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Caps off means overcrowding, says NTEU

Although the uncapping of Australian university enrolments has opened up university education to thousands more people, the NTEU says it has also resulted in overcrowded lectures and staff cuts. NTEU national president Jeannie Rea said that while removing caps was ...

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UK staff numbers drop

Employment at UK higher education institutions has fallen for the second consecutive year, new figures show. Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency show 3540 fewer staff were employed at publicly funded higher education institutions in 2011-12 compared with ...

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Females falling behind men?

The prime minister has expressed concern over data showing that women have fallen further behind men in the workplace, despite claims by a graduate employment group that the figures were misrepresented. A recent report from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency ...

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Work barriers block international students

The government, providers and companies need to create work experience opportunities for graduates or the multi-billion industry will suffer, new research reveals. Post-graduation work options have emerged as a major determinant of study destination for international students. Many of these ...

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Push needed to lure lecturers

Tomorrow’s academic teachers think there aren’t enough jobs for them in Australia, despite an expected workforce shortfall that has been well discussed and documented publicly. That is one of the surprising findings in a new paper by the Australian Council for ...

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Govt and uni recruiters swayed by age

Older postgraduate students in the humanities and social sciences are being overlooked for government and academic jobs because of their age, a study has found. The study by the national postgraduate students association has found a series of disconnects between government ...

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