Notes from the VC’s Desk

A weekly newsletter direct from our Vice-Chancellor & CEO, Professor Brigid Heywood. Stay up to date with the latest goings on around UNE.

The week started with Valentines Day celebrations and ended with a trans-global teleconference. I thought for a change you might like to work out for yourselves how the rest of my week played out –...

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Another week of interesting news and events.. The world remains gripped by the ongoing spread of COVID-19 infections; the unfurling reality of the epidemic both in human and economic terms does not make for pleasant...

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Rain, rain and more rain! I have spent the week in Sydney where it has rained kangaroos and wallabies every day. I visited our Parramatta campus on Monday to meet with staff and discuss how...

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It seems that we have moved quickly from one set of environmental challenges to a medical emergency. Overnight the World Health Organisation has determined the spread of the novel coronavirus has reached global epidemic proportions. We...

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Given we are only three weeks into the new year with many staff still on annual leave it is amazing how busy we already are! With Trimester 3 just finishing and registration still in play...

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The energy of the campus lifted this week as people started returning from their holidays. I suspect the greening effect of the recent rain, after months of brown earth and dust, also contributed to the...

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Welcome back one and all. I hope that the summer break has provided a time for refresh and renewal as well as the space to catch up with family and friends. As a new decade...

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After the hustle and bustle of graduation, the Armidale campus fell quiet this week – those staff remaining were very much focused on completing critical year end tasks. Much of my week was dominated by...

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As dawn broke on day 347 of 2019 I was listening to the news updates from both New Zealand and the United Kingdom – both places which are dear to me. In common with my...

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As week 48 of 2019 draws to a close I am in the familiar space of working out what I must complete before year end and whether I am ready for the festive season; the...

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