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UQ student activist’s suspension upheld

A student activist critical of Beijing will remain suspended from the University of Queensland until next year after his appeal was quashed. Drew Pavlou was in May suspended from UQ following a disciplinary hearing that examined misconduct allegations reportedly linked ...

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Should students struggle when learning maths?

Australian mathematics teachers are comfortable with the idea that students are struggling in the classroom, with many believing it builds resilience and helps develop problem-solving skills. In fact, almost a third of teachers feel the process of struggling is central ...

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UQ’s vaccine candidate starts human tests

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Queensland is now ready to be tested on humans. The promising treatment is being developed and manufactured simultaneously, in what is an Australian first. "Whilst these studies are underway, we will still ...

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Strictly Speaking | Magpie, hamster, squirrel

In a recent article on words that the COVID-19 crisis is adding to English (and other languages), columnist David Astle mentions magpie as a verb, meaning to swoop on supermarket shelves and clear them (Sydney Morning Herald, 3.4.20). The aggressiveness ...

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Asthma inhaler trial as COVID-19 treatment

They are designed to keep asthma attacks in check but a group of Australian researchers believe inhalers could also be used to treat COVID-19. A trial by Queensland University of Technology and University of Oxford researchers is looking at whether ...

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