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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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Fulltime sexual assault counsellor for ANU

Fellatio and rape euphemisms formed the basis of chants at Australian National University’s John XXIII College in March 2017. Though four male students were suspended over the incident and compulsory online consent training was introduced, ANU is proving it takes ...

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Birdy McBirdface unfurled as CQU’s new mascot

CQUniversity’s new sporting mascot has been christened Birdy McBirdface, perhaps leaving the university’s VC slightly red-faced. The mascot, an intense-looking pale-headed rosella, was given his cheeky name – a reference to the infamous Boaty McBoatface – following a crowd-sourced naming competition. Birdy was ...

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