Concordia | Education and Social Work
From the Acting Dean, Professor Robyn Ewing
Dear alumni and friends

Education at the University of Sydney has been ranked eighth in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. The rankings place our Faculty at the University of Sydney alongside such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in the list of the top 10 universities for education worldwide.

We’d like to congratulate our staff and alumni on the contribution they have made and continue to make to our outstanding programs and research. We are delighted with this acknowledgement from an external body.
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Andrew Upton Artist-in-Residence 2013
Director of the Sydney Theatre Company and an Honorary with the Faculty, Andrew Upton, has been announced at this year’s ESW artist-in-residence. His first event, a keynote address, will stake the territory of the residency and look at the role of the creative in arts in education. Find out more
Global Community Development Project
Many of our Social Work students and graduates work alongside the GCDP’s programs, gaining valuable professional experience, and we are delighted that it has now relocated to the newly restored Glebe Town Hall and remains at the heart of the community. Find out more
Inspired: The campaign to support the University of Sydney
On Saturday 4 May, the University announced three major gifts totaling $16 million as it publicly launched its major fundraising campaign. As part of the INSPIRED campaign, Social Work alumna, Kat de Jong, discussed the importance of the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarship to her degree and career development. Find out more, or contact Sobhini Sinnatambay.
Turning the Tide and ESW at the Sydney Writer's Festival
Indigenous literature and the arts in education are the driving themes behind the Faculty's renewed involvement in this year's Sydney Writers' Festival (SWF). In association with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Turning the Tide recognises the ESW’s long-held, strong links with Indigenous Australian communities. Find out more
Education alumna cycles the world
Master of Education alumna, Kristina Stoney, is founding director of Ride To Learn (R2L), an innovative learning project that allows students in classrooms globally to vicariously experience real-life sustainability stories as they follow her 30,000-kilometre cycling journey of the world in real time. Find out more
Top score for sports researcher
Michael Hanratty graduated with a first-class honours degree in Human Movement and Health Education and has returned to the Faculty to begin his PhD. His potential has been recognised by both the Australian Postgraduate Award committee and the Academic Board with the University’s merit award. Find out more
ESW events
24 May | Turning the Tide
28 May | The Arts in Education with Andrew Upton
29 May | The Engagement, Learning and Technology Nexus
11 JuneSocial Work: Motivational Learning
12 June | Seminar: Developmental science theory
19 June | Seminar: The grammar of trolling
20 June | Creative arts workshop: Robyn Ewing, Robyn Gibson


More alumni events

27 May – 3 June | Reconciliation Week
25 May | Shanghai Alumni Forum
19 June | Sydney Connections Breakfast: David Stratton
11 July | UK summer reception

ESW in the news

Alumna Kristina Stoney on her new online learning program on Weekend Sunrise, “Ride to Learn”

Teacher educators are no solution to classroom woes

Neck and neck in NAPLAN race

Strict uni cut-offs a mistake

Gap years can add a degree of motivation

Ten Questions
Dr Tejendra Pherali completed his MEd (Research Methodology) in 2004. Originally from Nepal, he is now an academic at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. He says “good degrees provide us with an intellectual capacity to be able to make appropriate connections between complex sets of information and identify new opportunities”. Find out more
Reunions are a wonderful opportunity for alumni to get together, reminisce about shared experiences, exchange latest news and reconnect with the University. If you would like to arrange a reunion or would like further information on connecting with your former classmates, please contact Helen Loughlin.
ESW events
ESW in the news
Ten Questions
Professional learning
Successful learning conference
Professional experiences
Business Directory
Professional learning
The ESW’s Office of Professional Learning runs courses endorsed by the NSW Institute of Teachers and the Australian Association of Social Workers that can count towards continuing professional development requirements.
The 2013 program is now online.
Successful learning conference
This annual conference focuses on issues and developments in the provision of quality education for students K–12 with additional learning needs in a mainstream classroom setting. Areas addressed will include literacy, accountability and assessment, behaviour management, technology and social skills instruction. Find out more
Professional experiences
Professional Experiences in Education is at the heart of the faculty’s pre-service teacher-education program. We place over 2000 of our students each year in early childhood centres, primary and secondary schools throughout NSW. For more information, contact Alex Hector.
This online mentoring program is designed for our alumni to mentor students or other alumni in relation to their career development and for all parties to enjoy the widely recognised benefits that mentoring brings. Find out more
Business Directory
The AlumniOnline Business Directory allows you to promote your business to the University of Sydney community, and it’s free of charge. Find out more
Lost Alumni
We have a number of “lost alumni” with whom we’ve now lost contact. Please advise your friends or colleagues who may have studied at the Faculty, the Sydney Teachers College, or former institutions, so they can register with us here.

Alumni Contact
Helen Loughlin
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