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Mindfulness may trigger past trauma in students

Classroom mindfulness can cause anxiety and stress in students who’ve experienced trauma, an expert has warned. Flinders University education academic Dr Leigh Burrows has advised that teachers who want to use the practice should learn their students’ backgrounds and not ...

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Plan to use data to match students to courses

For Andy Sheats, improving the student experience is tied to greater transparency in higher education. Recently announced as Open Universities Australia’s new executive general manager of student experience, Sheats wants to use data to help students make their study choices. ...

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School leavers struggle to choose uni courses

Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed year 12 students from 67 high schools ...

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Smartphones guide students through university

Most people with smartphones receive push notifications, whether they be for Facebook, news alerts or even messages from dating apps. And according to Brent Stafford, director of the Asia Pacific branch of HERE, a map software developing company, universities could ...

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