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USYD tops NSW, ACT student preferences

Another university application data dump, another Go8 domination. The University of Sydney has once again led first and total preliminary preferences among NSW and ACT domestic undergraduate university applicants. Also, per the previous year, UNSW, UTS, WSU, Macquarie and UON followed. USYD slightly increased ...

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Out-of-field maths teaching by the numbers

Just how many students are learning maths from those teaching out of field? More than three quarters in years 7 to 10, if data released by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) is to go by. Co-author and AMSI director Professor Geoff ...

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Strictly speaking: gaslighting

The American dictionary website, www.merriam-webster.com, regularly features words that are trending in dictionary searches. One recent example was gaslighting – not in the sense of the outdated mode of illuminating our city streets, but in the more recent definition of ...

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Researchers riled by ARC funding delay

The Australian Research Council (ARC) funding announcement delay is increasingly raising concerns among researchers. ARC-funded projects are required to begin research on 1 January 2019. As the date draws closer, researchers are complaining that adequate preparation time is being compromised by ...

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