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Helping students aim high

A new study examines the hurdles facing disadvantaged learners aiming for higher education, and how to support their goals. By Erin Mayo. Disadvantaged learners tend to be higher represented in lower-level VET qualifications, and under-represented in higher-level qualifications, says a new ...

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IRU floats fee model options

Industry body offers alternatives to cumbersome clusters. By Dallas Bastian. There are a number of ways that universities can recover funds lost through government cuts and Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has put forward three possibilities. Executive director of IRU, Conor King, ...

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International education: the future is bright

Government reforms to higher education could see a new reliance on attracting international students. By Erin Mayo. International business students could be the key to survival for some universities in the wake of the federal government’s higher education reforms, found a ...

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Getting the perfect job

Recruiters share their secrets. By Dallas Bastian. When it comes to applying for a position as a lecturer or academic in a university, handing in a standard CV is not enough to land a job, experts in recruitment say. In this ...

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Teaching and learning first

The fast-shifting higher education sector must keep the basics paramount, speaker says. By Erin Mayo. As the digital era changes the landscape of higher education, there are calls for a renewed focus on the quality of learning and teaching. Speaking ...

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University balks at clinical placement fees

Sydney Uni releases study showing trend would put healthcare workforce at risk. By Erin Mayo. Rising costs could threaten the future of clinical placements in healthcare education, a study from the University of Sydney has warned. Student Clinical Education in ...

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Gap and gown

Universities have more work to do to help close the earnings gulf between male and female graduates, a study reveals. The gender gap is still wide open when it comes to wages amongst male and female graduates. A study, An Analysis ...

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Out front, shaping the view

TAFE institutes’ collaborations can help shape the employment scene and economic growth in regional areas. By Lisa Line. From the third floor of The Gordon’s City Campus, the view looking north across Corio Bay is striking. The distinctive granite peaks ...

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Tough all over

A quick look at tertiary education in South Australia reveals little cause to celebrate. By Malcolm King. The more things stay the same, the more things change in Adelaide. It’s hard to know exactly what’s happening at the helm of ...

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Hypothesis: a weaker sector

Agency leaders say there’s ‘no fat left to trim’ from research spending. By Antonia Maiolo. Hundreds of jobs have already been cut from the science and research sector and there are growing fears that talented researchers will move offshore. The ...

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