|On a manic Friday in what should have been a short week, I am still sitting with a large pile of paper work (yes paperwork!) holding me hostage at my desk!
I have had endless conversations by phone with ‘important’ and ‘influential’ people trying to make sure the UNE story and what is important in a regional context is communicated with purpose across a number of frontiers. In spite of COVID, or because of it, government decision processes are accelerating as we navigate towards 2021 budgets and manage reform, budget submissions, recovery, job ready graduates, graduates ready jobs, regional innovation and student opportunity.
Relief appeared in the form of an amazing Zoom encounter with UNE alumni as part of the UNE 21+ conversations! UNE alumni joined us from around the world (literally) to share their thoughts and engage with the process. Their strong positive commitment to UNE and desire to add value was just AMAZING!