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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

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Govt criticised for wanting more international students Australia, New Zealand: More academic-student contact needed Opportunity begins with the three As Concerns Kiwis will be shut out of uni Budget film heads for international film festivals Higher Education Partnership for Australia and Saudi Arabia Education boosts the economy and jobs Indigenous Economic Development Strategy – have your say Opening up our campuses Gap-year students 'perform better at uni' PM acquires ANU student card Student Fee Changes See Auckland Students Worse Off Budget no winner with tertiary sector Program to boost low SES participation in higher education Marriage of like minds conceived for greater student engagement Hairdressers out as migrant skills list gets a trim Business NZ urges review of student loan system Unis crackdown on student numbers University Doors Closing Signals An End To The Smart Economy Universities 'unfair' to cap student numbers Victoria University halts NZ student enrolments Funds top-up eases elite athletes' burden Higher Education Indexation Announced Australians to receive a National Entitlement to a Quality Training Place Initiative Gets Underway To Link University Research With Business Needs Australian National University to get extra $111m funding Varsity not in financial crisis: Skegg MPs weigh up letting students snub unionism The disjointed growth of university staffing You wouldn't read about it Rudd opens $100m public policy centre New Initiative Proposed To Remedy New Zealand's Student Binge Drinking Culture Sydney Uni joins big spenders at Shanghai expo VET likely winner in education budget Loan fee 'charging interest by stealth' Proposed $50 loan fee 'unfair' say students Melbourne Uni's $200,000 medical degree NT budget to boost education, health Govt investigating recovery of student loan administration costs Universities make investment pitch Higher education investment avoids the ‘two-speed’ economy Higher education does not equal happiness Reforms 'recipe for mediocrity, not excellence' Humanity denied in a dash for cash Recognise skills or lose top students, UA boss says A university of the 21st century: UWS collaborates with Telstra Commercial campuses ready to fill gap University fees may rise by up to £1,000 annually from 2013 AACA National Campus Band Competition / National Campus Film Festival / National Campus Art Prize / National Campus DJ Competition launched

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

Govt criticised for wanting more international students 3News.co.nz - New Zealand May 31 2010 The Government has been criticised for wanting to boost international student numbers at the same time as three the country's universities limit enrolments for domestic students. Full article: http://www.3news.co.nz/Govt-criticised-for-wanting-more-international-students/tabid/423/articleID/158491/Default.aspx Australia, New Zealand: More academic-student contact needed University World News May 30 2010 Universities should increase student interaction with academics because this is critical for the students' retention and graduate prospects, a new survey has found. A report of the survey notes that science students have the highest drop-out rate - a disappointing outcome given the shortage of science graduates in the Australasian workforce. Full article: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20100528183922568 Opportunity begins with the three As The Age May 31 2010 WHAT a pity Victoria University was left out of Gary Newman's article on the need to open up universities to a more socially and educationally diverse group of students ("For many, the top is still out of reach", 24/5). Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/opportunity-begins-with-the-three-as-20100528wk7k.html Concerns Kiwis will be shut out of uni The Dominion Post via Stuff.co.nz May 31 2010 The Government wants thousands more international students filling schools and tertiary institutions, as the doors shut for many Kiwis wanting to attend university. Full article: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/3756223/Kiwis-will-be-shut-out Budget film heads for international film festivals RMIT University News May 27 2010

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

A budget film made by RMIT University student David Ludlow is in consideration for seminal film festivals around the world including Toronto, Sundance, Melbourne, Telluride and Slamdance. Full article: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=orf2cszd7le8;STATUS=A Higher Education Partnership for Australia and Saudi Arabia Media Release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP May 27 2010 Australian Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, and Saudi Arabian Minister for Higher Education, His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Ankarym, today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Higher Education to build on the cooperative ties between the two nations. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_100527_134138.aspx Education boosts the economy and jobs Media Release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP May 26 2010 The Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, today said that while the Opposition plots to slash education spending, independent modelling undertaken by Econtech, part of KPMG Australia, shows that achieving the Australian Government’s education and employment reform goals will boost jobs and the economy. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_100526_155001.aspx Indigenous Economic Development Strategy – have your say Joint media release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP, The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Senator the Hon Mark Arbib May 24 2010 The Australian Government today released a draft of its long-term strategy to increase participation of Indigenous Australians in the economy. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_100525_083527.aspx Opening up our campuses The Age May 24 2010 Why does the university sector need to expand? The Bradley review revealed that Australia is losing ground to the world's knowledge-based economies. The proportion of Australians aged 25-34 with degrees rose from 29 per cent to 34 per cent between 2006 and 2009, but this was mostly due to skilled migration. Canberra has introduced "student-centred funding" to stimulate growth. Full article: Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/opening-up-our-campuses-20100521-w1k5.html Gap-year students 'perform better at uni' Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand May 23 2010 A dose of reality in the workforce for a year does more to prepare students for university than high school exams, new research shows. Full article: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/3728681/Gap-year-students-perform-better-at-uni PM acquires ANU student card The Sydney Morning Herald May 23 2010 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hasn't been a student for about three decades, but he's just acquired a memento of those heady days at Canberra's Australian National University (ANU). Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/pm-acquires-anu-student-card-20100523-w3ax.html Student Fee Changes See Auckland Students Worse Off Voxy.co.nz - New Zealand May 20 2010 University of Auckland students will be disadvantaged by the tertiary education changes highlighted in the Budget today, and will end up paying substantially more for their courses. Full article: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/student-fee-changes-see-auckland-students-worse/5/49299 Budget no winner with tertiary sector TVNZ - New Zealand May 20 2010 Students and staff at tertiary education institutions say today's budget continues a trend of underfunding the sector. Full article: http://tvnz.co.nz/budget-news/budget-no-winner-tertiary-sector-3561203 Program to boost low SES participation in higher education Media release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP May 19 2010 The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard today announced that the guidelines for the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) have been approved to increase enrolments of students from a low socio-economic status (SES) background.

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_100519_155708.aspx Marriage of like minds conceived for greater student engagement The Australian May 19 2010 OPTIMISING the student experience in a research-rich environment is the aim of a new international network of universities, according to University of Western Australia's vice-chancellor Alan Robson. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/marriage-of-like-minds-conceived-for-greaterstudent-engagement/story-e6frgcjx-1225868364994 Hairdressers out as migrant skills list gets a trim The Australian May 17 2010 THE Rudd government has cut by more than half the number of prized occupations and professions listed in the skilled migration program. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/hairdressers-out-as-migrant-skills-list-gets-a-trim/storye6frg6nf-1225867467454 Business NZ urges review of student loan system The Dominion Post via Stuff.co.nz May 14 2010 With universities set to keep thousands of would-be students from study this year, Business New Zealand has called for more targeted enrolments, as well as removing interest-free loans and fee limits. Full article: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/3695618/Business-NZ-urges-review-of-student-loan-system Unis crackdown on student numbers TVNZ - New Zealand May 13 2010 Students around the country are being turned away from universities because of a crackdown on numbers. Full article: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/unis-crackdown-student-numbers-3539007 University Doors Closing Signals An End To The Smart Economy Voxy.co.nz - New Zealand May 13 2010 Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

The failure of Steven Joyce to allocate adequate funding to tertiary institutions signals the end to all aspirations for New Zealand to grow through a smart economy, says Maryan Street, Labour's Spokesperson on Tertiary Education. Full article: http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/university-doors-closing-signals-end-smart-economy/5/48432 Universities 'unfair' to cap student numbers 3News.co.nz May 13 2010 The decision by two universities to restrict enrolments has shut the door of opportunity for hundreds of prospective students, says the union which represents them. Full article: http://www.3news.co.nz/Universities-unfair-to-cap-studentnumbers/tabid/423/articleID/155513/Default.aspx Victoria University halts NZ student enrolments Radio New Zealand May 13 2010 About 1500 students will miss out on enrolling at Victoria University this year as the university stops accepting New Zealand students for the rest of 2010. Full article: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/stories/2010/05/13/124803f129ee Funds top-up eases elite athletes' burden The Australian May 13 2010 LIKE many of Australia's Olympic hopefuls who will toil in relative obscurity until they earn their tickets to the 2012 London games, Manly surf lifesaver and kayaker Murray Stewart admits his major sponsors are his parents. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/budget/funds-top-up-eases-elite-athletes-burden/storye6frgd66-1225865738622 Higher Education Indexation Announced Media Release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Senator The Hon Kim Carr May 13 2010 The Rudd Labor Government has today moved to put the new Higher Education Index in legislation to ensure funding certainty and the long-term sustainability of our universities. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_100513_075049.aspx Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

Australians to receive a National Entitlement to a Quality Training Place Media Release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP May 11 2010 The Rudd Government will invest $243 million over the next four years to transform Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system as part of the Skills for Sustainable Growth package. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_100511_172750.aspx Initiative Gets Underway To Link University Research With Business Needs Voxy.co.nz - New Zealand May 12 2010 UniServices, the commercialisation arm of the University of Auckland, is hosting an event to promote university innovation and technology in the health sector on Tuesday 18 May. Six other New Zealand universities will be joining the University of Auckland at the event. Full article: http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/initiative-gets-underway-link-university-research-businessneeds/5/48196 Australian National University to get extra $111m funding The Australian May 12 2010 THE federal government has moved to strengthen its strategic relationship with the Australian National University by funding a new $111.7 million National Institute for Public Policy in an otherwise tight fiscal environment for higher education funding. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/australian-national-university-to-get-extra-111mfunding/story-e6frgcjx-1225865192613 Varsity not in financial crisis: Skegg The Otago Daily Times May 11 2010 Any changes arising from proposed academic restructuring at the University of Otago will not be "sudden" because the university is "definitely not in a financial crisis", Prof Sir David Skegg said yesterday. Full article: http://www.odt.co.nz/on-campus/university-otago/105411/varsity-not-financial-crisis-skegg MPs weigh up letting students snub unionism The New Zealand Herald May 10 2010 Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

Student culture, from the alcohol-fuelled exuberance of orientation to on-campus clubs, might be curtailed if legislation allowing students to choose not to join students' associations is passed. Full article: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=10643885 The disjointed growth of university staffing University World News May 09 2010 The Australian university sector has increased rapidly over the past two decades but the acceleration in student numbers has far exceeded staff growth, according to an article in the journal People and Place . The academic staff component for teaching has grown at a much lower rate than for academic research and there has been high growth in numbers of staff who support academic activities. The major 'villain' in this disjointed growth is federal governments that have divided funding into smaller and smaller portions, and demanded more and more time and resources to apply for such funding and be accountable for it. Full article: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20100507205443927 You wouldn't read about it The Age May 09 2010 SAMUEL Talbot-Dunn is an articulate, charismatic 28-year-old with an easy laugh. Four years ago he could barely read or write. Looking back, he says, his schooling was a mess. His parents moved around a lot and the gaps in his learning grew. Somehow, he continued to be promoted through the grades, despite being unable to spell his own surname. Like many, he learned to act. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/you-wouldnt-read-about-it-20100508-ul30.html Rudd opens $100m public policy centre AAP via The Sydney Morning Herald May 08 2010 Kevin Rudd has opened a $100 million public policy centre at Canberra's Australian National University. The prime minister told an audience of about 100 people that universities and the Australian public service often operated in a "parallel universe". Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/rudd-opens-100m-public-policy-centre-20100508ukth.html New Initiative Proposed To Remedy New Zealand's Student Binge Drinking Culture Press Release: Alcohol Advisory Council May 07 2010 Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

A unique initiative targeting the culture of student binge drinking in Otago, and focusing on the safety of students, was revealed today at the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference. Full article: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/new-initiative-proposed-remedy-new-zealand039s-student-bingedrinking-culture-pr/5/47782 Sydney Uni joins big spenders at Shanghai expo The Sydney Morning Herald May 07 2010 THE University of Sydney wants to be the flagship higher education institution representing Australian interests in China. Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/sydney-uni-joins-big-spenders-at-shanghai-expo20100506-uh2o.html VET likely winner in education budget AAP via The Sydney Morning Herald May 06 2010 If next week's federal budget throws up any gems for the education sector, the most likely beneficiary will be vocational education and training (VET). Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/vet-likely-winner-in-education-budget-20100506uayd.html Loan fee 'charging interest by stealth' ThePress.co.nz - New Zealand May 06 2010 A Government plan to charge an annual fee on student loans is "charging interest by stealth," critics say. The Press yesterday revealed a proposal to charge every person with student debt about $50 for every year they have an outstanding loan balance. Full article: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3662380/Loan-fee-charging-interest-by-stealth Proposed $50 loan fee 'unfair' say students 3News - New Zealand May 05 2010 Students are calling on the Government not to go through with the proposed admin fee to be added to student loans. Full article: http://www.3news.co.nz/Proposed-50-loan-fee-unfair-saystudents/tabid/419/articleID/154307/Default.aspx Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

Melbourne Uni's $200,000 medical degree The Age May 04 2010 STUDENTS who fail to win a regular place in Melbourne University's new medical and dental degrees will have the option of paying more than $200,000 to secure a full-fee paying place. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/melbourne-unis-200000-medical-degree-20100503u3ur.html NT budget to boost education, health Australian Associated Press via Yahoo News May 04 2010 The Northern Territory government has delivered its biggest budget deficit, pledging record spending in several sectors to shore up jobs. Full article: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/national/7161795/nt-budget-to-boost-educationhealth/ Govt investigating recovery of student loan administration costs New Zealand Government press release via Scoop.co.nz May 05 2010 The government is investigating changes to student loan administration fees as part of a package of measures that would see more of the tertiary education budget spent on student places. Full article: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1005/S00050.htm Universities make investment pitch The Australian May 05 2010 TAX reform is mere "tidying up" in comparison with the long-term pay-offs from serious investment in higher education, according to Universities Australia chief Glenn Withers. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/universities-make-investment-pitch/story-e6frgcjx1225862251329 Higher education investment avoids the ‘two-speed’ economy Media Releases: Universities Australia April 30 2010

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

Universities Australia today released the findings of a research report that confirms that the substantial impact of funding higher education is spread throughout Australia, across all states and territories. Full article: http://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/content.asp?page=/news/media_releases/2010/uniaus_medi a_07_10.htm Higher education does not equal happiness Judith Ireland, ABC May 05 2010 Put the book down and step away from the library. While you're at it, forget about the exams and essays. In fact, just forget everything you've ever highlighted in a textbook or heard in a lecture hall. Full article: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2889773.htm Reforms 'recipe for mediocrity, not excellence' The Australian May 05 2010 THE Rudd government's insistence that universities, in addition to their traditional roles of teaching and research, meet competing goals in social equity, trade and industry policy was "a recipe for mediocrity, not excellence", according to University of NSW vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/reforms-recipe-for-mediocrity-not-excellence/storye6frgcjx-1225862253089 Humanity denied in a dash for cash The Australian May 05 2010 FOR international education expert Simon Marginson there is no getting away from our humanity when diagnosing the failures of Australia's international education industry. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/humanity-denied-in-a-dash-for-cash/story-e6frgcjx1225862224911 Recognise skills or lose top students, UA boss says The Australian May 05 2010 THE keenly anticipated new priority skills list must better recognise general skills from commerce, arts and science graduates or high-quality overseas students will avoid Australia, Universities Australia has warned. Full article:

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Higher education news • May 2010 .

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/recognise-skills-or-lose-top-students-ua-bosssays/story-e6frgcjx-1225862244178 A university of the 21st century: UWS collaborates with Telstra Webwire.com May 04 2010 The University of Western Sydney is taking an important step towards becoming Australia’s most connected university after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telstra. Full article: http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=116429 Commercial campuses ready to fill gap The Australian May 05 2010 AS academics adjust to the idea of competing for student customers they now face the prospect of private providers wanting a piece of the action. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/business-education/commercial-campuses-ready-tofill-gap/story-e6frgcp6-1225862227134 University fees may rise by up to £1,000 annually from 2013 The Guardian - United Kingdom May 02 2010 Students in Oxford and at other prestigious universities may have to pay fees of £7,000 a year. A cross-party review plans to raise university tuition fees by as much as £1,000 each year until they are almost five times higher than they are now for some courses, it was reported today . Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/may/02/university-fees-browne-review Australasian Association of Campus Activities (AACA): 2010 national student competitions National Campus Band Competition launched: National Campus Film Festival launched : National Campus Art Prize launched : National Campus DJ Competition launched :

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Education and university news summary, May 2010 - Australia, New Zealand resources