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Flinders Uni to introduce internet monitoring and quota system.

Flinders University has announced to students and staff that it intends to phase in a internet usage monitoring and quota system in order to reduce the universities bandwidth costs which in 2007 is predicted to surpass half a million dollars..

Although the new system is being refereed to as a “University wide Internet quota/accounting system” it appears to be primarily aimed at curtailing the usage of undergraduate students. 

You can discuss more about this announcement on the Flinders University Student Forums in this topic

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DVD Review: Cutie Honey

cutiecover.jpgDon’t be fooled by the front cover boast: “Starring ERIKO SATO (Japan’s top swimsuit model)”, as this film is much more than just a perve-fest. What I mean is, Sato’s lovely derriere is only one of the film’s many visual delights. Cutie Honey (Eriko Sato) is the heroic, alter-ego of a lowly office worker, Honey Kisaragi. What her colleagues don’t realise is that Cutie Honey is an android replica of Professor Kisaragi’s deceased daughter (ala Astro Boy). The film opens with Cutie Honey finding out that her Uncle has been kidnapped and she runs to his rescue.

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BLACKTOWN

blacktownsmaller.jpgThe future of Australian film is here and it is in ultra-low budget filmmaking! Now that I have gotten my grand opening statement out of the way we can proceed. Kriv Stenders’ Blacktown takes place in the western Sydney suburb that lends the film its title. The suburb gained its official name from the colloquial term for it as it began as a settlement for Aboriginal education. The story is about two people and the love they find in one another.
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DVD Review: Turkey shoot

turkeycoversmall.jpgWe used to make some amazing exploitation films in this country and Brian Trenchard-Smith’s shocker from 1980, Turkey Shoot, is no exception. In a dystopian future, Australia is ruled by a hard-line government that maintains its rule by sending anyone deemed to be a dissident to behaviour modification camps.

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Great spots on Campus.

 Flinders university arguably has the best grounds out of the South Australian Universities. Abundant in flora and fauna the Flinders campus has countless great spots for getting away from the pressures of classes and relaxing. The following great spots on campus have been submitted by Flinders University Students, we suggest that you seek out some of these spots and try some of them out for yourself.

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What is FlindersStudents?


FlindersStudents is an online student’s community. It is in no way affiliated with Flinders University and is solely controlled by the students who participate in the community. FlindersStudents has been founded by a group of students from the Flinders University of South Australia. The intention of FlindersStudents is to facilitate communication between Flinders uni students across the whole of the Flinders uni campus. For the purpose of this facilitation FlindersStudents consists of an online message board and a news service. To use the message board you must sign up for an account and agree to our terms and conditions of use. The news service displays media articles that are related to higher education as well as articles written and of interest to Flinders uni students. If you would like to be involved in composing articles for FlindersStudents please join us on the message board.

 

Paying your way through Tertiary Education

dollar.pngGoing to university can be an experience that is new, exciting, and bloody expensive. The cost of books, accommodation, parking, transportation and general living expenses are all facts of life for university students. In the interest of helping you get the balance right we have compiled a carefully constructed collection of the ten best tips for meeting the costs of a university education.

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Book review: It Can't Happen Here

/news/canthappensmall.jpgStudents have a long history of being active in political debates, and students from Flinders University are no exception. Former Flinders University Student’s Association education research officer, Graham Hastings explores the issues that Flinders University students and students around the nation have engaged with over the last four decades.

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FlindersStudents Needs You!


 Flinders University Student MediaFlindersStudents is an online community and student media service designed and created by students of Flinders university. It is the intention of those who created  FlindersStudents to exclusively publish media of interest to Flinders university students and more importantly, created by Flinders university students.

Through FlindersStudents, Flinders university students have the opportunity to broadcast their opinions and perspectives, promote their clubs and societies and showcase their creative talents. We are currently actively seeking students who have a passion for student media and would be willing to write articles on a casual or regular basis. We are currently exploring avenues for rewarding regular contributors and hope to have some kind of system in place in the near future.
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Book review: Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

 Noam Chomsky teacher, academic, philosopher, economist, linguist or activist? It is hard to find a field in which Chomsky does not possess a measure of expertise. He is however probably best known for his disdain for authority and willingness to challenge established dogmata and conventions.This illuminating, and urgently needed collection of interviews conducted by radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing the wider implications of U.S. foreign policies in the unstable post-9/11 world.
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