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NOTRE DAME ATTENDS TO WEDDING WALL

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on May 23, 2018

 

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I am very impressed with Fremantle’s Notre Dame University’s swift action on the so called Wedding Wall in Cliff Street.

I just received news that NDA will start work on the wall. That shows very good corporate responsibility and the desire to protect the heritage, in response to the article I wrote here on Freo’s View about the neglected condition of the wall two weeks ago.

Well done Notre Dame Uni! Thank you!!

Roel Loopers

NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY RATED FIRST

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2018

 

Fremantle and Broome Notre Dame University campuses have excelled for the third year running in a nationwide survey of students commissioned by the Federal Government.

Findings from the combined results for undergraduate 2016 and 2017 Student Experience Survey (SES), announced yesterday, show Notre Dame achieving outstanding results, placing it first in Western Australia in five of six key indicators – ‘Overall Quality of Educational Experience’, ‘Teaching Quality’, ‘Skills Development’, ‘Learner Engagement’ and ‘Student Support’.

The SES is unique in that it draws feedback from students with the aim of helping students to make informed decisions about future study by enabling them to compare universities across states and disciplines. More than 351,000 students from around Australia responded to the combined 2016 and 2017 SES, including over 4000 students from Notre Dame’s Fremantle, Broome and Sydney Campuses.

Notre Dame also continues to excel nationally, being placed first in Australia for ‘Overall Quality of Educational Experience’ with a 91.1% rating, well above the national average of 79.3%. It is ranked second nationally for ‘Learner Engagement’ with a 78.6% rating, compared to 64.1% nationally, and ‘Skills Development’ at 90.7% compared to the national average of 81%.

Results from the undergraduate Graduate Outcomes Survey, released in January this year, show Notre Dame rated first in WA for ‘Overall Graduate Satisfaction’, ‘Teaching Scale’, ‘Skills Scale’, ‘Full-time Employment’, ‘Overall Employment’ and ‘Median Salary’.

NOTRE DAME VICE CHANCELLOR LEAVING

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on April 12, 2018

 

Prof Celia Hammond

 

The announcement by Fremantle Notre Dame University that Vice Chancellor Professor Celia Hammond will be leaving in 18 months at the end of 2019 comes as a big suprise.

I am a big admirer of the VC who is one of the most delightful and down to earth people one can have the pleasure to meet.

I first saw Celia Hammond at a leaders’ luncheon in the Esplanade Hotel many years ago where she spoke. Her intelligence, charm and self deprecating humour was inspiring and I have been a fan of her ever since.

Not once have I heard anyone say anything bad about the VC.  Lecturers, staff and students at Notre Dame University all have great respect for her and like her, as I do.

Celia Hammond has been at NDA for two decades and wants to move on and spend more time with her family, but she will be greatly missed at NDA and in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

NOTRE DAME STUDENTS PARADE THROUGH FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, students, Uncategorized by freoview on February 23, 2018

 

 

Fremantle’s Notre Dame University held its annual O (Orientation) Day yesterday with information stalls and entertainment in Mouat Street and on campus.

After having been welcomed to NDA by Vice Chancellor Celia Hammond and a Noongar welcome to country, and a hello from Mayor Brad Pettitt the students paraded through the Freo town centre accompanied by a drum band. It’s always a lovely spectacle!

Welcome to uni and welcome to Freo. We love having you here!

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO NOTRE DAME STUDENTS ARE BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on February 20, 2018

 

 

It is a delight to see all the Notre Dame University students back on the streets and in the cafes of the Fremantle West End.

I had a look at the refurbished Prindiville Hall where students can gather, relax and connect in several different sections of the building. They even put an entry in big enough to allow food trucks in for special events.

This Thursday at 4.15 pm the traditional annual student parade with drum band will snake through the Freo city centre, so give them a smile and a wave!

Roel Loopers

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ARTY GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, food, growers green markets, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2018

 

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A couple of arty photos I took this morning of the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market that has been relocated to its old spot next to the brand new modern Fremantle College building.

Redtents events owner Kylie Wheatley now is also the owner of Freo’s favourite market after the school was reluctant to continue with it.

The proximity to Lefroy Road and parking at TAFE opposite the college will no doubt see the market return to its huge popularity soon.

The market is open till midday today and every Sunday from 8am till 12 noon.

Support our local small businesses!

Roel Loopers

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NOTRE DAME UNI HIGH SATISFACTION

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on January 9, 2018

 

 

Data released yesterday by the Federal Government recognises the University of Notre Dame Australia as a national leader when it comes to preparing graduates for a successful career.

The Federal Government’s 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey resulted in Notre Dame achieving number one position among all universities in Western Australia.

From a national perspective, Notre Dame ranks second among all universities in the country with an employer satisfaction rating of 89.1% – well above the national average.

This result builds on Notre Dame’s achievements in the Federal Government’s Student Experience Survey. Published on the QILT website in April 2017, this placed the University first in Western Australia in five of seven key indicators – ‘Overall Quality of Education Experience’, ‘Teaching Quality’, ‘Skills Development’, ‘Learner Engagement’ and ‘Student Support’.

The 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey reported the views of over 4000 employers throughout Australia who responded directly to a series of questions about graduate technical skills, generic skills and the work readiness of recent university graduates.

Hands-on learning, teaching quality and educational experience contribute to job success

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HAPPY NOTRE DAME UNI GRADUATES

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on December 14, 2017

 

 

My  friends at the Fremantle Notre Dame University campus are having two very busy days with over 1,200 students graduating yesterday and today in morning and afternoon ceremonies.

I love the graduations and always try to get some happy photos of them.

I shot these ones late yesterday afternoon before I headed off to the historic last Fremantle Council meeting in the old chambers.

Roel Loopers

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FREO NOTRE DAME UNI CHOLESTEROL STUDY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, health, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2017

 

Researchers at the Fremantle University of Notre Dame School of Medicine will lead a $2 million three-year study into the early intervention and treatment of an inherited high cholesterol disease, a condition that often goes undiagnosed with devastating effects.

Notre Dame’s Professor Tom Brett and Associate Professor Diane Arnold-Reed will lead the five-State study with Professor Gerald Watts from Royal Perth Hospital and the University of Western Australia.

The $2 million in funding was announced today (Wednesday 6 December) by the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMCR) and comprises a contribution from the NHMRC of $518,588, partner cash ($484,766) and in-kind support ($1,045,980) – which includes contributions from the research partners and health networks, both financial and through the use of medical facilities.

More than 45,000 Australians – including 5000 West Australians – suffer from the condition, called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in medical circles. An inherited condition which causes very high cholesterol levels from birth into adult life, failure to diagnose and treat the disease can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, specifically coronary artery disease, at an early age.

The study will be undertaken in 17 general practices in WA, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania and will not only investigate ways to improve the early diagnosis of FH to prevent long-term cardiovascular disease, but also develop improved, cost-effective strategies to provide better care to patients and families.

On a personal note: I was only three weeks ago diagnosed as having very high cholesterol levels, so this study clearly is of interest to me.

Roel Loopers

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STUNNING ABORIGINAL MURAL AT NOTRE DAME UNI

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2017

 

NDA Aboriginal

 

It was full house at Fremantle Notre Dame University’s Manjaree Place this morning for the unveiling of the major 5.5 x 2.2 metre  Manjaree Mia Kaart Aboriginal painting.

The work was created by WA Aboriginal artist Neta Knapp with help from indigenous NDA students, who each tell their own story on the big mural.

Fifty indigenous students are enrolled at Notre Dame’s Fremantle campus.

Manjaree Place was opened earlier this year to provide a place for reflection and cultural awareness at NDA. It is a beautiful place for quiet meditation in between studies.

 

Roel Loopers

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