Civil Engineering - Student Newsletter 8 July 2011
Semester 1 Results
Your results for CIVL units of study will be available on MyUni soon.
To students who have reached or exceeded your goals – well done. Keep up the good work.
Some of you may not have performed as well as you had hoped last semester, and we offer the following advice:
- Many students experience issues that affect their academic performance. These issues may relate to areas such as performance anxiety, career uncertainty, lack of motivation, financial pressures, relationship problems or family expectations. Nearly everyone experiences situations like these during their lives, and there should be no embarrassment or shame about experiencing difficulties. The School encourages you take advantage of the range of student support services to help you with your academic and career decisions.
- We suggest you re-assess your approach to your academic endeavours. Are you using your time effectively? Could you perform better by reading notes before the lecture or creating a study group with your friends? Should you consider a reduced enrolment next semester? Some of our performance advice may help you.
Have you just finished your degree? Well done!
For those of you who have now finished your degrees – well done. As you embark on your engineering careers, take time to review how university has prepared you for entry into the Civil Engineering profession. We want to do much more than just teach you how to use technology - we want you to be able to change technology. We hope that you will be able to do more than use existing knowledge, software and design codes - but instead to push the boundaries to find solutions to the problems of the today and tomorrow - such as climate change, transportation infrastructure, population changes, renewable and sustainable design, and water.
We wish you all the best for future and challenge you to make a positive impact on society.
Have you changed your address or phone number recently?
If we found your wallet or USB, or need to contact you urgently concerning results, it is important that you have your current contact details registered with the university. Many of you may have changed addresses or phone numbers since you first started university.
Please follow the instructions to update your address and phone contact details.
Infrastructure Update - PNR Building
The Peter Nicol Rusell (PNR) Building project will create and renew learning and teaching facilities to provide a hub of services and infrastructure that support the student experience on the Darlington Campus, of the ‘extended hours’ precinct.
Read more details on the Learning Networks Project website.
Australian Engineering Week: 1 – 7 August 2011
In the first week August 2011 Engineers Australia will be host to over 200 events throughout the country for Australian Engineering Week. The purpose of the Week is to celebrate engineering, raise awareness of its contribution to society, and to highlight the amazing career opportunities studying engineering can provide.
Be proud that you are studying to be an engineer. With your skills, you have a great opportunity to improve the quality of life in your street, your city, your country or the world.
We encourage you to participate in the activities of Australian Engineering Week. You may be working on some of the projects open to the public between 1 – 7 August. This is a great chance to keep yourself motivated during your studies about the career opportunities in your future.
Full details are at http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/aew/.