A senior scientist at RGU has been awarded with a prestigious honour from a national educational association.


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A senior scientist at RGU has been awarded with a prestigious honour from a national educational association.

Dr Helen Vosper – Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategic Lead for the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – has been selected to receive a Senior Fellowship from the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), the professional body supporting staff and educational developers in the UK.

Senior Fellowship is the highest award that can be made to SEDA members and Dr Vosper has been recognised in honour of her innovative leadership supporting colleagues across the School, …

An IT Carlow student is celebrating after his documentary film won Best Short Film at the recent Wexford Documentary Film Festival.


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Shane Campbell, from Ballymurn in Wexford, who is a fourth year TV & Media Production student at Institute of Technology Carlow, is thrilled with the double honour his documentary film A Light in Darkness has received. The 18-minute film, which Shane produced for his 3rd Year project, tells the story of Wexford Marine Watch, the voluntary organisation which provides suicide prevention patrols along Wexford quays, estuary and harbour.

“I’m thrilled with the reaction to A Light in Darkness. …

Recognized for its outstanding support of international students, a University of Newcastle initiative has won the NSW International Student Award.


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Recognized for its outstanding support of international students, a University of Newcastle initiative has won the NSW International Student Award for community engagement in the education provider category.

The Student Experience Passport, designed as part of the University’s Language Centre’s Student Experience program, breaks down barriers and opens opportunities for international students to engage in meaningful connections with the community.

The small passport-style booklet features a range of extra-curricular activities that students can work through to familiarise themselves with a new campus and city, …

La Trobe University is a founding signatory and the first university to sign up to the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.


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La Trobe University is a founding signatory and the first university to sign up to the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.

The Pledge’s aim is to ‘de-normalise’ tobacco by ending all business and financial ties with the industry, and reduce the annual death toll of 7 million who die from preventable, tobacco-related illnesses.

Launched on 26 September at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, finance leaders joined with world leaders from government and health to launch The Pledge, …

Griffith University continues to ride the wave in being recognised as a rising star in academic research.


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Griffith University continues to ride the wave in being recognised as a rising star in academic research.

One week after being named in Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, as Oceania’s Nature Index Rising Star 2018, Griffith has made the list of leading research institutions in The Australian newspaper’s special Research supplement.

The research leaders’ list, based on big data analysis of up-to-date publicly available information, …

Bond University is the No.1 Australian university for student experience, according to the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide.


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Bond University is the No.1 Australian university for student experience, according to the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide released Monday 24 September 2018.

This is the thirteenth consecutive year Bond has received five-star ratings for student experience and overall experience.

The Gold Coast university scored the maximum five stars in each of the six categories the Guide uses to measure Student Experience.

It topped the nation in Skills Development, …

Western Sydney University has become the official Tertiary Education Partner of Sydney Zoo.


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Western Sydney University has become the official Tertiary Education Partner of Sydney Zoo.

Committed to becoming Australia’s most advanced zoo, Sydney Zoo will focus on technology and innovation to improve animal welfare, visitor engagement, and education, which aligns with Western Sydney University’s scholarship and research goals.

Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University, Professor Barney Glover, highlighted the unique opportunities the new partnership offered.

“Our strengths in research and teaching alongside technology and innovation will complement the state-of-the-art features of Sydney Zoo, …

A University of Adelaide team of scientists has won one of the Eureka Prizes for the development of the world’s most precise clock.


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A University of Adelaide team of scientists has won one of the prestigious Eureka Prizes for science for the development of the world’s most precise clock.

The team won the Defence Science and Technology Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.

The Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator, otherwise known as the Sapphire Clock, is the result of more than two decades of pioneering research and is 1000 times more precise than any other commercial system; …

University of Canberra health students have started classes and placements at the new University of Canberra Hospital on campus.


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The new University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) has welcomed its first students undertaking placements through the dedicated Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC).

The CERC, a collaboration between ACT Health and the University of Canberra, is an innovative teaching facility that allows for valuable practical training and greater teaching and research opportunities between the two organisations.

Students studying a variety of health-related degrees at the University of Canberra began classes and placements at the new hospital earlier this month. …

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 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. …