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The Tassievore Eat Local Food Challenge has some exciting new events coming up; the honey-tasting sounds great! Click here to learn more.
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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!
You can access the newsletter anytime, you can choose to follow us and you can also share events with friends using facebook or twitter.
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.
If you want to find out more about the CFNP South, please dont hesitate to contact Dona Leach, Student Engagement Coordinator, on phone 6226 4778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
For more information, please visit CFNP South facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/groups/568953736461997/
Festival of Voices is calling out for students to become the next leaders, managers and entrepreneurs!
In collaboration with the University of Tasmania, the Festival of Voices is excited to offer a unique and innovative way to meet, connect and learn with Tasmania’s tier one leaders. You’ll meet the best and then work on this year’s Festival as a practical component to the course. Two units will be run in May and July, we anticipate that competition for places in the units will be intense, so enrol now to avoid disappointment. Both units are FREE to domestic students.
UTAS and the Festival of Voices are excited to present Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a world class professional development unit providing participants with a one-off chance to meet and connect with Tasmania’s tier one leaders: to experience, be challenged by, share, interact and reflect about high level leadership, management and entrepreneurship. Unit 1: Entrepreneurship & Innovation (runs in May), details HERE Unit 2: Leadership in Practice (runs in July), details HERE
Please note that this was previously called "The World Coffee Club". It is still the same concept. The exciting part is that hot drinks and nibbles will now be provided FREE!
Hope to see you there!
armony Day 2013 celebrated
It poured with rain on Harmony Day this week, but it didn’t stop UTAS staff and students from enjoying a great food and great company.
Harmony Day is an annual celebration of the diversity and fusion of cultures Australia enjoys. The 2013 theme was “Many Stories, One Australia.”
The Sandy Bay campus’ Harmony Day celebrations included a free BBQ, international desserts, a traditional costume competition, music, games and prizes.
Shafiq Sobri, 23, is studying his final year of Law at UTAS. He travelled to Tasmania from Malaysia in 2010.
“Harmony Day means bringing everyone together to share their culture, so we can celebrate the diversity in Australia.
“We have had a lot of students who came in traditional costume, which is really good.
“I really like Tasmania because it’s pretty quiet so it’s very conducive for students studying. I love the atmosphere and the weather- in Malaysia it’s a tropical so it’s hot and humid all year,” he said.
“Here you have four seasons- it’s a bit weird, but I kind of like it!”
UTAS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education) Professor David Sadler said Harmony Day was a highlight on the University calendar.
“The University is honoured to have both students and staff from more than 120 countries working and studying here with us and Harmony Day is an opportunity to learn more about culture and customs from around the world.”
The events were presented in collaboration with the Tasmanian University Union.
Image, from left to right: Atiqah Hooper, Abraham Daniel, Michelle Ang, Wagas Durrani, Shafriq Sobri and UTAS Student Engagement Coordinator Dona Leach.
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Did you know we have a UTAS events calendar? Good to check what's coming up to mark in your diary." Click here to access this calendar.
What: Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania's International Arts Festival and Australia’s only state-wide arts festival, it proves to be an action-packed programme of free and ticketed events.
When: 15th - 24th March 2013
Where: at a variety of locations all over the state - check out the program to learn more
Collect your free program from the TUU Centre, and other sites on the Sandy Bay campus.
Click here to go to the website.
This NEW Amnesty group is starting in Hobart in 2013 with a focus on supporting local and international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Rights.
This group will have a specific focus on local and international LGBTIQ issues and rights of LGBTIQ individuals and communities.
For more information please
or call 1300 300 920.
SEVEN MILE BEACH
Date: Wednesday 6th and Friday 22nd March
Introduced species on the Seven Mile Beach dunes are threatening native vegetation; therefore, the team will be helping to eradicate the unwanted plants.
Date: Thursday 7th and Thursday 21st March
The team will be located in the Hobart region assisting a local care group with the removal of Gorse from a nature reserve.
Date: Tuesday 12th March
Bellerive Bluff is in need of further revegetation, so the team of volunteers will spend the day planting native species and undertaking maintenance of the site.
Date: Thursday 14th March
As part of a large biodiversity program the team will be removing invasive weed species from Murrayfield, an expansive Indigenous property on Bruny Island
Date: Friday 15th March
This day includes a workshop on revegetation techniques as well as some practical plant maintenance. A great opportunity for keen environmentalists.
Date: Monday 18th March
Spend a day on the spectacular Tasman Peninsula preparing sites for native tree plantings in Ferguson Bay.
NEW TOWN RIVULET
Date: Tuesday 19th March
Another location that has been under threat by encroaching weed species. The team will work alongside the local care group to improve biodiversity in this ongoing project.
Date: Wednesday 20th March
Spend a day on the beach at Seven Mile protecting local biodiversity by removing unwanted plant species.
REVEGETATION @ LAUDERDALE
Date: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March
Conservation Volunteers will be assisting with revegetation of this site, volunteering alongside the local care group, to plant several hundred native plant species.
Date: Wednesday 27th March
This will be longer than a usual volunteer day starting at 7:30am and returning around 6:00pm. A great location to spend a day removing unwanted weeds. Lunch is provided for the volunteers lucky enough to join us on the East Coast.
Date: Thursday 28th March
The team will be assisting the local care group to re-establish and protect our natural environment in the Mt. Nelson area.
If you would like to volunteer on any of the projects or would like more information on Conservation Volunteers and how you can help us, contact us on
(03) 6231 1779, email email@example.com drop into our office at 63 Melville Street Hobart.
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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.For more information, please visit http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/.Let me know if you are interested by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0437 7533 724!Hope to see you there!
The Student Engagement and Advice Team is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for casual Student Engagement Leaders on the Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses.
Working under the supervision of the Student Engagement Coordinator, the Student Engagement Leaders will be responsible for the planning and delivery of a range of campus based activities and programs that support and encourage students to build connections with other students and effectively engage with the University and broader community.
As part of the Student Engagement and Advice team, the Student Engagement Leaders will support and enhance ongoing Community Friends and Networks Programme (CFNP) activities.
CFNP aims to find creative ways for students to interact in safe and supported environments and to develop new initiatives that facilitate student engagement. With a focus on international, domestic and distance student cohorts, the leaders will actively promote social and cultural events, volunteering opportunities and sporting activities to enhance the retention and success of students. These activities will assist transition into and progress through university life.
To find out more about the role, please visithttp://www.utas.edu.au/cfnp/news/recruitment-for-student-engagement-leaders-commences or contact Dona Leach, Student Engagement Coordinator at Community.Friendship@utas.edu.au.
Make the most of your time and volunteer with us!
Experience Australia's "Apple Isle" whilst getting involved in some important conservation work as well. We've got great options to choose from. If you would like to volunteer on any of the projects or would like mroe information on Conservation Volunteers and how you can help, contact Dona Leach on email@example.com or phone 6226 4748.
Date: 9th, 16th, 23rd of May
A complete site makeover. These four days will include: track construction, tree planting, litter collection and weed removal. A great project that offers a variety of activities for volunteers.
Date: Friday 17th of May
The volunteers will be located on the Sandy Bay Rivulet helping the local care group remove unwanted weed species as well as revegetating with native plants.
Date: Tuesday 21st of May
Volunteer along the dunes at Seven Mile Beach to increase native plant species in the area. The areas now eradicated of weeds need to be re-established, so come along and spend a day near the beach.
Date: Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th of May
Two days on Dover Beach assisting with a huge re-vamp of the area. Tasks include weed removal, track construction and maintenance and tree planting. A variety of tasks and a beautiful location to spend a couple of days in the outdoors.
Date: Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th of May
This project offers volunteers a special opportunity to stay the night on Huon Island. The team will travel by boat to the island where they will spend two days removing unwanted weeds and planting natives. Huon Island is a breeding habitat for penguins, so maintaining the islands foreshores is of great importance.
Date: Wednesday 30th of May
The team will be assisting the Mt. Nelson Bushcare Group to remove invasive weed species that are encroaching on native vegetation. Spend a day helping the local care group protect our natural environment.
Come to the UniFriends Club
The first meeting of the new UniFriends Club has been a great success, with more than 40 students turning up for snacks, drinks and socialising.
The Club is a weekly meeting giving students the chance to make new friends on campus. It is all about maximising student experience, campus engagement and building connections with other students.
Dona Leach, UTAS Student Engagement Coordinator, said the turnout was very pleasing.
“It was amazing to note some students had already made friends at the end of the event,” she said.
“We will be meeting next week, the same day and time and invite even more people to join us.”
Free coffee and nibbles will be available and all are welcome to attend.
The UniFriends Club meets on Wednesdays, 3-4pm, TUU kitchen above the Ref on the UTAS Sandy Bay campus.
Please contact the UTAS Community Friends and Networks Programme (CFNP) to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Amnesty International invite you to be in the audience to view Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
When: Wednesday 13th March 2013
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Where: Centenary Lecture Theatre, Churchill Ave Hobart, Sandy Bay campus
Cost: This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with guest speakers.
Please register your attendance here.
Greek party hits waterfront THE Estia Greek Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a move to Hobart's waterfront.
Where: Princes Wharf Shed 1
When: 16 - 17 March 2013
When: second Sunday of each monthWhere: meet at the junction of the two sections of McAulay Road, Sandy Bay
Time: at 2 pm to be given our tasks by the Bushcare officer
"We work until about 4pm when we share a cuppa and cake. It is a good opportunity for international students to meet locals and to practise English conversation." Everyone is welcome!
If you'd like more information please contact Margaret on 62251801 or email email@example.com
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