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The Events and Protocol unit is responsible for the strategy, planning, management and promotion of high-profile centrally managed events that increase the University's social, cultural and strategic engagement with business, industry, government and the community, and for advice on protocol governing University activities, events and engagement with government and the community.

The unit is responsible for the strategy and delivery of:

  • Graduation ceremonies
  • Vice-Chancellor's award ceremony
  • Annual and named lectures
  • Launches and openings
  • Dinners

Additionally, the unit provides promotional support and event logistics advice to Schools, Institutes and Faculties hosting public lectures and forums.

The Unit develops and manages events in its own right and partners with other arms of the University and with external organisations. Advice and support is willingly provided to those Faculties, Schools and Institutes managing their own events.

A toolbox has been constructed as a point of reference for those hosting University events.

Events Toolbox:
Work, Health and Safety:
Belinda Brock

Belinda Brock

Manager Events and Protocol

Belinda has over 30 years’ experience in business to business education, project management and event production, working in the Government, non-Government, education, corporate and professional  associations sectors. In 2008 Belinda joined the University as Events Officer and now leads the Events and Protocol team overseeing graduations, major university stakeholder events and the Public Lectures and Forums program.

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Events and Ceremonies Officer

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Jeanette Farnell

Jeanette Farnell

Events Coordinator

Jeanette Farnell began her career at the University with the Law School in 2011, before joining the Events and Protocol team in 2012. In 2014 Jeanette was appointed to the role of Events Coordinator and is responsible for the coordination and delivery of centrally supported southern Public Lectures and Forums. Additionally Jeanette coordinates the annual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony Dinner and provides support for the University’s major stakeholder engagement events.

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Pat McConville

Pat McConville

Program Manager Public Events

Pat McConville has been Program Manager, Public Events at the University of Tasmania since 2014, after previously working as a ministerial and political advisor.
He is an alumnus of the University of Tasmania, having graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Philosophy. He also holds a Master of Bioethics from Monash University, and is a pre-degree and undergraduate tutor in ethics, and critical thinking. His research interests include applied ethics, philosophy of body and phenomenology.

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Postal Address: Locked Bag 1350, Launceston,Tasmania, Australia, 7250


Tel: +61 3 6226 2521 or +61 3 6324 3290