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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

Today I am launching the UNSW Staff Voice Survey, which will give you the opportunity to have your voice heard on your experience of the culture and values of the University over recent years, how well it is performing, the University leadership and your working environment.Read more

I am now moving on from the introductory phase of my time at UNSW. I have met over 2,000 staff and students and my mind is full of images of people, their names, their roles, the places they work, their School/Faculty affiliation and their achievementsRead more

I am now just over 3 weeks in to my time at UNSW and I am enjoying every minute of getting to grips with running the university and meeting staff and students. The atmosphere around campus, as students arrive for O week is superb and I have enjoyed the buzz of excitement when walking along the mall.Read more

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