The Community Friends and Networks Progamme supports UTAS students to create networks and engagement opportunities with other students and members of the broader community in Tasmania. Whether you are new to town or a Tasmanian local, you are invited to become involved with CFNP.
The Community Friends & Networks Programme (CFNP) was a new initiative at the University of Tasmania. In October 2008, the Business Faculty, International Services and Student Services commenced the Community Friendship Pilot Programme. The Community Friends & Networks Programme was launched in November 2009 and continues to expand on the success of this initiative.
The programme seeks to support UTAS students to experience the real Tasmania during their stay, or as they build a permanent new life in the State. Those welcome to participate include international students, students newly arrived on a humanitarian visa, migrants, students from other parts of Australia, and students from regional Tasmania. CFNP is statewide and coordinated out of Launceston and Hobart.
The CFNP is also exploring other possibilities of expanding students’ horizons by developing networks through participation in volunteer programs, work experience and other activities.
Currently enrolled students can follow us via the Facebook page and automatically receive invitations to activities and events on campus and in Launceston. To find us search for UTAS CFNP North.
Launceston's award-winning food & wine festival is on again, and Think Tasmania readers could WIN a pair Festivale tickets, covering the entire three-day event. (Win 2 x three-day passes to @FestivaleTas in #Launceston.
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"Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the banks of the Tamar River at Royal Park, as Festivale presents New Year on Royal, Tuesday December 31. Festivities commence from 5.30pm with an event line-up of local acts including Juliane de Sisto, The Fabulous Picasso Brothers tribute, Kristy Tucker, McBennett and S&M ....There will be food, wine and beer stalls or BYO picnic. Free activities for children run between 5.30pm and 9pm. Fireworks will light up the night sky at 9.30pm and Midnight. Gates will open from 5.30pm. The event is ticketed and licensed."
Are you proficient in a second language? If you are, perhaps the New Interpreters Project is something you'll be interested in. Successful applicants will be be funded to undertake a preparatory workshop and for the other fees associated with applying to NAATI.
Where: Seafarer's Bar, Australian Maritime College, Newnham campus
This will be our final Lazy Sunday for 2013. To celebrate a fantastic semester we are having another BBQ, this time with a Christmas theme. CFNP will supply the sausages, bread, sauce and drinks, but please bring along a contribution such as a salad or snacks or even a special BBQ meat.
Games will follow the BBQ. We hope to play some ball games outside, but if the weather is cold or raining, we will have some indoor games too.
SECRET SANTA: We are going to play the secret Santa game. For those who do not know, to join the game you need to contribute a gift (wrapped in paper) to the value of $5. You will then receive a gift in return. It is a lot of fun. If you have any questions, please ask on the events section on our Facebook page and we will do our best to answer. :-)
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We would like to send a team representing Launceston to a tournament on the weekend of 7 & 8 December 2013. There will be three games on Saturday and possibly two on Sunday. The teams are 11 players on the field.
Accommodation is available on the Sandy Bay campus at $20 per player per night.
We will provide transportation (FREE) to Sandy Bay and return. Departing Friday evening and returning late Sunday. Times to be confirmed.
Information about the tournament:
Tree in the forest: Refugees & Migrants Soccer Tournament Hosted by the Black Scorpions and S.Sudanese Youth Community Group.
Who are the Black Scorpions? The Black Scorpions is a soccer team made up of South Sudanese, Sudanese, Zimbabwean, Sierra Leone and Liberian players. The team was first established in 2007 and working in partnership with the South Sudanese Youth and have successfully facilitated and participated in the running of 6 soccer tournaments. The Black scorpions have worked hard to encourage youth to participate in sport to teach leaderships skills and respect.
What: Come along and make Christmas cards and gift tags, just like those in the photo above. If you came to our previous card making session and have completed your cards, you will have the opportunity to make felt Christmas decorations! If you didn't get to finish your cards please bring them to this session. Or, just come along to watch and chat.
Who: Anyone and Everyone
When: Sunday 8th December 2013
Where: Saltz Restaurant, Australian Maritime College, Newnham campus
Cost: FREE and you also receive a free hot drink and a sweet treat, compliments of Accommodation Services!
Time: 2pm - 5pm
No experience is necessary. We provide all of the tools and materials. Knitting, crocheting, card making and much more! Or, just come along to watch, chat and meet other students and members of our wider community.
Image fromDue to popular demand, your current Student Engagement Leaders Amir, Charlie, Erin and Rob will continue hosting Lazy Sundays through to the end of December (and possibly beyond). To learn more about when, where and what to bring please visit the Events section via our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!
Riawunna Murina art has been growing steadily over the past two and a half years. Developing alongside the art units has been a gallery volunteer mentorship and leadership program as well as a developing exhibition space. This has been fully utilised by all our art students. The gallery has an advisory committee with a sitting of prominent Aboriginal Elders and art workers.
The Riawunna Art Gallery, after much hard work, is officially opening its doors on the 12th of December this year. We have a full calendar of events and exhibits for 2014. This includes Tasmanian Aboriginal artists, Vicki West and Bill Stackhouse. NAIDOC Week will be curated by Aunty Lola Greeno (Elder who has this year been declared a National Australian Treasure).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and students are encouraged to become Riawunna Art gallery volunteers and t9o participate in the mentoring and leadership program.
Please see the Riawunna Art Coordinator Brigitte Wolfe for an application.
"Togatus Magazine is the premier publication for students at the University of Tasmania.
Published by the Tasmania University Union since 1931, Togatus is produced for students, by students, providing a place for discussion and debate on all things associated with student life.
Togatus is independent and inclusive, aiming to reflect the diversity of students in the university community. All students are encouraged to engage with the publication and to submit creative work (writing,photography, design, illustration)."