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Sorry to interrupt, but…

Now that we have removed caps on student numbers all sorts of unruly types are turning up on campus. By Richard Hil. On a beautiful autumnal morning with sunlight glistening on a still lake in the middle of resplendent botanical ...

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End of the line: Nothing like the real thing

Online education is a great idea but it has its limitations, just like internet games, you can’t beat the touchy-feely experience, writes Richard Hil It’s 2025 and emeritus professors Stone and Wall are walking through the once resplendent inner city ...

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End of the line – if the cap fits

Pro-vice chancellor for global reach and pedagogical integrity, Professor Mal Sway, stares ruefully out of his office window as the dean of engineering, Professor Les Spanner, enters the room to talk about student enrolments. Professor Sway: Did you hear what ...

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End of the Line – Beam me up

ET from planet Zog has been beamed from his command ship to earth to discuss Australian higher education policy with the minster for tertiary education, Senator Chris Evans. Startled by the presence of a small green figure, Senator Evans offers a cautious greeting. Minister: What ...

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End of the line – the perils of listomania

Senior lecturer in cultural studies, Dr Peter Rank, is meeting with the campus counsellor to discuss the former’s obsession with lists. Counsellor [With deep concern]: So Peter, how’s it going? Peter [Downcast]: Well, yeah, I was doing alright. Counsellor: The ...

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Diligence and the media

The area meeting for the creative research group at the University of Due Diligence was coming to an end. The 12 members of the group had managed to get through the agenda smoothly – even the potentially contentious item on ...

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