Education Talking Points 22-10-15


Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2015

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University loan help for Kiwis in Australia (English)

Source: Otago Daily Times, 22 Oct 2015

Legislation introduced to federal parliament today will allow some NZ citizens’ access to the Higher Education Loan Program. Vocational Education and Skills Minister Luke Hartsuyker says the measure will help NZ citizens who first came to Australia as children, and have lived here for at least 10 years, the same support as Australians who go to University or TAFE. Mr Hartsuyker said that if the bill was passed this year, about 2600 New Zealanders were expected to be eligible for loans to help them study in 2016.


Global Study from Instructure Shows Higher Education Gets Students Two-thirds Prepared for Careers (English)

Source: PR newswire, 21 Oct 2015

Instructure, a learning management system firm, today announced the results of a study that addresses how well a college education prepares students for their careers across the globe. Polling nearly 8,000 current and former students all over the world, Instructure found that only 8.4% of respondents felt that college fully prepared them for their career.


UNSW aims to be a top 50 university within 10 years (English)

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Oct 2015

The University of NSW will position itself as Australia’s global university and one of the best 50 institutions in the world, due to new analysis showing its research activity contributed $15 billion to the Australian economy last year. The priorities include “a drive for excellence in research and education; a passion for social justice and engagement to improve lives; and a commitment to achieving global impact through powerful partnerships and by working with disadvantaged and marginalised communities”.


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