University of Wollongong i-Treasure Hunt 2014
How does it work?
How do I participate?
- Each week a question will be posted on our UOW Vietnam website at:http://www.uow.edu.au/future/international/vietnam/index.html
Questions will be posted onMonday each week, commencing on Monday, 29 September, with the final question being posted on Monday, 27 October. There will be five questions in all (29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October), and each question will remain on the website for one week.
- You need to find the answer to the questions by searching the uow.edu.au website.
- When you have found the answer, write or type the answer on the Application and Answer Form.
- There are two ways to submit your answers:
a) Send the Application and Answer Form when you find the first answer in the first week to Ms Thanh Trinh at IDP Vietnam, Email: email@example.com. Complete the details on the form and write or type the first answer where it says, “Question 1 Answer”. Then each week send the answer for that week to Ms Thanh Trinh, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly stating your full name and date of birth.
b) Add your answer to the form each week and send the completed form to Ms Thanh Trinh, Email: email@example.com at the end of the five weeks and before the due date of Monday, 3 November at 17.00.
- Your application and answer form has to arrive by 17.00 Vietnam time on Monday, 3 November. Application and Answer Forms received after this time will not be considered.
Am I eligible to enter?
- The University of Wollongong i-Treasure Hunt is open to residents of Vietnam, aged between 16 and 35 years old irrespective of citizenship. Entrants must be residents of Vietnam at the time of the competition.
What are the prizes and how will they be awarded?
- There are 5 iPads to be won.
- The winners will be the 5eligible entrants who answer the questions correctly. If more than 5 entrants answer the questions correctly, IDP Vietnam will randomly “draw out of a hat” 5 entries from among the entrants who answered the questions correctly and these entrants will be the 5 winners. If there are less than 5 entrants who answered the questions correctly, the 5 winners will be, firstly, the entrants that answered all 5 questions correctly and, secondly, a selection of entrants that answered the highest number of questions correctly, selected randomly by “drawing the applications out of a hat” to bring the total number of prizes awarded to 5.
- The names of the winners will be published on the UOW Vietnam website on Wednesday, 12 November. They will also be contacted by telephone and email. The winners are invited to the IDP Vietnam Postgraduate Interview Program for the award of their prize. In Ho Chi Minh City, this event will take place on Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 at Rex Hotel, 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd., District 1, HCMC. In Hanoi, this event will take place on Thursday, 13 November, 2014 at Hilton Hanoi Opera, 1 Le Thanh Tong, Hanoi.If a winner cannot attend the award of the prizes in Ho Chi Minh City on 12 November or in Hanoi on 13 November, the prize will be retained until 30 November, 2014 for the winner’s collection at their closest office of IDP Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City; Hanoi; Danang; or, Can Tho. If the prize is not collected by 30 November, 2014, it will be forfeited. Uncollected prizes will be awarded to the next entrant selected according to the selection process detailed “What are the prizes and how will they be awarded?”, Item 2.
What happens if I miss a question or join the competition after the first week?
- Missed a question? All five questions will be posted on the i-Treasure Hunt website on Friday, 31 October. You can catch up on any questions you missed by hunting for the answers from Friday, 31 October to Monday, 3 November. Don’t forget to get your answers in before the deadline on Monday, 3 November.
- If you join the competition after the first week, you can still catch up by finding out the questions you missed as explained in (1) above.
- Don’t not join just because you missed a question or two! You can catch up on the weekend of 1-2 November. Furthermore, it’s still possible to win one of the iPads with less than 5 correct answers.
- Before you start, please read the Terms and Conditions of this i-Treasure Hunt and make sure you are eligible and that you understand the terms and conditions under which you are participating. To be eligible you need to be living in Vietnam at the time of the competition and aged between 16 and 35 years.
Question 1: How do we achieve personal happiness?
- Hugh Mackay, honorary professor of social science at the University of Wollongong, is a social researcher and the author of fourteen books. In his interview for the video Social Sciences@UOW, Professor Mackay says that personal happiness is not about an emotional state. What does he say personal happiness is about?
Question 2: Global Challenges
- University of Wollongong’s Global Challenges program aims to drive transformation of lives and regions through interdisciplinary research that has practical application, both locally and globally.
- A current focus of Global Challenges is Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones. One of these projects is based in Vietnam and another looks at the South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW).
- (a) Name the geographical area and ecosystem under research in Vietnam and two factors that threaten this environment.
- (b) Name two factors that threaten the coastal ecosystems of the NSW South Coast.
Question 3: Rankings
- Major international rankings judge University of Wollongong as one of the best modern Australian universities. In fact, for universities that were established in the last 50 years, UOW is among the best in the world. According to both the Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50 and the QS Top 50 under 50 rankings, where is UOW currently ranked among the world’s modern universities under 50 years old?
Question 4: Major Infrastructure - Privatisation and the public good
- The privatisation of Australian public infrastructure assets is expected to attract infrastructure investment funding from around the world. Garry Bowditch of the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility spoke to the Australian public broadcaster ABC Radio on the program PM on 28 March, 2014. The interviewer asked how Australian state and federal governments should spend the income from the sale of these public assets. Like many governments, when it comes to major infrastructure projects, the Australian State and Federal governments are fond of “concrete pouring” and “ribbon cutting”. However, according to Garry Bowditch, what will provide the greatest productivity dividends for Australia’s government and people?
Question 5: Social Media Celebrities
- In UOWTV’s Pop-Up Episode, Social Media Celebrities, Bachelor of Journalism students interview other students around the campus about their views on social media celebrities. Overall, did the majority of students interviewed think that social media was useful or not useful for becoming famous?
For further information, please contact Ms Thanh Trinh, IDP Vietnam,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 84 8 3910 4205