2014 VC's Scholar Award Recipients

Vice-Chancellor's Scholar Engagement Award Recipients

Marie Britt

Marie is a Bachelor of Psychological Science student and used her award to attend an 8-day intensive program on Mindfulness run by the Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia in Sydney.

Jade Cooper

Jade is a Bachelor of Nursing student and used her award to undertake a volunteer nursing placement with “Work the World” in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa.

Luke Emerson

Luke is a Bachelor of Zoology student and used his award to undertake field research in the area of animal ecology under the supervision of Dr Todd Dennis at Auckland University and Dr Laura Molles at Lincoln University in New Zealand. Luke has completed his award activities and you can read all about his experiences in New Zealand.

Lindsey Frost

Lindsey is a Bachelor of Environmental Science student and used her award to attend the Australian Society for Limnology/New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Joint Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand.

Kevin Hartley

Kevin is a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours student and used his award to collaborate on the employment of a software application that he has developed, called “Artemis”, with colleagues at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands. While there he will also attend a 3-week Positive Psychology Course. Kevin tells us about his activities in his report ((PDF, 4635.03 KB)).

Kyle Hoppitt

Kyle is a Bachelor of Economics student and used his award to attend the Royal Economic Society’s 2015 Annual Conference at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in the year of it's 125th Anniversary. Kyle's report gives an entertaining insight into presentations at economic conferences.

Melissa Jennings

Melissa is a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours student and used her award to attend the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Stephen Palmer

Stephen is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Classical Languages and used his award to fund research on the genealogy of Elizabeth Macarthur (nee Veale) and her family in Devon, United Kingdom. Stephen's report ((PDF, 8096.01 KB)) tells about the places and people he met during his research.

Jennifer Popoli

Jennifer is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Spanish and Italian. She used her Award to attend the Fifth International Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanos Literature Conference at the Universidad Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the International Conference “Women and Women’s Literature in Viceregal America” at the Universidad de Los Andes in Santiago, Chile.

Read Jennifer's report ((PDF, 6709.12 KB)) on the conferences.

Tim Richards

Tim is a Bachelor of Science student, majoring in Palaeobiology and Genetics. He used his award to study the fossil collection at the Natural History Museum in London and to collaborate with two world experts on animal evolution located there. Tim also travelled to the University of Oxford to collaborate with four leaders in the field of palaeontology and study the fossil collection at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Tim found the experience invaluable and you can read his report on his activities.

Mark Villar

Mark is a Bachelor of Science student, majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. He used his award to attend the Royal Australian Chemical Institute National Congress in Adelaide and the Zing Computational Chemical Biology Conference to be held in Cairns.

Vice-Chancellor's Scholar Academic Development Award Recipients

Claire Baxter

Claire is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in French and used her award to attend the 2014 Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Biennial Conference held at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Kylie Bullivant

Kylie is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Classical Languages and English and used her award to collaborate with author Tristan Bancks as a writing mentor in the preparation of her manuscript “Deal Breaker”.

Murray Cheers

Murray is a Bachelor of Zoology student. He used his award to attend the 2015 Agronomy Conference in Hobart. Murray's report ((PDF, 7687.78 KB)) tells about his conference experiences.

Luke Dickinson

Luke is a Bachelor of Computing Science student. He used his award to attend the Game Connect Asia Pacific 2014 Conference in Melbourne.

Karen Forrester

Karen is a Bachelor of Education (Primary) student and used her award to attend the Successful Learning Conference 2015 in Sydney. Karen outlines her conference activities in her (report (PDF, 5675.5 KB)).

Helen Jack

Helen is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Writing and Theatre Performance. She used her award to attend the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies Conference at the University of Sydney.

Ka Sim Lee

Ka Sim is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Japanese and Spanish. She used her award to undertake a 4-week intensive Spanish Course at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala. Ka Sim talks about her time abroad in her report ((PDF, 8941.91 KB)).

Brianna Muldoon

Brianna is a Bachelor of Nursing student and used her award to attend a 2-day Seminar on Assessment: General Clinical Nursing Skills 2014 in Melbourne. Brianna writes about the seminar experience in her report ((PDF, 4227.42 KB)).

Margaret Sawkins

Margaret is a Bachelor of Nursing student who used her award to attend an introductory 2-day course on Art Therapy run by the Centre for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy at Heatherbrae, near Newcastle. Margaret gained some interesting insights which she reports ((PDF, 5554.65 KB)) on.