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O DAY AT FREMANTLE NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2020

 

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It is O(rientation) Day at Fremantle Notre Dame University today, and it always brings a vibrant buzz to the West End when hundreds of new students start their studies.

There was the traditional parade through town with a drum band, live music, information stalls and food, and a really good vibe.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt walked side by side with the new Vice Chancellor Francis Campbell, who started at NDA this week.

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NEW VICE CHANCELLOR AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2020

 

Professor Francis Campbell started  as the University of Notre Dame’s fourth Vice-Chancellor, since its inception in 1989, beginning his first full day on campus in Fremantle.

He was appointed to the position in March 2019 and spent the rest of the year concluding his appointment as Vice- Chancellor of St Mary’s University in London.

NDA needed a new VC after Celia Hammond left to take up a career in politics and is now a member of the Federal Liberal party in Canberra

Professor Campbell brings a wealth of experience to Notre Dame, drawing on his deep understanding of higher education, and a practical knowledge of the value and importance of holistic education.

His extensive tertiary qualifications include Master of International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA, where he held a Thouron Fellowship, and Master of European Integration from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven in Belgium. He has received honorary doctorates from five universities worldwide and is an Honorary Fellow at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University.

Apart from academia, Professor Campbell has an immense diversity of experience, which includes serving as Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Holy See, and as Private Secretary and Adviser to former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Professor Campbell said he had been looking forward to joining Notre Dame:

“It is a huge privilege and honour to join The University of Notre Dame Australia as the University’s fourth Vice- Chancellor. I am excited at the opportunity, and to be joining such a wonderful team of highly committed and talented people. Notre Dame Australia is a vibrant, modern and growing University which draws on centuries of tradition of learning and wisdom.

“Notre Dame’s reputation among Australian universities is exemplary and I’m committed to protecting and nurturing its outstanding achievements.

 

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IMPRESSIONS OF FREO’S UNI OPEN DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 11, 2019

 

 

The West End of Fremantle is well activated today thanks to the Notre Dame University Open Day and the glorious weather.

Lots of high school students and parents came to have a look at what NDA has to offer and talked with lecturers and staff, while in Mouat Street pizza and paella and good music are on offer. Go and have a look!

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GRADUATIONS AT NOTRE DAME FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on July 24, 2019

 

 

Three hundred students graduated at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University today, including 17 higher degree by research graduates, so I went to take some photos of the special day.

The photos before the official ceremony  are often less formal as my shots show.

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and the photos again as a slide show:

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NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY’S FRUSTRATING PROCRASTINATION

 

The news about substantial development at Curtin University should send a message to Fremantle’s Notre Dame University.

The Exchange Precint at Curtin will create a mini city with more student accommodation, shops, offices and even a hotel.

There has been a lot of talk at NDA about student accommodation and that the university is part of the Fremantle community but they are not walking the walk.

Notre Dame bought the large Customs House ‘precinct’ between Henry and Pakenham streets but we have not heard a single word about what they intend to do with it.

There have been constant promises of street activation of NDA owned buildings, but that too is just an irrelevant signature on a useless Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Fremantle.

The CODA Architects designed activation hubs are nowhere to be seen and there are no seats for all the students who just sit on the grass at Phillimore Street in between lectures.

The suggested creation of a relaxation park, where the carpark is on the corner of Cliff and High streets, has also not been realised, so all we are getting from NDA is procrastination and empty promises.

I have been a big supporter of our Freo uni but the status quo really is not good enough, and the new Vice Chancellor is still six months away, and he will first have to find his feet in the new position, so how much longer does the Fremantle community have to wait until NDA  shows they truly care about being part of our community?

Fremantle is struggling and needs all the support it can get. Student accommodation and street activation are part of that and need to be implemented by NDA with priority.

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NEW VICE CHANCELLOR FOR NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on March 27, 2019

 

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The University of Notre Dame Australia has announced that Professor Francis Campbell will join the University as Vice Chancellor in January 2020.

Professor Campbell is currently the Vice Chancellor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham in London where he has achieved significant success in the past five years.

He becomes Notre Dame’s fourth Vice Chancellor, succeeding Professor Celia Hammond.

Professor Campbell will bring a wealth of experience to Notre Dame. He will draw on a highly successful term as Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s, a deep understanding of higher education, and a practical knowledge of the value and importance of holistic education.

His extensive tertiary qualifications include an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA and an MA in European Integration from the Katholieke Universiteit in Belgium. He has received honorary doctorates from five universities worldwide and an Honorary Fellowship from St Edmund’s College at Cambridge University in the UK.

Apart from academia, Professor Campbell has immense diversity of experience, which includes serving as Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Holy See, and a term as Private Secretary to former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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NOTRE DAME NEW DEAN OF EDUCATION

 

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Fremantle Notre Dame university has appointed internationally recognised academic Caroline Mansfield, as the new Dean of the School of Education.

Currently the Acting Dean of the School of Education at Murdoch University, Dr Mansfield will take up her position at Notre Dame in February next year.

Dr Mansfield held a number of senior positions at Murdoch including Associate Dean, Research (School of Education) and Convenor of the Learning Excellence Academy (LEAD).

She earned her PhD in 2002 and before embarking on an academic career, worked for 10 years as a teacher in the Catholic School system in WA.

In 2003, she was awarded the Western Australian Institute of Education Research’s Research Prize for her PhD.

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FIVE STARS FOR NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on November 1, 2018

 

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Notre Dame University is positioned amongst the top-rated Australian universities receiving five-star ratings in seven categories in The Good Universities Guide 2019.

The University continues to achieve these exceptional results through the support and contributions of its students.

This marks the 12th year in a row that Notre Dame has received five-star ratings from their alumni for Overall Experience, Teaching Quality and Skills Development! (5-star ratings are awarded when results for a range of indicators, including nationwide student and graduate surveys, are in the top 20%).

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MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, design, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2018

 

Fremantle’s Notre Dame University will have a dedicated Design Studio located on the University’s Campus in which students will participate in project-based learning that have social and environmental impact within the City.

Master of Architecture, will begin in Semester One next year with a two-year program open to graduates holding a bachelor degree in architecture, interior architecture or an equivalent qualification.

The program is designed specifically to allow students to work part time in the field while undertaking supervised placements with Notre Dame’s professional partners.

The Master of Architecture will benefit from the distinctive elements of the Notre Dame experience: small class sizes; research-led teaching, high employability through engagement with industry, professional skills development; and ethical, values-driven curriculum.

Many of the key challenges of contemporary society – such as sustainability, housing affordability, ageing-in-place and community building – will underpin the studios within the program.

A second, three-year program, the Master of Architecture (Extended), will be open to high-achieving graduates who hold a bachelor degree in another discipline area such as arts, planning, fine art, design, environmental science, archaeology or history.

Entry to both programs will be based on a portfolio interview.

 

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PHOTOS OF FREO NOTRE DAME UNI OPEN DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 19, 2018

 

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Unfortunately I could only spend fifteen minutes at the Open Day of Fremantle’s Notre Dame University as I was busy elsewhere, so here a few quick snaps I took.

The theme of the day was books.

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