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A week when acts of remembrance and reflection dominate. In years to come, the outcomes of the George Floyd trial will resonate as much as the funeral elegies for Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh), albeit...

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I am minded this week to share my thoughts about the enduring challenges of being purposeful and polite around the matter of correspondence; a daily burden that challenges me. As I write, my iPhone sits...

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Another week of autumnal glory here in the New England and some respite from the challenges of recent adverse weather events. News of further release from COVID engagement constraints has allowed UNE to formally move...

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Oh my goodness! Where did the week go?  This has been one of those manic weeks with much running from one meeting and one location to another… Starting with a preliminary stress test of the emerging plans...

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Cannot quite believe it is already Friday and the first week of March has been ticked off the calendar! I am still excited about the return of students for the new academic year – their enthusiasm, resilience...

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Much to celebrate this week: rain glorious rain, the arrival of new and returning students on the Armidale campus and the next stage in reopening our campuses and study centres. Evidence indeed of complex systems settling and...

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A long time ago in another life I was involved in a range of activities which fed into space exploration; as a result I retain a strong and deep interest in all things NASA. Today...

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One of those very complex weeks with lots of different things to do rather than a thematic collection of events and meetings; on reflection, it seemed to be a mirror of the season with its...

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(Very) long week, short notes. Academic Board – Monday. A good discussion about academic quality assurance and the need to develop a more holistic academic risk profile for UNE. Ditto retention and progression discussion centred on...

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Word the of the week must be optimism! Democracy has been given voice in the US as transition processes start, Virgin are offering cheap flights over Christmas to incentivise the brave, vaccine production is the...

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The wheels of life keep turning despite the best efforts of humans, climate and viruses to change the speed of rotation of the planet on its axis.  As the year pulls to a close the...

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A (very) warm day with blue skies and a light breeze. Just had lovely morning tea with UNE staff on the Ingrid Moses Courtyard with staff who are celebrating the challenges of year and staff...

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What a difference a week makes; debate still rages about the outcome of a major election – the ‘shouts loudest’ policy is still in full swing. Even more appalling was news of another spate of...

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A momentous week for UNE and the rest of the world in a number of different ways. Our Victorian colleagues, friends and relatives have been released from an extended lock down after multiple sequential days...

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It would be odd if I did not mention that for those of us based in New England, life this week has been has been about glorious sunshine, drenching rain, hail and snow as well...

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