“I love being part of the UNE family”

Fitting PhD studies in around a career as a school deputy principal might have its challenges, but passionate learner and new graduate Trish Grace says the experience has been “absolutely invigorating”. Trish began studying education with UNE as an undergraduate...

Portrait image of Trish Grace in red gown with white and gold trim, graduating with a PhD in education.

Planning to succeed

Living in Europe and racing 50 days of the year has not put the brakes on professional cyclist Lauren Kitchen's plans to complete a degree, from which she'll graduate at UNE tomorrow. The Port Macquarie local has studied most of her Bachelor of Urban and Regional...

Pro cyclist Lauren Kitchen racing on her bike.

“Doing the right thing”: how communities lead change

Celebrating International Volunteer Day 2019 - 5 December Dr Johanna Garnett, Lecturer in UNE Peace Studies, believes the most powerful change can happen at the community level. She has been an active volunteer in Australia and overseas for 43 years. At 17 years...

Johanna Garnett and local farmers inspecting the site of their demonstration farm and training centre in Rakhine State, Myanmar, November 2019.

“Acts of dignity”: How volunteering promotes peace

Celebrating International Volunteer Day 2019 - 5 December UNE Peace Studies PhD candidate John Ahere, from Kenya, is dedicated to working for transformative change across Africa for lasting conflict resolution. While his thesis is focused on the role of political...

John Ahere, from Kenya, pictured on the UNE campus while completing a PhD in Peace Studies

Volunteering: “humanity is inherently good”

“If change only ever came through government and business, the world would be a very different place today, and certainly not a better place.” UNE Peace Studies Lecturer, Vanessa Bible, is passionate about social and environmental issues, and a dedicated volunteer...

Casual portrait image of Vanessa Bible
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