As the new government settles in, there has been heated speculation around major changes to the higher education system. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s comments to the media have raised questions across the sector about the Coalition’s vision for universities in Australia
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A University of Newcastle city campus has been locked in with Australian Government backing of $30 million announced today by the Federal Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Sharon Bird, and Member for Newcastle, Sharon Grierson.
Planning needs to occur on how Australia can grow a future university workforce to meet the challenges of a fiercely competitive global research and education system, writes Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen.
University of Newcastle Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Andrew Parfitt, today reaffirmed Newcastle’s support for the nation to reach the target of 20 per cent of university undergraduate enrolments to be students from a low SES background by 2020.
More opportunities for local students and stronger industry and professional links are two of the priorities that have been highlighted by the University of Newcastle’s and Hunter TAFE’s blueprint for tertiary education in the Hunter and Central Coast.
Have you checked out Newcastle’s annual art and design festival LOOK HEAR? Since its inception LOOK HEAR has hosted some of the finest and most reputable art and design practitioners in Australia who have shared their perspectives on industry, technique and process.
Like Australia, the UK has set ambitious targets to widen access and improve participation in higher education. Last week saw the release of an important report, written by former UK Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn, that called on universities to “step up to the plate” on improving the attainment, aspiration and achievement in higher education of under-represented groups, particularly students from low socio-economic backgrounds.