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VET sector failing disadvantaged students

NSW VET isn’t doing right by Aboriginal students, and those experiencing disabilities, mental health issues and homelessness. Youth Action, Uniting and Mission Australia came to this conclusion after surveying disadvantaged young people, as well as 50 individuals from organisations that assist them. Their ...

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Academics unravel Australia Day misconceptions

People who like a good debate on the true meaning of Australia Day could stand to learn something from Australia’s academics. Misconception and meaning around our national holiday has long been a point of discussion in academic circles, but has now ...

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How data is changing the education game

With first semester due to start in a month, experts say universities will be operating in uncharted digital territory – one that could prove dangerous if not handled correctly. Digital data expert and EC Integrators managing director Emy Carr said ...

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Researchers use artificial sleep to help elderly

Researchers investigating how the brain could be made more resistant to age-related decline have found that the key is sleep. The University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences researcher, Dr Martin Sale, said artificially boosting sleep-like brain activity ...

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On the move October 2017

QUT picks Sheil for VC Professor Margaret Sheil has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of the Queensland University of Technology. Sheil is currently provost, deputy to the vice-chancellor and the chief academic officer at the University of Melbourne, where she ...

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