The Chaser, Fake News and The Zodiac Killer: In conversation with Charles Firth
It’s a rainy Friday when Charles Firth slides into the seat opposite me. Dressed in a blue and white checked shirt, he looks like your ordinary man on the street. But Charles is far from ordinary. Best known for his work on The Chaser, his unassuming appearance hides a dizzying intellect and biting wit.
If it's not online, did it really happen? An interview with Shami Sivasubramanian
If you’ve ever seen any of those articles on Buzzfeed, then you’ve probably heard of Shami Sivasubramanian. Similarly, if you’ve ever read about the Women’s March, Elizabeth Warren’s political endeavours, or Trump’s presidency, then you might have seen her work with SBS.
Adele Dumont (BA, 2013), majored in Australian Literature but relished the opportunity to learn from different disciplines.
Adele Dumont (BA, 2013) is the author of No Man is An Island, which documents her experiences teaching English in Christmas Island detention centre and later Curtin detention centre.
Gladys Berejiklian, MP (BA and Graduate Diploma in International Studies) was appointed NSW Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations following the election of the Baird Government in March 2015.
Gladys was born in Sydney and is of Armenian descent. She completed studies in Government and Public Administration at the University of Sydney before completing her Master of Commerce at UNSW.
Over the last decade, Tommy Murphy (BA 2004) has become one of the great success stories in Australian theatre.
One of the most respected and popular playwrights of his generation, his work has been performed by all the major Australian theatre companies as well as having successful seasons internationally. Now, with his film adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s classic love story Holding the Man (based on his own award-winning stage adaption) set to close this year’s Sydney Film Festival
Rabbi Dovid Slavin received a PhD from the University of Sydney in 2013.
Whilst his passion for research focuses on what was lost to the Jewish world in the Holocaust, (as opposed to the method of destruction of European Jewry) and his commitment to education and his professional life is impressive, it is his dedication to those most in need that is truly inspirational.
Australia’s first astronaut Dr Paul Scully-Power AM, DSM, NSM (BSc, DipEd, DSc)
Dr Scully-Power – who had a particularly close involvement with the debating society while studying at the University of Sydney - was the first Australian-born person to journey into space. His passion for continually learning new skills has underpinned the crucial life competences necessary for a career of such high achievement.
Emma Rawling, (BA) completed a degree with majors in Celtic and Medieval Studies, and has had a career which at first glance seems remote from her studies, but really it all connects.
She had an interest in all things Celtic from high school years so her choice of University subjects was never in doubt. Her other main interest was always in animals, domestic pets and horses. After a period learning to be self-sufficient in a tepee in a forest in Tasmania, she travelled to Ireland to pursue her interests there.
Annie Corlett (BEc) has had an impressive career - and while some may know her as business woman extraordinaire - we hold her in very high esteem as President of the Alumni Council of the University of Sydney, for her dedication and commitment to our students, staff and alumni.
Her passion and leadership as President proved to be so popular amongst the University and Council members that she was re-elected to the Council this year.
Alex Heath’s passion for the world of economic policy was apparent very early on when she completed her BEc (Hons) at the University of Sydney.
Currently she heads up the Economic Research Department at the RBA, and her passion and commitment, along with her wealth of knowledge and expertise is inspiring. Here she shares with us her fond memories of her time at the School of Economics and her ongoing commitment to work within public policy.