Showing posts from September, 2015

University of Newcastle postgraduates more likely to get jobs

The significant value of postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle (UON) has been highlighted by a new Careers Graduate Australia report, with UON students gaining more full-time work than the national average across a range of courses.

The 2014 Postgraduate Destinations report revealed that UON postgraduate students were 4% more likely than the national average of 81.9% to gain full-time employment shortly after completing their degrees, with an impressive full-time employment rate of 85.9%.

One hundred percent of Coursework Masters graduates in Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Aero Engineering and Computer Science gained full-time employment after graduating from the University of Newcastle.

This compares to a national average of only 81.7% of postgraduate students in full-time work following university study.

University of Newcastle Bachelor of PharmacyProgram: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake:

Bond psychology student studies texting and romantic relationships

After years of studying texting and romantic relationships, Jodie Bradnam knows better than most how to get a message across quickly, and it has earned her top honours in Bond University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

The psychology student presented her latest findings into whether texting fosters relationship intimacy at the competition, which challenges students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. Jodie was awarded both overall winner and people’s choice.

Jodie’s research findings revealed that while the use of text messaging in young adult relationships could enhance intimacy, using text messaging to manage conflict and communicate hostility was strongly related to declines in relationship satisfaction.

Jodie will now compete in the 2015 Trans-Tasman 3MT Competition against students from around Australia and New Zealand, being held at The University of Queensland (UQ) on Oct. 2, 2015.

Jodie said she had been working on he…

OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair at UofC

This October, we will be hosting the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair the University of Calgary!
To be held on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair is a free event and will include Australian university representatives who will be on hand to discuss the programs on offer as well as life in Australia.

Event DetailsUniversity of Calgary
Date: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: MacEwan Conference & Event Centre, University of Calgary

Meet Australian university staff members and learn more about their universities, programs, campus lifestyle, entry requirements, accommodation options and more. At the fairs, you will be able to find out more information about the following study opportunities in Australia:
Australian Medical Schools in AustraliaAustralian Dental Schools in AustraliaAustralian Vet Schools in AustraliaAustralian Physiotherapy Schools in AustraliaAustralian Pharmacy Schools in AustraliaAustralian Law School…

Griffith International Postgraduate Coursework Excellence Scholarships

Each year, Griffith University and its partners provide more than $40 million to support new and continuing students successfully complete their degrees through direct financial support.
Are you heading to Griffith? Apply for a scholarship!

Griffith International Postgraduate Coursework Excellence ScholarshipsFor: Outstanding international students applying for postgraduate coursework studies at Griffith University.
Available to: New future students
Level of study: Postgraduate coursework
Citizenship: Citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand
Award value and benefits: $3,000 in total (Two tuition payments of $1,500)
Duration: Two semesters
Programs of study: All postgraduate (excluding online, non-award, offshore delivery and where students are given advanced standing or credit for previous studies)
Applications close: Semester 1 – Applications close November 30 (for January or February commencement). Outcome notified by end of December. Semester 2 – Applications close …

Melbourne MD Application timeline for 2016 intake

Waiting patiently for the outcome of your Melbourne Medical School application? It won’t be long now!

Application Timeline for 2016 IntakeOffers of admission begin to be issued: October 20, 2015Deadline to accept offer of admission and pay deposit: November 4, 2015Deadline to meet any conditions of offer: November 11, 2015Unsuccessful applicants advised of outcome: November 13 – 16, 2015Enrollment deadline: January 14, 2016First day of class: February 1, 2016
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

The Melbourne MD is a four-year, graduate-entry medical program that builds on the University of Melbourne’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It enables students to become outstanding medical practitioners who will excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field.

JCU’s teaching excellence recognised

The quality of James Cook University’s teaching has again been recognised with the university winning prestigious national teaching and learning awards.

JCU has won four of the six possible Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor for the Division of Academic and Student Life Professor Sally Kift acknowledged the fantastic result. “Congratulations to all of our citation winners. These awards recognise the passion, commitment and excellence of our dedicated teaching staff.

“The citations also confirm the very high standard of teaching across the university, and reflect the innovative approaches we take to learning and teaching,” Professor Kift said.

The citations recognise excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to student learning, and are overseen by the Federal Government’s Office for Teaching and Learning.

Dr Sue Devine for championing public health and health promotion in the tropics through leadership that inspire…

Would you trust a robot with your life?

Trusting robots to relay a medical diagnosis was the focus of University of Queensland PhD student Teegan Green’s winning UQ Three Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation at Customs House.

As the winner of this year’s UQ 3MT Final, Ms Green from the UQ Business School will go through to the 3MT Trans-Tasman competition at UQ on Oct. 2, 2015.

In a tightly fought contest, Ms Green edged out the runner-up and People’s Choice winner Shaun Chen from the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, who spoke about his research investigating ways to help international students in engineering.

Ms Green’s research focuses on telehealth, and why the use of common technologies such as phone, video conferencing and email is still an uncommon medium to deliver a clinical diagnosis.

“This is surprising because of the benefits that exist for patients, particularly those that are living in rural and remote areas,” Ms Green said.

“We need to develop more efficient, effective and scalable ways to dec…

Join us at the Study in Australia Fair at UBC

OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair at UBC Hey there, UBC! Have you ever considered studying in Australia?

OzTREKK will be hosting two Study in Australia Fairs at the University of British Columbia: Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the AMS Student Nest.

This is a great opportunity for Canadian students to learn about their program options at Australian universities, including Australian Medical Schools in Australia, Australian Law Schools in Australia, Australian Dental Schools in Australia and Australian Veterinary Schools in Australia—just to name a few!

OzTREKK and our Australian university partners will be visiting the University of British Columbia for our annual Fall Study in Australia information session, and you’re invited!

University of British Columbia
Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 & Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: AMS Student Nest, UBC, Vancouver

Everyone is invited to the fairs—meet staff and faculty…

UQ rewards its excellent researchers

Research into areas as diverse as avocados, batteries and climate change has shared in a $515,182 total pool in the University of Queensland’s Research Week awards.

Six early- to mid-career researchers and two supervisors were honoured at UQ’s annual Foundation Research Excellence Awards and the Awards for Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision at Customs House.

The awards were presented by UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj and guest speaker Professor Ingrid Scheffer from the University of Melbourne.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robyn Ward said the awards would help these early career researchers advance their excellent research endeavours.

“All of the winners show exceptional promise to become discovery leaders of the future,” Professor Ward said.

“These awards recognise that our early career researchers are pursuing important work and developing innovations that create change for people all over the world.”

The UQ Foundation Research Excellence A…

Macquarie University launching #MyMQ

Choosing a university can be challenging when you’re an international student. Marketing brochures and rankings can be helpful, but how do you get a real picture of what a university is like when you’re on the other side of the world?

Macquarie University is excited to launch #MyMQ, a new section within the Globe. #MyMQ lets you see Macquarie through the eyes of students as they share their experiences through social media.

You’ll follow them as they discover our amazing campus and experience life in Sydney. You’ll also be inspired by the incredible scenery as they travel around Australia during academic breaks.

And the best part? All Macquarie University students can join in. Simply use the hashtag #MyMQ on Instagram or Twitter.

Where great minds collide: Melbourne launches new brand campaign

The theme of ‘collision’ or collaboration between great minds is at the heart of the University of Melbourne’s new brand campaign, launched today, Sept. 25.

The university’s Collision campaign will tell the stories of collaboration at the university that has lead to significant research achievements. Some of the stories being highlighted include accountants working with botanists to measure how much Co2 Melbourne’s botanic gardens absorbs and what impact this has on city planning for climate change; researchers using what they’ve learned from water conservation in the Goulburn Valley and applying it in China, and; researchers from the fields of genomics and cancer treatment teaming up in the fight against melanoma.

The campaign will run into 2016 at a cost of $4 million, which covered agency fees, production costs and media.

Acting University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil said it is an important time for the university to ensure the wider community be…

Inaugural Tom Watson Oration at Sydney Pharmacy School

The Tom Watson Oration was founded in 2014, to mark the academic achievements and contributions of the late Emeritus Professor Thomas (Tom) R Watson (1927–2012) to the field of pharmacy.

Emeritus Professor Watson, former Head of the Department of Pharmacy, was one of the first recipients of the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in pharmacy at the University in 1956.

The inaugural Tom Watson Oration was delivered on Aug. 17, 2015 by University of Sydney alumnus Professor Matt Trau (BSc 1987), from the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland.

Professor Trau’s topic “Making NanoMedicine Personal: Translating Genome-Wide Information & Point of Care Diagnostics into the Clinic,” provided university alumni and fellow listeners with a glimpse into a “new paradigm of precision and personalised patient care—where patients will be comprehensively screened and monitored for the detailed molecular abnormalities that characterise their s…

Bond Law alumnus joins Australian Olympic Committee

Bond Law School graduate and Paralympic gold medallist Annabelle Williams has become the second Bondie to join the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) after being named the Committee’s new legal counsel in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

She will work alongside fellow Bond Law graduate, Fiona de Jong, who was appointed Secretary General (CEO) of the AOC last year after 10 years as the Director of Sport for the organisation.

Ms Williams’ new role as legal counsel within the AOC will see her apply her legal prowess across a broad spectrum from sponsorship and marketing deals, team agreements, potential appeals on athlete selection, anti-doping policies, and accommodation and service agreements for the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazil.

The multi-talented lawyer and sportswoman, who was born with a congenital limb deficiency leaving her without a  lower left arm, graduated with a double degree in law and international relations from Bond University in 2013.

She combi…

University of Sydney Business School jumps eight places

University of Sydney Business School jumps eight places in highly respected global rankings by the UK’s Financial Times.

The Business School’s flagship Master of Management program now stands at 39th in the world, up from 47th in 2014. It also remains in the top five in Asia and the only Australian MMgt program to appear in the FT’s prestigious ranking.

“This is absolutely brilliant news,” said the Business School Dean Professor Greg Whitwell, who joined the school in June 2014. “I’m very proud.

“The rise in our rankings is testimony to our commitment to continuous improvement and the dedication and energy of our academic and professional staff,” he added.

“To rise eight places in a world in which global competition between business schools is becoming ever more intense, is a truly remarkable achievement.”

Sydney Business School Deputy Dean (Education), Professor John Shields, said he was “delighted that the Financial Times has again recognised the outstanding quality of our …

Don’t miss the upcoming Griffith medicine and dentistry events!

On Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 in Toronto and Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Griffith Medical School Dean Prof Simon Broadley, Griffith Dental School Dean Prof Ward Massey will be holding information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about studying medicine and dentistry at Griffith University.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Griffith MD and the Griffith dentistry program are welcome to attend this free event!

At the information sessions, the Griffith University Deans will speak about their respective faculties and about the medicine and dentistry programs offered. The Deans will be available for a question-and-answer period following the sessions. This is a great opportunity for future students to find out more about
Griffith University;the medical school and dental school;admissions requirements;program structure;application deadlines;accreditation;life on campus;and much more! Event DetailsToronto
Date: Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Inaugural Doctor of Physiotherapy students graduate from Macquarie

The first cohort of students have graduated from the inaugural Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the newly-established Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University.

The Macquarie DPT program is the only three-year masters-level physiotherapy degree in New South Wales, and was designed for students to develop advanced physiotherapy skills as well as business, management, leadership and advocacy skills.

Forty-six students have graduated from the program so far and are working in a variety of areas including sports, orthopaedics, brain injury and aged care in both private practices and hospitals.

“Future physiotherapists need more than physiotherapy-specific knowledge in order to gain and maintain employability, and our program offers the advanced skills needed to practice in an increasingly complex and challenging healthcare environment,” said Professor Catherine Dean, Director of the Doctor of Physiotherapy Program and Head of Department of Health Profess…

UQ medical students promote Indigenous health through song and dance

Medical students from the University of Queensland attended the Biennial Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival with a focus on promoting health and inspiring future health professionals.

The festival is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and showcases the people of the Cape York Peninsula through song and dance ceremony.

The medical students were representing TROHPIQ (Towards Rural and Outback Health Professionals in Queensland) and RHINO (Rural Health in Northern Outback).

Ms Sarah Ayles said their main objective for the weekend was to engage with the youth of the Cape York and promote health careers.

“We hope that we have inspired some future health professionals,” Ms Ayles said.

“Most importantly, as future clinicians, we had the opportunity to learn and participate in Indigenous culture.

“We were truly blown away with the level of engagement of everyone at the festival.

“Our booth was frequently visited by people who were willing to have a yarn about …

Donors pave the way for students and research at the University of Sydney

On Sept. 3, more than 1,000 donors helped raise $3.6 million for University of Sydney students and research as the university held its 24-hour fundraising challenge, Pave the Way.

The total, $3,680,382, surpassed the inaugural 2014 campaign by more than $2.7 million.

“Philanthropy plays such a powerful role at the university. We are proud to have such a large community of supporters who believe in what we do, and want to help us grow and strengthen our programs,” said Tim Dolan, Vice-Principal (Advancement), Division of Alumni and Development.

“Every gift, no matter how much, has an impact. Thank you to everyone who got involved with Pave the Way yesterday to support students facing physical, mental health and financial barriers and health research.”

This year, the online and on-campus event was also supported by a number of major gifts, including $1 million from Mr Roger Massy-Greene and University Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AM.

Their gift will establish scholarships to att…

Monash unveils Earth Sciences Garden

Sept. 15 marked the opening of the new Monash Earth Sciences Garden at the university’s Clayton Campus in Melbourne; the first of its kind in Australia and the most comprehensive worldwide.

Inspired by the geology and physical geography of Victoria, Australia, this ‘living’ geological map comprises a stunning arrangement of nearly 500 rock specimens, weighing up to 14 tons, laid out to represent a pattern of rock outcrops and set amongst beautiful native plants representing each geographical region.

Monash University’s Head of School, Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Professor Sandy Cruden, who was part of the team of earth scientists who developed the Monash Earth Sciences Garden concept, said the Monash Earth Sciences Garden establishes a brand new, hands-on approach to teaching geology, physical geography and atmospheric sciences.

“The Earth Sciences textbook is brought to life by this dynamic outdoor classroom which offers a practical approach to learning field measu…

Serving up the best education in Sydney’s watering holes

The city’s bar scene is getting set for an academic shake up as we bring the worldwide Raising the Bar initiative to Sydney.

On Oct. 20, Sydney’s watering holes will be transformed into classrooms for one night as 20 academics enter 20 bars to deliver 20 thought-provoking talks.

The University of Sydney has joined Raising the Bar to bring the popular worldwide initiative, which has previously run in New York, Hong Kong and London, to Sydneysiders.

On Oct. 20, Sydney’s watering holes will be transformed into classrooms for one night as 20 academics enter 20 bars to deliver 20 thought-provoking talks.

The University of Sydney has joined Raising the Bar to bring the popular worldwide initiative, which has previously run in New York, Hong Kong and London, to Sydneysiders.

Established in 2014, Raising the Bar began with a group of students from Columbia University and New York University who were looking to share the unique learning experience from the world’s greatest minds wi…

UQ veterinary surgery sets police canine crew up for healthy service

German shepherd PD Maui and his canine colleagues are lean, keen policing machines, thanks to important surgery at the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus.

The UQ Veterinary School Medical Centre Small Animal Hospital is treating Queensland Police Service dogs to minimise their risk of developing gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV).

Police Dog Maui has had laparoscopic surgery to prevent GDV, a life-threatening condition that requires emergency veterinary treatment.

Animal surgery senior lecturer Dr Jayne McGhie said GDV, also known as bloat, occurred when the stomach became dilated and twisted into an abnormal position.

Dogs can die quickly without prompt medical attention.

“GDV is common in large, deep-chested dogs such as great danes, German shepherds, weimaraners, setters and standard poodles,” she said.

“High drive dogs such as working dogs, anxious dogs, dogs that eat rapidly and dogs with a first-generation relative that have had the condition are at higher ri…

OzTREKK heading to Atlantic Canada

It’s about time, Atlantic Canada! We’re finally headed to the east coast!

Starting today, Sept. 22 in Halifax, OzTREKK staff will be attending several Canadian university grad fairs. We’re happy to announce that we’ve recognised that you guys are interested in studying in Australia, so we’re on our way!

Join us at the grad fairs where you will be able to find out more about the following graduate study opportunities in Australia:
Medical Schools in AustraliaDental Schools in AustraliaPhysiotherapy Schools in AustraliaLaw Schools in AustraliaPharmacy Schools in AustraliaVeterinary Schools in AustraliaOccupational Therapy Schools in AustraliaSpeech Pathology Schools in AustraliaAudiology Schools in AustraliaBusiness Schools in AustraliaEnvironmental Science Programs in Australia and much more!

Where will we be?
Halifax Career Fair
Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

University of New Brunswick Fredericton Fall Career & Graduate School Fair

BOSS ranks Bond top for MBA satisfaction

Bond University’s Business School has come out on top for student satisfaction in the latest Australian Financial Review (AFR) BOSS MBA rankings.

Students also ranked Bond Business School number two for improvement in skills in the bi-annual Australia-wide rating, the only independent national ranking of MBA programs.

Bond Business School was named seventh overall for its MBA program and fourth for its Executive MBA program in the BOSS ranking.

Queensland emerged as a sought-after education destination, with six of the top 10 MBA programs and three of the top five Executive MBA programs at universities in the Sunshine State.

Bond Business Executive Dean, Professor Mark Hirst, said Bond had a longstanding reputation for student satisfaction.

“Bond Business School offers a unique model that focuses on small class sizes, a personalised teaching environment and practical skills, and that is key to our success,” he said.

“We consistently rate among the top universities for MBA and …

Public health excellence in research awarded to UON and UQ

The CAPHIA 2015 Team Award for excellence in public health research was awarded jointly to the University of Newcastle and the University of Queensland for their work on the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

This award was accepted at the 2015 Public Health Teaching and Learning Forum in Hobart by Professor Julie Byles, University of Newcastle and Professor Gita Mishra, University of Queensland.

This award recognises the study as an exceptional public health resource that provides an evidence base for government and other decision-makers to formulate public health policy.

The latest report from the study was released in early September and examines chronic conditions, physical function and health care use across four different cohorts of Australian women.

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health is a long-term study of over 58,000 women which began in 1996. The four cohorts studied were aged 18–23, 45–50 and 70–75. In 2012/13 a new cohort of women aged …

Monash supports marriage equality

Monash has joined more than 690 organisations and numerous Australian individuals showing their support through Australian Marriage Equality, and is one of the first of the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition of Australian universities to do so.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner, said the university has long been a supporter of equity and diversity, with a focus on inclusion a key element of its new strategic plan.

“Since it was founded, Monash has stood for the principles of fairness, tolerance and diversity. Support for marriage equality is consistent with these values and our commitment to championing those values,” Professor Gardner said.

Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Associate Professor Paula Gerber, welcomed the university’s public move to embrace marriage equality.

“I am proud to be working in a university that is one of the first to publicly support marriage equality in Australia,” Dr Gerber said.


Young filmmakers encouraged to enter Bond film awards

Budding filmmakers from around Australia are being encouraged to enter their work in the Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA), the only competition of its kind for high school students in the country.

Now in its 20th year, the awards have uncovered some of Australia’s best young talent, including last year’s overall winner, Thomas Evans, who has accumulated a staggering 15 million views on his YouTube channel for his Adventures of Lego Minecraft series.

The Brisbane local, whose prize included a full scholarship to study Film and Television at Bond University on the Gold Coast, said entering the awards had been life changing.

His animations Against the Sky and The Walk were among the 18 short films recognised from 170 entries from across Australia, and took out the top gong in a number of categories including Overall Winner, Best Sound, Best Cinematography and Best Experimental Film.

“I’m trying to get as much experience as I can through networking and working on…

Australian rehab sciences application deadlines

Are you interested in studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology or audiology in Australia? Here’s a rundown of which applications are still open!

Australian Physiotherapy Schools The following Australian physiotherapy schools are accepting applications:
Sydney Physiotherapy School – Deadline is September 30, 2015Macquarie Physiotherapy School – Apps for July 2016 intake are open! Australian Occupational Therapy Schools The following Australian occupational therapy schools are accepting applications:
Sydney Occupational Therapy School – Deadline is September 30, 2015Monash Occupational Therapy School Deadline is October 30, 2015 and January 29, 2016UQ Occupational Therapy School Deadline is February 26, 2016 Australian Speech Pathology Schools The following Australian speech pathology schools are accepting applications:
Griffith Speech Pathology School Deadline is September 29, 2015Macquarie Speech Pathology School Deadline is October 30, 2015Melbourne Speech…