VPIP 2019 Graduation

By Damon Alexander On Monday November 25th students from five universities, including Swinburne, graduated from the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program. Presiding officers, Legislative Assembly Speaker Colin Brooks and Legislative Council President Shaun Leane presented the interns with their graduation certificates during a ceremony held in Queens Hall, Parliament House. The program, which celebrates its 30th... Continue Reading →

Fundraiser for Refugees

Staff and students in Swinburne's Department of Social Sciences are raising funds for refugees with a screening of The Staging Post: A story of refugee resilience.   The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing many years in limbo, they built a community... Continue Reading →

Photo Essay: Cultural Study Tour

By Sayema Rezai Third year student, Sayema Rezai, has put together a photo essay of her time on the Cultural Study tour led by Sal Clark and Kythera Watson-Bonnice. Hover over the photos to read the descriptions.    

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 →

On Tour: The European Union

Swinburne students have also been avoiding the cold in Italy. Travelling with Professor Bruno Mascitelli is a group of students taking the unit Understanding the European Union

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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