier business school.