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IDP Education expands exclusive visa testing deal

The UK Government has announced the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as the sole English language testing provider for all visa categories. IELTS is now the only high-stakes English language proficiency test accepted across all the governments of the UK, ...

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Academics may prefer to work on weekends

Academics are happiest when they can work without interruptions, like on weekends, a Charles Sturt University study of academic work practices has found. The research by CSU academics Dr Rod Duncan, Dr Kerry Tilbrook and associate professor Branka Krivokapik-Skoko, is ...

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Report calls for equity in VET financing

A new report is calling for an overhaul of the tertiary education system to address the funding disparities between higher education and vocational education and training. In the paper, Financing Tertiary Education in Australia, released yesterday by the Mitchell Institute ...

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School surveillance puts trust, privacy at risk

Australia must be cautious when it comes to introducing invasive school surveillance practices common in the UK and USA, a University of Adelaide criminologist has warned. Associate professor Andrew Hope said surveillance in schools can undermine privacy, erode trust, stigmatise ...

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Website tells which unis are LGBTI-friendly

Prospective students can now check out how gay-friendly a university is with the launch of the first ever Australian LGBTI University Guide. Produced by the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) and the Star Observer, the guide rates universities ...

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