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New program will take focus away from ATAR results

Students in western Sydney will soon be able to access university degrees without relying on their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) to grant them entry. Western Sydney University yesterday announced the introduction of its ‘HSC True Reward’ early entry program ...

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Aus and UK to collaborate on education policy development

Australia and the UK will soon collaborate to develop new higher education strategies and policies, after the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The Australian Regional Universities Network (RUN) and the UK’s Association for Modern Universities MillionPlus have signed ...

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What’s making a splash in education literature

The market leaders of Australian education literature were brought to the forefront at the Educational Publishing awards recently. Sunshine Coast-based publishing company Firefly Education was once again recognised for making waves in the industry, taking out Best Student Resources for ...

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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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