Tertiary students report high levels of satisfaction

Tertiary students report high levels of satisfaction

Thursday, 28 Jul 2005

Tertiary study is a largely positive experience for the vast majority of first year students, a new report released by ACER today shows. Among the report's key findings is that a large majority of students reported that they liked being a student (94 per cent), tertiary student life suited them (87 per cent), they enjoyed the atmosphere on campus (88 per cent) and they had made close friends at their tertiary institution (89 per cent). A significant majority (82 per cent) felt that the experience had lived up to their expectations.

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Student interests drive course change and attrition

Student interests drive course change and attrition

Thursday, 30 Jun 2005

University students who change courses or withdraw from study without gaining a qualification are more likely to be driven by personal interests and career objectives than academic difficulties or financial pressures, according to new research. A new report, Course change and attrition from higher education, released today examined the pathways of almost 7000 young Australians who were in Year 9 in 1995 and commenced higher education in 1999 or 2000.

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ACER to collaborate on UK student test

ACER to collaborate on UK student test

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2005

The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) will collaborate to develop a new test of academic reasoning for students applying to UK universities. An agreement was signed between ACER and UCLES to develop the test, to be known as UniTest, in Melbourne in March.

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