Education (808 Stories)

Students seek review into ANU Fossil Fuel investments

By 2 April 2013

Last month students were begging ANU to follow through on its promise to sell its shares in Metagasco.
This month they want the ANU to be more transparent in letting the public know what is going on.
Following ANU’s decision to refuse public access to 54 documents about ANU’s investments in coal, oil and gas—including ANU’s ill-fated [...]

Horse riding holiday programs around Canberra?

By 28 March 2013

I’ve just been googling and decided I needed to consult the hive.
I would like to book my 8yo in for 2 days of horse riding during the 2nd week of school holidays. Can’t really afford 4 and have care for the other days.
But it looks like the main equestrian places I can find online require [...]

Canberra based Indigenous Training Centre Launches New Brand

By 28 March 2013

Dr Tom Calma AO has launched the new look Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) – a milestone for the organisation that has trained more than 1,000 Indigenous leaders throughout Australia. A new DVD, celebrating the work of the AILC, has also been released.
Dr Calma, Australian of the Year Finalist and AILC Chairman commented, “We’re working [...]

ANU’s four new science fellows

By 27 March 2013

Four academics from the ANU have been elected to the Australian Academy of Science Fellows for 2013.
22 new scientists were elected this year so four of them being from the ANU is noteworthy. The new fellows will be fully admitted into the fellowship during a three day celebration later this month
The Academy annually honours [...]

Designs finished for Canberra College to help out the teen mothers


Joy Burch has sent forth information on the designs for a $14.5 million facility at Canberra College for pregnant teenagers and young parents:
ACT Minister for Education and Training, Ms Joy Burch MLA, today welcomed the designs for the new $14.5 million CCCares facility at Canberra College in Phillip.
The designs signal an important milestone towards fulfilling [...]

Hey Melanie Poole won a Fulbright Scholarship!


Canberra’s Melanie Poole is the Anne Wexler Australian-American Studies Scholar in Public Policy for 2013, which is a pretty awesome thing and kind of a big deal. Congratulations Melanie!
Ms Melanie Poole, Parliamentary Advocacy Co-ordinator, with CARE Australia will spend two years in the United States to undertake a Masters in Public Policy. Melanie’s work [...]

UCPeoplescape sees UC invaded by Cardboard men

By 25 March 2013

Celebrating Canberra’s 100th, and their own 45th birthday, UC has installed a forest of cardboard cutout people onto their concourse. I grabbed some photos during the launch of the exhibition today.
Dozens of figures have been created by members of the University community, including children from its early childhood centre (who will attend the launch), [...]

National Museum embraces the innevitable robot apocalypse

By 22 March 2013

The National Museum of Australia has employed robots to help their education programs and hasten mankinds fall to robot overlords. These two chess piece-like robots are known as B1 and B2, and as a part of their fiendish robotic machinations to destroy all of us puny meat-bags they will be allowing school children from regional [...]

Venture into Physics at the CSIRO

By 22 March 2013

CSIRO is making it known they’re bringing physics to the masses:
An exhibition exploring the physics of the universe in sculpture and on the canvas by south coast artist Bob Baker opens Monday night at CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Bodalla artist Bob Baker explores and expresses some of the deepest physical structures in our universe, not through the [...]

Jake White scholarship to lure South Africans our way

By 16 March 2013

The Brumbies have announced a new scholarship at the University of Canberra:
A high-performing South African student will receive a chance to study in Australia under a new scholarship announced today.
The University of Canberra Brumbies Scholarship for General Excellence, known as the ‘Jake White Scholarship’, includes University of Canberra tuition fees, subsidised accommodation and an internship [...]

Dickson College on the cutting edge of tired memes


Dickson College’s ‘Trying to be funny by shouting “ME TOO” weeks after the original joke was made’ class have just put out a Harlem Shake video. Note this video has actually been posted up by Dickson College itself. You know a meme is dead once your school administration starts getting involved.
In other news, the Economist [...]

Our kids read and writ real good

By 13 March 2013

Joy Burch is claiming the credit for Canberra children’s literacy and numeracy results.
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch welcomed the release of the My School website, which includes 2012 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results and capital and recurrent expenditure for individual schools.
“The information on the My School website reinforces [...]

Tours of ANU

By 8 March 2013

The Australian National University is letting it be knows that they’re running heritage tours of their labyrinthine campus.
The ANU Heritage Office has compiled the fascinating history of the University’s heritage-listed buildings and surrounds for four new tours to mark the Centenary of Canberra celebrations.
The tours have been designed to cover a range of themes, [...]

Happy 50th Menzies Library

By 8 March 2013

The Menzies Library will be holding a series of anniversary day events on the 13th this month to celebrate the big old buildings 50th birthday. Celebrations include tours, lectures, tea, and an exhibition that will be open until the 15th. Check out the website for a full timetable of event.
Celebratory events will include special heritage [...]

Big French gong for Kurt Lambeck

By 8 March 2013

ANU has let it be known that their Professor of Geophysics Kurt Lambeck has been awarded the Legion of Honour:
Professor Lambeck, of the Research School of Earth Sciences, was recognised for his contribution to the field of science and for his strong ties to France.
He first visited France in the 1970s to help set [...]

Care and protection in the ACT a mess

By 7 March 2013

The Auditor-General has announced the first report of 2013 Care and Protection System.
The report is vast, and the conclusions lengthy.
But it appears we don’t know where the children are, or how they are.
It is, apparently, hoped that things are getting better, but we can’t know that either.

UPDATE: Joy Burch is taking a glass half full [...]

Tech Connect at ANU

By 6 March 2013

Word reaches us that the exciting world of IT entrepreneurship is coming to ANU next week:
In a full-day event called TECHCONNECT, taking place at the ANU Commons on 14 March, aspiring startups will hear from the likes of John De Margheriti, founder of BigWorld and Ken Kroeger, founder of Seeing Machines on why [...]

Night sky viewing coming up—ISS, Comets, Flares and a Spy Shuttle


There’s a stack to look at in the sky during the first half of March. First there’s the Comet C/2011 L4, also known as PANSTARRS. This lovely photo was taken by Canberra Astronomical Society member Vello Tabur on 5 March. Look just south of where the sun goes does, immediately after sunset. No scope required, [...]

Weird animal genomes, sex and the future of men

By 1 March 2013

[ 2 April 2013 at 6:00 pm; 2 April 2013 at 6:00 pm; 2 April 2013 at 6:00 pm; ] Renowned geneticist and Academy Secretary for Education and Public Awareness, Professor Graves will describe how the map of the marsupial genome is unlocking genetic secrets with deep implications for human health

UC promises to do something better


In a press release sent out today the University of Canberra has declared that they have a plan make themselves into a world ranked university.
They don’t however reveal what the plan is, or really how they intend to go about… well anything.
The plan outlines a commitment to deeper internationalisation and improvements which will see the [...]

Somebody is a little upset about the ANU med school

By 27 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Also Chicken Gourmet, the lack of beaches in Canberra, and a bunch of other stuff.
It takes a certain amount of angry to make a Downfall video about something, I hope Andrew Stacey feels better now.

What’s your favourite moment of the Welcome to UC video?

By 26 February 2013

The University of Canberra has created a truly wonderful welcome video and placed it as a gift unto the nations on YouTube.
There are some magical moments. Below is my own favourite at 2:37.
For the pint of your choosing and/or the glory of being declared a winner, have a go at finding something funnier!

Design Studio || Canberra Youth Theatre

By 26 February 2013

Applications extended until March 1st!
Visit for more info and to enroll

ANU gets Microsoft Tech Lounge

By 25 February 2013

Microsoft has set up a lounge at the ANU where students can use their products to study or relax. Microsoft is probably hoping to lure some students away from the Apple brand. If they wanted to create a positive experience for students to associate with their products, they probably shouldn’t have included a Kinect.
In a [...]

Students beg ANU to go fossil free.

By 25 February 2013

Student groups are calling on ANU to deliver on its promise to sell its shares in gas supplier Metgasco, but to go further and consider the environmental and ethical impact of their entire portfolio.
In 2011 students from ANU Environment Collective welcomed the Vice Chancellor’s decision
to sell ANU’s shares in Metgasco, but are concerned tat a [...]

Constable Kenny gets a new website

By 22 February 2013

Behold the new website of Constable Kenny Koala.
It must have been a ripping business case.
Discuss amongst yourselves.

ANU bets the future on edX.

By 21 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ANU has become the first Australian university to become a part of edX, and online education initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our national university was one of five new partners announced by edX to partake in what they are calling an “online education revolution”.
“It is very exciting to be [...]

UC’s sacred cow stable gets Jake White

By 21 February 2013

Having run out of ways to use ActewAGL to shovel your money at people beloved of the ACT Government, the University of Canberra has of late been offering jobs to all sorts of high profile people.
The Brumbies have the word that the latest is coach Jake White:
Jake White has been recognised as an Adjunct [...]

Ambitions for the Greater Capital Region

By 15 February 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced her latest moves to integrate the surrounding countryside:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Katy Gallagher, will move to establish a parliamentary committee to inquire into and advance the ambitions of region cooperation and collaboration for the greater capital region.
Through its work the committee would be able to assist [...]

Online Interior Design Course in Canberra?

By 15 February 2013

Has anyone completed and been satisfied with an online interior design course? Need some recommendations!
I am wanting to complete this part time, for personal interest to begin with.
Thanks, K.

Carrie Graf to enter UC’s stable of sacred cows

By 14 February 2013

UC has been very busy hoovering up luvvies and today announce they’ve found a role for the Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf:
The new role, working alongside University of Canberra Union (UCU) chief executive Joe Roff, will see her offering support and mentoring to University sports teams while also lecturing in the University’s sports studies program [...]

Library planning day 20 February

By 13 February 2013

TAMS are putting the word out that the annual Librarians Jamboree is taking place this 20 February and thus you won’t be darkening their doors that day:
Ms Little said that regular programs, including children’s Story Time and Giggle and Wiggle will also not run on this day, nor will the mobile library and home library [...]

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