Welcome to the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, fondly known as HASS. We are here to work with you to plan your studies and your future, to think about the world and change it for the better.
As members of our community, you will be working with people who are educators, researchers and practitioners. HASS staff are committed to sharing their expertise to inspire and enrich your learning. We want to support you to figure out what matters to you and where you want to end up after your degree. Do you want to be an entrepreneur? A creative practitioner? Work in government or a community organisation or an international body? Be employed in the private sphere? Act as an advocate for change? Make policy or work at the coalface? We are here to help you build the skills you need for your future.
All of the knowledge and passion in our College has been built through our missteps as much as our successes. Everyone here has failed, got things wrong, learned what we don’t know and asked for guidance when we needed it. Building our understanding of anything is fun and exciting – and sometimes – oftentimes – hard. Learning means starting with not knowing much and working to understand more. There is no shame in not understanding or in needing advice. It’s part of the process and we are here to support you through it – more than that, we are here to help you have fun with it.
So, welcome to our community! Enjoy your success, embrace your confusions, learn from your mistakes and have a good time.
Associate Professor Kris Natalier