Baylis and Smith Prize

Every year we award the Baylis and Smith Prize to the best overall student in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. The prize is named in celebration of the leading text The Globalization of World Politics, which has become a standard textbook for international relations students. The winner gets a $150 Oxford University Press book... Continue Reading →

The benefits of hands-on history

By Jack Rayner Jack Rayner is a third year student of history at Swinburne University. In 2018, Jack joined the volunteer team at the Geoffrey Kaye Museum. His research contributed to a 2018 exhibition on early women doctors. The following is his account of that experience. It is reprinted from the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic... Continue Reading →

Political Attitudes in Victoria

This survey asks you to think about your political attitudes in Victoria, particularly in Aboriginal affairs. It will take around 15 minutes to complete. No knowledge level on the topics are required and your participation is completely voluntary and anonymous. To be eligible for this survey, you have to be at least 18 years old... Continue Reading →

Queen’s Birthday Honours

We are very proud to announce that Dimity Hawkins, Swinburne graduate and PhD candidate, has been awarded an AM. Congratulations Dimity! "Dimity Hawkins, who founded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize-winning organisation, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for... Continue Reading →

Cultural Study Tour: Indonesia

Locations include Jakarta (economic hub of Indonesia) and Yogyakarta (cultural capital of Indonesia). Students have the chance to learn about social and political issues facing one of Australia’s closest neighbours in an immersive and self-led environment. The tour includes the opportunity to work closely with local Javanese university students, visit sites of cultural and historical... Continue Reading →

On exchange in Indonesia

Here we print a guest blog post by Harrison Lowe who is currently on exchange at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  By Harrison Lowe Before I came here I was aware that there was an upcoming election. When I arrived here, I was reminded of the upcoming election by the flags and posters... Continue Reading →

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