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School leavers struggle to choose uni courses

Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed year 12 students from 67 high schools ...

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Perth students learn science in Antarctica

In what was likely the best school excursion ever, 18 students from Perth’s Kent Street Senior High School got to fly over Antarctica for a science field trip. Accompanying them for the 12-hour flight was their teacher Suzy Urbaniak, who ...

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Top model also a role model for intersex kids

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is a rangy 178 centimetres tall. Mousy-blonde haired and milky-skinned, she has an impish, slightly androgynous look. As well as strutting catwalks, Odiele is helping break a taboo by recently declaring herself intersex. Odiele revealed ...

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Students who like maths are better at it: research

In an unsurprising finding, a German study has concluded that students who find maths to be fun are better at it. This reinforces recent calls from experts, including Western Sydney University’s associate professor Catherine Attard, that making maths fun is key ...

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