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The latest from the universities and Study Options.

  • News
    Queensland
    renewable energy, Sustainability, university research
    The University of Queensland became the world’s first major university to offset 100% of its electricity with renewable energy, when its 64 megawatt solar farm was completed last month. The new solar farm is at Warwick in the South-East of Queensland and has enough panels that they would...
  • News
    Queensland
    covid-19, university research
    The next critical phase for The University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine is underway – with the research effort moving out of the lab and into human trials. UQ was tasked by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to develop a rapid response vaccine against the novel...
  • News
    Australia
    The Australian Government have announced they will recommence granting student visas lodged in all locations outside Australia. They have also confirmed that online study undertaken outside Australia will count towards the study requirement for applying for the post study work visa. Read the...
  • News
    Queensland
    covid-19, mental health, student experience
    Starting or continuing your studies during the COVID-19 global pandemic may be a scary prospect, but for a number of Study Options' students, the timing of lockdown in Australia was particularly awkward as many had just arrived onshore for the very first time!Semester 1 2020 commenced at the end of...
  • News
    U.K. event
    open days 2020
    Study Options' Australia and New Zealand University Open Days will now be held on November 13 and 14, 2020, at Australia House in London. The universities who will be there include: University of Adelaide; ANU; Bond University; Deakin University; ECU; Griffith University; JCU; Macquarie...
  • News
    South Island
    university research
    Professor Simon Brown's paper published in prestigious peer-reviewed journal Science Advances proves signals on the chips are remarkably like those that pass through the network of neurons in the brain. Photo credit: The University of Canterbury
    A team lead by Professor Simon Brown at the University of Canterbury (UC) has developed computer chips with brain-like functionality that could lead to significantly reducing the global carbon emissions produced from computing. The chips are based on self-organisation of nanoparticles – taking...
  • News
    Australia
    bushfires, donate, emergency
    By now you will all have seen coverage of the devastating bushfires affecting Australia.While the impact on many rural communities has been profound, none of our partner universities have been directly affected by the fires. All campuses remain open and ready to welcome new and returning students...
  • News
    Northern Territory
    university research
    Gouldian finches drinking at a waterhole in Western Australia. Credit: Minden Pictures/Alamy Photo
    For the first time, Australian scientists have shown that environmental DNA (eDNA) can be used to detect the presence of an endangered bird species simply by collecting a cup of water from the pools where they drink.  eDNA has already emerged as a powerful tool to trace rare and threatened...
  • News
    Bristol Office
    office opening hours, Study Options office
    Christmas is coming... and Study Options will be open until the end of the day Monday 23 December. Our offices in Bristol and London will then be closed for Christmas and New Year for just over a week, and we'll all be back on Thursday 2 January.During that Christmas and New Year closing...
  • News
    Victoria
    Postgraduate, Scholarship opportunity
    Deakin University has recently announced a new Global Health Leaders Scholarship for postgraduate health students.  The scholarship award available is worth up to 20% of the total indicative tuition fee and is now on offer to eligible students commencing at Deakin in Trimester 1 (March) in...
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