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 AnaestheticContinue reading “The benefits of hands-on history”

University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Vietnam

By Sarah Brackenridge Sarah Brackenridge is a third year student in the Politics program at Swinburne University. This month, four of our students attended the University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Vietnam. We asked Sarah to report on her experience. During the first week of August I attended the 7th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) inContinue reading “University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Vietnam”

2016 Baylis and Smith Prize

Congratulations to Nancy Hayward and Nick Rankin for their outstanding results in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. Nancy Hayward receives $150 of books from Oxford University Press for coming first in the class. Nick Rankin, who came a very close second, was awarded a $50 Reading book voucher. The prize is named after theContinue reading “2016 Baylis and Smith Prize”

IDC Internship Program 2016

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is seeking applicants for intern positions. The IDC is a “global network, of over 300 civil society organisations and individuals in more than 70 countries, that advocate for, research and provide direct services to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants affected by immigration detention.” The IDC internship program is a six-month commitment,Continue reading “IDC Internship Program 2016”

Irini Vasilakakos wins the Baylis and Smith Prize

Each year we award the Baylis and Smith Prize to the best student essay or overall student performance in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. The prize is named after the Baylis, Smith and Owens (eds) popular textbook The Globalisation of World Politics, published by Oxford University Press, which is used across our international relationsContinue reading “Irini Vasilakakos wins the Baylis and Smith Prize”

Top Endings

By Kerry Ryan Ten days or so into the drive from Melbourne, we pulled into a shopping strip in Katherine to pick up some lunch and a book or two to keep the kids amused for the final three-hour stretch into Darwin. I wandered into what I would probably call, if pressed, a newsagent. PerhapsContinue reading “Top Endings”

Predicting the Outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election

By Bryan Cranston This article is the first of a two-part feature, which aims to provide an understanding of the US presidential election process. On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2016 (Tuesday, 8 November 2016 [US time]), the voters of the United States will elect their forty-fifth president. We know thereContinue reading “Predicting the Outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election”

Please check your semester two enrolments

It appears that some students have accidentally enrolled into the online rather than the on-campus units for next semester. This is something that is easily done in error because the codes are the same. One way to check this is to log into Student One and see if the Study Period says ‘Semester 1 orContinue reading “Please check your semester two enrolments”

Charlie Woodward and Daniel Nilo

Charles Andrew Woodward, “The State of Deception & The Time Bomb: Evaluating Torture as Counter-Terrorism”, in E-International Relations Students. Charlie’s major essay for POL30009 Critical Perspectives on Terrorism was published  by E-International Relations (E-IR), the world’s leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics. The website was established in November 2007, and is recommended byContinue reading “Charlie Woodward and Daniel Nilo”