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One in four uni students drops out: report

Almost a quarter of students who enrolled in bachelor degrees this year won’t have finished them by 2026, new Grattan Institute research reveals. That equates to around 53,000 students who will in effect drop out of university. Yet in a ...

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How to intern like a boss, from a podcast

Hamish began his editorial internship at The Herald Sun “very tired” on a New Year’s Day. His first task? To approach strangers on the street and ask them if they had already broken their New Year’s resolutions. Surprisingly to some, ...

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Professors not immune from ‘hotness’ bias

Are students sexist against female lecturers? New York University researchers Pascal Wallisch, a clinical assistant professor of psychology and Julie Cachia, an adjunct instructor in advanced psychological statistics sought to analyse this claim, made by various academics, who based them on ...

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How confusion can aid learning

“I think a lot of people just assume confusion is absolutely a bad thing as a part of a learning process.” “Huh?,” one might reply to Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Jason Lodge. Along with his colleagues at his ...

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The complexities of bin chickens

The bin chicken, or Australian white ibis, as it’s less commonly known, isn’t only hungering for your spare fries. Researchers from the University of Wollongong, the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, and the Australian Museum have found that their migratory patterns are ...

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