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WARNECKE, Greg

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Degree:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)

Graduation year:

1996

Current Position:

Head of Sport Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

What are some of your career highlights?

  •          Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
  •          2007 World Swimming Championships
  •          Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games
  •          Four World University Summer Games
  •          Masters, Sport Business (Vic Uni)
  •          Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
  •          Volunteer & Board of Directors, Wheelchair Sports Victoria

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job:

Enjoyable:

  •          Going to work everyday to think, talk and live sport
  •          Meeting new people with a shared passion
  •          Seeing sport unite all corners of the world
  •          Working on major international projects
  •          Travel and new adventures
  •          Volunteering when I'm not working

Challenging:

  •          No challenges, just opportunities

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at the University of Ballarat?

  • Quality group of people - from fellow students to lecturers - sharing an interest in sport
  • Fieldwork program, providing opportunities to put theory into practice (which resulted in my 1st job)
  • The Mount Bunny run - I've never run so far since!
  • The famed PE Society and annual PE Society Balls

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

  • Simple - it is not your degree, it is how you choose to use it
  • I encourage students to find a way to improve both your professional and personal opportunities, whether through paid or voluntary roles, look for ways to increase your skills, networks and outcomes
  • Never stop learning - look for an opportunity to learn something new every experience
  • Take what exists and make it better. If it doesn't exist, create it right first time."

- Henry Royce