Clemmie Wetherall

Media and Communications Officer / Radio Producer / Journalist

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The 27th to Russia with love

Summer Universiade (World University Games) have kicked off in Kazan, Russia and four University of Melbourne athletes are representing Australia as part of the UniRoos squad. Badminton player Luke Chong, tennis player Sam Thompson and table tennis team members Barak Mizrachi and Tim Nguyen will be hoping to add to the medal tally, which peaked at 16 in China in 2011, Australia's highest tally to date.

Geothermal power heats up on campus

Power at the Campus Sustainability Centre is now being generated by the University's first shallow geothermal system. Direct geothermal energy systems use the earth as a heat source or sink to heat and cool buildings, they use considerably less electricity than conventional systems and, by reducing electricity demand, they can significantly reduce Australia's electricity use and carbon footprint.

A Sporting Gift

Adele Stachiw with current volleball team member Nathalie Brennan and memorabilia. Photo: Les O'Rourke. For many students, sport is a key part of university life, with the achievements and experiences on the field, court or even in the pool being just as important to them as the ones in the classroom.