Melbourne ranked best city in Australia for international students for student mix, which looks at city’s student population, levels of social inclusion.

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The ratings measure cities on their quality of universities, affordability, lifestyle, employment prospects and student community.

Additional factors such as pollution, safety, transparency and tolerance are also taken into consideration.

Seven Australian cities made it into the top 75 best student cities this year with Sydney coming fourth, Canberra (17), Brisbane (18), Adelaide (26), Perth (35) and Gold Coast (69).

Melbourne city received a perfect score (100/100) for student mix, …

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Canadian speech pathologist having a blast in Melbourne

After finishing her Bachelor degree in Canada, Maymuna Aden decided she wanted to pursue speech pathology somewhere far from her home town.

After meeting a La Trobe University staff member at postgraduate study fair, she decided Melbourne was the place for her.

‘My adjusting period was not as bad as I perceived it to be. Luckily I have family in Melbourne, but also the friendly Speech Pathology staff members at La Trobe University and my lovely peers made a huge positive impact on my adjusting period,’ says Maymuna. …

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In honour of National Speech & Hearing Awareness month, KOM highlights La Trobe University  and the Master of Speech Pathology program.   La Trobe University is just one of six Australian universities that offer Australian Speech Pathology programs in Australia.

The Master of Speech Pathology program at La Trobe University starts in January and is two years in length. The application deadline for the January 2014 intake is September 30, 2013. …