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.
If you have not already been here, welcome to our new CFNP newsletter! This newsletter will be updated regularly so when you open this link it will be the latest information related to CFNP news & events.... making it easier to get involved with what's happening!
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Remember CFNP is for everyone to meet so tell friends (students and community members) about our activities. 'More the merrier' and it makes for interesting conversation.
You are invited to the biggest multicultural event in Tasmania!
Participate in Tasmania’s largest Christmas parade. Each year, in the third Saturday of November, tens of thousands of people line the streets of Hobart to watch the Myer Hobart Christmas Pageant.
This will be an opportunity for UTAS CFNP to showcase the Human Library program. Just like during the UTAS Open Day, please come in your beautiful traditional dress and bring some items representing your homeland and if you would like to play a musical instrument, sing traditional songs or perform cultural dances that will be excellent!
Details of assembly areas will be confirmed closer to the event.
The UTAS Student Engagement Leaders (SELs) through the Community Friends and Networks Programme (CFNP) are embarking on an exciting program aimed at engaging students in many different activities during the second semester.
One of the activities is Cooking on Campus, which aims to encourage students to eat healthily, interspersed with a bit of fun and enjoyment.
Kirsten Bacon, one of the SELs who facilitates this program, said “we hope to provide lots of different food experiences and provide an opportunity for students to meet new people and establish some great friendships and connections.”
Cooking on Campus in Sandy Bay occurs every second week from 4pm-6pm at the UTAS Accommodation Services.
All students who are interested in learning how to cook healthy, easy and affordable food in a fun way are most welcome. The program is able to accommodate 10-15 students per session. Bookings are essential to allow us to arrange enough resources in advance.
Hobart's Christmas Pageant is back and it is on the 16th of November. We're getting together this Saturday, 12th October from 1pm-4pm to design the props for it! If you are creative minded and would love to get your "art on", join us at the Morris Miller Library,Llevel 1. There will be FREE PIZZAS for you!
The UTAS Community Friends and Network Programme launched its "Human Library" at Bishop Davies Court aged-care facility recently and the theme was "Celebrating Diversi-tea as a Human Library."
About 20 international and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) UTAS students visited the residents. Many students chose to wear the traditional dress of their countries of origin, which prompted much admiration from the residents, who also dressed for the occasion by wearing Hawaiian leis.
The morning tea was an opportunity for the students (the human books) to share their personal stories with the residents (the readers). Through conversations, students shared stories about their homes, cultures and their experiences as UTAS students from another country. The aim of the Human Library is to bring students together to strengthen social inclusion, reduce isolation and build social connections within the local community.
We are seeking students who would be available to volunteer some of their time to participate in one or more activities during semester 2 Orientation Week (8-12 July, 2013). The “Welcome Lounge” is a space where new students can talk to current students in a relaxed and informal setting and have tea/coffee and gather information resources. This activity is good for students image from who don’t like talking in front of a large group, but enjoy socialising with students and making new students feel welcome. The Welcome Lounge will be open on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th July, with Thursday being the busiest day of Orientation Week here in Launceston. If you’re not sure, why not put your name down for one hour to see if you like it. All volunteer hours are officially acknowledged by the university, and is something that adds value on a Resume/CV.
Mother’s Day Classic needs volunteers to help out in a variety of areas from managing the cloak room or a drink station, to marshalling participants or helping out at showbag area, all roles help contribute to the smooth running of the Mother’s Day Fun Run event on Sunday, 12 May.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved in this special day as you are still contributing to raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. So, if you are keen to participate but don’t feel like running or walking you can join in the fun and support breast cancer research by signing up to help out – let me know today.
Tomorrow, Saturday, 11 May from 1pm till approximately 4pm, come for as little or as long as you can for bag stuffing and setting up the venue or at 6.30am on Sunday, 12 May at the Domain Athletics Centre, Upper Domain Road, Hobart.
The University of Tasmania's Community Friends and Networks Program's recently joined the annual Hobart Christmas Pageant on Saturday, 16 November.
Almost 50 UTAS students, along with their families and friends, participated in the biggest multi-cultutal event in Tasmania wearing the traditional costume of their country of origin.
The students carried bright flags, each representing a story of how their country celebrates Christmas.
The central theme "sharing stories about our communities and cultures" is a great representation of how the CFNP's Human Library program connects not just within the UTAS but also into the wider community.
25± GERMAN STUDENTS IN FOCUS now displayed in the TUU tunnel features contemporary black and white photographic portraits of and by students of Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. These very different portraits are not supposed to representatively depict today's students. Instead, they allow an insight into the self-representation of a generation. The title refers to the participants' age: 25.
Ruhr-University Bochum and the University of Tasmania are both members of the Australian European Network (AEN), a network that fosters International academic exchange.
"The Tasmanian Government is reviewing its Multicultural Policy and would like to hear your views on directions for our multicultural State."
The Tasmanian Government is reviewing its Multicultural Policy and would like to hear your views on directions for our multicultural State. To comment on multiculturalism in Tasmania call 6232 7192, and ask for an interpreter. Please click here for information in other languages.
You’re invited to help us stage the largest youth social justice event in Tasmania and UTAS is proudly hosting the event.
The Tasmanian social justice hub A Fairer World invites your help with the 2013 Fairer World Festival. The Festival for primary and secondary schools is the largest youth social justice event in Tasmania, and is held on the UTAS campuses of Launceston and Hobart between 2nd-6th September.
A Fairer World is recruiting 10 UTAS student volunteers in each location to act as UTAS Hosts – a role that will allow you to volunteer alongside partners such as the Oaktree Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Oxfam, VGen and many more. The attached flyer contains information on the event and registering to volunteer (by 30th May).