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From aspiring hairdresser to student engineer

After high school, Nisha Pradhan wanted to be a hairdresser. Her male high school careers adviser thought “this was a great idea.” But when Pradhan, now a University of New South Wales fourth-year electrical engineering and commerce student, told her ...

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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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Holding universities to account

The new standards framework may make student charters an important means to protect an individual’s rights to quality higher education. By Lenore Cooper. Student charters have been widely adopted by Australian universities as a mechanism for setting out the mutual ...

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Graduate prospects rosy three years out

Australian graduates have good employment and salary rates, a study has found, tracking 11,000 students three years after they left university. The third Beyond Graduation report, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia, surveyed 11,807 people who had completed the 2008 Australian ...

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Call for international education minister

Australia needs a minister to look after the important international education sector, says Phil Honeywood, executive director of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA). There have been concerns from industry leaders that the sector lacks direction; it generates $16 ...

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Brand still the main attraction, says Marginson

Prestige will remain the primary driver of student movement in the new Australian demand-driven system, a higher education conference has heard. And that prestige will still be determined by a university’s research outcomes, rather than its teaching and learning quality. ...

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Start work now to attract Gen Z

Universities need to start thinking about what they will have to offer a child born today when she finishes high school in 2030 and consider how they will compete for her attention in a world completely upended by the information ...

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Building supports for all students

 A successful UWS assistance program is helping non-traditional students get through the demands of campus life.   With the movement of higher education from an elite to a mass system, precipitated in part by the setting of governmental targets for both ...

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Sharp spike in student numbers

The number of student places at Australian universities has increased by more than a quarter since 2007, figures released by the government show.  Some 545,000 students will be at universities in 2012, an increase of five per cent on the 2011 figure ...

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