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A police pipe band, Nyoongar performers,
WAAPA musicians and several hundred members of the ECU community have
welcomed ECU’s fifth Vice-Chancellor.
At Victoria University (VU) we are renowned for presenting our tertiary students with outstanding work placements through our high-profile industry connections. Now, for the second year running, we are offering Victorian Year 10 and 11 students the same advantage.
Our unique Work Experience of a Lifetime initiative gives students the chance to win an unforgettable work experience placement at one of Australia’s top companies. Last year was a huge success, with the winning students spending one week at Leo Burnett, The Just Group, Nova 100, Honda and The Mushroom Group – industry-leading companies that would otherwise have been out of their reach.
This year, the successful students will once again be rewarded with in-depth, hands-on experience in an exciting company that matches their study interests.
Helping to guide the students on their "path to victory" this year are:
Every Victorian year 10 and 11 student has the chance to win a placement. All they need to do is submit a photo or video that creatively expresses their passion for their chosen industry.
The competition closes at 3pm on Friday 29 May 2015.
Learn more about VU's Work Experience of a Lifetime.
You can contact us on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #vuexperience
Medical students from the Rural Clinical School (RCSWA) at The University of Western Australia are more likely to work in remote locations after graduating, a recent report has shown, which is having a positive impact on rural and remote communities that often struggle to gain access to medical practitioners.
Local, community-based farming system groups are more readily able to serve the specific information needs of farmers, than large, geographically dispersed groups. They are also more effective at engaging members in group activities, according to a study conducted by researchers from The University of Western Australia.
The University of Western Australia is unveiling a bold new brand to reflect its place as a contemporary place of teaching, learning and research, and a global hub of excellence.
CDU’s Head of Greek Studies Associate Professor George Frazis says he lives for Greek studies
Charles Darwin University’s first head of Greek studies says he will focus on strengthening postgraduate programs and community engagement in his newly created position.
Head of Greek Studies Associate Professor George Frazis has worked in tertiary education for more than three decades and helped pioneer Greek studies units at CDU in 2003 through Flinders University.
“Learning a foreign language is so important because not only do you learn a new language but also the culture, values and history that go along with it,” Dr Frazis said.
“I am very proud and happy to now be part of both this community and the CDU community.”
The Greek-born academic has had a longstanding connection with Darwin since his father migrated there from Greece in 1963.
He said his first priority in the position was to establish new relationships with interstate and overseas universities to enhance CDU’s language units through resource sharing and collaborations.
Dr Frazis is also the coordinator of CDU’s Greek In-country program and each year accompanies students to Greece for a three-week intensive course.
He completed a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Adelaide in 1987 and then a Master of Arts at Flinders University in 1995. Dr Frazis also completed a PhD in 1999 on the 20th Century Greek writer, Pandelis Prevelakis.
Included in the financial supporters of the new position at CDU are Friends of Greek Language and Culture, the Guardians of Greek Language and Culture and the CDU Foundation.
Associate Professor Douglas Bell has worked world-wide as a language expert
A linguist with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of language education has joined Charles Darwin University as the head of the School of Academic Language and Learning (SALL).
Originally from Scotland, Associate Professor Douglas Bell has worked world-wide as a language expert in the United Kingdom, Austria, Japan, the United States and Turkey, recently arriving in Darwin from a six-year term in Ningbo, China.
He became interested in languages while learning German, Latin and French at high school and through volunteering to teach English to other students.
“I got a taste for learning languages and this inspired me to not only try to learn what I then thought of as more exotic languages, but also to understand ways in which language and cross-cultural competence are acquired,” Mr Bell said.
He said that understanding language and culture was more important than ever with the world becoming increasingly connected.
“Particularly in the higher education setting where international student numbers are growing rapidly, it is vital that we understand how different cultures approach education and how people learn English,” he said.
“This is also true for English speakers hoping to develop foreign language skills, whether for business or pleasure.”
Throughout his career Mr Bell has specialised in teaching English for academic purposes and has helped develop appropriate syllabi and curricula for students preparing for university and for whom English was a second or foreign language.
“My particular areas of interest include the teaching of English for specific purposes, especially English for academic purposes and business English, teacher training and cross-cultural communication.
“I think Australia is well ahead of the curve in supporting students to make the transition between high school and university. I am passionate about building programs that better prepare students for their time at university.
“I am also very excited to be part of growing CDU’s international market and expanding its global footprint.”
Mr Bell comes to CDU from the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China where he was Head of the Centre for English Language Education. Before this he worked as the Director of the Language Centre at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has also held managerial and senior academic positions in the field of English language teaching at Nottingham Trent University, the University of Plymouth and the University of Central Lancashire. Before becoming an academic, he worked extensively in the public and private sectors in Austria, Japan, Turkey and the United States.