Five Reasons You Should Think About a Career in Teaching

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From helping a student get to that “light bulb” moment to helping shape the lives of the next generation – teaching is a challenging but incredibly rewarding profession.

As a teacher, you’ll face a myriad of competing demands but for every challenge you face, there’s an equal or greater reward.

As you enter a profession that has the ability to impact the lives of others, you also take part in a career that is full of meaning. …

IT Tralee Launches Online Support for International Students

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An online resource for international students travelling to Ireland has recently been launched at the Institute of Technology Tralee. The project entitled “Live and Learn in Ireland—Digital Supports for International Students” is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement for Teaching and Learning (NFTL) and has produced a number of interactive online units that will assist international students in making the transition in to Ireland to live and study.

This is a collaborative Southern Cluster project that brought together students, …

JCU Receives Grant for Malaria Research

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Professor Louis Schofield, Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University (JCU) in North Queensland has received a $2.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to pursue the pre-clinical development of a vaccine aimed at the goal of malaria eradication.

The research will be conducted in collaboration with researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, and other colleagues and institutions in the USA. …

ACU Student Ratings

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ACU students have expressed higher overall satisfaction with teaching, learning and skills development than students at other Australian universities, according to a national survey.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching’s (QILT’s) 2015 Student Experience Survey (SES), published on Tuesday 10 May, demonstrates that ACU students scored the University more highly than the sector average in all key areas surveyed.

ACU student satisfaction improved in 2015 for four of five focus areas. …

ARC Linkage Projects Strengthen Griffith’s Research Profile

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Griffith University has been awarded six Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants worth more than $1.3 million for a variety of research studies.

Associate Professor Keith Townsend, Dr Rebecca Loudoun and Professor Adrian Wilkinson were awarded $186,000 for their project Improving People Management Systems in Emergency Services. The project will be undertaken in partnership with United Voice Queensland, United Voice Northern Territory and the Ambulance Employees’ Association of South Australia. …

How to Stand Out in a Creative Industry

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How can you prepare for your dream job while juggling final-year studies? Graduate Paige De Vanny shares her experiences.

The Bachelor of Design (Animation and Interactive Media) alumnus recently landed her dream job at Weta Digital, one of the world’s leading visual effects companies based in New Zealand.

The Oscar winning company is responsible for bringing to life performance-driven digital characters like Gollum (The Lord of the Rings) and Smaug (The Hobbit), …

Three Top Tips for Balancing Work, Life and Study

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It should come as no surprise no matter what you study that organisation is crucial, particularly for those studying remotely. Studying by online or by correspondence can be difficult, but if you are disorganised you are setting yourself up for a particularly challenging time.

Planning for when things are due is the first step and knowing how long it takes you to complete certain tasks is what makes the difference. If you know it takes two days to complete 4000 words, …

Flinders University’s Award Winning Plaza

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Flinders University’s Award Winning Plaza

Lendlease, the contractor behind Flinders University’s remarkable new Plaza and Student Hub, has been recognised in the Australian Institute of Building’s 2016 SA Excellence in Building Awards.

Flinders University congratulates Matthew Gooding, the project’s Construction Manager, and his team who took home the Professional Excellence Award for their role in the redevelopment, recognising an outstanding effort to transform the Bedford Park campus in just a little over a year. …

Travel Guide – Aberdeen, Scotland

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Travel Guide – Aberdeen, Scotland

Known throughout Scotland as the granite city, Aberdeen has a thriving cultural and commercial life. The city also offers easy access to Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms to the west, sandy beaches to the north and Speyside whisky country to the northwest.

Overlooking the busy harbour, the Maritime Museum includes a replica of a North Sea oil platform. Some galleries are in the Provost Ross’s House, …

Macquarie University – New Accommodation For International Students

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Macquarie University – New Accommodation For International Students

Living among Macquarie’s vibrant community is one of the best experiences you can possibly have as an international student. Their accommodation is unique as it provides a balanced academic and social lifestyle among a supportive environment. Residents come from all over the world, creating a vibrant community where lifelong friendships are formed.

Accommodation at Macquarie is located both on and off campus and offers unique experiences for its residents. …