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USYD tops NSW, ACT student preferences

Another university application data dump, another Go8 domination. The University of Sydney has once again led first and total preliminary preferences among NSW and ACT domestic undergraduate university applicants. Also, per the previous year, UNSW, UTS, WSU, Macquarie and UON followed. USYD slightly increased ...

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Sector reacts to Finkel’s ATAR critique

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, has an ATAR-related grievance. “Students select their courses with an eye to a number: the ATAR to enter a particular course,” he wrote in his introduction to the STEM Industry-Schools Partnerships report. “Rightly or wrongly, ...

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It’s time to reassess the ATAR: Mitchell Institute

Education experts have been left questioning the value of the ATAR, after new figures showed just one in four students were entering university undergraduate courses based on their year 12 results. The latest paper by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University ...

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ATAR not decisive in UNSW law entry

In the summer of 2016, University of New South Wales Law quietly unveiled a new entry process for undergraduates: prospective students are assessed for admission to the faculty based on their ATAR and their score in a Law Admission Test (LAT). The ...

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Unis to publish true ATAR cut-offs

Forcing universities to publish the true ATAR cut-offs for their courses and creating a MySchool-style website allowing students to compare the admissions standards of various courses is on the reform agenda for federal education minister Simon Birmingham. Birmingham has announced ...

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