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    The University of Derby

    Study Options will be attending the Think Global - Work, Study and Volunteer Overseas Fair at the University of Derby on the 4th February.  Think Global is a fantastic opportunity to speak to organisations offering jobs, placements and volunteering abroad.Come along and talk to us about postgraduate study options in Australia and New Zealand - whether you are interested in a taught masters or research.The fair will be held in the Atrium, University of Derby, Kedleston Road site, Derby...
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    University of Queensland researchers have discovered that a particular species of roundworm, that has a remarkable ability to self-heal, may hold the key to repairing nerve damage in humans.The researchers have discovered the molecular mechanism that allows a severed roundworm to fuse itself back together.  The project leader, Dr Massimo Hilliard from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at UQ, said that the findings provided hope for treating nerve injuries such as spinal cord injury or...
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    The one-year Graduate Diploma of Land Surveying at the University of Tasmania is currently the only course in Australia of it’s kind.The Graduate Diploma prepares graduates for professional careers in land surveying, undertaking land and cadastral boundary surveys controlled by State legislation.Students enrolling on the course should have a suitable Bachelor’s degree in surveying and by studying this programme will gain:a knowledge of land law, cadastral systems, and surveying practice...
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    Registration is now open for the Study Options Open Days in March 2015.  This year we will be holding two sets of Open Day events, in March and November.  You can find full details of the Open Days and register for free on the Study Options Open Days website.March 13th, 1pm - 5pm at Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BBMarch 14th, 1.30pm - 6pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, Kensington and Chelsea, London SW3 5EEThe Open Days are an excellent opportunity...
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    Australia
    Australia’s Recognised Graduate Visa (476) is designed specifically for engineering graduates.  Few people are aware of this particular visa, but it provides an excellent opportunity for engineering students at all levels to try to find work in the country after graduation.Nearly every student studying at an engineering faculty in Australia is eligible to apply for one of these visas, even those studying one-year qualifications such as a Graduate Diplomas in engineering.  The three...
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    We are pleased to announce that you can now register for the 2015 Open Days in March!  Only two months to go, before the Open Days, so make sure you get your registration filled in as soon as possible.Whether you have already applied to study at university in Australia or New Zealand, or are at a much earlier stage in thinking about it, the Open Days are an excellent opportunity to find out more about everything.  You will have the opportunity to meet university representatives face-...
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    Australia, New Zealand
    Engineering is a growing industry around the world, in the UK the industry now accounts for almost a quarter of the country’s turnover.  There is increasing demand for new engineers to join the industry according to a new report – Engineering UK 2015 The State of Engineering.Engineering companies in the UK will need 182,000 people with engineering skills per year in the decade until 2022, but there is currently a shortfall in the UK of around 55,000.  In order to meet these figures...
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    Tasmania
    The icebreaker Aurora Australia at dock in Hobart. Photo from Wikipedia.
    Research at the University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College aims to help prepare icebreaker crews for the conditions of the Antarctic by training them in a risk-free virtual environment.Antarctic ice is often referred to as “honey ice” or “superglue” as it develops a tacky consistency due to snow settling on top – this makes it much hard to break than Arctic ice.  Pilots negotiating icy seas need to find the best path or “lead” through the ice.  Radar systems help, but they...
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    Examination Schools, the University of Oxford

    The International Careers Day Fair features exhibitors from the UK and internationally who can help you plan for an international career.  Study Options will be at this year's fair, with all our usual helpful information and advice about study options in Australia and New Zealand, whether it's a postgraduate or research degree that you need.  We will be on hand to answer your questions about all aspects of studying at universities in Australia and New Zealand including advice about...
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    South Island
    Looking out over Wellington from the botanic gardens. Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies
    The Rough Guide has started the new year by listing it’s top tens in travel for 2015.  The four lists – Top 10 Cities, Top 10 Countries, Best-Value Destinations and The People’s Choice – feature a huge array of destinations around the world but we at Study Options were pleased to see that Wellington in New Zealand makes it into the top ten cities list at number six.Many people mistakenly think that Auckland is the capital city of New Zealand due to it’s size, but in fact it’s Wellington,...

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