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Derek TicknerEntropy voted best in Australia

UniSA student association magazine Entropy has won the ACUMA Best Student Magazine Award for 2004, beating a field of 27 entries from Australia and New Zealand. Derek Tickner (pictured right), who was co-editor last year with Samantha Ryan attributed the award to hard work, experience and the recruitment of talented student contributors. "We made a concerted effort to get more students involved with Entropy, especially journalism and arts students", said Derek. “Our team of sub-editors were specialists in their field and they worked enthusiastically as a team, often well into the night. We also had a solid base to build on from the previous year's editors' hard work." Entropy is released fortnightly during the university year. This year's editors are Andrew Lees and Chris Tamm.

Police graduate thanks to a super partnership

An innovative training program developed through a strategic partnership between UniSA and the South Australian Police (SAPOL) recently saw another 15 police officers graduate. The Superintendent Qualification Program is based on the Graduate Certificate in Management course and allows graduates to achieve a dual qualification. Police Deputy Commissioner John White was on hand to present the graduation certificates and praised the program for the unique training it provides in establishing an education benchmark for police at the rank of superintendent. Now in its third year, the program is already showing results with 50 per cent of the graduates from the first intake already promoted to superintendent.