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These MathsCasts are produced by the mathematics support centres at Swinburne University, the University of Limerick and Loughborough University. They are part of an ongoing collaborative research project to develop high quality resources and investigate the effectiveness of MathsCasts to support mathematics learning. They are mostly targeted at prerequisite to first year level, in a range of subjects such as: Engineering, Sciences, Business, Computing and Technology. We have also commenced ...
 
PhysCasts are narrated screen video recordings explaining physics concepts and their application to problem-solving. They have been produced by Swinburne University of Technology's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. The series is part of an ongoing collaborative research project to develop high quality resources and investigate the effectiveness of screencasts to support learning. PhysCasts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported Lic ...
 
Hannah McElhinney (VICE, Triple J) presents five stories exploring how our minds sometimes try to sabotage us, why it happens, and what to do if yours does. Featuring the stories of students at Swinburne University of Technology, The Things I’ve Thought examines substance abuse, depression, homelessness, domestic abuse, anxiety, and eating disorders in a relaxed and relatable way. The stories are personal, informative, and are a much needed tool in the effort to smash the stigma around menta ...
 
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On the show tonight: 1. Jack on the build-up to the Gold Coast clash 2. The Match Day Experience - Jack takes us inside what happens on match day at Richmond 3. Richmond assistant coach Andrew McQualter 4. Richmond Strength and Conditioning coach Luke Meehan 5. Swinburne alumni, reality TV star and adventurer Aimee Stanton.…
 
When Marcus was in Year 6, he began to realise that he was gay. And despite receiving love and support from his parents, Marcus found his sexuality difficult to accept. For the next 10 years, Marcus embarked on a journey of self-destruction, first through an eating disorder, and then through drug abuse. Then a visit from a mental health professiona…
 
Contrary to what many people think, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) isn’t just about wanting things ordered, neat and clean. Although it can be this way for some, it is more often not how it is experienced. For Luisa, her OCD creates disturbing, intrusive thoughts and she’s had to battle a burning building inside her head since she was a teenag…
 
Adrian has lived a full, and often challenging, life. Domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, and battling personal demons held him back from chasing his dreams for most of his 32 years. Then Adrian grew tired of lying back and just looking at the stars. So he decided to do something about it. A transcription of this episode can be found …
 
When Brooke was 13, she met a 19 year old man online and fell in love. She was too young to understand the power imbalance, and too low in self-esteem to care. For years she kept the realities of that relationship hidden, even from herself. Until one day, she’s scrolling through social media, and sees reports about Harvey Weinstein, and the birth o…
 
The host of this podcast, Hannah, is a former Swinburne student and passionate advocate for mental health. In this final episode of The Things I've Thought, Hannah gets out of the recording studio and heads to the Wellbeing clinic to learn about what's on offer for Swinburne students. A transcription of this episode can be found here. —————— An imp…
 
Presented by Sara Webb and Grace Lawrence on Friday 28 February 2020. When we look to the stars, what we see is a fraction of the universe – only around 5%. Astronomers observe that a mysterious ‘dark universe’ of strange and enigmatic dark energy and dark matter makes up the remaining 95%. Swinburne PhD candidates Sara Webb and Grace Lawrence are …
 
Presented by Dr Edward (Ned) Taylor on Friday 18 October 2019. At its most basic, astronomy is an attempt to understand the nature of the universe in which we find ourselves. As such, understandings of astronomy have always had a profound impact on how we conceive of and understand ourselves — as a society, if not as individuals. In this talk, I wa…
 
Presented by Renee Spiewak on Friday 20 September 2019. Like humans, stars often live their long lives in pairs, called binaries. At the end of their lives, they experience drastic transformations, rather than simply ending, and these transformations greatly affect their companions. In this lecture, I will take you on a journey of the many lives (a…
 
The experiences that we see, hear, and feel as a child affect us. But just how much? And in what ways is our brain changed by these childhood traumas? The eighth annual Barbara Dicker Oration was presented by Dr Gustavo Turecki (McGill University, Canada). Dr Turecki has devoted his life’s work to understanding how childhood harm can impair brain d…
 
Presented by Poojan Agrawal on the 21st June 2019. Beyond the twinkling dots in the night sky, there are all sorts of stars that are beautiful and fascinating their own sense. I will share the story of how we came to understand these stars as we know them today using the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and the importance of the lives of these stars in …
 
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