Education (799 Stories)

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 [...]

O Week 2013 at ANU

By 11 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 February 2013 to 17 February 2013. ]

The ANU Students Association have tweeted at us to let us know about their rather slick music video promoting their O-Week activities.

For more detail they’ve got a page.

Sod turning for UC super clinic

By 11 February 2013

The University of Canberra is letting it be known it’s celebrity hard hat day for their new medical facility:
Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek and ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher turn the first sod at the Super Clinic site this morning at 10am. They will be joined by University of Canberra [...]

Three cheers for a swimming policy

By 7 February 2013

Joy Burch has announced that the ACT now has a “Swimming Pool and Water Park Based Aquatic Activities policy”.
Ms Burch said the revised policy struck a balance to allow these events to take place in a fun, relaxed environment, while also making sure that all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure student safety.
“The policy [...]

The hallmarks of cancer at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Public lecture

By 7 February 2013

This has come across my desk and will no doubt be of interest to some.
Douglas Hanahan, PhD, is Director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (Suisse de Recherche Expérimentale sur le Cancer, ISREC), and Professor of Molecular Oncology in the School of Life Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Ecole [...]

ANU gets the Tuckwell Scholarship program

By 5 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ANU have published a video explaining their new scholarship program:
The Tuckwell Scholarship program at The Australian National University (ANU) is the most transformational undergraduate program in Australia.
Launched in February 2013, the Scholarship program is funded by a landmark $50-million gift to ANU by alumnus Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise.
Each year, 25 new [...]

What can I do about a constantly changing uni course?

By 5 February 2013

How do unis keep getting away with it? In any other business, if the seller promised you one thing and then repeatedly delivered something different (or nothing at all), it would be breach of contract.

Meredith Hunter joins the faculty of the luvvies at UC

By 5 February 2013

The University of Canberra has announced they’re providing a soft landing for failed Greens leader Meredith Hunter:
Former ACT Greens leader Meredith Hunter joined the University of Canberra today in a role that we see her help the newly-formed Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Maths engage more effectively with the community.
Ms Hunter will be [...]

ANU’s quantum microscope

By 4 February 2013

The Australian National University is letting us know about their latest achievement:
A team of Australian scientists has developed a powerful microscope using the laws of quantum mechanics to probe the inner workings of living cells.
The team, a collaboration between The University of Queensland and the Australian National University, believe their microscope could lead to a [...]

Michelle Grattan migrates to UC

By 4 February 2013

Mumbrella have a piece on the Queen of the Press Gallery moving to semi-retirement.
One of Australia’s leading political reporters Michelle Grattan has resigned from The Age to a position of professorial fellow with the University of Canberra.
In her new role she will continue to operate as a journalist, writing for The Conversation as the [...]

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