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Dear colleagues,

At the time of writing this newsletter the higher education sector is still awaiting the outcome of the government’s proposed legislation which will be considered in the Senate this month. This was a key topic at the recent Group of 8 (Go8) Board meeting, where there was...Read more

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It is with deep sadness that I start this newsletter by offering my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Stephen Wooldridge who died last week.Read more

I am delighted to begin the newsletter with the news that Professor Eileen Baldry has this week been appointed as our first Deputy Vice-Chancellor Inclusion and Diversity.Read more

There have been some memorable moments for UNSW in the last month. A highlight for me was the UNSW Alumni Awards, where ten alumni who have made major contributions were honoured.Read more

It has been a turbulent few weeks for the higher education sector.Read more

I am writing this newsletter whilst travelling back from a Group of 8 and Universities Australia delegation to India, as part of the visit by Prime Minister Turnbull and Minister Simon Birmingham. The visit enabled our UNSW team to consolidate existing academic links and to build many new friendships and collaborations. The scale, energy and pace of change in India is impressive and exciting, with a rapidly expanding higher education sector and growing strength in advanced technologies such as computing, medical and space sciences, combined with an economy growing at 7% per annum. I was left in no doubt about the potential for UNSW to contribute to both education and research in partnership with colleagues and institutions in India.Read more

 It has been an exciting and vibrant start to the academic year at UNSW.Read more

Welcome back to the start of the new academic year.

The year began well with an outstanding Australia Day speech delivered by Michelle Simmons,...Read more

I am keen to use my newsletter to publicise forthcoming events of interest to staff across UNSW and to report important achievements by our staff. If you are aware of any events you would like mentioned, or of staff achievements of general interest, please do send through an email to: president@unsw.edu.au and I will include them in the newsletter.Read more

Our strategic planning consultation is progressing well with enthusiastic input from across the University whilst the staff survey achieved levels of participation not previously achieved by UNSW or our Australian counterparts. I have enjoyed numerous discussions and engagement visits within UNSW, as well as a series of external events. As a result of discussions and planning over the last few weeks, a series of initiatives are progressing including our UNSW Climate Change Forum, the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series and a UNSW Gender Equality initiative.Read more

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