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buskers have long been showcasing their musical talents in public places. Now
one highly respected WAAPA composer and jazz musician is joining them as he develops a new way to create acoustic music.
With rear-end bingles accounting for a third of all crashes on Queensland roads, a new QUT study is aiming to find out why drivers struggle to follow at a safe distance.
A QUT statistics researcher is working to counter violent extremism by examining the way people talk about themselves and their beliefs.
QUT has been awarded more than $500,000 in funding from the Federal Government in the latest round of the New Colombo Plan mobility grants which will enable 148 students to study in the Indo-Pacific in 2016.
Federation University Australia’s Colin Marshall and the FedUni Living Team have been Highly Commended for Excellence in Innovation at the ATEM / Campus Review Awards for Best Practice in Tertiary Education Management this week.
ATEM has recognised FedUni’s LLL program for its innovative, distinctive and unique approach that serves as an impactful connector between the student residential community and the institutions mission, values and strategic priorities.
“We are honoured to have been recognised for Live > Learn > Lead (LLL) which is central to the philosophy for FedUni Living, where we strive to create thriving, inclusive and connected student residential communities,” Colin Marshall, Director for Campus Life, said.
“Through the LLL framework, FedUni provides a range of uniquely designed support programs, activities and opportunities that enhance the learning and developmental experience for on campus students.”
The LLL program is directly contributing to increasing access to and retention in tertiary education for low SES students who have the opportunity to engage in educationally purposeful activities - which leads to increased satisfaction levels.
The LLL program incorporates innovative practice in outreach activity; tailored needs based assessment and admission; holistic transition and orientation programming; and a resilience based growth, development and success program that is connected to the institutional teaching, learning and support framework.
“FedUni’s Residences are a primary place where co and extracurricular experiences are borne and where many institutional engagement initiatives are conceived, tested and implemented,” Mr Marshall said.
The LLL program was highly commended for its:
“The LLL program provides a holistic educational and developmental experience which focusses on ‘mind, body and spirit, head and heart’,” Mr Marshall said.
“Uniquely, it also serves as a powerful and effective pathway to individual success, enabling students to realise their own personal and professional aspirations.”
Mr Marshall was presented the award at the ATEM Campus Review Awards ceremony at the University of Wollongong earlier this week.
Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus will hold its 2015 Science Experience from Tuesday, 22 September, to Thursday, 24 September.
Year 9 and 10 students participating in the Experience will be in their element as they undertake fascinating and challenging Science and Mathematics activities.
“Not only will they enjoy meeting likeminded students from across Gippsland, participating students will gain a firsthand experience of what it is like to study science at a large regional university,” Jennifer Canovan, GAP Project Manager, said.
“A major highlight of the Experience will be a trip to the Victorian Space Science Education Centre in Strathmore.
“Workshops and experiments also have been designed to introduce and identify the existence of science in everyday events. A number of Young Scientists of Australia will be here too.”
The event attracts participants from remote areas as well as metropolitan Melbourne.
Registrations are open until Friday, 11 September. More details are available at www.scienceexperience.com.au
They produce half the world’s oxygen and help offset climate
change but there’s a huge amount we don’t know about these tiny, mysterious
creatures. But a new ECU project hopes to change that.