Tag: Joanna Schwarz

20
Feb

The hardest uni courses to get into

Everybody knows a student needs top marks to get into medical school but there are also some surprising degrees that are equally exclusive. Bachelors of midwifery and nursing, physiotherapy, law, dietetics, advanced computing, environment, optometry, dental science and veterinary science all required an ATAR 99 at one or more Australian universities — equal to that of most medicine degrees. At

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2
Dec

Should you bother with postgraduate study?

Graduate employment has hit a low of around 65 per cent, with more than a third of bachelor degree graduates still seeking full-time work four months after graduation.

18
Oct

Dollars for scholars abound

There’s a PhD scholarship for platypus enthusiasts at UNSW; retailer Forever New offers cash, employment and a Paris trip to design students;

21
Sep

Students may be surprised who is offering to pay for their study

Almost everyone qualifies for some kind of scholarship to assist with the financial costs of study — they just need to know where to look. Good Universities Guide Editor Joanna Schwarz says budding students also do not need to be academically gifted to receive funds to learn. “There’s actually a lot of scholarships that go unclaimed because people just don’t know to

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19
Aug

Regional universities outperform city competition

Regional universities are top performers when it comes to teaching quality and student employability according to The Good Universities Guide 2016, released today. Bond University and the University of the Sunshine Coast, both in Queensland, and the University of Wollongong in New South Wales each scored five-star ratings for ‘Teaching Quality’ and ‘Generic Skills’, placing them above many universities in

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19
Aug

Canberra universities score top marks for graduate employability

Universities in the Australian Capital Territory are top performers when it comes to graduate employability, according to The Good Universities Guide 2016, released today. The Australian National University received a five-star rating for ‘Graduate Starting Salary’ and four stars for ‘Getting a Full Time Job’. The University of Canberra received four stars for ‘Getting a Full-Time Job’ Education Data Manager,

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19
Aug

South Australian universities preparing graduates well for current labour market

South Australian university graduates are getting high-paid, full time jobs at the end of their degrees in spite of the state’s high unemployment rates, according to The Good Universities Guide 2016, released today. Flinders University and the University of Adelaide received four and five-star ratings respectively for ‘Graduate Starting Salary’, and the University of South Australia received a four-star rating for

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19
Aug

Western Australian graduates the best paid in Australia

Western Australian universities are serving graduates well by delivering them into some of the highest paid jobs in the country, according to The Good Universities Guide 2016, released today. The University of Notre Dame Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia all received five-star ratings for ‘Graduate Starting Salary’, giving Western Australia claim to being

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19
Aug

Regional universities are Queensland’s top performers

Queensland regional universities are some of the state’s top performers when it comes to teaching quality and student employability according to The Good Universities Guide 2016. Bond University and the University of the Sunshine Coast, both in regional Queensland, scored five-star ratings for ‘Teaching Quality’ placing them above many universities in the illustrious Group of Eight. James Cook University and

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19
Aug

Get that job: Top graduate employment score for USQ

If you’ve just graduated from the University of Southern Queensland, chances are great you’ll be able to get a full-time job. A report has named the Toowoomba university as one of the state’s top performers. The Good Universities Guide 2016, released today, compared how successful new graduates were at securing jobs after they finished their program. USQ was given the highest

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