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ANU and CIT coming together

By johnboy - 31 January 2013 11

In the wake of the failed CIT UC merger push the ANU has announced they’re stepping up cooperation with the tafe:

ANU and CIT already collaborate in the fields of engineering and science, whereby CIT students who have successfully completed CIT Associate Degrees have continued into internationally recognised degree programs offered by ANU.

Under the new agreement, the two institutions will maintain existing pathways and look towards opening new pathways from existing courses and co-develop new educational programs, enabling more students to continue their studies and professional development without the need to leave the ACT.

There are also opportunities for the two institutions to share resources, a practice already undertaken by ANU engineering students who visit CIT’s renewable energy training facilities to get hands-on learning with the latest green technology.

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ANU and CIT coming together
shauno 1:46 pm 03 Feb 13

Antagonist said :

what_the said :

UC – biggest bar smallest library was the catchphrase I heard from students there. Then they couldn’t even keep the bar going!

Given the prices at UC Bar I am surprised they do any trade with uni students at all. Then again, that may be the primary cause of UC student poverty ???

As for the ANU-CIT thing, well good on them for making it more accessable. People who get entry to ANU through the CIT link are more likely to complete (and do well) at Uni than the average school leaver. They have to work hard at CIT to get into ANU, and these people are less likely to throw the opportunity away once they have earned it.

Although the UC-CIT thing fell through, UC still went ahead and started some ‘alternative pathway’ Diplomas through University of Canberra College. I completed mine last year and start my degree tomorrow morning (with 12 credit points too). The same diploma would also have given me entrance to my degree at ANU, and while some snobs may turn their noses up, I preferred the ‘applied’ approach of UC rather than the ‘theoretical’ approach of ANU. And I will be 40 when I finally graduate 🙂

Thats good for you. Well done.

Antagonist 10:50 am 03 Feb 13

what_the said :

UC – biggest bar smallest library was the catchphrase I heard from students there. Then they couldn’t even keep the bar going!

Given the prices at UC Bar I am surprised they do any trade with uni students at all. Then again, that may be the primary cause of UC student poverty ???

As for the ANU-CIT thing, well good on them for making it more accessable. People who get entry to ANU through the CIT link are more likely to complete (and do well) at Uni than the average school leaver. They have to work hard at CIT to get into ANU, and these people are less likely to throw the opportunity away once they have earned it.

Although the UC-CIT thing fell through, UC still went ahead and started some ‘alternative pathway’ Diplomas through University of Canberra College. I completed mine last year and start my degree tomorrow morning (with 12 credit points too). The same diploma would also have given me entrance to my degree at ANU, and while some snobs may turn their noses up, I preferred the ‘applied’ approach of UC rather than the ‘theoretical’ approach of ANU. And I will be 40 when I finally graduate 🙂

milkman 8:17 am 03 Feb 13

TheDancingDjinn said :

frankie said :

Amazing how ANU, a uni that should be harder to get into, makes the eng/sci merge happen with CIT, whereas UC can’t… see the “UC-CIT merger goes in the too hard basket” thread:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-cit-merger-goes-in-the-too-hard-basket-third-institution-to-add-to-the-confusion/62079

Why should the ANU be harder to get into?

It isn’t harder to get into, it just has a different educational focus.

Most Australian unis are watering down their degrees now. Education is big business.

what_the 7:38 am 03 Feb 13

TheDancingDjinn said :

frankie said :

Amazing how ANU, a uni that should be harder to get into, makes the eng/sci merge happen with CIT, whereas UC can’t… see the “UC-CIT merger goes in the too hard basket” thread:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-cit-merger-goes-in-the-too-hard-basket-third-institution-to-add-to-the-confusion/62079

Why should the ANU be harder to get into?

UC – biggest bar smallest library was the catchphrase I heard from students there. Then they couldn’t even keep the bar going!

c_c™ 10:41 pm 02 Feb 13

TheDancingDjinn said :

c_c™ said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

frankie said :

Amazing how ANU, a uni that should be harder to get into, makes the eng/sci merge happen with CIT, whereas UC can’t… see the “UC-CIT merger goes in the too hard basket” thread:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-cit-merger-goes-in-the-too-hard-basket-third-institution-to-add-to-the-confusion/62079

Why should the ANU be harder to get into?

If you need to ask, you wouldn’t understand.

Because it has an extra letter in its acronym??

Well first things first, how hard or easy it is to get let’s admit isn’t to do with the institution, so much as the intake area. Bigger city, harder to get into.

But that aside, UC unapologetically markets itself as both easier to get in to, and easier to complete a degree at (normally using the euphemistic comparison that they’re more practical skills focused while ANU and other big names are “theory focussed.”

And that’s fine you know. Different styles for different needs and outcomes, nothing at all wrong with that.

Necessarily though, if ANU does deal with higher end study, more research and theory oriented, then the bar should be higher for entry.

If this merger helps more students reach that bar, that’s great. It shouldn’t though be a way to lower that bar. Unfortunately given all the crud ANU is doing watering down degrees, not holding my breath.

frankie 8:15 pm 02 Feb 13

TheDancingDjinn said :

c_c™ said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

frankie said :

Amazing how ANU, a uni that should be harder to get into, makes the eng/sci merge happen with CIT, whereas UC can’t… see the “UC-CIT merger goes in the too hard basket” thread:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-cit-merger-goes-in-the-too-hard-basket-third-institution-to-add-to-the-confusion/62079

Why should the ANU be harder to get into?

If you need to ask, you wouldn’t understand.

Because it has an extra letter in its acronym??

http://www.gooduniguide.com.au/ratings/compare/ANU/CANBERRA/?studyType=UG&state=ACT&actionSearch=Search

TheDancingDjinn 4:47 pm 02 Feb 13

c_c™ said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

frankie said :

Amazing how ANU, a uni that should be harder to get into, makes the eng/sci merge happen with CIT, whereas UC can’t… see the “UC-CIT merger goes in the too hard basket” thread:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-cit-merger-goes-in-the-too-hard-basket-third-institution-to-add-to-the-confusion/62079

Why should the ANU be harder to get into?

If you need to ask, you wouldn’t understand.

Because it has an extra letter in its acronym??

c_c™ 3:51 pm 02 Feb 13

TheDancingDjinn said :

frankie said :

Amazing how ANU, a uni that should be harder to get into, makes the eng/sci merge happen with CIT, whereas UC can’t… see the “UC-CIT merger goes in the too hard basket” thread:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-cit-merger-goes-in-the-too-hard-basket-third-institution-to-add-to-the-confusion/62079

Why should the ANU be harder to get into?

If you need to ask, you wouldn’t understand.

TheDancingDjinn 1:42 pm 02 Feb 13

frankie said :

Amazing how ANU, a uni that should be harder to get into, makes the eng/sci merge happen with CIT, whereas UC can’t… see the “UC-CIT merger goes in the too hard basket” thread:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-cit-merger-goes-in-the-too-hard-basket-third-institution-to-add-to-the-confusion/62079

Why should the ANU be harder to get into?

Masquara 12:58 pm 02 Feb 13

Thank god for that. CIT is a far classier establishment than the old CCAE.

frankie 12:12 pm 02 Feb 13

Amazing how ANU, a uni that should be harder to get into, makes the eng/sci merge happen with CIT, whereas UC can’t… see the “UC-CIT merger goes in the too hard basket” thread:

http://the-riotact.com/uc-cit-merger-goes-in-the-too-hard-basket-third-institution-to-add-to-the-confusion/62079

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