The University of Tasmania has said its core focus remains on “providing excellence in teaching and research”, playing down the significance of The Good Universities Guide 2019.
The Good Universities Guide first appeared in the early ‘90s, when the Dawkins system was getting going. As universities have expanded enrolments and changed how they teach, the guide has grown with them – providing information for starting students on what it all means.
Choosing the right university can be a long journey for students. Many simply choose to follow friends, go where their parents went, or to the university they’ve heard the most about.
If you’ve wandered past any university campus in recent weeks, you may have noticed a flurry of activity, and perhaps an army of parents and high school students making their way through a circus of stalls and performances.
There’s a lot of razzle-dazzle at university open days, from sample law lectures, hands-on science activities, tours of labs and drone demonstrations to competitions, film screenings and fairy floss.
University students across the world face the issue of finding work once their studies have been completed, but recent studies have revealed that there’s one degree which guarantees almost immediate employment.
There will always be a need for postgraduate business qualifications, but in a crowded market, where does the MBA fit in?
A recent study found that 33% of students studying overseas were inspired through an appetite for adventure. A further 26% cited their motivation as the desire to build an international career.
A willingness to embrace lifelong education and training, together with a mix of technical and interpersonal skills, is the best way to build an enduring career, according to a CSIRO report released this year.
The end of secondary education is a turning point in every young person’s life. So what comes next?