Thursday, May 24, 2007
Thanks for showing up to the SPE lunch. SPE appreciates your support. Although, i think the food was a bit of a hiccup. But rest assured, this will go to our learning points in the SPE follow through meeting. We do hope you guys have a nice time.
In any way, if you have any feedbacks, please leave it on the comment section below, NOT the tag board, for i fear i would not be able to pick those feedback up. I will guarantee that the feedback be brought up in the next SPE committee meeting for the consideration of future improvements.
As for pixies, thanks to Yazid who has kindly volunteered his time to take pictures. I'll post them up as soon as they are available in the petroserver.
Airul Hafneh (Darth Airul)
Secretary to SPE UNSW Chapter.
Monday, May 21, 2007
You will have noted in the 2008 Calendar, posted on myUNSW, that major
changes to the University's academic calendar are taking effect from 2008.
I thought it important to explain to you the reasons behind the changes,
and how they will affect you.
The changes have been under discussion for some time, and approved by both
the Academic Board and the University Council. They have been introduced
to streamline our teaching and learning, and bring UNSW in line with
other Australian universities. Previously, UNSW had longer teaching and
examination sessions than any other Go8 university. Session lengths at
UNSW have not been changed in over 40 years, and new pedagogic practices
mean that learning and teaching is today done in a very different fashion.
Many students are spending part of their degrees in industrial placements
or on international exchange, and the changes will facilitate this.
The Vice-Chancellor has therefore approved changes that will shorten the
standard teaching period length from 14 to 12 weeks of classes. The summer
session will continue, but will be offered in a standard timetable of 8
weeks, with a standard examination period and schedule for finalisation of
The features of the new calendar are as follows:
- The academic year will be divided into 3 - Semester 1, Semester 2,
and Summer Term.
- Semester 1 and 2 will have a 12 week standard teaching period.
Semester 1 will, as at present, be preceded by O-week. In addition, the
week before the commencement of Semester 2 will be used for
Faculty-specific scheduled activities such as Engineering Week, excursions
- The summer term will consist of an 8 week summer teaching period,
divided into 2 x 4 week periods conducted before and after Christmas/New
- Teaching in all courses will be conducted within the start and end
dates defined for each teaching period. This will apply to the Summer Term
- Fee, enrolment and census dates will be set for each teaching
- As is already the case in 2007, students will be able to enrol by
Semester, rather than by year.
- The assessment and examination periods will be shortened. The
increased space between Semester 1 and Semester 2 will ensure students
receive their results in time to make informed choices about courses for
the next semester.
- Earlier scheduling of graduation ceremonies will be possible.
The revised academic calendar applies to all programs at Kensington and
COFA campuses with the exception of the undergraduate Medicine program.
The changes do not apply to ADFA.
The 2008 calendar for award programs offered through the AGSM in the
Faculty of Business is to be confirmed.
We anticipate that the 2007/8 Summer Term will be administered on the
basis of the 2008 Calendar changes, commencing on 26 November.
Further information, including the new Academic Calendar, can be found via
the myUNSW portal. Enquiries can be made directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Joan Cooper
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students) & Registrar
Monday, May 14, 2007
"Assalamualaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh. Saya Dk Waznah Pg Hj Ali. Berita-berita utama... Pasukan Negara Brunei Darussalam, DRM Sydney yang diwakili oleh Fadhli Saedon, Majdi Jasni, Asqa Abdullah, Sulhi Yahya, Faiq Zaini, Ak Yazid Pg Yasmin, Hafiz Talip dan Yamin Hashim malam ini telah berjaya memboloskan diri ke tempat teratas. Bagai Man U meraikan kemenangan mereka dalam EPL...begitu juga dengan pasukan kitani DRM Sydney yang tak kurang kehebatannya."
Friday, May 11, 2007
I would like to invite everyone to the 2nd SPE event lined up for this year, the SPE Student Technical Lunch, sponsored by Exxon Mobil.
Coming to give a talk is Cliff Kratzing, who is a graduate of Petroleum Engineering UNSW and currently working with, of course, Exxon Mobil. Special arrangements have been made to make sure that the food served will be all Halal. Except for the alcohol, of course.
There are limited seats available (only 75) so please book through me, ASAP. I strongly recommend you guys to come and of course, with your best behaviour.
What: SPE Exxon Mobil Student Technical Lunch
Where: Club Bar, Roundhouse (tentative).
When: 24th May 2007. 1-3pm
Cost: $25 students. $45 staff/industry
Speaker: Cliff Kratzing, Exxon Mobil
YOUR TICKETS WILL BE REIMBURSED BY SHELL DURING SUMMER. So you are not losing anything, COME!
RSVP: Airul or any SPE representative from your year.
Secretary SPE UNSW Chapter
Thursday, May 10, 2007
The Dept. of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra have asked for 3 Bruneian students from here to take part in the APEC Vol. program this year. Here's a schedule of the volunteer's activities:
Face-to-face interview, uniform fitting and accreditation paperwork at the APEC Taskforce Sydney office
Orientation/induction session at a Sydney city-based hotel on either Friday 13 July or Saturday 28 July
Venue and job specific training conducted by the APEC Taskforce Functional Area the volunteer has been assigned to
4 hours approximately
APEC Leaders Week: volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of three shift (of six hours duration per shift for international students) and will be rostered between Tuesday 28 August and Sunday 9 September.
18 hours minimum
So if you're prepared to do all that, inform myself or airul by SATURDAY,13 May '07. (They need names ASAP). Thanks!!~~ =D
Monday, May 07, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Ehem... testing, testing...
Hey Mr DJ,
Check this microphone if you may,
Thought I might like to do this my way.
So, Let's drop this like 50 Cent,
We're gonna party like it's your birthday,
Without sipping the bicardi just 'cos it's your birthday,
You're celebrating in Sydney, hooray!
Without further ado, i'll give you a clue,
It's Yamin's on the 7th, au premier,
How his toe accident would bring a tear,
Still Yamin! Hands off that beer! :P
Next day on the 8th is Shirley's,
"Hey, let's go on a shopping spree please?"
Just like 9 comes after 8,
And Ta comes after Alif and Ba,
9th of May is for Salwa.
Just when you thought you had enough on your plate,
A good interest rate or a rebuttal in a debate,
Ling Wei's day would be 2 days after the 28,
On the 30th, now that we can't wait.
When we say we save the best for last, la-dee-dum-dum,
The last is one who is macho and hen-sem,
Don't forget to come 'cos he's the bum (??)
Fadhli's on the 29th, param pam-pam.
So those celebrating in May,
Hope you have a nice day,
And with a year, let's pray,
Y'all be cuter, cooler and wiser, ay?
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
It's really rare that the EP Industry gets news like this..
BP boss John Browne quits after gay affair exposed
If you can handle being the Chairman of the biggest energy company in the world in the outrageously fierce competition in the world energy market,
You should be able to handle gay allegations.
Kapa o pango kia whakawhenua au i ahau!
Hi aue, hi!
Ko Aotearoa e ngunguru nei!
Au, au, aue ha!
Ko Kapa o Pango e ngunguru nei!
Au, au, aue ha!
Ka tu te ihiihi
Ka tu te wanawana
Ki runga ki te rangi e tu iho nei, tu iho nei, hi!
Kapa o Pango, aue hi!
Kapa o Pango, aue hi, ha!
Thats right! A Haka! We dont need fancy english, we're no europeans, lets go tribal, lets get loud, lets be fierce and intimidate the opponents (Yamin, you have to stand at the back, sorry). Our ancestors of panglimas and Lanuns wouldve done the same thing. From Scientific evidence, the Maoris, Aborigines, Torres Strait Islanders and Pacific Islanders came from the same family of Asians that migrated from Borneo and settled to Australia, New Zealand and other pacific islands. The same Asians that stayed and formed our Malay culture today. Let us unite the root of these culture and bridge them and give everyone else a Haka.
Can you imagine the look on other peoples' faces? priceless! priceless!
Learn them before summer comes!