New perspectives and a Chancellor’s Medal

For PhD history graduate Helen Monro, not knowing where her studies would lead was not a hindrance to getting started. But it has meant she has uncovered lots of surprises along the way – including her own value as a historian.   Helen’s interest in social...

Helen Monro in academic dress at her graduation in December

History and recollections

The smell of dusty, old books full of history has always appealed to Vivien Cerolini, but it was some much newer stories, penned by her father, that provoked further study into European history at UNE. Stumbling across the 40 short stories after Giuseppe’s death in...

Pictures from Vivien Cerolini's travels to Europe, pursuing her history interests

Arts to inspire at UNE International Peace Conference

The arts have been utilised throughout history to draw attention to important issues in powerful and evocative ways, and will be a prominent feature at UNE’s International Peace Studies Conference from 1-5 December for all to enjoy. Conference convenor Dr Marty...

Lorina Barker (left) in a performance of her immersive theatre work, Trucked Off.

Supporting music on the NSW North Coast

Image: UNE Music's Dr Alana Blackburn and Executive Director of the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium, Patrick Brearley, at the launch of the music education partnership.   A new partnership between UNE Music and the Coffs Harbour Regional...

Dr Alana Blackburn from UNE Music and Patrick Brearley from the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium at the launch of a new education partnership for the Coffs Coast area

From PhD to peacebuilding in Sudan

Having recently returned to work in North Darfur, Sudan, peace studies graduate Dr John Ahere has found the theory and skills gained through his PhD, completed in 2020, have helped in many ways.   Growing up in Kenya then later working with different...

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