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Music video to smash STEM glass ceiling

A bold audio-visual project aimed at highlighting the attractiveness of a STEM career for young women had its worldwide launch on Friday. Part of a greater campaign by eight top universities, led by the University of New South Wales, it’s a music ...

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Slow browsing day on the uni wifi? Here’s why

Mixing business, leisure and education on the same network can create challenges for network capacity. By Bruce Miller. At most higher-education institutions today, you’ll find students, faculty and staff struggling with consistently bad internet. It’s hard to believe these are places of ...

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Refugee advocates lobbying for student loan changes

One of the leaders behind a program mentoring high school students from refugee backgrounds is marking this year’s World Refugee Week by calling for those on temporary protection visas and asylum seekers to be eligible for federal government assistance to meet ...

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Toughen up teaching degree entry standards: Grattan

In its long list of recommendations to the next federal government, the Grattan Institute is calling for tougher entry standards into teacher education. Grattan school education program director Peter Goss estimated there has been roughly one review every year, for 40 ...

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