Student News: 10 November 2013

Student News

Here’s a summary of recent student related news.

Melbourne students receive Cambridge awards

Seven University of Melbourne students have been awarded prestigious Cambridge Australia Scholarships.

The scholarships will allow the students to undertake post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England commencing in 2014.

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Bushfire students guaranteed UWS place

Every NSW HSC student affected by the recent Blue Mountains bushfires will be offered a place at the University of Western Sydney (UWS).

Seven hundred students in the Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas, some of whom sat exams as bushfires raged nearby last month, will be guaranteed a place of study.

This will include arts, nursing, business, policing, science, engineering, computing and teaching.

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Students charged after clash with police

FOUR university students have been charged with a range of offences after a dramatic city clash with police put one officer in hospital in Melbourne

While many students hit the books to prepare for exams, up to 100 demonstrators, angered by mooted federal funding cuts to higher education, created traffic chaos as they marched through the CBD. There has also been a protest outside Christopher Pynes office in South Australia.

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Students protest over HECS plans

STUDENTS are marching on Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Sydney office to protest against plans to privatise the HECS debt.

Education Minister Christopher Pyne has said the coalition government will investigate selling $23 billion of HECS debt to the private sector to generate budget savings.

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Online uni courses increase in popularity

Overseas and domestic students are flocking to enrol in Open2Study’s new courses.

Australia’s first open and free online learning platform has achieved 100,000 enrolments, with 53,000 students since it was launched just seven months ago. Check it out at Open2Study.

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Students enter fancy-dress contest dressed as Twin Towers

TWO British students have caused outrage by entering – and winning – a nightclub fancy dress contest dressed as the blazing Twin Towers.

Amber Langford and Annie Collinge, won the competition with their outfits based on the September 11 terror attack, The Sun reports.

10 Steps to beating stress

The Guardian has a 10 step guide for beating stress.

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