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Bridie Taber (Class of 2013) was a part of the Victorian Roller Derby League B Team (Australia), the Queen Bees, that traveled to Dallas, Texas, USA in September 2018 to compete in the World Championships. The team won the 2018 B Team Championships, making them the first non-US team to win the title. Roller Derby is a full contact sport, played on a flat, oval surface where five players from two teams compete to score the most points. Bridie is working and living in Victoria, Melbourne. Bridie’s sister Caitlin is also a UNIS Hanoi alumni and their parents Daryl and Cathy Taber are Alumni Faculty/Staff. (Photo: Duane Baker Photography)

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Preyanka Clark Prakash (Class of 2000) wrote to proudly share about Bloomtown, the palm oil-free, vegan, cruelty-free body and skincare company she and her husband, Medwin Culmer, started in the UK. Palm oil is an ingredient hidden in many mainstream beauty and food products. After witnessing first-hand the environmental devastation caused by palm oil cultivation in Indonesia, the loss of virgin forest that is home to endangered orangutans, tigers and so much of the world’s biodiversity, Preyanka made it her mission to offer truly ethical and cruelty-free body and skincare alternatives. Beautifully hand-crafted, the products are the combination of the founders’ love of nature and Preyanka’s botany and aromatherapy expertise. Find out more about Preyanka’s story, her creations and the very thoughtful ethical policies on Bloomtown’s website.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

First Ever Alumni Reunion in Dubai

The First Ever UNIS Hanoi Alumni Reunion in Dubai was held on Sunday 11 November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Dubai.Head of School Jane McGee, along with Megan Brazil, ES Principal, and Scott Schaffner, HS Principal, hosted the event. In attendance were Loretta Mazzuchin (Alumni Faculty/Staff), Gergana Schneider (Alumni Faculty/Staff) and Pam and Robin Rickard (Alumni Parents).  It was a warm and cozy meeting of alumni from as long as 18 years ago and everybody had a good time reminiscing about their time in Hanoi. 

Alumni Reunion in London 2018

The Alumni Reunion in London 2018 was held on Saturday November 3 hosted by Andrea Law (Alumni Faculty/Staff) at the House of Ho restaurant in Fitzrovia, London.

Andrea wrote to share after the event, “It was so lovely, so many familiar faces doing so many amazing things! Alumni came from all over the UK and it was a pleasure to hear how successful they all are and we all reminisced about what an amazing and special place UNIS is!”

Alumni Reunion in Kuala Lumpur 2018

The Alumni Reunion in Kuala Lumpur was held for the second time after 6 years last Saturday, October 27. Meeting in the beautiful lounge of Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, our group of 15 former students and parents covered the years 1995-2017 of UNIS Hanoi history. Everybody had a great time sharing memories, catching up with old friends and making new ones.

 

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If you’re ever in bustling London and wish for a small oasis to recharge, this is for you!

Robin Baxter (Class of 2011) wrote in to share about his new project the Hideaway Coffee. Tucked neatly in a quiet corner of busy Soho, this cozy coffee place focuses on specialty coffee and other drinks. And if you’re hungry, you can choose from a selection of salads, sandwiches, slow cooked sirloin or salmon as well as various vegan and vegetarian options.

Robin and his business partner, who is originally from Vietnam, hope to create a space where young entrepreneurs can collaborate and develop ideas ideally for positive social change. “We believe with the right tools, connections and confidence young people have the capacity to create innovative solutions to old problems,” Robin shares. “Having worked in the hospitality for many years, we want to set an example of what employment in hospitality can look like, such as offering staff London Living Wage, full-time contracts and ensure their voices are heard when important decisions are made.”

So next time you are in London, don’t forget to stop by and have a chat with Robin while enjoying a cup of coffee. The cafe is located in a quiet little courtyard off Brewer Street called Smith’s Court. The address is 7 Smith’s Court, Soho, W1D 7DP.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Having been elected President of the Essex Feminist Society at the University of Essex, Bryony Rickard (Class of 2015) wrote to share: “I joined the Feminist Society at the beginning of my first year [of university] and have been an active member ever since. In 2016 we made national and international headlines (Huffington Post, RT, and The Sun to name a few) for running a bake sale highlighting the gender pay gap by charging women £0.82 and men £1 for a cupcake. I’m very proud to have been elected President for this academic year and last week welcomed 60 enthusiastic people to our very first meeting. The events we have organised for this year range from facilitating discussions on contemporary feminist issues and fundraising for women’s charities, to attending local demonstrations on preventing violence against women and collaborating with other societies to ensure we’re supporting the feminist movement on our campus. And of course, we have more bake sales planned so keep an eye out for any more headlines!”

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Nicolas-Kirti Scholtes (Class of 2006) just completed his PhD in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain and Université de Namur with the thesis Interbank networks, macroprudential policy and financial stability. He has been researching since 2013 while working as a PhD Trainee at the European Central Bank.

Nicolas’ research interests lie at the intersection of network theory, financial stability and monetary policy. Most of his work features a strong computational dimension and can be found on his page. Nicolas also holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering with McGill University, Canada and a Masters of Science in Economics with Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Nicolas-Kirti Scholtes (Class of 2006) just completed his PhD in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain and Université de Namur with the thesis Interbank networks, macroprudential policy and financial stability. He has been researching since 2013 while working as a PhD Trainee at the European Central Bank.

Nicolas’ research interests lie at the intersection of network theory, financial stability and monetary policy. Most of his work features a strong computational dimension and can be found on his page. Nicolas also holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering with McGill University, Canada and a Masters of Science in Economics with Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Dave Caleb (Alumni Faculty/Staff) and his colleague Nicole Tripp recently published Developing Number Strategies, an ebook that aims to help both parents and teachers better understand a whole range of mental math strategies. Mathematics is about creativity, making connections and reasoning. Students need to learn how to be flexible in their thinking and to understand that there are many different ways to arrive at a solution rather than just focus on fluency and accuracy and follow strict procedures to find a correct answer to an equation. It was originally a project to support Mathematics learning of Dave’s current school community. Dave and Nicole are excited to share the book with the world as a free resource to help students, educators and parents everywhere with mathematics understanding.

Developing Number Strategies is a multi-touch ebook and can be viewed on iPad or Mac computer using iBooks. This is Dave’s most recent published project in his series of books on utilizing technology/photography to support teaching and learning.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!