Student Stories

Peter Cooley: CSI's first Indigenous graduate of the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

5 August 2019
Peter Cooley, CEO of First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation, was the first Indigenous graduate of the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact at UNSW. CSI caught up with Peter to find ...

Kurt McLachlan’s experience of the GCSI and MBA (Social Impact)

2 July 2019
“I’d been working in social impact investment for 4 years before I started the Graduate Certificate of Social Impact (GCSI). I really wanted to know whether what I doing was ...

Mel Butcher's 2018 Social Impact Field Trip to India

27 June 2019
"The India course challenged me in a good way, particularly when it came to the rapid development and testing of ideas in such a different environment. Before embarking on the ...

Toby Dawson's 2018 Social Impact Field Trip to India

17 June 2019
“I’ve just finished a week long intensive in Bangalore in India and it’s been an absolutely fascinating experience… a great combination of theoretical and technical tools as well as practical ...

Janet Liu's Social Impact Field Trip to India

17 June 2019
“What better way to test out the practical applicability of all the theory that you’ve learnt – and with an incredible group of change makers! This course isn’t for the ...

Febe Amelia Haryanto

8 May 2018
Febe is studying the  Master of Commerce program with dual specialisation in Global Sustainability and Social Enterprise, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Febe was part of the team from UNSW Sydney ...

George Brown

14 March 2018
George is currently studying the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact. George Brown is a descendant of the Walbunga people of Yuin Nation, and Latje Latje people Wiradjuri Nation. He grew ...

Kate Fazio

6 February 2018
Kate studied the Masters in Social Impact “I found the course to be an excellent introduction to the social impact space, providing me with a deeper understanding about the different ...

Heiko Plange

5 February 2018
Heiko studied the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact. “I was part of the first cohort of students through. It was a very special group with representatives from Government, Corporates and ...

Janet Lui

1 February 2018
Janet studied the MBA in Social Impact When Janet was looking to study an MBA, one course and business school stood out above others. “There are several reasons I chose ...

Mark Harwood

1 February 2018
Mark studied the Masters of Social Impact “I really enjoyed how this course complemented the work I’m doing on the ground in the Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED) unit ...

Jane Harwood

30 January 2018
Jane studied the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact "I started the course when I was working as Operations Manager at WANADA (Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies). ...

Suzanne Findlay

29 January 2018
Suzanne studied the Masters of Social Impact Suzanne had already made a career for herself in the superannuation and investments industry. But volunteering at a neighbourhood house sparked a thought ...

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