Category Archives: Family Action Centre

“Course optimisation” and the end of my time at the Family Action Centre

From January 2021 I will be working two-days per week, and then my position will finish at the end of October. Continue reading

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The challenge of how to describe program participants

How do we describe participants in research that capture some of their challenges but also recognises their strengths and potential? Continue reading

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Uni4You: A case study of a community-based University widening participation program promoting lifelong learning

Uni4You is an innovative, pre-access and widening participation strategy based at the Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle (UON). Since 2013, Uni4You has supported students who often have a lived experience of educational disadvantage and are often the first in their families, and their neighbourhoods, to enrol in higher education. Continue reading

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My current projects (February 2020)

My focus is slowing shifting and, in some ways, I’m returning to my roots in the peace movement. Here’s a brief overview of some of the projects I’m involved in. Continue reading

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SNUG: retreats connecting families

A brief video and a bit of an overview of SNUG: retreats connection families caring for a child with a rare health condition. Continue reading

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