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UQ offering new dual degree in international relations and conflict studies

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New year, new options! The University of Queensland has announced that it is now offering a new dual degree: the Master of International Relations/Master of Peace and Conflict Studies. 

This two-year dual degree program that allows you to obtain two highly sought after and complementary qualifications. The combined Master of International Relations/Master of Peace and Conflict Studies allows you to pursue a unique program of studies, providing you with an understanding of the broad structures and dynamics of the international system combined with more specialised skills and knowledge of critical issues and debates relating to peace and conflict, conflict resolution and mediation, and peace-building.


These two cognate degree programs each have a distinctive focus. The Master of International Relations degree provides students with an advanced understanding of key issues and challenges in contemporary world politics, international security, foreign affairs and global, international and…

Do you need to write the LSAT?

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If you're considering the Juris Doctor program at Melbourne Law School, or the JD at UWA Law School, you must sit the LSAT, as it is part of the assessment criteria for admission.


The test consists of five 35-minute sections ofmultiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. These sections include one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or new test forms. Identification of the unscored section is not available until you receive your score report. The LSAT has three types of questions:
Reading comprehensionAnalytical reasoningLogical reasoningPreparing for the test In order to perform to your true ability, you are encouraged to take the time needed to prepare for the LSAT. The LSAC website includes information on LSAT Preparation Materials, providing links to sa…

Monash Pharmacy explains who would make a good pharmacist

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Consider the hundreds of customers who will visit that pharmacist each day, each one with a specific ailment and a particular way of dealing with it. Some will need a little bit of help, many will need a lot.

A pharmacist’s technical knowledge needs to be matched by his or her communication skills. In most cases, a pharmacist is dealing directly with people and requires the ability to convey information well and to understand patients’ concerns.

So when Monash Pharmacy looks for students to join their faculty, they seek those who are both academically able and willing to learn the soft skills that are so vital for success in this profession—not only communication, but also teamwork, emotional empathy and the ability to make good judgments.

Does this sound like you?

You will be eligible for the graduate-entry Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program if you have a minimum average of 70% (distinction or equivalent) and have graduated from a relevant degree in the last 10 years. Relevant degre…

JCU medical students receive national award for their student-led vaccination drive

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Heading to JCU med school? You'll be pleased to know that JCU students are famous for going above and beyond, demonstrating their passion for helping rural and remote communities. After all, that's the JCU MBBS specialty!

Once again, JCU medical students have been recognized for their willingness to assist others. The James Cook University Medical Students Association (JCUMSA) was recently awarded the prestigious Australian Medical Student Association’s Academic Event of the Year Award.

They were recognised for their hugely successful student-led vaccination drive, which delivered flu vaccines to more than 120 medical students in Townsville and Cairns.

The first-time campaign provided medical students with an invaluable training experience, as they administered vaccines to fellow students under the supervision of qualified doctors from JCU Health (Townsville) and the Central Plaza Doctors (Cairns). 

Ritvik Gilhotra, a sixth-year medical student based in Cairns, is the Academ…

Sydney Law School students excel in Tokyo moot

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Team Australia, a group of law students from across six Australian universities, including Sydney Law School, have won the inaugural Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Prize for Best Performance in the English-language Arbitration round landed second overall in the 2017 Intercollegiate Negotiation and Arbitration Competition in Tokyo.


The Australian Network for Japanese Law, a unique cross-institutional initiative including Sydney Law as a core member and Professor Luke Nottage as founding co-director, has supported Team Australia law students competing in the innovative Intercollegiate Negotiation and Arbitration Competition in Tokyo since 2005.

Hundreds of students from around 30 universities across Japan and the Asia-Pacific competed the competition held Nov. 18–19, comprising arbitration and negotiation days, with English and Japanese language divisions in each. The arbitration round concerned the mooting of a dispute governed by the UNIDROIT Principles of International Comme…

Distinguished academic appointed Head of UQ Veterinary Science

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The UQ School of Veterinary Science has received some great news lately!

Currently ranked number 1 in Australia*, the school has just announced an internationally renowned veterinary academic and a leader in the University of Queensland’s One Health initiative has been appointed to head of UQ School of Veterinary Science.

Following a competitive international selection process, Executive Dean of UQ’s Faculty of Science Professor Melissa Brown announced Professor Nigel Perkins as the new Head of School.

Professor Perkins said he looked forward to working with his colleagues to build on the school’s current international standing in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017

OzTREKK Orientation in Australia? Please RSVP!

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It’s OzTREKK Orientation time! We have organized a ton of OzTREKK Orientation for you and any family or friends travelling with you. Most are scheduled just prior to your Australian university orientation! Unfortunately, it's difficult to be in more than one place at a time—I've tried; it didn't work. But we do our very best to accommodate everyone!


How does OzTREKK Orientation work? On the first day we’ll get together and have food. This is where you will have the opportunity to meet upper-year students, and then we’ll do a campus tour. There will be days (and, in some instances days and days and days) of OzTREKK Shuttle service where I’ll pick you up, take you for groceries or whatever item you’ve found on Gumtree, and drop you off.

Here are our tentative dates so far—stay tuned for additions and details!
Bond University - Jan. 13 - Dinner @ 6 p.m.Griffith University - Jan. 14 - Dinner @ 6 p.m.University of Melbourne - Jan. 16 - Breakfast @ 9 a.m.University of Sydney - …