Australia’s mature-age students often must juggle work, children and study, are studying off campus and have a higher risk of dropping out. Higher education can do better for these 430,000 students.
The issues dominating public debates about academic freedom are not where the greatest threats lie.
In some cases, big donors are supporting higher education to support a philanthropic strategy that includes racial and economic justice.
On International Women’s Day, universities should resolve to lead the way in reshaping workplace rituals, rules and routines to advance gender equality and ensure safe workplaces.
International Women’s Day is a time to take stock of what has been achieved and what remains to be done. 2020 was a massive missed opportunity to improve gender equity among university leaders.
A study of 39 Australian universities has found 20 don’t have an anti-bullying policy relating to students. Bullying is a problem at universities, but their actions lag behind schools and workplaces.
South Africa’s constitution provides for equal access to education and its inclusive education policy exists to make this a reality. But in practice students’ diverse needs are not being met.
Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
Starting out at university can be daunting, even more so amid the uncertainties of a pandemic. But students can maximise their chances of thriving by taking a few simple steps.
The experience of upward social mobility through education can have unexpected emotional costs – particularly for graduates from the working class.
Are reparations for slavery enough for colleges to make amends? A scholar argues that access and student loan debt must also be addressed.
Universities are a prime target for cyber attacks and the weakest links in their defences are all the non-expert users of their systems. Teaching everyone basic cyber hygiene is vital.
World-leading university campus developments overseas call into question plans for CBD-based campuses in Australia. They might be good for CBD development, but what about the universities themselves?
Children of parents with degrees are 60% more likely than ‘first in family’ students to want to go to university. The aspiration gap exists throughout school, but equity policies neglect its impacts.
Universities have legitimate reasons for employing some staff on casual contracts, but the impacts of the COVID pandemic have brought long-standing problems to a head. Now is the time to act on these.
How to invite students to participate in classes and experiment when the computer becomes the main classroom?
More than 90% of universities in the world have been built since 1949. The vast majority built large campuses outside city centres, and all for much the same reasons.
Members of the nation’s four Black sororities, including Vice President Kamala Harris, commit to lifelong acts of service for their communities.
Many societies in Africa still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage. Therefore it’s important to take these into consideration when psychology is taught and practised.
Chinese international students stuck offshore due to border closures face shame, family tension and pressure to give up their dreams of studying in Australia. Some are even being urged to get married.