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    The UK’s MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) platform, Future Learn was launched in 2013, and since then they have added more and more free short courses, which are designed and taught by universities all over the world using digital media.The free courses provide an insight into university level learning across a wide range of subject areas and are open to anyone, regardless of what qualifications you have.The MOOC courses vary in length with staggered start dates, although the latest line-up of...
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    Queensland
    James Cook University's Education building. Photo credit: James Cook University
    James Cook University’s education and student services building has scooped a top prize at the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) National Architecture Awards. The building won the Walter and Oliver Tunbridge Award for Building of the Year in the Public Architecture category.The panel noted that the building was the result of the university and architect reassessing “how contemporary students can learn” and that the new building is “extraordinarily diverse and effective...providing an...
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    Australia
    If you are an international student and want to join the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management next year: this is your last chance to apply for a scholarship – applications will close on 1 August.Find out more about the IWC Scholarships here.
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    Queensland
    Big ear bat picture. Photo credit: University of Queensland
    Two University of Queensland students have rediscovered a Papua New Guinea bat species that was thought to have been extinct for over 100 years. The students from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences were on a field expedition to the Abau coastal district when they caught one of the bats. The first and only time that the ‘New Guinea Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene’ had been reported was in 1890 so the recent capture of this bat is of great significance.The species is listed as critically...
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    North Island
    An anthropology lecturer at AUT University has been invited by the University of Cambridge to receive its Leverhulme visiting professorship.  The professorship is awarded to UK universities so that they might invite an eminent researcher from any overseas university.  The University of Cambridge chose Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies - the first New Zealand researcher to be selected – for her work in sex and gender studies especially in the cultural context of Indonesia....
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    At Oxford Town Hall

    Find a PhD Live! is a specialist event for students who want to find out more about studying a PhD from writing a proposal to finding supervisors and applying for funding.  Study Options will be presenting at this event with specialist information about applying for a PhD in Australia or New Zealand.FindaPhD Live! will be held in Oxford Town Hall on the 28th October 2014, which is located right in the centre of Oxford, just a 10 minute walk from the train station.  Workshops begin at...
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    At Manchester Central

    The Postgraduate Study Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet over 90 institutions offering courses and further training at postgraduate level.  The Study Options team will be exhibiting at the event, with plenty of information on postgraduate courses at universities in Australia and New Zealand.This event will take place in Manchester Central (formerly the G-Mex Centre) on the 19th November, and will be open from 10.30am until 4.30pm.The fair offers:Information on funding and...
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    Australia, New Zealand
    Volleyball on the Gold Coast, Queensland
    Whether you are a recent graduate or have been working for some time, studying a Masters degree can help you to specialise and take that next step in your career, or simply expand and deepen your knowledge of the subject area that little bit further.  There are hundreds of postgraduate programmes on offer at Australian and New Zealand universities, and some seriously interesting topics out there for postgraduate students to specialise in - this is Study Options' pick of 11 interesting (and...
  • Featured Courses & Faculties
    This programme at the University of Newcastle is designed for students looking for admission into legal practice in Australia. The two courses are studied concurrently, allowing students to develop high level academic and legal skills while also providing practical, real world experience. JD students have direct involvement with the University’s Legal Centre, working on real cases and providing services to the community. They obtain valuable in-depth, hands-on experience by participating in...
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    New South Wales
    Feeding the cockatoos in Sydney. Photo credit: Tourism Australia
    The Global Cities 2014 report produced by consultancy firm A.T. Kearney has named Sydney as the most popular destination for international students beating 83 other cities around the world to the title.Figures released by the federal government have shown that Sydney is home to some 50,000 international students at it’s universities, with a further 50,000 enrolled on vocational and language courses.More than 300,000 international students are enrolled across Australia, as it becomes an...

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