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[27 Aug 2009|10:54am]

Hi there,

I'm selling a ticket to Coaster music festival

RRP: $85, and I'm selling it for $70 ono




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[25 Nov 2008|10:47am]

Hi guys,

I'm selling my homebake ticket for $150 if anyone is interested, free shipping.

Let me know if your interested
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Studentface $300 cash grant promotion [13 Nov 2006|05:08am]

Dear Newcastle Uni students,

We are running $300 cash grant promotion. There will be one winner for the next 6 weeks. Here is the video interview with our first winner (student from Sydney University) :)


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x-posted [16 Aug 2006|12:23pm]

I am calling out for papers, articles, art or any other means of expression for my Post-Graduate women's newsletter. The newsletter is to be distributed electronically in Australia and I am advertising for postgraduate women or women who have recently graduated from a postgraduate degree to submit an entry. Of course articles that are a shorter version of a paper/thesis from a research student are most welcome. Creative entries of creative writing, art, poetry or a review are welcome too. If you do not have anything of such nature but would prefer to write a short article on a topic, topics recently discussed regarding postgraduate women here have been gender balance, children and postgraduate study, safety issues on campus and sexism within student politics. Please respond with an item for entry, a title, your "everyday" name at either my livejournal or my email address capa_women@yahoo.com.au
You are most welcome to submit to my first australian postgraduate women's newsletter that will be distributed to postgrad student offices across Australia that are affiliated with CAPA electronically.

Best wishes,

CAPA's women's officer for 2005 & 2006
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StudentFace.com.au has just launched! [15 Aug 2006|06:30pm]

Dear students of Newcastle University.

We have been developing social networking web site for 8 month and we have just launched it (one week ago). Web site address is StudentFace.com.au and it is for Australian students only. We need your feedbacks and hope you will find it interesting to use. If you find it interesting, please.... spread the word and let other students know about us. Thank you very much.


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Pics of & around Newcastle [02 Jun 2006|05:02am]

[ mood | awake ]

I have a few pics of and around Newcastle for anyone interested in visiting the area (or just wanting some cool pics).  Please feel free to browse the pics but if you intend on using them all I ask is that you please give credit where credit is due, thank you J


Pics of Newcastle:



Pics of Nelson Bay:



Pics Taken @ Blackbutt Reserve (Mostly Native Animals):



Pics Taken at the Hunter Valley Wineries:

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Women's Day [05 Mar 2006|03:58pm]
Hey is anyone doing anything for International Women's Day, next Wednesday the 8th of March. I was invited to something in Victoria and Queensland but I have classes, so that's a bit far for me.
So far I've found this in Sydney:
Women for Peace Event
Wednesday 8th of March, 12 am - 5pm

"You are asked to support a peaceful gathering of women in the vicinity of the office of the United States Consul General, outside the MLC Building, Martin Place, Sydney.
For further information: http://twenty-o-three.info?

Has anyone heard of anything else happening in NSW?
Is there a Newcastle uni initiative?
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hi :) [05 Oct 2005|10:23pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Just discovered this commuinty

anyone doing b/teaching and b/arts?

would be a real trip to find someone on lj who is :p

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Open Forum tomorrow [19 Jul 2005|08:17pm]

Just got this note in my email as I'm taking AHIS3560 (Sexuality in Antiquity) this semester, and figured I'd repost it here on the off chance anyone might be interested:


At the inaugural meeting of the class on Wednesday July 20, 2005 - in the McMullin Theatre [MCTH] from 2 to 4pm – instead of an Introductory Lecture there will be an open forum on the topic:


The Speakers

Marguerite JOHNSON (University of Newcastle) – Feminism and Feminist Theory

Harold TARRANT (University of Newcastle) – Why didn’t the Ancients need theories of Sexuality?

James UDEN (University of Sydney) – Foucault and Queer Theory

Chair: Terry RYAN

Each Speaker will address the Forum for 15-20 minutes. Members of the class/audience will be invited to ask questions, offer opinions, and, in general, join in a free-flowing discussion of issues raised.

Class members are welcome to invite friends.
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[15 Jul 2005|02:39pm]

[ mood | amused ]

I broke my nail trying to unlock the toilet door in the shortland union. You think that place will ever be rebuilt?

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Wanting to do French (or any other language for that matter?) [07 Jun 2005|05:03pm]

[ mood | nauseated ]

An email sent out to the French students today...

Chers tous,

Je vous envoie vos notes d’oral. Comme plusieurs étudiants se posent des
questions sur l’avenir du français, j’en profite pour vous faire part de la très
mauvaise situation des langues à l’université. Trois postes seulement seront
gardés pour toutes les langues, c’est-à-dire un poste par langue, avec
probablement une collaboration avec l’université d’Armidale pour des cours par
correspondance, comme pour l’allemand. Mon poste en particulier est menacé.
Alistair et moi allons essayer de proposer une alternative, selon laquelle
Alistair enseignerait davantage dans la discipline de l’anglais, pour que je
puisse rester au moins à mi-temps en français. Quoi qu’il en soit, nous ferons
le maximum pour que le français continue à être enseigné à l’université de
Newcastle dans les meilleures conditions possibles pour les étudiants.

Je reste à votre disposition si vous avez besoin d’aide pour vos révisions.

In EnglishCollapse )

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[02 Jun 2005|07:31pm]


I'm looking into University of Newcastle for postgrad studies. I'm from the states an would be interested in hearing what the university and surrounding town, etc is like.

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[12 May 2005|06:22pm]

A bit of dissapointing news. I was not accepted to Newcastle because of my lack of "college experience" however I was accepted to Macqaurie in Sydney (my second choice).

It was a very bittersweet day.
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Well there you go. [07 May 2005|09:07am]

[ mood | restless ]

Just heard on triplej news that they're cutting 270 subjects next year. THe male authority figure whose name I didn't get claims they're mostly ones that haven't been enrolled in for years, but even with that, better start thinking of extra options for next year's subjects if you're in a "vulnerable" area like languages etc... it seems everyone seems to know a German student whose enrolled in uni here only to be told "Nup, you're actually doing it through correspondence through New England - go buy this $250 pack off books and CDs and teach yourself. Oh yeah, there's a tute once a week, but you know, we might not actually assign somone to it. Good luck!"

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[05 May 2005|07:23pm]


A quick question. I'm supposed to find out next week (by phone) if I get accepted into Uni or not for Semester 2. I live in the States, so I'm a bit curious if the sudden changes are going to affect me in a negative way or in a postive way.

I would think postive since the international tuition prices are OUTRAGEOUS! They suck so much money out of the study abroad students. I would think negative because it seems that Newcastle wants to decrease student population.

What is everyone else's theory? + What do you think?
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[05 May 2005|05:48pm]

Dear Students,

The University is going through a period of major change in response to
our serious financial position and as a result, there will be
substantial staff changes.

The changes being proposed are designed to create greater efficiencies
and a stronger focus on our core activities including student services.

Although the magnitude of staff reductions may make it difficult to
comprehend at the moment, the planned changes will improve the way the
University works and provides services.

The student body is the University of Newcastle's most important
asset and the changes planned have the delivery of academic programs as
well as student services and support as our top priority.

It is very important for you to understand that you have a guarantee
from the University that you will be able to complete your chosen

The University is changing some courses within degree programs and
these changes will begin to come into effect in 2006. Student members of
the Academic Senate, including the President of NUSA and the immediate
past President of NUPSA, have been taking part in these changes and sit
on the Reference Committee and Steering Committee of the Academic
Senate's rationalisation process.

Although the scale and scope of the present Senate action is
comparatively large, it is important to note that the University
constantly revises and rationalises its courses so that we can be sure
we are offering the best and most relevant degree programs.

Our major focus is to protect the integrity of the academic standards
of the University and maintain the high level of student services and
academic experience provided to you.

I appreciate that there is concern among students as to the future
shape of the University. Let me assure you that the steps we are taking
now are vital for the future of this University. We need to make savings
across the University to reduce the budget deficit. Without these
changes, the University projects it would continue to run a deficit of
between $23M and $28M each year.

The University of Newcastle has a very high reputation for its teaching
and research. We must make every effort to maintain that reputation and
make tough decisions now to protect your future study.

I urge you to attend forums for students at Callaghan and Ourimbah next
week, to get a clear understanding of the University's position and to
take the opportunity to ask questions of the senior management.

The University is only as strong as its student body. I want you to
know that you are an important part of this organisation and have a part
and a voice in its future.

Nick Saunders

Student Forums
Callaghan Campus
Griffith Duncan Theatre, Tuesday 10 May at 5pm

Ourimbah Campus
Lecture Theatre 2, Wednesday 11 May at 5pm.

Nicholas Saunders
Vice-Chancellor and President
The University of Newcastle
University Drive
Tel: (02) 4921 5101
Fax: (02) 4921 5115
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[02 May 2005|06:17pm]

[ mood | blah ]


Uni slashes 450 jobs amid cash crisis


NEWCASTLE University will slash 450 administrative and teaching jobs in a bid to cope with a massive shortfall in funds.

The university's vice-chancellor Nick Saunders today announced the university would cut between 250 and 290 administrative positions and between 150 and 180 academic posts.

The university currently employs about 2,421 staff.

"This is a regrettable situation, however, the university has no other choice if it is to remain a competitive and viable institution that can contribute to the community it serves," Prof Saunders said.

"Without these changes, the university would continue to record deficits of between $23 million and $28 million each year until 2010."

The jobs would go progressively over a 12-month period beginning shortly, he said.

The university announced an administrative review aimed at rescuing the institution from a financial crisis after last year reporting a debt of $28 million, its fifth successive deficit.

The institution already has predicted a deficit of $15.5 million for this year.

The university has blamed its shortfall on factors including the need to make adequate provision for its liabilities and spending in excess of budget.

Further, the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) had omitted a payment in 2004 amounting to $13 million.

The staff cuts would not result in changes to courses for currently enrolled students, Prof Saunders said.

But students commencing studies in 2006 could face revamped academic programs because of the job losses.

More than 300 staff had responded to the university's call for expressions of interest for voluntary redundancy packages and where possible these requests would be accommodated, he said.

"This is a difficult process and it will be a painful time for many," Prof Saunders said.

"Unfortunately it is the university's only course if it is to retain its reputation as a high quality teaching and research university that can look ahead with confidence."

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Greens Senator speaks on campus [05 Apr 2005|04:32pm]

Hi everyone,

For all those interested in student issues and politics...

The NSW Greens Senator Kerry Nettle will be speaking at Newcastle University this Thursday afternoon.

The forum has been organised by GreensOnCampus and no doubt will cover issues of social justice, the environment, and I suspect VSU will be at the top of the list.

It's on at 2pm in the Treehouse, upstairs in the Shortland Union Building.

Come along and meet a Senator, find out more about VSU and see how you can get involved!
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Market day stuffs. [11 Mar 2005|02:18pm]

Just got this email from the media collective list, figured I'd share:


What's the go?
Wednesday has been transformed into market day on-campus (Public and
school holidays exempt). The markets will switch between the two sides
of campus, to allow access for the majority of the student body.
NUSA anticipates the market days will increase a sense of community
on campus and allow NUSA collectives to promote there campaigns to the
wider student body more effectively.

Dates (for first semester, 2005):

Shortland Side: March 9th, 23rd, April 6th, May 4th, 18th, June 1st.
Auchmuty Courtyard; between the Auchmuty Library and the Union.

Hunter Side: March 16th, 30th, April 27th, May 11th, 25th, June 8th.
Richardson Road; behind Bar On The Hill and NUSA.

Occupational Health and Safety
The University requires (by law) that all stall holders complete an
OH & S course. It's relatively easy and best of all it's FREE. The
courses are run weekly on Fridays by Facilities management, but you are
required to book your spot. Once you've completed the 1 hour course,
they grant you a 'stall holders pass' which entitles you to hold a stall
anywhere on-campu (preferably at Market Days).
Further information can be obtained by contacting:
Mim Woodland - Manager Campus Environment at Facilities Management
Phone: 492 17038 Email: mim.woodland@nescastle.edu.au

NUSA Contacts
For more general information about the Market Days contact NUSA: 492
Welfare Officer: Lucille.Palmer@studentmail.newcatsle.edu.au
Activities Officer: Emma.Wasson@studentmail.newcastle.edu.au

Yours faithfully,

Lucille Palmer
Welfare Officer
Newcastle Universities Students Association

Ph: (02) 4921 6006
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[11 Jan 2005|11:30am]

Following the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2000, the University of Newcastle believed it was required to collect GST on the General Service Charge (GSC) paid by students.

The tax was collected between the 1st semester 2000 and 2nd semester 2002 and was forwarded to the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

A subsequent ATO ruling stated that GST was not payable on the GSC.

As a result the University has developed this web application to return the GST component of the GSC to affected students.


edit: oops this was already posted by onlywords! Oh well, we all need a reminder to go get money :)
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