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Work barriers block international students

The government, providers and companies need to create work experience opportunities for graduates or the multi-billion industry will suffer, new research reveals. Post-graduation work options have emerged as a major determinant of study destination for international students. Many of these ...

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Groups baulk at capping international students

A suggestion that capping the number of international students in Australia could improve educational quality is not winning support among related peak bodies. The International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Universities Australia, TAFE Directors Australia, the Australian Council for Private ...

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UK to check private providers

In the UK ministers have introduced a system of “due diligence checks” for private higher education providers, it has emerged, as new figures show that the number of their students accessing state-funded loans has nearly doubled in a year. The ...

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Award nominations open for international students

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) has opened nominations for an inaugural International Student of the Year award. To be presented at CISA’s annual conference in Brisbane in July, the award will recognise one student’s outstanding academic achievement and ...

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British unis seek leniency on immigration

Universities UK is appealing to Prime Minister David Cameron to remove overseas students from the net immigration count, ahead of a possible backlash against the sector arising from the next batch of immigration figures. Eric Thomas, president of UUK, said ...

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SCU ‘irregularity’ goes to TEQSA

Southern Cross University (SCU) has defended its international programs in light of admissions irregularities uncovered at courses in Singapore and Hong Kong.  The university has admitted procedures were not followed at the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM), ...

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