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28 August 2020

Education grad at work: Doing what you love in Early Childhood teaching

Melissa was initially a little unsure what she wanted to study. Discovering the importance of Early Childhood teaching quickly led to a passion she followed at uni. It was the right call: she describes it now as one of her "most rewarding experiences".
27 August 2020

Economics grad at work: From call centre to Head of Australian Research

Eliza Owen began uni as an "English and drama kid". Determined to understand the issues that shape society, she improved her maths skills through study and committed to her part time job. She’s now one of the most respected economists working today.
18 August 2020

Education grad at work: Light bulb moments in Primary teaching

A targeted graduate, Corrina has worked full-time as a classroom teacher at Annandale Public School since completing a BEd (Primary). She considers teaching K-2 students her “greatest pleasure”. Here, she explains why.
17 August 2020

The two worlds of the Wiradjuri people

On her first night in Wiradjuri country in 1981, Gaynor Macdonald sat by a fire on Erambie reserve near the town of Cowra in central New South Wales. Monk, a musician and activist, played his guitar while others quizzed the young anthropologist on why she was there and asked if she had links to ASIO.
14 August 2020

Philosophy curriculum responds to COVID 19

We are learning from COVID-19 that building solid medical knowledge is not easy. In Semester 2 ‘Philosophy of Medicine' will focus on medical theories of knowledge to ask what constitutes good and bad medical evidence.
14 August 2020

COVID-19 and the Social Contract

Lockdowns and the need for government interventions have brought the issue of the social contract to the fore during the COVID-19 crisis. Given the social contract is a philosophical idea, perhaps philosophers have something to say about this situation.
13 August 2020

Arts grad at work: Living in Singapore, working at Facebook

Two weeks after graduating, Anastasia Pavlovic moved to Singapore to begin a graduate role at Facebook. Although she may have arrived at university unsure which path to take, choosing Indonesian Studies became “the best decision” Anastasia ever made.
11 August 2020

Education grad at work: On being a young high school teacher

Following an internship, Jason was offered a full-time role and now teaches History, English and Geography. Here, he shares insights into how his degree supports his work in the classroom and the quality of his tutors at Sydney.
04 August 2020

Student spotlight: The USYD community and studying online

We recently caught up with second year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) student Nikita Papastamatis, to ask him why he choose Sydney, what classes were like online and how he came to major in Philosophy.
04 August 2020

A feminist approach to the Anthropocene

Feelings are not an obvious tool in the intellectual processes of academic research. Yet Dr Astrida Neimanis uses “feel-ed work” in her study of the relationship between people and water. She is writing a book with the ambiguous working title The Feeling of Water and, yes, she cares how the earth’s waters feel as a result of human activities.