UNSW Faculty of Built Environment
The Built Environment is a constituent body of the University of New South Wales, Australia. The school of architecture was one of the founding schools of UNSW; the Faculty of Architecture was established in 1950 and was one of the first three faculties of the university. In 1993 the name of the faculty was changed to the Faculty of the Built Environment; the faculty is headquartered in the Red Centre on the Kensington Campus 5 kilometres from Sydney's CBD. According to the QS World University Rankings 2016, Architecture and Built environment at UNSW is ranked number 19 worldwide and number 3 in Australia after the University of Sydney and Melbourne University ranked 17 and 18 respectively. Australian Institute of Architects 2015 National President and 2009 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal Ken Maher Australian Institute of Architects award-winner Andrew Benn Robin Boyd Award and Wilkinson Award-winner Alexander Tzannes Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medalist 2008 Richard Johnson AO MBE UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment website
The UNSW Touch Club is a university based touch football Club that competes in a number of competitions, both at varsity and non-varsity representative level. At varsity level, the UNSW Touch Club represents the University of New South Wales at the Eastern University Games and Australian University Games; the Club competes in the NSW Touch Vawdon Cup and NSW State Cup each year. The UNSW Touch Club is based at the David Phillips Memorial Fields, Daceyville NSW; the UNSW Touch Club was founded in 1995. The main attraction of the UNSW Touch Club is its successful Monday Night Social Competition; the competition is run bi-annually in line with the UNSW teaching period. The competition first started with a small six team competition, but in recent years has hit capacity at 50 teams playing in five divisions; the competition is played between the hours of 6.00pm and 9.00pm at David Phillips Memorial Playing Fields, Daceyville. At inter-varsity level, UNSW Touch compete at the Eastern University Games, a regional tournament held during Semester One for NSW & ACT universities, at the Australian University Games, held during semester two.
Since first entering the Australian University Games in 1995, the club has won eight Australian University Games gold medals and six Eastern University Games gold. The most recent of these wins was in 2010 when the Men's and Women's sides both won their respective division one titles. In 2002, the UNSW Men's Touch side was named AUS-East University Team of the Year. In 2006, the club's women's team won the silver medal at EUG played in Coffs Harbour, in the name of consistency, again won silver at AUG's played in Adelaide. Up until this time, this was the farthest. In 2007, the club won its first women's EUG title. Again the team proved consistent and won gold again at AUG's with a hard fought win over Griffith University. At the same tournament the men's side took 4th place. In 2008, both the Men's and Women's sides won gold at the Australian University Games, held in Melbourne. Both teams played Griffith University in the Grand Final. In 2009 the UNSW Women's team was nominated for a prestigious UNSW Blues Award and was successful in winning, being announced Team of the Year.
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University of New South Wales Regiment
The University of New South Wales Regiment is, as of 2018, an Army Reserve Recruit training unit under the command of the 8th Brigade. The University of New South Wales Regiment was founded as the New South Wales University of Technology Regiment in 1952, while Army Headquarters' approval to form the unit had been granted in July 1951; the new university and regiment were sensitive at the time to the standing it had in relation to the historic traditions of Sydney University, thus the regiment was founded along the lines of the Sydney University Regiment. While the first regimental headquarters were in Mews Street, Ultimo from 1952, in 1954 the vice-chancellor of the university Philip Baxter, who had supported the regiment's creation, provided it with a base on campus on High Street; the regiment was renamed the University of New South Wales Regiment when the university changed its name in 1958. In 1959, the regiment moved to a new specially-built site on Day Avenue on campus; the initial structure of UNSWR reflected an infantry battalion.
The regiment affiliated with the university to attract candidates, who having served as privates, lance corporals and sergeants could be subsequently commissioned in the Army Reserve. UNSWR became allied to a British Army regiment in 1964, through amalgamations this affiliation is now with the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. On 18 November 1977 UNSWR affiliated with the Canterbury, Nelson-Marlborough and West Coast Regiment, a Territorial Force unit based on the South Island for soldiers serving part-time in the New Zealand Army. In 1991, the structure changed to a training unit with the introduction of dedicated officer commissioning training; this became the First Appointment Course. In 2008, UNSWR transferred to under command of 8th Brigade and commenced delivery of soldier training for 8th Brigade. In 2011, the commitment to the First Appointment Course was reduced and UNSWR commenced delivery of training to the soldiers of 5th Brigade. In addition to its ongoing involvement with the training of University students to become Officers in the Army Reserve, UNSWR now delivers junior leader and soldier specialist training for university and TAFE students in the greater Sydney area In 2018 UNSWR was directed by the Headquarters of the 2nd Division to assume responsibility for all recruit and initial employment training soldier management and training for the Army Reserve in NSW.
On 26 June 2018 all current NSW Army Reserve trainees were posted into the Regiment. This posting action involved nearly 850 soldiers, or over 10% of the 2nd Division's total soldier asset; as a result of this posting action, UNSWR became the third largest unit in the Australian Army. The regiment was first presented with colours on 27 October 1963 on the UNSW Oval at Kensington by the Governor of New South Wales, Lieutenant General Sir Eric Woodward. New colours were presented at a Regimental Colours Parade on 22 August 1998 at Victoria Barracks, Paddington by the Governor General of Australia, Sir William Deane; when UNSW declined to house the old Regimental colours on campus, the regiment gained permission to retire them in St Spyridon's Greek Orthodox Church, Kensington. The Regiment maintains close ties to St Spyridon as well as the Sydney Boys High Cadet Unit; the following officers served as commanders of the regiment: Lieutenant Colonel W. R Blunden Lieutenant Colonel W. M. McGilvray ED Lieutenant Colonel S. L. M. Eskell ED Lieutenant Colonel J. McCarty MC, ED Lieutenant Colonel K. L. Kesteven MC, ED Lieutenant Colonel J. S. Whittle MBE, ED Lieutenant Colonel K. W. Bromman ED Lieutenant Colonel P. C.
Parsonage ED Lieutenant Colonel K. H. F. Fargher ED Lieutenant Colonel B. N. Nunn ED Lieutenant Colonel The Hon. M. F. Willis ED, MLC Lieutenant Colonel W. B. Molloy ED Lieutenant Colonel A H MacGregor MC, RFD Lieutenant Colonel M J Hough AM RFD ED Lieutenant Colonel B A McGrath RFD Lieutenant Colonel C. Dunston RFD Lieutenant Colonel G M Tamsitt RFD Lieutenant Colonel D J Deasey RFD Lieutenant Colonel Ian A. Lalas RFD Lieutenant Colonel John E. Fielding RFD Lieutenant Colonel D M Young RFD Lieutenant Colonel Michael Abrahams Lieutenant Colonel David Connery Lieutenant Colonel S F Formiati Lieutenant Colonel P V Colman RFD Lieutenant Colonel Peter Docwra CSM Lieutenant Colonel Alain Dunand Lieutenant Colonel MA Sommer Lieutenant Colonel Damian Bushell (2019- The following officers served as honorary colonel of the regiment: Colonel G. G. Hayman OBE, ED Major General J. R. Stevenson CBE, DSO, ED Major General A. D. Murchison MC, ED Lieutenant General Sir Mervyn Brogan KBE, CB Major General J. MacDonald AO, MBE, RFD, ED Brigadier RSP Amos RFD, ED Brigadier P. C.
Parsonage RFD, ED Lieutenant Colonel J C Southwell RFD, ED Major General B A McGrath RFD Major General the Hon Justice Clifton Hoeben AM, RFD Colonel Sandy McGregor MC, RFD Brigadier Paul Couch CSC RFD Major General Paul Brereton, AM RFD (201
University of New South Wales Revues
Students produce a number of comedy revues at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia each year. Written and performed by students, the shows comment satirically on current affairs, pop culture and university life, they feature short sketches, video segments and dance numbers. The first revue at the university, entitled Low Notes, was organised by the Students' Union in 1956; the first revue by the UNSW Medical Society Revue, held in 1975, was entitled Rumpleforeskin and was followed by the UNSW Law Revue Society's The Assault and Battery Operated Show. Shows are named with a pun on a then-current pop culture reference: a movie but computer games, political slogans, television shows and books have featured. Since 1975, revues from the Law, Built Environment and Arts faculties, the School of Computer Science, the university's Jewish community, have all been held. Operationally, each of the three largest revues is a club affiliated to UNSW Arc and subject to the latter's oversight.
Revues retain their institutional memory through'old revuers', participants who come back year after year. Former directors are invited back to perform voice-overs and critique shows before they go to stage. Med Revue was the subject of controversy in 2018 as a result of offensive jokes. One joke was made about penises of pre-pubescent boys and multiple jokes were based on unfavourable stereotypes of "black" people. An Arts & Social Sciences Revue was held in 2006, entitled It's Time. Arts Revue returned in 2013 and again in 2014, entitled 10 Things I Hate About Arts Revue "Best of" revues combine selected material from previous shows, sometimes updated or adapted to take into account the intervening period of time. A "Best of" show, featuring material from both Med Revues and Law Revues from the years 1984-1989, was held in the Bondi Pavilion in 1990; the show was called A Fabulous Set of Steak Knives. A "Best of" called Heart Rate High: the Bex Years of Our Lives was held at the Figtree Theatre in 1996, but covered material from Med Revues only from 1990-1995.
In 1998, a show was put on by revuers off-campus called Dead Fish are Fun, which featured some material from past Law and Med Revues, as well as original material. In 2001, a "Best of" show called Comedy for the Chemical Generation was held at the Figtree theatre covering material from Med Revues 1996-2000. In 2006, Law & Orderlies, a "Best of" show covering both Med and Law Revue, was held at the Figtree Theatre; the bulk of material was drawn from Revues from 2000–2005, however the show featured sketches from Med Revue 1975, Law Revue 1989, Law Revue 1998. In 2011, another "Best of" show was staged, again in the Fig Tree Theatre; the title of the show was "Deja Revue", featured content from 2006 - 2010 Med & Law Revues. The show had a 4 night run, sold out every single seat for every single night, before the curtain had opened on the first night. In 2012, CSE Revue held their first "Best of" show, featuring the best sketches from the previous 10 shows. Other revues at the university are held from time to time: students from New College, the Faculty of the Built Environment and the university's Buddhist club organise smaller-scale shows.
Sketch comedy shows have been hosted by the New South Wales University Theatrical Society, the UNSW comedy club Studio Four, other groups. A medical-student-only production called UNSW Medshow was established in 2000 by former Med Revuer Neil Jeyasingam after he failed to be elected Med Revue director, Med Show has been held annually since; the Australian Graduate School of Management, part of the university, has put on revues in the past. They are not advertised outside the AGSM community and are held for one night only. Andrew Dyer, cast member and writer for the Seven Network's Big Bite Tristan Jepson, cast member and writer for the Seven Network's Big Bite Andrew Jones, film and TV writer, co-creator of Seven Network's Big Bite Rick Kalowski, film and TV writer.
UNSW Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law of the University of New South Wales is a law school situated in Sydney, Australia. It is regarded as being one of Australia's top law schools. In 2019, QS World University Rankings ranked the UNSW Law Faculty 14th on its list of the best law schools in the world, 3rd in Australia, it is ranked second in Australia according to the ARWU 2017 subject rankings and the 2018 Times Higher Education subject rankings. The Faculty comprises the School of Law and 13 affiliated research and specialist legal centres, including a community legal centre, the Kingsford Legal Centre; the Faculty is co-founder and operator of the Australasian Legal Information Institute, which provides free access to case law and other primary legal resources online. It offers legal education for all career stages: undergraduate law dual degree programs, the Juris Doctor for graduates, postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research, continuing legal education short courses. On 13 July 1964, the University's Council approved the creation of the UNSW Faculty of Law.
On 24 January 1966, the Foundation Chair of Law was created, with the appointee to be the Dean of the Faculty of Law. On 8 September 1969, Wootten was appointed to this position, where, in 1971, he would oversee the first teaching classes in the faculty; the Faculty opened on 1 March 1971 with 219 undergraduate students. Prior to this, only the University of Sydney offered law degrees in New South Wales; the task of establishing the new law school was given to John Halden Wootten QC, a former judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, appointed Foundation Dean in 1969. In 1976, the Faculty moved to occupy five floors of the UNSW Library Tower on upper campus. In 2006, the Faculty moved to a new law building on lower campus; the official opening took place on 21 September 2006 by the Chief Justice of Australia Murray Gleeson. A quotation from Hal Wootten, Founding Dean, is set out on a wall of the law building: "a law school should have and communicate to its students a concern for those on whom the law may bear harshly."Currently the Faculty teaches 2,675 students.
In 2019, the QS World University Rankings placed UNSW Law School 14th on its list of the best law schools in the world, in 2016 it was ranked 13th in the world. The law school is ranked second in Australia after the University of Melbourne by the ARWU 2017 subject rankings, second in Australia by the 2018 Times Higher Education subject rankings; the UNSW Law School was noted as one of the primary faculties in helping to place the University 1st in Australia and 33rd in the globe for most millionaires produced. In the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Good Universities Guide, UNSW was the only law school in Australia to receive top ratings across all criteria, which include: teaching quality, generic skills, overall satisfaction, success in obtaining a job. From 2006 to 2009, the Federal Government's assessment of excellence in tertiary education found that the Faculty lead all Australian universities for the quality of learning and teaching in law. Beginning in 2019, UNSW moved to trimesters seeing the teaching year divided into three terms rather than two semesters as previously.
This led to a cut in contact hours with students, criticised as a cost saving measure. Among the Go8 law schools, UNSW Law topped the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2014 survey and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, which measured the perspectives of recent students and graduates on experience as students and employment and salary outcomes. UNSW Law achieved the highest percentage in each of these categories, continued to do so as of 2016. In the past three years, five UNSW law graduates have won Rhodes scholarships. In 2018, three UNSW law graduates won New Colombo Plan Scholarships. UNSW law students have achieved success in a number of international advocacy competitions, including: World Champion, World Runner-Up, the Best Speaker in the English speaking rounds in the Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition. World Runner-Up and World Quarter-Finalists in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. World Champion and Asia-Pacific Round Champion in the Manfred Lachs Space Law International Moot Competition.
World Champion and World Runner-Up in the International Chamber of Commerce International Mediation Competition. Best Claimant and Best Respondent Memorandum in the World in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Semi-finalists, quarter-finalists, best memorials, best speaker and best prosecution in the International Criminal Court Moot; the Law Faculty is situated in the Law Building on the University's main campus in Kensington, Sydney. The building was designed by Melbourne architects Corbet Lyons. Features of the building include light-filled atria space, open staircases, landscaped courtyards and an agora running up through floors. There are 13 classrooms with 40-plus seats, two Harvard-style lecture rooms with 90 seats and a 350-seat auditorium. Other features include a new Moot student lounge; the Law Library is occupied over two levels. In addition to the main campus in Kensington, the Faculty of Law offers classes, predominantly to those in postgraduate coursework programmes and those in years of law degree programmes, at its CBD Campus located within Sydney's legal and financial district, on levels 6 and 7 of 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney.
The Law Faculty offers both an undergraduate and a graduate law program, namely the combined Bachelor of Law with a Bachelor in another discipline
Singapore the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%; the country is known for its transition from a developing to a developed one in a single generation under the leadership of its founder Lee Kuan Yew. In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore as a trading post of the British East India Company. After the company's collapse in 1858, the islands were ceded to the British Raj as a crown colony. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan, it gained independence from the British Empire in 1963 by joining Malaysia along with other former British territories, but separated two years over ideological differences, becoming a sovereign nation in 1965.
After early years of turbulence and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its workforce. Singapore is a global hub for education, finance, human capital, logistics, technology, tourism and transport; the city ranks in numerous international rankings, has been recognised as the most "technology-ready" nation, top International-meetings city, city with "best investment potential", world's smartest city, world's safest country, second-most competitive country, third least-corrupt country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, fifth-most innovative country, the second-busiest container port. The Economist has ranked Singapore as the most expensive city to live in, since 2013, it is identified as a tax haven. Singapore is the only country in Asia with an AAA sovereign rating from all major rating agencies, one of 11 worldwide. Globally, the Port of Singapore and Changi Airport have held the titles of leading "Maritime Capital" and "Best Airport" for consecutive years, while Singapore Airlines is the 2018 "World's Best Airline".
Singapore ranks 9th on the UN Human Development Index with the 3rd highest GDP per capita. It is placed in key social indicators: education, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety and housing. Although income inequality is high, 90% of homes are owner-occupied. According to the Democracy Index, the country is described as a "flawed democracy"; the city-state is home to 5.6 million residents, 39% of whom are foreign nationals, including permanent residents. There are four official languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, its cultural diversity is reflected in major festivals. Pew Research has found. Multiracialism has been enshrined in its constitution since independence, continues to shape national policies in education, politics, among others. Singapore is a unitary parliamentary republic with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government; the People's Action Party has won every election since self-government began in 1959. As one of the five founding members of ASEAN, Singapore is the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council Secretariat, as well as many international conferences and events.
It is a member of the East Asia Summit, Non-Aligned Movement and the Commonwealth of Nations. The English name of Singapore is an anglicisation of the native Malay name for the country, in turn derived from Sanskrit, hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City, its inclusion in many of the nation's symbols. However, it is unlikely that lions lived on the island. There are however other suggestions for the origin of the name and scholars do not believe that the origin of the name is established; the central island has been called Pulau Ujong as far back as the third century CE "island at the end" in Malay. Singapore is referred to as the Garden City for its tree-lined streets and greening efforts since independence, the Little Red Dot for how the island-nation is depicted on many maps of the world and Asia, as a red dot. Singapore is referred to as the "Switzerland of Asia" in 2017 due to its neutrality on international and regional issues; the Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy identified a place called Sabana in the general area in the second century, the earliest written record of Singapore occurs in a Chinese account from the third century, describing the island of Pu Luo Chung.
This was itself a transliteration from the Malay name "Pulau Ujong", or "island at the end". The Nagarakretagama, a Javanese epic poem written in 1365, referred to a settlement on the island called Tumasik. In 1299, according to the Malay Annals, the Kingdom of Singapura was founded on the island by Sang Nila Utama. Although the historicity
University of New South Wales Asia
The University of New South Wales Asia was the first international university campus for the University of New South Wales in Singapore which opened on 12 March 2007. UNSW Asia was the first foreign university and fifth university in Singapore. On 23 May 2007, UNSW Asia Singapore campus announced its planned closure on 28 June 2007, at the end of the first semester due to financial issues and lower than expected student numbers; as a result of the sudden closure, rifts within the UNSW management were publicised, accusations were exchanged between the University and the Economic Development Board. Questions were raised over the Economic Development Board's role in bringing in over-ambitious business plans; the Singapore government's total loans to the university amounting to S$32 million was revealed. The University is expected to repay all loans, will have to restore the land for its campus to its original state incurring further costs. UNSW announced its closure on 23 May 2007, it was reported that the closure was due to its low student enrolment, causing the school to run into financial problems.
The closure came despite the fact that UNSW had invested over S$22 million in its Singapore campus. Students who were enrolled at UNSW Asia were offered a place in an equivalent programme at UNSW Sydney; the students of the university petitioned against the closure of the Singapore campus. Together with the petition, they are asked for the S$140 million campus project at Changi to be abandoned to cut costs, they added. Some said they did not mind paying their tuition fees in full to help the situation at the loss making campus; the petition was sent to the UNSW management in Sydney as well as the Ministry of Education and the Economic Development Board. Students felt the university should be given a chance and the university had a lot of potential in Singapore as well as being a force in the Asian education system. Local universities said. Scholarships were given to students to study in the UNSW Sydney campus with S$12,000 given to foreign students and S$22,000 to local students; as a full university, UNSW Asia was to be an English-medium institution offering undergraduate and research programs across multiple disciplines grouped into the two clusters, namely science and health.
Six bachelor's degree programs were to be offered for undergraduates, namely those in science, commerce, international studies and media, were to have corresponding honours courses. Undergraduates were to be able to pursue a single major or a double major program, which includes Science/Commerce, Science/Media, Science/International Studies, Commerce/International Studies, Commerce/Media, International Studies/Media, Engineering/Commerce and Engineering/International Studies. Other programs could have been added by the university in due course, such as those in medical sciences and health administration. Emphasis was to be made on research work with the establishment of research centres, would have involved research programs funded and conducted by members of both the Asian and Australian campuses. UNSW Asia was to specialise in research relevant to the Asian region and work with research and industry trends in Singapore. All degrees conferred by UNSW Asia were to be awarded by the University of New South Wales, all academic programs of the Asian campus will be governed and treated on equal standing with those in the Australian campuses under the UNSW Council.
UNSW Asia aimed to establish a high international profile by allocating at least 70% of its intake to non-Singaporeans. Applications open in January 2006 for the pioneering batch of about 500 to 600 students, UNSW Asia began classes in March 2007. However, only 148 students were enrolled successfully. Prior to that, the university commenced a 40-week Foundation Studies program in January 2006 as an independent pre-university course for prospective students, including a course in the English language. Open to both Singaporeans and international students - though Singaporeans have to be above 18 and males need to complete National Service before enrolling, it offered courses in commerce and the physical sciences. Singaporean Students needed to have an aggregate score of below 20 for GCE'O' Levels and a minimum of C6 for English Language. Successful completion of the course would guarantee a place in UNSW Asia, although they may apply to enter the Australian campuses; the university expected to have a full student population of about 15,000 after 15 to 20 years.
A site in Changi was allocated for the building of the university's permanent campus. The only university to be sited in the eastern part of Singapore, it is located between Upper Changi Road East and Changi South Avenue 1, sited next to the Changi Business Park and about 400 metres away from the Expo MRT Station; the Campus can be seen on Google Maps below in the External Links. An international design competition was held to design the campus masterplan and the library building, with acclaimed Singapore-based Kerry Hill Architects winning the competition in an announcement on 28 June 2005. Other finalists in the competition were Singapore-based WOHA, three Australia-Singapore partnerships of FJMT/Architects 61. Construction of the campus began in 2006, the first buildings were scheduled be ready for occupation in late 2008, including the library, science/engineering building, academic/administrative building, teaching suites, research laboratories and sports facilities