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Stressed out students voice their gripes

A year ago, a National Union of Students/Headspace survey of 2,600 university students revealed some troubling insights. A majority (66 per cent) reported high psychological distress over the past year, while 70 per cent rated their mental health ‘poor’ or ‘fair’. Now, the sources of their ...

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Curtin University: tropical edition

Mauritius is known for many things; education generally not among them. Yet the Indian Ocean island paradise is fast becoming a knowledge hub. With the opening of a Curtin University campus in Moka, south-east of the capital Port Louis, this reputation is ...

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Regional unis bring dough to others

Australia’s third oldest tertiary institution brings more than education to its communities, a new report finds. An economic impact study provides that Federation University contributes over $230 million in real GDP to its rural Victorian bases. Conducted by the Nous Group together ...

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Go8 recommits to equity

The Group of Eight (Go8) cares about how students live. It has just signed a three-year collaboration agreement with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) to address this concern. “We are particularly concerned about the cost of living during ...

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