Welcome to….Global Gossip!
Next week’s edition will be filled with all the gossip from graduation which
takes place on Saturday night. This week’s edition is filled with all the usual
columns for your entertainment!
We even have some student input which is fabulous!
However, we have yet to hear from you all regarding our new ‘Kev’ column…
If there is no input this week we may be forced to abandon the idea so
come on!!! By the way, anyone can submit a chapter and a photo, students
on stage, students on campus, lecturing staff etc…..all submissions welcome
so please…..inundate me!!!
Keep us up to date with what’s happening in your part of the world. Either drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or straight to Darren,
Christina or Aida at their individual email addresses. But for now…
Have a great week…Cheers, Ed!
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What's happening on Campus? The President of the Swiss Hotel Association, Mr Christoph Juen, and Member of the SHA
Board, Ms Estelle Papaux, gave a presentation to students this morning in the Southern
Lecture Theatre. Mr Juen and Ms Papaux talked about the history and development of the
Swiss Hotel Association. They said they are very proud to be associated with ICHM and
believe we are maintaining the excellent standards set by H'otellerie Suisse. Mr Juen and Ms
Papaux focused their presentation on the ways in which ICHM are meeting industry demands
and needs. They were impressed to see that our cirriculum mirrored, in many ways, the
cirriculum of the world's number one Hotel Management School, Ecole Hotelerie Lausanne.
ICHM Degree student, Damian Risi, presented both Mr Juen and Ms Papaux with mementos
from their visit to ICHM. They were each given an ICHM Hoodie which Mr Juen immediately
We are pleased to announce two more industry guest speakers who will be joining us on
campus on Monday 25th September to conduct a presentation to all students.
Alex Macdermid is an ICHM graduate and is currently the Rooms Division Manager for the Grand Mercure on Swanston Melbourne. Alex will speak of her time here at ICHM, her current
position, and the Accor Group of which Grand Mercure is part of.
Cathy Sinden is the Recruitment and Training Manager for the Four Points by Sheraton
Darling Harbour Sydney. Cathy will be speaking about Starwood and the brands involved
what her position entails and what qualities she looks for in student and graduate applications.
Alex, Cathy, Mr Juen and Ms Papaux will be joining us at Graduation on Saturday night.
Speaking of Graduation, we have 57 students graduating with the SHA Diploma, 11
graduating with the ICHM Advanced Dip, 19 with the ICHM Diploma and 28 graduating with
the Degree. Final preparations have been put together and we expect the evening to go very
well. I will have some photos for you coming up soon.
What's happening in IP? Student interviews, organising guest speakers and visitors, meetings with staff and students, final IP reports marked and grades distributed. We are still
discussing the department name, so I can't update you about that one yet! We are trying to
keep in touch with you guys, (and thank you to those students who respond to our boring
"hello" emails), but I am not happy to say that some of you have not been in touch for a
while. So, we will be chasing you guys up soon. My suggestion is.....get to us before we get
What's happening in Industry? As mentioned, the ACC held their 2005/2006 Graduation
Ceremony last week and I was pleased to attend. The afternoon started off with drinks and
after the formalities, guests were invited to enjoy some light refreshments. A total of 37
students graduated with various Certificates. The Adelaide Convention Centre thanked ICHM
for our continuous support in providing excellent students.
What's happening at RIH? Yum Cha on Sunday the 24th September and the ICHM Hoodies organised by the SRC have come in.
What's happening in Adelaide? Bay to Birdwood Run is on this Sunday 24th September.
Just imagine you have won the lotto, have lots of money to spend and think you might want to go overseas for a hotel and stay in the lap of luxury.....where do you go??? Well many people might wish to stay at the Burj Al Arab Dubai, one of the most well recognised hotels in the hotel and built on its very own island. Well for a change, why not consider the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi?