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Deakin University has been shortlisted six times for the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Awards 2018.


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Deakin University has been shortlisted for the AFR Higher Education Awards 2018Deakin University has been shortlisted six times for the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Awards 2018.

The awards are part of the AFR’s annual Higher Education Summit and acknowledge excellence in areas such as technology, student performance and collaboration with business.

Among Deakin’s shortlisted achievements was the Deakin Law Clinic (Community Engagement category), where final-year Deakin law students offer free legal advice and assistance to those experiencing disadvantage in their access to justice.

Shortlisted in the Education Technology category was Deakin Genie, a voice-controlled smartphone app that acts as a personal assistant for students. Deakin Genie has many features, including a 24/7 Q&A service, easy access to staff and learning resources and vital course and assignment information. It also offers students a daily briefing, showing them their timetable, upcoming assignments and exams.

Deakin has also received nominations for Enabling Effective Cloud and Located Learning through its RIOT Lab (Facilities Innovation category), as well as for Building High Calibre Research Capability in India through its TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre (International Education category) and for Innovative Learning in the Centre for Advanced Design and Engineering Training (CADET) (Learning Experience category).

Deakin cultural and medical anthropologist, Professor Emma Kowal, was nominated for the Emerging Leader Award category.

The Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards shortlist of 36 (over 10 categories) is compiled from 107 submissions, coming from 38 of 40 universities.

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