Notes from the VC’s Desk

As the UNE ‘return to campus’ plans unfold, we are reminded this week of the need to maintain vigilance and act with caution and care in the company of others.  The Parramatta team are gearing...

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This has been one of those pivot weeks. The return to campus plan has come into operation and here at Armidale students have popped up all over the place and staff are once again visible...

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This week I was a brave (if slightly nervous) explorer – I flew to Sydney and spent three days engaging with government, peer colleagues from the sector, a range of business consultants and the team...

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One of those weeks when most of my time and effort was spent focusing on the likely end of it. An announcement about the much anticipated reform of Higher Education by the Commonwealth Government loomed...

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A week of mixed sentiments; a Queen’s birthday worth celebrating even when one might declare as a republican, watchful acknowledgement of the important global dialogue around Black Lives Matter, and engagement with the practicalities of...

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On a sunny day in Armidale, after a week of wind and snow, we should be celebrating good fortune in life – believe me I am. After pandemic, bushfires and drought (and a painful fall...

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This week much of my attention was directed to equity and diversity matters. If I said that I missed the time spent focusing all of my attention on COVID-19 it would be a lie. The...

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My ambitions for this week were high. Sadly, after a challenging conversation with some tarmac and concrete in the middle of Armidale whilst ambling along on my new ebike, the focus of my efforts and...

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Long week and then some. As the rhythm of academic business takes us through to the assessment and examination period for Trimester 1, the other aspects of corporate life overlaid by COVID-19 response discussions have...

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One of the dominant experiences of my week has been working from a campus that feels empty and isolated but knowing I am surrounded by people at various locales, all working hard to make the...

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  Dear UNE Students, As I am sure you are aware, the COVID-19 response has required a rapid review of many issues, and this has affected the whole of the community. The University has a...

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Incredible to me that it is May 1st already; with so much going on the passing of time has not registered quite as much as it usually does or perhaps the context of it is...

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I spent the week based in my new alternate office in the Dixson Library with all sorts of people dropping in to say hi; clearly the Easter break and contingent respite has worked wonders! I...

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With the stimulus of amazing autumn weather across the long weekend it was great to open the windows, shake out the gremlins and attack a host of chores – basically anything that did not require Zoom!...

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After weeks in the COVID-19 bubble, I am sure like the majority I have adapted to a new life where I know how many circuits of my study I have to complete to achieve a...

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