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Category: Education

Better educational outcomes for children in care

Children in residential care have poorer educational attainment than their peers – but Liberal MLA Elizabeth Kikkert believes an award-winning Victorian program could hold the answer.

New MAVIS space telescope to trump Hubble

ANU scientists will help construct one of the world’s most powerful ground-based telescopes that promises to see further and clearer than the Hubble Space Telescope and unlock mysteries of the early Universe.

New UC course bridges cyber security and business

The University of Canberra has announced a new Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Management that will bridge the gap between cyber security and business. According to the University of Canberra, digital technology evolution...

What do you think about ACT school infrastructure? Tell the government

Canberrans concerned about ACT school infrastructure have another week to let the government's Standing Committee know.

University of Canberra expands into Sydney Hills District

The University of Canberra has announced a new partnership with the Education Centre of Australia (ECA), allowing for the opening of a new Sydney Hills campus. The partnership with ECA will allow the...

ANU deficit better than expected, Vice-Chancellor announces

The Australian National University (ANU) recorded a $162.4 million operating deficit in 2020, “the hardest 12-month period in our 75-year history”, Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt told staff and students today, Friday 23 April.

UC ranked world’s top university for reducing inequalities

The University of Canberra has topped the world rankings for its effort to reduce inequalities, in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021.

Keeping students safe while exploring online

Using online resources is becoming an important part of every child’s education, and it's important they know how to stay safe in cyberspace.

UC opens doors to Canberra’s landmark institutions

The University of Canberra (UC) has joined with the National Capital’s world class cultural and historical institutions to give UC students unprecedented access to events and exhibitions. UC students enrolled in any subject...

UC supports 12 student-athletes through $10,000 scholarships

Twelve University of Canberra (UC) students were yesterday awarded $10,000 scholarships to help balance their time between sport and study.

Alicia Payne MP floats hope for free or cheap childcare

Labor MP Alicia Payne, Member for Canberra, spoke out about the need for affordable childcare at the renaming of a preschool in Narrabundah.

Belconnen High rounding up 50 years of yearbooks

To celebrate turning 50 this year, Hawker’s Belconnen High School is rounding up all their yearbooks dating back to 1971.

Cool classrooms: Majura Primary School’s micro-forest

Children at Majura Primary School are learning about the environment as they design their new classroom – in a micro-forest.

UC Master Plan focuses on connection with local community

The University of Canberra (UC) has outlined plans for a new, more connected campus with the release of the UC Master Plan today, 25 March. The Master Plan will see the Bruce campus develop a...

UC Master Plan includes light rail, sports arena

The University of Canberra has outlined plans for a new, more connected campus with the release of its Master Plan today, 25 March.

14-year-old Benjamin Francis begins a bachelor’s degree

A gap year backpacking Europe was never on the cards for the 2020 dux of St Edmund’s College, 14-year-old Benjamin Francis, who is in the first weeks of a bachelor’s degree.

Sustainable demountables at Majura Primary School

New demountable classrooms have been installed at Majura Primary School; Minister for Education Yvette Berry inspected them.

UC STEM research receives $USD100,000 for schools pilot

The University of Canberra’s (UC) STEM Education Research Centre has received $USD100,000 from international IT security, data and analytics-software organisation, Rapid7, to help fund a pilot. The ground-breaking Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA)...

No Gaul, parents galled: French not offered at Belconnen High School

A petition to the ACT Legislative Assembly calls for French - not taught since 2017 - to recommence at Belconnen High School.

Civic street art celebrates Olympic BMX rider Caroline Buchanan

Today the final brushstrokes dried on a mural inspired by Olympic BMX rider Caroline Buchanan’s homegrown talent and tenacity.

‘Grubby’ corporate school banking programs to end in ACT

Corporate school banking programs, such as Commonwealth Bank’s Dollarmites, will be banned in ACT schools by June 2021.
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