Ian McHugh, author Q&A

Ian McHugh, author Q&A

Ian McHugh is a local Canberran and author of short stories in science fiction and fantasy. He has published a collection of short works called Angel Dust, for which he was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Collection. On 16 March 2018, he hosted a guest speaker slot for UCWriters at the University of […]

Q&A: Mitch Morgans on life as an elite gymnast

  Mitch Morgans is a student at UC, and he’s also an elite gymnast on the Australia team. He lives and trains at the AIS, and has just been selected for the Commonwealth Games. I spoke with Mitch about life as a gymnast, preparing for competition and juggling life. Q: Australia’s not really known for men’s […]

I am a survivor

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Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

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Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

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World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

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