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Studies In Religion Is Worth Far More Than A

After first year, my Studies in Religion courses never had more than 15 people in them, and this is part of what made them so valuable. Intensely interactive lectures and tutorials happened in the same classroom, one after the other. When I studied witchcraft and paganism, my classmates brought in their crystal balls, tarot cards and Ouija boards.

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The Case For USyd’s Non-english Courses

Some courses are too too small to generate the demand needed for scale and will therefore be too ‘unprofitable’ to offer under current funding arrangements. But most courses—especially first year ones—would be easily replicable, even if limited to LOTEs for which there would be larger demand like Mandarin, Spanish, or Arabic.

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We're Better Off Not Transferring Degrees

Frequently, we hear about success stories, where students claim transferring courses was the best decision they have ever made. For instance, one student who began with a Bachelor of Psychology at UOW in 2014, then transferred into a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, and later settled with a Bachelor of Arts, told Honi:

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In Defence Of Golf

The key issue with Councillor Moore’s argument is that she is making a distinction between golf courses and parkland in terms of public accessibility. Yes, there is a small fee associated with using a public golf course and golf courses are not big money-spinners for a local council.

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Over 130 FTE Jobs To Go In Adelaide Uni Proposal

Among the proposals are the forced redundancies of upwards of 130 FTE professional staff, rationalisation of “underperforming” programs and courses, and a “review of the academic workforce,” which the Adelaide NTEU expects will lead to academic job losses.

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A Summer With Centrelink: Bad Training And Worse Policy

Forcing job seekers into arbitrary and unhelpful training courses while maintaining payment rates below the poverty line is not only cruel, but fails to take stock of the current state of the labour market: young people are intelligent and knowledgeable, and jobs simply aren’t available.

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International Students To Return To Campus In Weeks

University staff were unable to claim JobKeeper payments, the Job-Ready Graduates Program saw fee-hikes across popular courses, and the 2021 federal budget included a 9.3% decrease in university funding over the next four years. International students are a crucial aspect of the NSW economy, said Perrottet.

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Current Students Hit With Higher Fees If They Transfer

Several students who have entered affected courses, including law, commerce and arts, have seen the price of their degrees double, with many saying they were caught out by a lack of information from the government or the university.

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Documents Reveal Extensive Surveillance Of Campus Activism

2020 was a year marked by fervent staff and student protests against cuts made to courses, staff and funding. The released documents contain emails between members of University management, revealing that USyd Protective Services had been contacted by NSW Police to alert them of their presence in advance of several protests.

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FASS Casuals Call For Halt To Proposed Course Cuts

FASS staff have been informed that almost a third of courses offered would have to be cut next semester to reduce the cost of casual staff. The letter states that the proposed cuts would have a “devastating impact” on casual staff “who do the bulk of teaching in FASS, often in difficult conditions and without full financial compensation.”

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Department Of Peace And Conflict Studies To Close; Three

The three masters courses are still advertised for enrolment on the University website. The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies will be a victim of the degree rationalisation. According to the University, staff in the Department will move into the Department of Sociology and Social Policy.

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The Daily Telegraph's Sharia Lie

The courses, taught by academics Salim Farrar and Ghena Krayem explore issues surrounding the development of Islamic law, its interpretation in various contexts, and its interconnections, tensions and conflicts with the domestic law of secular states. Tehreem Amin,

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Dark Academia: How Institutions Fail Learning

Australian universities are no longer free to attend and HECS-HELP leaves graduates in debt, while courses traditionally less viable in the post-graduation job market become more expensive to pursue and publishers hide papers behind paywalls, privileging knowledge to those who can afford it. These systems are not idolised by dark academia.

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Unheard On Campus: Stories From Students Who Have Failed

Education Minister Dan Tehan argued that the proposal was designed to prevent students repeatedly failing courses and accumulating debt to taxpayers in the process. But this obscures the reasons why students fail. Most students aren’t failing a bunch of courses because they’re ‘serial failers’.

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USyd To Delay Semester 2 By Three Weeks

The University has said the decision was made to allow further time for teaching staff to prepare online learning courses and to allow more time for prospective students to enrol. However, the border closures, which have stopped tens of thousands of international students returning to classes will likely remain in place.

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Casual Academics At USyd Systematically Underpaid, Survey

A survey of casual academics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, conducted by the University of Sydney Casuals Network, has found that casual academics have been systematically underpaid during the pandemic.. Casual staff reported working an average of 50 unpaid hours since the beginning of the pandemic. However, the underpaying of casuals predates coronavirus, the survey …

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A Tribute To Academics Of Colour

Their courses explore ideas produced by Indigenous thinkers, that espouse decolonial aspirations, and interrogate the experiences of the displaced; their expertise is often the only respite from the otherwise Eurocentric research interests in the humanities and social sciences.

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The Fallacy Of USYD's Open Learning Environments

Some units appear more like crash courses in topics of cultural interest rather than professional skills, such as OLET1105 Cultures of Food: Europe and OLET1137 Australian Perspectives: Rugby League. Furthermore, the mode of delivery for the more serious OLE units presents a …

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African Culture On Campus

She indicated that there are students on campus, both Black and non-Black that would appreciate the content of these courses. I also discussed with Sophie the impact the lack of an African studies department has on the Sydney Pan-African Association. Many cultural societies at the University of Sydney benefit from having a representative

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Classes At Monash University To Commence A Week Later Over

This includes exchange programs, field schools, placements and other programs. Students within these programs will be contacted by the University. Students will also be allowed to enrol in semester one classes up to two weeks after the start of semester one, meaning that students must be in Sydney on or before Monday 9 March for most courses.

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Arts Degrees Still Popular Despite Job-ready Fee Hikes

Despite the Federal Government’s recent overhaul of university fees, which saw the cost of arts, law and commerce degrees soar, the University of Sydney’s most popular courses have remained unchanged.. Census results show that the three most popular courses this semester were a Bachelor of Arts/Advanced Studies, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Commerce/Advanced …

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Corporate Universities: Hidden Factories Of Ideology

There is no doubt that higher education is in a dire state in this country, with fees increasing, courses being cut and staff being fired at rates not seen for years. Class sizes are expanding and course options are shrinking. Objectively, the quality of higher education is under attack and it’s important to question why institutions which

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Advanced Studies Degrees Mired In Confusion And

Furthermore, staff redundancies and cuts to courses have meant that students’ course offerings are completely different to what they signed up for. Several elective subjects that were offered last year have been discontinued in 2021, including GOVT3652 – Environmental Politics in Australia, GOVT3901 – Digital Politics, and GOVT3998

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Police Shut Down Campus Education Rally, Two Fines To Be

Chaired by Mansell, the protest addressed cuts to education at both a national and local level. Speakers referenced spikes in staff redundancies at universities across the country, cuts to courses and funding for universities, increased costs of degrees and the overall diminished quality of tertiary education in Australia.

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Students And Staff Protest University Cuts

Kurt Iveson speaking at the protest. Photo: Chuyi Wang. As of publication, Honi understands that 85 classes have passed motions against any cuts to courses, staff or working conditions throughout this crisis. The motion also calls for the same full list of courses available before the COVID-19 pandemic and for the Federal Government to fully fund the higher education sector, …

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International Student Issues Amid COVID-19

What these courses have in common is that they all have laboratory sessions where students have first-hand experiments with the equipment provided by the university. These opportunities are now deprived and instead replaced with videos of the experiment or online simulation, which significantly degrades the quality of teaching.

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Staff And Course Cuts At Macquarie University Planned For

by Robbie Mason. September 28, 2020. Macquarie University’s Managing Executive has announced that it plans to cut $125 million from the University’s budget and to reduce the hiring budget for casuals to $0. This will lead to a significant decrease in the number of courses and units available to students. In August, Vice-Chancellor Professor

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UTS To Axe Chinese Medicine Degree And Clinic Amid Student

The four-year degree — initially established as one of the first outside China in 1969 — will be axed in 2021 after a review by the Faculty of Science found the course was neither financially viable nor in the faculty’s strategic direction. The move has attracted stinging student opposition after close to 9000 alumni and current students

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"Our Education Is Not A Commodity": Students And Staff

Photography by Aman Kapoor. by Patrick McKenzie. March 24, 2021. A contingent of students and staff gathered in front of Fisher Library on Wednesday to protest continued cuts to staff and courses throughout the higher education sector. Co-organised by the Education Action Groups from USyd and UTS, the rally saw protestors speak about the

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Students Take To City Road To Protest Medical Science Cuts

This afternoon, more than 150 protesters gathered at an Education Action Group (EAG) rally to protest the cuts to staff and courses in the School of Medical Science. Coinciding with the start of Radical Education Week 2020 on campus, and co-chaired by USyd SRC Education Officers Jazzlyn Breen and Jack Mansell, the rally opened at the Quad lawns

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“Staff And Students Are Going To Suffer Irreparably

Opening the forum, Clark noted that the proposal to move to 12 week semesters is situated within a wider context of decades of cuts to staff and courses in the name of austerity.

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Cash Cows And Raised Fees

Indeed, almost 25% of international students in Australia can now enrol in university courses through the English Language Intensive course for Overseas Students (ELICOS). ELICLOS involves 10 to 20 weeks of intensive English lessons and assessments, allowing direct entry without needing to take more prevailing exams such as IELTS.

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University Granted Anti-discrimination Exemption For

The University of Sydney has received an exemption order from state anti-discrimination legislation for its recently unveiled Sydney International Student Award.. The award grants a 20% discount on eligible applicants’ tuition fees for the duration of their degree, subject to a …

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The Social Isolation Of University Life

The transactional nature of today’s corporatised university experience perpetuates a cycle of disengagement which deteriorates the entire process of teaching and learning. There is a dire need to foster genuine engagement in the courses that we came here to study.

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University Considering Permanent Shift To 12-week Semester

Students opposing a 12-week semester proposal in 2017. 2017 SRC representative on Academic Board Imogen Grant has told Honi, that there was a “strong backlash from student and staff unions because it both waters down our degrees and reduces the income of casual academics.”. 2017 FASS representative Georgia Mantle said that “myself and other students saw this as an opportunity …

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Saving TAFE: The Problem With Privatising Vocational

The impact of decades-long federal neglect of vocational education had recently been laid bare in an AEU survey last year. It found that 68% of TAFE staff were aware that their institution stopped providing particular courses, with a lack of funding cited as the most common reason for course closure, while 81% had departmental budgets slashed

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University Crisis Deepens As International Student

New data from the Department of Education has illustrated the extent of Australia’s international student exodus. This year, 43,100 fewer international students have enrolled to study in Australian universities, down 17% compared to last year. Only 30,768 international students commenced new courses in February, down 37% from February 2020

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USyd Tied To Arms Industry

A number of these are ASX top 100 companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, Rockwell Collins, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. At the end of 2017, the total amount invested was $15,173.20. More sinister is the list of the university’s long term investment positions when

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OLEs – The Dysfunctional USyd Equivalent Of A MOOC

For example, the Computing 1A course is described as a course for “non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming, with the aim of using computers as part of some other discipline.”. Furthermore, many UNSW units have online courses embedded in them as learning tools, resembling the situation that the MIT study investigated.

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Win For Staff And Students After NTEU National Day Of

Although the decrease in course cuts is a win for staff and students, it is still unclear which courses will be cut. Yet despite fears that the cuts will be rolled out gradually rather than immediately, many are glad that 70 per cent of the cut courses will still run as usual this year.

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USyd To Offer More Combined Bachelor And Masters Degrees

For example, a domestic student undertaking a Juris Doctor at USyd without a CSP would have to pay over $100,000, whereas a student with a CSP would pay little more than $30,000 for the same degree. Currently, the government rations out CSPs for postgraduate courses to universities across the country, which they in turn award to students based

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Over A Hundred Students Vote To Strike Next

Cutting staff and courses should never be an option.” “In voting up the motion tonight students and staff alike are refusing to take attacks to their teaching and learning conditions lying down, and will continue to fight until universities serve education, not corporate interests.” The next student organising meeting is this Friday.

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Research Students Call For Thesis And Dissertation

For those in the Theatre and Performance Studies Honours and PhD programmes, ethnographic fieldwork is a mandatory component of courses. “For many students this means completely restructuring thesis research that they have been planning and working on now for months, which is a major disruption,” the letter states.

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How USyd Turned A Compulsory Unit Into Free Labour

Compulsory Open Learning Environment units are well known to most students completing degrees at USyd. Those enrolled in designated courses are required to undertake a mandatory 12-credit points of Open Learning Environment units throughout the course of their degree, most of these being worth 2 credit points each.

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Students Occupy F23 Building In Protest Of Cuts

What began as an education rally called by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today has turned into an ongoing occupation of the F23 administration building, outside the offices of Michael Spence and USyd senior management, in protest of cuts to staff in Medical Sciences and the Learning Centre.

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Wollongong Uni Council Overrules Academic Senate To

The University of Wollongong Act 1989 and its relevant by-laws enable the Council to “provide such courses… as it thinks fit.” UoW Chancellor Jillian Broadbent said the Council had “full respect for the University’s academic processes, particularly the …

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Macquarie University Suppressing Opposition To Job Cuts

There has yet to be any change to the delivery of any units, courses, lectures or tutorials. But this has not stymied the sense of uncertainty facing students and more than 400 staff in the faculty. “This is another disgusting attack on Macquarie University students and staff by this out of touch Vice-Chancellor,” said student Nick Haughain.

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Ramsay Centre Wanted 'veto' Over Aspects Of Western

The Confucius Institute provides Chinese language courses and cultural events and is widely viewed as a part of the Chinese government’s soft power program. However, there are some differences between the USSC and Confucius Institute on …

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