Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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.
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.
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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