The University of New England was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s great teaching, training and research universities.
Its graduates consistently rate their experience at UNE highly, a reflection of the University’s commitment to student support. More than 75,000 people now hold UNE qualifications, with many in senior positions in Australia and overseas. UNE has built up its academic profile to the point where it now has more than 500 PhD candidates, an important sign of the University’s academic vigour and rigour.
Can screen adaptations of literary classics ever be as good as the source text? Well, yes. As the new ABC miniseries The Beautiful Lie shows, they can explore timeless themes in unpredictable and engaging ways.
Q&A presenter Tony Jones asked psychologist and research fellow Pat Dudgeon if Indigenous youth suicide rates across the top half of Australia are the highest in the world. We check the research evidence.
Weeds are often viewed as the ultimate pests of the plant world. But with some native species beginning to rely on these outsiders for food and habitat, their removal might just do more harm than good.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he is considering linking funding to NAPLAN data. This may seem like an obvious way of improving literacy and numeracy, but the challenges would be as complex and divisive as the testing regime itself.
The accepted international view for many years has been to move away from segregating children with special needs in special schools. However, special education seems to be experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in Australia and a recent piece in The Conversation argued that this might be positive.