Freo's View

PERTH WANTS WHAT FREMANTLE ALREADY HAS

 

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It is interesting to note that while a small group of Freo people do not like Notre Dame University in Fremantle’s historic West End the biggest retailers and property owners in Perth have called for more residential apartments and a big university for the inner city there to boost trade and stop the decline in retail.

Many cafes in Freo’s CBD would not survive without the patronage of NDA students and staff and the vibrancy it brings to the West End during the day should not be underestimated.

That does not mean there is no room for improvement and Notre Dame really needs to get serious about providing student accommodation so that more of them will live in Fremantle and become a real part of our community.

The new masterplan they are developing might be a good way forward to activate the street level of NDA buildings and open the courtyards for more community events.

Roel Loopers

 

OPEN DAY AT NDA TODAY

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

 

NDA Open Day

 

It is OPEN DAY at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University and that gives the entire community, not just high school students and their parents, the opportunity to find out what NDA is all about.

Wander around the campus, check out the libraries, the relaxation modes, the stunning art collection, talk to lecturers and staff or just enjoy the great vibes along Mouat Street.

Chalkys and the Moore&Moore cafe are open for great coffee, breakfast and lunch!

It’s on from late morning till late afternoon and the weather is perfect for it.

Roel Loopers

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OPEN DAY AT NOTRE DAME ON SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 7, 2019

 

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A reminder for high school students and their parents that it is Open Day at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University this Sunday August 11.

NDA is one of the most popular and highest regarded universities in Western Australia and the campus is in the centre of historic West End, so come for a browse and gather information from lecturers and staff.

Roel Loopers

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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.

Roel Loopers

NEW VICE CHANCELLOR FOR NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

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

 

Professor Francis Campbell

 

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.

Roel Loopers

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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%).

Roel Loopers

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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.

Roel Loopers

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OPEN DAY AT FREO’S GREAT UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 15, 2018

 

Open Day NDA

 

Another reminder that this coming Sunday August 19 is OPEN DAY at one of WA’s most popular universities Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle.

This is an important day for parents and high school students to talk to NDA staff and lecturers and check out the great campus in the heart of the historic West End of Freo.

There will be entertainment and food stalls that help create an invigorating sense of activity while planning the future.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S HISTORIC WEDDING WALL BEAUTIFICATION

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on July 25, 2018

 

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It is very good to see that the lovely so-called Wedding Wall in Fremantle’s historic West End is being returned to its old glory by builders Fairweather.

Notre Dame University is paying for the renovations of the Cliff Street wall, which are supervised by the City of Fremantle.

Plans to turn the carpark behind the wall into a public open space, maybe a park or a playground, are still under consideration by the university, I was told this morning, so stay tuned.

The renovations of the heritage-listed wall mean that the bricked up arched doors and windows are re-opened and additional support for the wall is being put at the back. Well done NDA!

Roel Loopers

 

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