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Major ACT universities at odds over deregulation of tertiary student fees

University of Canberra

By Jessica Nairn A divide has emerged between Canberra’s two top universities over the Federal Government’s plans to deregulate fees for students. From 2016, universities will be able to set the price of fees, and the Commonwealth’s support for a degree will be cut by 20 per cent. The Government will also charge an interest rate on FEE-HELP loans to ... Read More »

Canberra’s universities brace for the good – and the bad – in budget

Australian National University

By Emma Macdonald Tuesday’s education budget will be welcomed by the Australian National University, but condemned by the University of Canberra if it moves to deregulate university fees. Largely leaked details of the education budget suggest Higher Education Contribution Scheme fees will go up for undergraduates as the government allows universities to charge students more for their degrees. This is ... Read More »

Canberra universities offer more than 1200 places to locals

Canada Universities

More than 1200 people, most of whom were ACT school leavers, received offers to study at the University of Canberra and Australian National University in the Universities Admissions Centre early January round, released. The offers were made to ACT school leavers who had placed the local universities as their first preference to study in 2014, and whose Australian Tertiary Entrance ... Read More »

Budget blow will cost Canberra’s universities $16m

University of Canberra

The Australian National University has estimated it stands to lose $13 million over the next two years because of the federal government’s claw-back of university funding in order to implement the Gonski reforms in schools. The University of Canberra stands to lose about $3 million. Vice-chancellor Stephen Parker condemned federal Labor’s approach to education funding as ”just bad policy which ... Read More »

Canberra University to reach 21,000 students in next six years

The University of Canberra will increase students from 14,000 to 21,000 by 2018 with the help of $26 million in Commonwealth funding signed off on Tuesday. The plan to increase enrolments by nearly 50 per cent over the next six years is one of a number of reforms, including broadening student intake through improved pathways through the University of Canberra ... Read More »

Degrees of success: ANU and UC celebrate

The Australian National University has some of the best retention rates in the country, but the University of Canberra has better graduate employment outcomes according to the new My University website launched. Student to staff ratios are also much lower at the ANU, at 18:1 compared with 24:1 at the UC. Despite a shaky start yesterday morning when My University ... Read More »

Australia: University graduates earn $66,000 after four years in workforce

A university degree is increasing in value with the average graduate salary worth $66,000 after four years in the workforce — a pay rise of 40 per cent from their first job in 2008.  Each of 10 broad industry groups saw salary increases of at least 30 per cent, with male salaries outstripping female salaries across the board. Postgraduates performed ... Read More »

Australia: Universities post record student numbers

The Australian National University, University of Canberra and Australian Catholic University have all posted record high student numbers this year – cementing Canberra’s ”university town” tag. All three universities have broken previous enrolment counts this semester as part of strategic growth plans which take advantage of full deregulation of university places. But while intakes are at historic highs, both the ... Read More »

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