CCES Social

Social Acitivities with CCES Staff & Students

December 10, 2012

Habitat for Humanity – Sri Lanka

  In November 2012, Alan Murray, former CCES Associate Director travelled to Sri Lanka with his daughter Rebecca to volunteer their time to help build new housing for displaced locals. Here is the narrative of the trip as recounted by Alan: Seventeen volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka in mid November and travelled by bus from Colombo to Unawatuna near Galle […]
November 7, 2012


To all my friends in Australia, the Pacific, Asia and Africa I wish to let you know that I have now stopped regular work with CCES after nine years. As most of you are aware I spent 33 years working in Australian Customs, starting in Adelaide and moving to Canberra in 1983. There I worked in Investigation, Intelligence, International Branch, […]
November 7, 2012


Entrance to Building 18 It is now 12 months since the CCES moved to a new location at the University of Canberra. The new premises offers spacious office areas, a dedicated training room and syndicate rooms and video conferencing facilities as well as both indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. In our first 12 months we have had visitors, including Directors […]
October 9, 2012


A recent outing to Canberra’s Floriade was organised as part of CCES’s new social program for on-shore students to enable them to integrate and experience both the University and Canberra environment. Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. This iconic Canberra event runs for 30 days over the months of September and October. It showcases one million flowers in bloom, […]
September 10, 2012

2012 Student BBQ 28th August

On 28th August 2012 CCES welcomed our Onshore students with a barbeque held at the Centre’s complex in Haydon Drive. Greg and Shane displayed their culinary skills, producing some good Aussie barbeque classics which went very well with the salads and drinks organised by Lori, Nina, Mary and Jenny and a beautiful cake which Aida provided. A good number of […]