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From the Acting Dean
Dear alumni and friends

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is delighted to announce that its Master of Social Work 09 alumnus, Majok Tulba, has been selected for a University award for Young Alumni Achievement. The award will be presented at a ceremony in the Great Hall on 27 September, and all alumni are welcome to attend the Alumni Awards Presentation.

Majok will be doing an event in the Faculty in October (more information in the next edition), when he will be joined by our alumni and friends, staff and students to discuss his life and work and his time studying social work with us. He came to Australia with refugee status after living for many years in refugee camps along the South Sudan and Ugandan borders and continues to work with both refugees and migrants in Sydney’s western suburbs. We are enormously proud of Majok and his success and wish him our congratulations.
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Creative Writing Workshop with Andrew Utpon: Special offer for alumni and friends
Andrew Upton, the Faculty’s Artist-in-Residence for 2013, is running two creative writing workshops, How Stories Breed on 13 and 27 August.
Social Work alumnus Majok Tulba takes Young Alumni Achievement Award
Majok Tulba (MSW 09) is to be presented with this year’s Award for Young Alumni Achievement at a ceremony in the Great Hall on 27 September.
Shakespeare – Up Against the Wall? With John Bell
Professor John Bell AM OBE, a Faculty Adjunct Professor since 2007, will be visiting us on Thursday 22 August with his Bell Shakespeare colleagues to deliver workshops to some of our Education students.
Adjunct Associate Professor receives top education medal
Adjunct Associate Professor Phil Lambert has achieved the highest honour from the Australian College of Educator's (ACE) NSW branch as recipient of the 2013 Sir Harold Wyndham Medal.
I-Science Program: Pre-service teachers mentoring the young scientists of tomorrow
In a move to highlight the importance of Science and Technology education, pre-service teachers from the Faculty of Education and Social Work have been mentoring Year 8, 9 and 10 students across 10 Sydney schools on the topics of biology, physics and chemistry.
Libby Gleeson shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Celebrated children's author, Adjunct Associate Professor Libby Gleeson AM, has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award in the Children's fiction category for her latest book, Red (Allen & Unwin).
ESW events
Performance ethnography
The fourth of a series of six talks for researchers interested in developing their understanding of arts-based and arts-informed research. Held on Tuesday 13 August 2013 from 5.00pm - 8.00pm at the Education Building A35, Room 612.
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Improving professional practice
A collaborative event on Wednesday 21 August from 11.00am - 12.30pm about using workplace performance data to improve professional practice. Presented by the Sciences and Technologies of Learning Research Network. Find out more
Engaging with networked learning
Join us on August 21 for a CoCo seminar by Nina Bonderup Dohn titled “A tacit-knowledge perspective on engagement with networked learning activities”. Find out more
More alumni events
The Vice-Chancellor's Morning Tea
14 August 2013
A special event for alumni of the University of Sydney and guests who graduated prior to 1965. Find out more

Sydney Connections Breakfast – Chris Russell

11 September 2013
Join us for our Sydney Connections Breakfast at The Ivy Room with agricultural scientist and The New Inventors judge, Chris Russell, on Wednesday 11 September. Find out more
ESW in the news
2UE Breakfast interviewed Professor Robyn Ewing on admission standards for teacher education at universities. 5 August

The Daily Telegraph
interviewed Dr Richard Walker on our children’s need for unstructured time. 29 July

The Herald Sun interviewed Dr Helen Proctor on research suggesting a gender bias in parents’ concerns about their children’s education. 22 July

ABC TV’s 7.30 interviewed Honorary Professor Jim McMorrow on the progress of the Gonski education reforms. 1 July
ESW at the Sydney Writers' Festival
We had a strong presence at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival. The following are reviews of two or our events:

Sydney Writers' Festival Media Hub intern and postgraduate student, Stephanie Wong, reviews the faculty's 'Turning The Tide' event, held last weekend. Find out more

Sydney Writers' Festival Media Hub intern and Bachelor of Arts and Science student, Harriet McInerney, reviews the event 'Creative Writing as Freedom, Education as Exploration', featuring Professor Robyn Ewing, Adjunct Associate Professor Libby Gleeson and Honorary Associate Teya Dusseldorp. Find out more
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INSPIRED – the Campaign to support the University of Sydney
INSPIRED – the Campaign to support the University of Sydney aims to raise $600 million from more than 40,000 donors. We are embracing the generosity of the wider community to invest in the future of Australian education and innovation.
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.
Ten questions
We find out about our alumni, their time with the faculty and what their career has led them to since completing. This time we talk to artist Maggie Stein, Dip Ed '91. Find out more
SAM Travel Photo Competition
Send us your best or favourite travel photo to go in the running for a MacBook Pro or iPod Touch. Click here to enter. You can also browse the best submissions so far and vote for the photos you think should win the People's Choice Award. Vote here
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