Surfer, skateboarder, snowboarder, photographer and writer. Former elite level sports-scientist. Rookie artist. And emerging spoken word poet. Sees in stories. Questions everything. And dreams of becoming a philosopher. Once developed a tech-based judging system for half-pipe snowboarding and put the Olympic Head Judge up against it. Walked away upon the realisation his invention – which worked – would be the death of something he loved. Has developed this course so that the only thing that really matters is his students work out who they are and why they are so epic. Is focused on providing students transferable skills and a competitive advantage – in their careers – and in life. Provokes students to debate. And fight. For what they stand for. And love. He is the mirror you never owned. And your lecturer across both campuses.
Super tech. IT guru. But lives off grid. Because he knows things you do not. Might be worth asking him about when you get the chance. Runs a thousand stairs in six minutes. Does it for charity. And for challenge. Has hit a personal best every time he has taken them on. Closet gamer. Self-described “classic video game geek – but with no time to play”. Has been dealing with a rogue bull making his property its own personal stomping ground for a while now. A relentless war. And like all wars it is very difficult to tell who is winning. Has been the Head Tutor for this course for six years. Helped make it what it is. It would all crash in a chaotic messed up heap without him. He will go above and beyond to make sure you are okay. And that everything runs perfectly. Gives a hundred percent every time. That’s just who he is. Someone worth knowing. Go find him.
Remembers the time before the internet. You should ask her about it. Pamela has some amazing stories to share with you. World traveler. She has seen – and done – way more than you. From Zanzibar to Zambia, from Angola to Argentina she loves finding what makes us different and what holds us together. Find out what that is. It’s super important. Recently lived for a year with no more than fifty items in her possession. Travels to the other side of the world with no more than a handbag. Runs a creative collaborative called Salon Read. In a cool old house called the Wonky Manor. Which you cannot find on Google Maps. Epic writer. And is keen to help you find the fun in playing with words. Take her up on her offer here. It’s an amazing opportunity. Don’t waste a chance like that ever. Sees technology as a promise we have to keep with ourselves or lose big time.
Keeps the 1220hsl teaching team in line. Most of the time. Rules with an iron fist. Using spreadsheet, constant email, and a gnarly whiteboard list. If we don’t punch out enough hours – she’ll tell us – to step up. And no she will wont be buying us any flowers. But if we ever completely drop the ball she will work – super hard – so that no one has to take a fall. She will sit with us on by one. Give us a chair – a heavy stare – and makes sure we get it done. She’s an irreplaceable part of our team. Which is diverse. And perverse. A bunch of misfits roaming academe. Without her nothing would get done. It would be an utter shambles – complete chaos – we would have absolutely nowhere to run. And without her we would all be fired. For that alone she should be admired. Our long running administrator. She’s a legend. And we owe her big. Meet Ms Lynda Battig.