The SASD Business Manager, Frank Byrne will be on leave from Friday 24 September until Tuesday 19 October. During his leave, Pascale Nijssen will act as Business Manager, on a part time basis for three days per week. Pascale was previously the Manager of School of Pharmacy and at this stage will be in the office on the following dates:
Fri 24/9, Wed 29/9 - Fri 1/10, Mon 4, Thu 7, Fri 8, Mon 11, Thu14 - Fri 15, Mon 18/10.
UQ IPSWICH EXPORTS EDUCATION TO THE WORLD
Congratulations to the Ipswich campus which won the Education Category at the 2004 Ipswich Region Export Awards at a dinner held last week. The award was the result of the tireless efforts of many staff at the campus which has seen the number of international students studying at the campus swell to over ten percent of the student population.
One of the most significant activities that the University has undertaken as part of the HESA reform implementation has been a review of all course codes so that these codes accurately reflect the content and cost of the courses in which students will enrol from 2005. Course equivalence tables are now available to staff via the MIS Reportal and provide the old course code together with the respective codes that will be used in 2005.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING BACKGROUND STUDENTS
On 20.9.04, Academic Board recommended changes to the current examination arrangements for non-English speaking background (NESB) students. The changes will be incorporated in HUPP 3.30.5 - Examinations for consideration by Senate at its meeting on 7 October 2004. They will take effect immediately.
From the Semester 2, 2004, international students from a non-English speaking background will no longer be permitted an extra ten minutes per examination hour in written examinations in their first semester of enrolment. Instead NESB students will have access to an English or dual language dictionary during examinations, at the discretion of the examiner.
The University is committed to providing remedial English language support to its students with a non-English speaking background. The Academic English for Tertiary Studies (AETS) program is available at no charge for international NESB students for two hours per week during semester over the length of their program. Academic Board has recommended that the AETS program be extended to include domestic NESB students under similar arrangements. Any changes will be negotiated with the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) which offers the program.
Once endorsed by Senate, the changes will be publicised widely to students.
CHANGES TO FINAL RESULTS AND ACADEMIC RECORDS
On 20.9.04, the Academic Board recommended that the University amend its General Award Rules (GARs) to make provision for retrospective changes to finalised results and academic records only under limited circumstances.
Finalised results will only be changed in cases of administrative error (approval by the Academic Registrar); marking error (approval by the Executive Dean); or in cases where (a) the change is within one year of the release of the final result to be changed, and (b) the change could not have been sought earlier, and (c) academic standards would not be lowered, and (d) the change would not be unfair to another person (approval by the President of the Academic Board).
Senate will consider the recommended changes to the GARs at its 7 October 2004 meeting, and once endorsed they will take effect immediately.
At its meeting on 20.9.04, the Academic Board recommended new Admission Rules (replacing the Entry Rules) for the University. The revised rules will be considered by the Senate at its meeting on 7 October, 2004. Once approved, the rules will take effect from 1.1.05.
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION POSTGRADUATE BURSARIES 2004
Bursaries are available to graduates of this University who are members of the Alumni Association.
Five bursaries are available to students who, in 2004, entered the first year of a PhD program at this University having shown the greatest proficiency in previous studies undertaken.
The value of each award is $1,000.
Application forms are available from :
The Student Centre, Level 1, J D Story Building
And Student Centres at Gatton, Herston and Ipswich campuses.
CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2004
THE FORD MEMORIAL PRIZE 2004
Applications are invited for the Ford Memorial Prize from undergraduates who, not having already been twice awarded the prize, submit the best poem in English published or unpublished.
The value of the prize for 2004 is $200 in the form of books.
Entries are to be submitted to:
The Prizes Officer
Level 6 JD Story Bldg
The University of Queensland
CLOSING DATE: Friday, 19 November, 2004.
Alll entries are to include name, student number, current posal address, and the program in which enrolled.
ITEMS STILL CURRENT
The Thomas Morrow Prize 2004 (4-04, 19)
For further information, contact the Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences or the Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture.
Closing date: 19 November 2004.
UQ HISTORY IN PHOTOS
UQA S177 P806 - Inauguration of the University of Queensland - the Governor, Sir William MacGregor speaking, 10 Dec 1909
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