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8 • Riverland Weekly – Thursday October 25, 2012 ADVERTISING FEATURE

Flinders university public lecture

The importance of political cartoons in today’s society A The lecture will illustrate how political cartooning can make a valuable contribution to public debate.

n lecture: Associate Professor Haydon Manning will be in the Riverland on November 1 for a public lecture titled Shaming the Shameless. Photo: Brad Perry will focus on degrees in Public Administration, including the Bachelor of Government and Public Management, Graduate Diploma’s and Certificates in Public Administration and the Graduate Certificate in Social Planning. This information session will particularly suit you if you are thinking of a career in local, state and national government, in the public service, with community organisations or similar. The information session will also cater for those who already work in the sector but would like further formal qualifications.

Many of our degrees in public administration are available through distance education and this makes them perfect for residents who would like to continue to reside in the Riverland while undertaking their studies. The course information session is open to all and will take place at 11am on Friday, November 2 in the Riverview Lounge at the Berri Resort Hotel. ‘The Riverland is a vital part of South Australia and we have a lot to gain from greater understanding and cooperation with the Riverland and its people,” Professor Fiona

Verity, Dean of Social and Policy Studies, said. She notes that the school is wishing to establish a closer relationship with Riverland schools and agencies and this visit is part of a long term commitment by the school to engage and establish community and research connections with the Riverland. The School of Social and Policy Studies is delighted to have the opportunity to visit Berri and the Riverland and is looking forward to engaging with you at the public lecture or at the public administration information session.

The School will be joined by Flinders University Alumni, who are organising an event for Flinders University alumni members in the Riverland. Places are limited for the public lecture, so if you would like to attend please RSVP to au or phone 08 8201 5408. n WHAT: Public lecture, Shaming the Shameless the Cartoonists’ Craft. n WHEN: November 1 n WHERE: Berri Resort Hotel

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Did you know that the public sector is the biggest employer in the world? Flinders University offers a range of degrees that could prepare you for a career in the public sector. Have your past academic accomplishment recognised in your future study of public policy, social planning and public administration at Flinders University. Our courses are delivered through campus- based; city-based, online or intensive short courses and your previous study could qualify as credit towards your degree. Government and Public Management

Social Planning

The Bachelor of Government and Public Management is unique in South Australia and was developed after consultation with senior public sector leaders. The course will teach you how government works and how to work with it. The program is comprehensive but flexible. You will complete major sequences in both Management and Public Policy and acquire both specialist knowledge in policy areas that interest you – which might include the environment, economics, indigenous affairs, welfare, education or foreign affairs.

The Graduate Certificate in Social Planning is a specialised course for social planners, policy/project workers, community development workers and other professionals who wish to gain the specific skills and knowledge required for a range of social planning roles.

Public Administration Flinders offers a suite of graduate coursework and research programs in Public Administration including Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters and PhD’s.

For further information contact: Admissions/Prospective Students Office 1300 657 671


The Bachelor of Government and Public Management offers up to 1.5 years of credit for students who has completed a TAFE/VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Management, Business, Government or related areas.

Come to our course information session: 2 November, from 11:00am Berri Resort Hotel

CRICOS No. 00114A

USTRALIANS are renowned for their dry sense of humour and cartoonists on newspapers across the country have virtually made a national sport out of poking fun at politicians. But the impact of this lampooning can go beyond a good laugh and a Flinders University academic will be in the Riverland on November 1 to talk about the contribution cartoonists make to the public debate. Associate Professor Haydon Manning, Head of Politics in the School of Social and Policy Studies, will present a public lecture entitled Shaming the Shameless – the Cartoonists’ Craft. Haydon is a frequent media commentator on state and national politics who has particular interest in political cartooning. He will take us into the satirical world of the political cartoonist in Australia drawing on a range of cartoons from the last federal election and classic satirical cartoons. The lecture will illustrate how political cartooning can make a valuable contribution to public debate. This free public lecture is open for all and will be held at 6pm on Thursday, November 1 in the Riverview Lounge at the Berri Resort Hotel. The School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University offers educational programs in the areas of politics, public policy, social work, sociology and women’s studies. Along with the public lecture, the school will also host a course information session in Berri on November 2. The course information session

Riverland Weekly  

Issue 252 October 25 2012

Riverland Weekly  

Issue 252 October 25 2012