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    Australia, New Zealand
    Shopping in Melbourne's laneways. Photo credit: Tourism Australia
    QS Rankings have recently announced their Best Student Cities list for 2015.  Then entire list include 50 cities around the world, Paris tops the list, with Melbourne a close second and Sydney in fourth place.  Melbourne has recently also been voted the World's Most Liveable City.Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, and Auckland in New Zealand also all feature in the list.The list is compiled based on five factors, university rankings, student mix, desirability, employer activity and...
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    Queensland
    Researchers with the Catlin Seaview Survey are examining photographs to understand reef health. Photo credit: Catlin Seaview Survey.
    Researchers at the University of Queensland are helping to analyse over 500,000 underwaters of the reed for the Catlin Seaview Survey.  The survey aims to establish the health of the reef and research ways to improve its health.The survey has collected 360-degree underwater images from 20 countries and across 662km of coral reef, a task that took a total of 350 dive hours.  Each of the 500,000 images is GPS located so that marine scientists can map the entire reef accurately. The...
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    North Island, South Island
    Auckland and Otago battling it out in the new series of University Challenge. Photo credit: The Dominion Post
    University Challenge is a television staple in the UK, with Jeremy Paxman at the helm since 1994, but did you know that there was also a New Zealand version of the show until 1989?   University Challenge New Zealand was on air each year from 1976 until 1989, pitching the New Zealand Universities against each other in a round-robin style contest.Production company Cue TV has recently acquired the rights to the show and it will be appearing back on NZ screens this weekend, presented by...
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    Victoria
    Lyons Architecture Swanston Academic Building reinterpreted by Emilia Firus and Alexis Infeld. Photo credit: MADA
    Students from Monash University’s Art, Design and Architecture school (MADA) have transformed Melbourne’s iconic buildings into wearable art.The student’s work was on display for just one evening in the MPavilion* in central Melbourne, but you can see their wearable interpretations next to the buildings that inspired them in the photos on the de de ce blog.The project is a collaboration between MADA, the architects of the buildings, artist Callum Morton, fashion designer Miriam Borcherdt and...
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    Queensland
    The G20 summit was held this weekend in Brisbane, with world leaders gathering to discuss big issues such as tax reform and climate change.During the weekend, President Obama addressed a lecture hall of students and distinguished guests from across Brisbane at the University of Queensland.  You can read the transcript of his speech on the White House website, or watch the YouTube video above.Find out more about the G20 summit and the issues it raised, from the Australian perspective on The...
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    Queensland

    At Study Options' London Office

    We are delighted that Woendi Southwell from the International Office at James Cook University will be visiting us in the London office on Friday 28th November.This is an excellent opportunity to talk about the programmes that you might be interested in studying, student life at JCU as well as accommodation options. Study Options can arrange for you to meet with Woendi in person or have a chat to her over the phone.If you would like to take advantage of this great opportunity please contact...
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    South Island
    A new Māori language app created by Otago staff aims to develop Māori language skills, particularly in young people.  Photo credit: The University of Otago
    A research project team at the University of Otago has recently released an iPhone app that is designed to help children learn the Māori language.  The research project began in 2010 and looked at the way in which families in Dunedin passed on the language to their children.One of the project’s developers, Dr Katharina Ruckstuhl explains: “One of the things that we noticed was that, when we gave them visual vocabulary learning posters, they used them enthusiastically for a while and then...
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    Queensland
    Technology developed at the University of Queensland may hold the key to eradicating polio completely by removing live virus from the vaccine production process. Polio inoculation has been in use since the 1950s and has all but eradicated polio in the developed world. However, ‘wild polio’ strains are rampant in some poorer nations.Dr Natalie Connors, from the University’s Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, is working on “modular virus-like particles”, which resemble the...
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    Queensland
    This weekend, the G20 Leaders Summit will be held in Brisbane, Queensland.  During the two days of the summit in Brisbane, the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus will be used as a venue, in particular hosting President Obama’s address on US-leadership in Asia-Pacific.UQ Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Høj said it was a momentous occasion for the University. “It is a tremendous honour for UQ, and will be marked as an historic occasion by many of our almost 50,000 students.”...
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    New South Wales
    Macquarie University will be hosting a webinar on the 13th November for students who are interested in studying postgraduate degrees in translation and interpretation.The director of translating and interpreting at Macquarie University, Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger, will present the webinar, introducing the range of degrees available at the university.Macquarie offers a number of translating and interpreting programmes that allow you to transform your language skills into a global...

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