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Threat to withhold exam marks at TAS uni

Students at the University of Tasmania could have their classes cancelled and end of semester exam marks withheld as part of beefed-up industrial action by staff. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), which represents staff at the state’s major university, ...

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On the move September 2017

FIRST DEAN FOR NEW FLINDERS COLLEGE Professor Alison Kitson is Flinders University’s inaugural vice- president and executive dean of its new College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She joins Flinders after heading up the University of Adelaide’s nursing school. Flinders ...

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Getting partnerships right

How higher education institutes and organisations can get the best results from one another. One of the most profound shifts of the past 15 years is how the world of work is viewed by our younger generations. After finishing their ...

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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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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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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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On the move August 2017

UNSW BOLSTERS EXTERNAL RELATIONS Former Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief Darren Goodsir and M&C Saatchi group operations director Amir Mireskandari have been hired by the University of New South Wales external relations leadership team. Goodsir joins UNSW after leading the transition ...

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USYD reinvents the internship, for better or worse

This year’s Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit, held at USYD, did not solely focus on education. Crucially, careers also got a look-in, as graduate jobs likely remain hard to come by. USYD’s vice-chancellor Dr Michael Spence AC directly tackled this ...

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