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CSC Master student Emily Lush in Timor Leste: using creative writing to weave together culture, heritage and identity

Combining her interest in cultural development and her skills as a writer, Master Student Emily Lush delivered a creative writing workshop program for young people with Many Hands International (MHI) in Timor Leste over three weeks in January as part of her Communication for Social Change practicum.

Gillian Marshall Pierce takes a masterclass in grassroots community campaigning

No sooner had Gillian Marshall Pierce accepted her Master degree in Communication and Social Change and taken off her graduation gown, she was rushing off to run as a political candidate for the Queensland Greens in the seat of Indooroopilly.

CSC Masters student Jordan Tredinnick in Cherbourg: "Real social change happening in real time"

Master of Communication for Social Change student Jordan Tredinnick worked at Human Ventures for her practicum this semester. She was asked to conduct a social impact assessment of Human Venture's Creative Tracks program in Cherbourg, a remote indig...

Wireless and Empire Ambition: Pacific Perspectives by Martin Hadlow

The Internet may have radically changed our lives in the last couple of decades, but the whole notion of the way in which we apply technology to creating innovative solutions to addressing perceived societal objectives is nothing new. Nowadays, we a...

Bernardo Alayza from Peru: From Development Communication to Communication for Social Change

 In October’s Student Profile we would like to introduce you to Bernardo Alayza from Peru, who is starting his PhD with the Centre. Bernardo has a Bachelor degree in Arts and Communications Sciences with a major in Development Com...

Tamara Plush interrogates participatory video praxis in an international development context

In her recent mid-candidature review, PhD candidate Tamara Plush discussed potential constraints for participatory video (PV) practice to raise citizen voice in the context of international development. She did so with the argument that PV is ofte...

Vira Riyandari Ramelan: the Communication component in development Initiatives

In October’s Alumni Profile we introduce you to Vira Riyandari- Ramelan from Indonesia. Vira not only undertook the Master of Communication for Social Change but also did her PhD with the Centre. She is currently working as Seni...

Fr. Ambrose Pereira in the CSC Master: "A time to learn, reflect and understand"

After spending 15 years in the Solomon Islands working with youth, Fr. Ambrose takes a new challenge as a Master student.

Veterinarian and CSC practitioner Dr Nurul Hilmiati

Dr Nurul Hilmiati is a veterinarian from Indonesia who did her PhD at the School of Journalism and Communication with A/Professor Elske van de Fliert as her principal supervisor.   Her research explored participation a...

Gerald Musa and his PhD journey

PhD graduate Gerald Musa from Nigeria first knew about the University of Queensland from reading the works of A/Professor Pradip Thomas and Jan Servaes. At the time Gerald was studying Communication at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Congratulations to all our CSC Master and PhD graduates!


PhD Research Positions at the University of Calgary

Two PhD Student Positions in the Graduate Program in Communication at the University of Calgary

Veronica Cazut and her experience with Milaana

In this edition of Student Spotlight meet CSC master student Maria Veronica Cazut from Argentina. Veronica has a Bachelor degree in Social Communication. After briefly working coordinating social programs in Argentina she realized she need...

CSC Master students present their Practicum experiences

The first semester is over and the students of the Master of Communication for Social Change (CSC) Plan went out of their way doing a great job in their Practicum course (COMU7015). The CSC Practicum offers an individually designed program...

Successful Participatory Needs and Opportunities Assessments from CSC Master students

As part of the Participatory Development Communication course (COMU7013) of the CSC Master, students have to design, conduct, analyse and report on a Participatory Needs and Opportunity Assessment (PNOA) relating to a simple, real life issue fo...

Nanda and Yutainten's practicum with ECCQ

Nanda Nugrahanti and Yutainten from Indonesia worked together for the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) as part of their practicum placement. ECCQ supports and advocates for the needs, interests and contributions of culturall...

Rosemarie Tapia: The media, mining and the community

Rosemarie Tapia is a Chilean journalist who came to Australia to undertake the Master of Communication for Social Change at The University of Queensland. As part of the Master's practicum Rosemarie worked for the Minerals Industry Safety and...

Laura McDowell from PAW Media: keeping local language, culture and music alive

Laura McDowell is a current CSC Master student, who has been working for the last two years as radio producer and coordinator for PAW Media. PAW Media is a remote indigenous media organisation based in Yuendumu, Central Australia, which re...

Two PhD Scholarships Opportunities

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark invites applications for two 3-year PhD scholarships connected to the Centre of Global South Asian Studies (CGSAS) at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Anne Curson: CSC as a tool for advocacy

Anne Curson is a former Master of Communication for Social Change student, who used to work as a social worker in the development and public policy sector. Anne would spend a great amount of time working with managers of community organisations in Q...

Dhina Mutiara Kartikasari from Indonesia: Making the most of her international experience in Brisbane

Dhina Mutiara Kartikasari is a communications practitioner from Indonesia, who is currently undertaking the third semester of the Master of Communication for Social Change. After completing a Bachelor in International Relations from Univer...

Thi Le Tran: Bringing social change through corporate social responsability

This month in Student Spotlight we would like you to meet Master of Communication for Social Change graduate, Thi Le Tran from Vietnam. Le works as a Corporate Communications Officer for Besra, a gold mining company that operates in the mo...

Gemma-Rose Turnbull examines socially engaged documentary photography practices

PhD candidate Gemma-Rose Turnbull recently confirmed her thesis titled Surface tension: An examination of the challenges and possibilities of socially engaged documentary photographic practices. On the next paragraphs Gemma-Rose explains how...

Meet new PhD candidate Mohammad Sahid Ullah from Bangladesh

Mohammad joined the Centre for Communication and Social Change in October last year to pursue a PhD under the supervision of Professors Pradip Thomas and Nic Carah. Mohammad’s research topic is “Empowering communities and improving the q...

Welcome PhD student Kylie Navuku

The Centre for Communication and Social Change welcomes Kylie Navuku, who has recently joined us as a PhD candidate. Kylie completed her bachelor with honours in International Studies at Flinders University in South Australia. Afterwards she...

PhD candidate Linda Austin and community radio uses in the Pacific Islands

Linda is a specialist in C4D methodologies with significant expertise in the Central and South Pacific islands

Bambang Budiwiranto: Teaching CSC to a new generation of students in Indonesia

Bambang Budiwiranto, on completing his PhD with the Centre in 2013, is now teaching a new generation of students on CSC at the Institute of Islamic Studies of Lampung in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Marian Reid explores the role of culture in development in Timor

In November 2013, CSC Masters student Marian Reid spent three weeks with Many Hands International for her practicum placement in Timor Leste.

Winnie Emeka-Okolie: Using CSC for livestock policy in Nigeria

This month we’d like you to meet Winnie Emeka-Okolie from Nigeria. Winnie graduated from the Master of Communication for Social Change in July 2012 and currently works as an Assistant Director and Communication Specialist for the Feder...

Successful first student-led Development Practice Conference

A group of Master of Development Practice students hosted the first student-led Development Practice and Theory Conference at UQ entitled “Where are we going, and where should we go?” The conference brought together postgraduat...

Kiery Manassah: Giving voice to the voiceless in the Pacific

  In this edition of Student Spotlight we are proud to profile our Master of Communication for Social Change alumni, Kiery Manassah from Vanuatu.   Kiery graduated in 2012 and currently works as Senior Com...

Practicum work of CSC master students

Nilesh Nikade champions children's rights in India

Former CSC masters student Nilesh Nikade is currently working with the India office of Save the Children, one of the world&rsquo...

Three Centre's PhD candidates achieve confirmation milestone

Daniela Bandelli from Italy, Tamara Plush from the United States, and Steven Sam from Sierra Leona achieved their f...

Kiribati youth introduced to video production

In early September PhD student Grady Walker traveled to Tarawa, Kiribati to document a Bahá’í youth confere...

Field work in a conflict zone: Coal seam gas development in Western Downs, Queensland

In this edition of Student Spotlight we introduce you to the work of PhD candidate Muhammad Makki, who recently conducted his field work in Western Downs, where resource companies are on a quest to extract coal seam gas. In the following a...

Anya Lim: Growing the SEED of change

  Recently, one of our graduated students from the Maste...

Media Development journal publishes article on visual storytelling for women's empowerment

CfCSC candidate Tamara Plush published the article entitled 'Using visual storytelling for women's empowerment"

Brisbane Fair Food Week

A step forward to democratise Australia’s food system

Carolina Siqueira: From metropolitan Sao Paulo to remote Northern Territory

 After completing the master of Communication for Social Change, Carolina knew she wanted to stay in Australia to put th...

Jaime Manalo from the Philippines: Linking CSC theory and practice in one place

Upon completing his master’s degree in Communication for Social Change in 2011, UQ alumni Jaime Albarillo Manalo IV has been heavily involved in practising CSC in the rural communities of the Philippines. “I have always wanted ...

Mary Warus and her successful graduation story

An inspiring story of resilience

Tamara Plush's seminar on using participatory video

Empowering and strengthening children's voices

Mimetisation as a political communication style

Triggering political and social change: The case of Hugo Chavez

Student reviews on recent Winter Workshop with Prof. Cees Hamelink

Graduation - Semester 1, 2013

The Centre extends its warmest congratulations to the ten Masters and four PhD students who graduated from the University of Queensland on 18 July 2013.

Master’s student interns with UN organisation in South Korea

 From Pujiang, Eastern China, to The University of Queensland, Brisbane, and now Incheon City, South Korea, Menglu (Marie) Tang’s post-graduate studies journey has been truly international. Maire, the first Master o...

Student explores peace talks between Christian and Muslim religions in Nigeria

Father Gerald Musa close to completing his PhD

Student influences change in Nigerian agricultural industry

July 2012

Student wins Prime Minister's Pacific-Australia Award

Jenny Max wins prestigious Prime Minister's Pacific-Australia Award.

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