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Increased spending opens more nursing jobs

The Federal Government’s budget boost to healthcare spending will open up more management positions in the broad healthcare sector, and nurses with postgraduate degrees will be perfectly positioned to advance into those roles. The 2017-18 budget includes a $10 billion ...

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Melbourne law degree beats Harvard

Melbourne University has trumped Harvard, taking out seventh place in a new global ranking of law schools. The Times Higher Education World University rankings placed Melbourne University in the top 10 for its law degree, making it the first and ...

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Most staff suspect students of cheating

Concerning new figures show that at least 68 per cent of academic staff have suspected students of cheating at university level. A survey of 15,000 students found that only six per cent admitted to cheating, but academics say these figures ...

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Education sector spearheads advertising growth

As 2018 approaches, education institutions are ramping up their advertising efforts, with a huge increase in advertising spending over recent months. According to The Standard Media Index (SMI), Australia’s education marketers are approaching the record levels of advertising expenditure seen in ...

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Universities embrace informal learning spaces

Universities are being urged to make the move towards informal learning spaces, as case studies reveal the environments that most benefit student studies. Architecture firm Hassell recently conducted the ‘Not Lazing, Learning’ study with a number of universities that had ...

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Uni helps improve children’s health

Psychology academics and students at the University of the Sunshine Coast have received a $1.37 million grant to help children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). USC professor of psychology Mary Katsikitis is part of a joint clinical project to ...

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Author Thomas Kenneally made Professorial Fellow

Australian author and Booker Prize winner Thomas Kenneally has been awarded the honorary title of Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at the University of South Australia. The three-year Fellowship will see the award-winning novelist host masterclasses at UniSA from 2018, and share ...

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Graduates told they lack the skills for jobs

Concerning new research shows that 65 per cent of university graduates feel their education did not provide them with the skills necessary for the workforce, with many being turned away from employment. The Australian Job Seeker Report conducted by JobGetter ...

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