Tag Archives: University of Newcastle

Alternate pathways for young people who have perpetrated violence

I’m excited to have been invited to join this project developed by a colleague in social work, Tamara Blakemore. I’m looking forward to building on my experience with the Alternatives to Violence Project, exploring how we can address domestic and … Continue reading

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Current projects (March 2018)

This year is shaping up to be an interesting year. The following are some of the major projects I’m involved in. Best practice and trends in family counselling and mediation services in NSW:  A collaborative case study of Uniting I’m … Continue reading

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Hints for new course coordinators at Uni

It’s my first day back at Uni today and I’m speaking to some new course coordinators. There some notes about what I cover at https://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/course-coordination/ It’s fairly specific to the University of Newcastle, but it might be helpful to others as … Continue reading

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Updated information for new lecturers.

This morning I spoke to some new lecturers at the University of Newcastle about how I try to maintain a balance between supporting students and not letting teaching take up all my time as an academic. In preparation, I updated … Continue reading

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Smoking and community engagement

All campuses of the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia, are now smoke free. I love working in a smoke free environment and don’t miss the days when smoking was much more common. When I was much younger, I had to … Continue reading

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Our University strategic plan – what does it offer?

The University of Newcastle (UON) recently launched its “NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025”. I like some of the language in the plan and hope it opens up possibilities. The vision is UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a … Continue reading

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Farewell to our Indonesian friends!

Last Friday we farewelled the Indonesian delegation who came to Newcastle to explore community engagement at the Family Action Centre and the University more generally. I think it was a successful visit and hopefully we have commenced an ongoing relationship … Continue reading

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An Indonesian delegation exploring community engagement

At the moment I’m helping to coordinate a visit by 27 Indonesians who are visiting Newcastle to learn about community engagement at the University of Newcastle, especially the Family Action Centre. The delegation has been organised and funded by the … Continue reading

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Selecting an example of community engagement to critique

I ask students doing an online subject on community engagement at the University of Newcastle to critique an example of community engagement as one of their major assessments and, because the students come from a wide range of disciplines, it … Continue reading

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Teaching community engagement to students from 29 disciplines

Completing this course has made me become more active within my own community. I have taken up netball coaching as well as volunteering at the local primary school. (Student from Engaging Communities: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives) As a lecturer I hope … Continue reading

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