Studying medicine can leave minimal time for personal development or creative pursuits, but a new Flinders University music elective is going to change that.


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Studying medicine can leave minimal time for personal development or creative pursuits, but diversion into the arts can have many benefits for budding doctors, as students in a new Flinders University music elective are discovering.

‘Ectopic Beats’ is the product of the Music for Health elective for second-year students, being piloted this semester as part of a new, compulsory Personal and Professional Development (PPD) component in Flinders’ Doctor of Medicine.

As producer of around half of South Australia’s medicine graduates, …

Deakin University law student Erin Ritchie won Law Student of the Year at the 14th Victorian Legal Awards held May 18, 2018.


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Deakin law student Erin Ritchie has won Law Student of the Year at the 14th Victorian Legal Awards held on Friday 18 May.

Hosted by the Law Institute Victoria (LIV), this annual event honours outstanding achievements across the legal profession in 14 categories including regional, city, boutique and large law firms.

A high-achieving student, Erin has held diverse range of roles and responsibilities at Deakin including President of Deakin Law Students’ Society, …

The University of South Australia continues to grow its reputation as one of the world’s top 250 young universities in the Times Higher Education rankings.


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The University of South Australia continues to grow its reputation as one of the world’s top 250 young universities, moving up six places in the Times Higher Education rankings to 26.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says UniSA’s performance in the prestigious world ranking of young universities has been on an upward trajectory for the past three years.

“As Australia’s University of Enterprise, we have set our sights on institution-wide improvement – in the teaching and research we conduct locally and internationally, …

La Trobe University has been ranked 59th in the world in the latest Times Higher Education Golden Age rankings


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in the latest Times Higher Education Golden Age rankings

The Golden Age category applies to universities that are more than 50 years old, but less than 80, and recognises universities created during an extraordinary post war era of higher education expansion.

La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said he was pleased at how well La Trobe had performed in its first year of inclusion in the Golden Age rankings.

“It is a wonderful achievement for La Trobe to secure a top 60 world ranking, …

Curtin University has continued to hold its strong position as one of the world’s best universities aged 50 years and under in Young University Rankings.


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Curtin University has continued to hold its strong position as one of the world’s best universities aged 50 years and under in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, rising to 68, up from 84 in 2017.

The rise in the highly regarded rankings has also placed Curtin 12th nationally, up from 14th for the previous two years.

Curtin University Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor John Cordery said he was delighted that Curtin had continued to receive global recognition in these key rankings. …

The University of Sydney has risen to place 42nd globally and third nationally in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. It is the top-ranked university in New South Wales.


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Improvements in citations and employer reputation boost standing

The University of Sydney has risen to place 42nd globally and third nationally in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. It is the top-ranked university in New South Wales.

The University has ranked in the QS rankings’ top 50 since they began in 2004 and risen eight places in the latest survey.

“Once again, these rankings place the University among the top one percent of universities globally. …

Alexis Kilroy, a Canadian IT Carlow Ambassador, gives us the lowdown on the best spots to get caffeinated in Carlow.


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Is there anything more important to a student than coffee? Alexis Kilroy, our Canadian and IT Carlow Ambassador gives us the lowdown on the best spots to get caffeinated in Carlow…

Coffee is a pivotal component in most students lives and is something that I have had in my morning routine for the past five years, so needless to say when traveling to Ireland I was overjoyed with the fact that there was amazing coffee being served right in my little town of Carlow! …

Professor Tracy Palmer of the University of Dundee has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.


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Professor Tracy Palmer of the University of Dundee has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Professor Palmer holds a Chair in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Her research career has been focussed on the study of bacteria. She is particularly interested in the processes by which bacteria such as E. coliinteract with their surroundings and has published over 100 papers on the subject, …

An internationally esteemed cell biologist has been appointed the new Executive Dean of the University of Adelaide's Faculty of Sciences. Professor Keith Jones, will join the University of Adelaide in October following a global search for a new Executive Dean.


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An internationally esteemed cell biologist has been appointed the new Executive Dean of the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Sciences.

Professor Keith Jones, who is currently Head of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton in the UK, will join the University of Adelaide in October following a global search for a new Executive Dean.

In his new role, Professor Jones will have overall responsibility for Sciences teaching and research at the University’s North Terrace, …

Bond University Research Fellow Dr Amanda McCullough was announced as the recipient of the Emerging Health Researcher Award for 2017. The prize will go towards furthering Dr McCullough’s research career, and help drive her crucial work that aims to stop the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.


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Bond University Research Fellow Dr Amanda McCullough was announced as the recipient of the Emerging Health Researcher Award for 2017, at an awards breakfast in Sydney on Friday, 20 March.

The $25,000 prize will go towards furthering Dr McCullough’s research career, and help drive her crucial work that aims to stop the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria by reducing antibiotic prescription among general practitioners (GPs).

Annette Schmiede, Bupa Health Foundation Executive Leader said that the potential impact of Dr McCullough’s work was huge. …