Student stories

O’Connor attends UNESCO’s ‘Ahead of the Curve’

In May 2017 Monash’s Professor Justin O’Connor was one of 20 international experts invited to a seminar “Ahead of the Curve” in Berlin organised by UNESCO and the Robert Bosch Foundation. Professor O’Connor and the experts discussed the future of the 2005 Convention on Diversity of Cultural Expressions, in the wake of the faltering of…

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Christiane Barro & alum Danny Tran shortlisted for Walkley Award

Monash University journalism student Christiane Barro has been shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Student Journalist of the Year. The judges cited three stories, all published on Mojo, journalism’s student news website: “‘I would have sat every day of those 20 years in jail’ – parents still in legal limbo over cannabis oil”; “It’s not our fault: Dole…

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Curtailing unemployment and division in Istanbul with International Studies

International Studies student Shannon Kay is currently working first-hand in Istanbul, Turkey, which as of February 2017 is host to more refugees than any other country in the world. This includes almost 3 million registered Syrians, with over 500,000 refugees trying to re-establish themselves in Istanbul, a city with a population of over 15 million. Through…

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PhD student Alison Stieven-Taylor named a Walkley award judge

Monash PhD student Alison Stieven-Taylor is one of the five judges in this year’s 2016 Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism. The Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism are Australia’s most prestigious journalism awards. Finalists are selected by eminent journalists and photographers and overall winners judged by the Walkley Advisory Board. The winners will be…

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Monash students from SDSN Youth on creating social change

SDSN Youth is one of the leading global networks in sustainable development. Launched in 2015 by Siamak Sam Loni and fellow students from Monash University, in collaboration with the Monash Sustainability Institute, SDSN Youth works to empower young people around the world to create sustainable development solutions. This week, Monash University students Michelle Huang, Melissa Peppin and John Farrugia, along with recent Monash…

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Monash students from SDSN Youth at United Nations General Assembly

  SDSN Youth is one of the leading global networks in sustainable development. Launched in 2015 by Siamak Sam Loni and fellow students from Monash University, in collaboration with the Monash Sustainability Institute, SDSN Youth works to empower young people around the world to create sustainable development solutions. Since 2015, SDSN Youth has expanded to include branches in Turkey,…

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Declan – pursuing his interest in music industry policy

Declan Martin is currently finishing his Monash Master of Cultural Economy (now the Master Creative and Cultural Industries). He took time out from writing up his second year Research Project on Melbourne’s local music networks to talk about his experiences in the Master’s course.

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