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Uni attrition rate stats provoke HESPy reaction

It’s spotlight time for the lengthily-named higher education regulators and advisors, TESQA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) and HESP (Higher Education Standards Panel). First, TEQSA released first-year university attrition statistics. Now, HESP is commenting on them, as well as ...

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Student fee changes up for debate

They were a suitably contrarian trio. Professor Glyn Davis, vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Sophie Johnston, president of the National Union of Students, and Andrew Norton, higher education program director at the Grattan Institute, graced the stage at the ...

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Blended learning is like a green smoothie

University of Western Australia's pro vice-chancellor (education innovation), professor Gilly Salmon, included a very modern analogy in her EduTECH presentation. “You know when you put vegetables in a blender to make a smoothie, you whiz it up, and it tastes really bad? ...

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UTS goes logo-loco

UTS wanted its look to match its "authentic, creative, energetic, open and entrepreneurial" lean. The result? A new, unboxed logo: UTS is emblazoned in bold font on a background of red, blue, black, white and grey bubbles. Its previous logo was, ...

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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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