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Category: Education

How Blake’s third attempt at college ended on a high note

Blake Frantz came close to quitting school entirely, until Hawker College careers adviser Chontel Green saw his ambition and believed in him.

Lack of hands-on experience made it harder to choose studies

As graduates look to the year ahead, it’s a lack of work experience making it difficult to decide what to study next, and when.

Close shave for apprentice barbers in 2020

Apprentice barbers nearly didn't make the cut to graduate in 2020, in the face of disruptive shutdowns and economic instability.

Teenage hackers use their skills for good, combat cyber-crime

Using their skills for good in their own time, a pair of Lake Tuggeranong College students built a cyber security training package to help students in regional or remote areas teach themselves how to hack.

ANU psychology Masters program to bolster Canberra workforce

A new ANU Master of Professional Psychology program will, at full capacity, double the psychology workforce graduating in the ACT.

Open hearts, inquiring minds: Red Hill Primary School turns 60

The Parents and Citizens Association of Red Hill Primary had big plans to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary this year – but then COVID happened. However, the Red Hill Primary School community prides...

New Aboriginal family service Yerrabi Yurwang receives government funding

A new North Canberra Aboriginal family service has received $25,000 from the ACT Government to help with start-up costs.

UC study: Is your organisation gender diverse?

Trans and gender diverse people face higher unemployment than the average population of Australia – but a gender diverse workplace benefits productivity, creativity and innovation, a University of Canberra researcher believes. Robin Ladwig,...

ANU School of Art and Design at risk

Staff at the ANU School of Art and Design (SOA&D) are dismayed by the prospect of severe cuts that could see three workshops close, disciplines cancelled, and the institution’s international reputation suffer.

Student-led exhibition hits Braddon

Braddon’s Adytum library will sport a new student-focused exhibition throughout December, thanks to a collaboration between the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design and wellness brand, Adytum.

Young Ainslie chef named Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year

Despite receiving an early offer from ANU, Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year, Sebastian Connor, plans to continue down the path toward becoming a head chef.

Australian swearing through the ages

Australians take pride in their potty mouths as part of the nation’s cultural identity, according to a new book from the Australian National University.

UC cancer research celebrated at annual breakfast

The University of Canberra’s (UC) annual Women’s Celebration Breakfast is back this Friday 27 November, highlighting and supporting the hard work being done in cancer recovery research.

A bee-autiful breakthrough for robotics research

UNSW researchers have discovered that bumblebees are aware of their own size, which could lead to a robotics breakthrough.

Study creates diamonds in room temperature laboratory

A team of international scientists, including from the Australian National University have defied nature to make diamonds at room temperature in a laboratory in minutes.

Iso chosen as ‘typically Aussie’ word of the year

In a year dominated by COVID-19 the Australian National Dictionary Centre has chosen iso as its Word of the Year from a very long list of pandemic-related terms.

Henry the Flying emu to teach children about gravity

Move over Isaac Newton! There’s a new gravity expert in town. A new children’s book by a renowned Australian scientist will teach children about the science behind gravity, via the story of...

Supporting nursing students during the pandemic

At the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) in Bruce, what started as a group assignment became an enduring message of inspiration and appreciation for nursing students.

Pop-up proves high demand for assistive technology

Assistive Technology Australia was overwhelmed with the amount of interest in its Independent Living Centre pop-up on Tuesday, and is hoping for a more permanent arrangement in Canberra.

ARIA-nominated music teacher brings stories to life for students

Palmerston District Primary School’s Mr Shaw was nominated for the Telstra Music Teacher of the Year ahead of the ARIA Awards on 25 November in Sydney, and if he wins it will be a first for the ACT.

Indigenous scholarships to mini ninjas for NAIDOC Week

In honour of two strong Aboriginal women and during NAIDOC Week 2020 (8-15 November) martial arts school Kumiai Ryu Weston Creek have awarded two youth scholarships to Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students.