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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The University of Melbourne would like to meet you at their virtual fair!

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at the prestigious University of Melbourne?

The University of Melbourne would like to meet you at their virtual fair!

Don’t miss the Melbourne virtual fair for international students March 22

Prospective international students and their parents are invited to join the university for an exciting online event to learn more about the University of Melbourne and their programs. If you haven’t applied to the university yet, and are just starting to consider your study options, this “virtual fair” is for you!

Event Details

University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 6 – 9 p.m. (EDT)
Register: http://tiny.cc/melb_virtual_fair_2017

Chat with staff from Melbourne’s faculties and graduate schools to explore your study options and find out what makes the university consistently ranked one of the top 35 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016), located in the world’s most livable city (The Economist 2016). You’ll have the chance to chat online with Melbourne’s friendly staff and students and find out all you need to know about degrees available, entry requirements, scholarships available, and much more!

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Melbourne’s popular schools:

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Do you have questions regarding the upcoming University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Griffith University students step into trimesters

New students starting at Griffith University this week will have their own unique place in the university’s history books.

Trimesters replaced semesters in 2017, and the first of three 12-week teaching periods commenced Feb. 27.

Griffith is the first Brisbane-based university to offer the trimester structure. So, what does this mean for you?

Griffith University students step into trimesters

Students starting at Griffith in 2017 will arrive in tandem with the trimester structure.

“Universities need to deliver flexible learning options more than ever before,” Professor Debra Henly, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), said.

“Our new structure will allow students in many degrees greater flexibility to balance work and study by spreading their workload across three trimesters, or to accelerate and complete a standard three-year degree in two years.”

In many programs, students will also be able to commence their studies in Trimester 2 starting on July 3 or Trimester 3 commencing on Oct. 30.

The introduction of trimesters is a part of a suite of teaching innovations that Griffith University is implementing in 2017, focusing on preparing students for future career paths. Other initiatives include the introduction of a career portfolio, more opportunities for industry work placements and a unique program of internships with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Explore interests and aptitude

A foundation first year is also being introduced in 2017 for a number of disciplines, including business, commerce, engineering, education, information technology, photography science and fine art.

“This initiative will give students the best start at university. The added flexibility means they can explore their interests and aptitude early in their academic journey before committing to a specialised pathway,” Professor Henly sa​id​.

Bachelor of Education students, for example, won’t have to decide if they want to specialise in primary, secondary or special education teaching until their second year, after completing a first year with common core studies.

Students commencing fine art or photography at the QCA will be immersed in a new joint foundation year program that will foster skills and knowledge key to their artistic development throughout their degree and beyond.

Trimesters 1 and 2 will be compulsory for domestic and international students, with Trimester 3 optional. Not all programs will be offered in Trimester 3, and availability will depend on degree popularity.

About Griffith University

Students at Griffith University learn from degrees informed by world-class research and industry connections. Students learn in and out of the classroom, with teaching methods tailored to suit the needs of each degree. Depending on your degree, you might learn through work placements, overseas field trips, industry projects for real clients, or laboratory studies in Griffith’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Griffith is a comprehensive university, offering more than 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across all disciplines. Some of the most popular schools and study areas at Griffith for Canadian students:

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Bond University students most satisfied in Australia, according to government survey

Bond University students are the most satisfied higher education students in Australia, according to the 2016 Student Experience Survey (SES) results recently released by the Australian Federal Government Department of Education and Training.

Students from Bond University rated their overall educational experience higher than students from any other higher education institution in the country.

Bond University students most satisfied in Australia

Bond University students are the most satisfied in Australia, according to Federal Government survey

Bond also received the highest ratings in Australia for teaching quality, learner engagement and learning resources, and the second highest for student support and skills development.

The Student Experience Survey (SES), which is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia, also showed Bond to have the best career development and support services in the country.

Popular Bond University Programs for Canadian Students

Bond Law School Juris Doctor (JD)

Bond University’s Juris Doctor program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, or September
Next intake: May 2017
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. Students from Canada should apply at least three months prior to the beginning of the program.

Apply now to Bond Law School!

Do you have questions about Bond Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Bond Physiotherapy School Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)

The Doctor of Physiotherapy program offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry-level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners. The program integrates the clinical, pathological and related sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviours and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients.

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: May
Next available intake: May 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the May 2017 intake, applications closed Aug. 11, 2016.

Apply now to Bond Physiotherapy School!

Would you like more information about Bond Physiotherapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Griffith University international scholarships accepting second-round applications

Griffith University is pleased to announce second-round applications for some of their international student scholarships, for students undertaking study in Trimester 1, 2017.

The following scholarships are accepting second-round applications:

Griffith University international scholarships accepting second-round applications

Apply for a Griffith University international scholarship!

Griffith Business School

Griffith Business School Excellence Scholarship
F. John Willett Scholarship
The Collombet Memorial Scholarship
Griffith Business School Postgraduate Scholarship
Griffith Business School MBA Scholarship

Griffith Health

Griffith Health Excellence Scholarship
Griffith Health Relocation Scholarship

Griffith Sciences

Griffith Sciences Excellence Scholarship

Arts, Education and Law

Arts, Education and Law Excellence Scholarship

Second round applications close December 9, 2016.

With more than $1 million in new international student scholarships, this is a great opportunity for all eligible students to apply!

Would you like to apply for a Griffith University scholarship? Email us at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 for more information!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

University of Queensland’s research excellence on the rise

The University of Queensland has risen two places in the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, placing 43rd in the world and third in Australia.

Acting Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Joanne Wright said the rankings, compiled by National Taiwan University, showed UQ’s continued upward trajectory—UQ rose 11 places in the same rankings last year.

University of Queensland’s research excellence on the rise

University of Queensland’s ranks highly for its research excellence

“Earlier this year UQ jumped 22 places up the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, to rank 55th globally and second in Australia,” she said.

“UQ’s continued success in international rankings such as this demonstrates that we are a high-quality university, especially when viewed against the increasingly strong competition of the world’s more than 10,000 universities.

“This achievement recognises the efforts and excellence of our researchers, staff, alumni and students, who all play a role in ensuring UQ continues to be a world-recognised leader in higher education.”

The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities measures university performance based on scientific papers, research productivity and scholarly impact, and also ranks universities across six fields.

“I’m pleased to see UQ place first in Australia in Agriculture and in Social Sciences, a reflection of our outstanding work in these across a range of institutes, schools and faculties,” Professor Wright said.

The University of Queensland placed seventh globally for Agriculture, and 25th for Social Sciences.

UQ’s results in other field rankings:

  • Third nationally and 64th globally for Engineering
  • Second nationally and 41st globally for Life Sciences
  • Sixth nationally and 141st globally for Natural Sciences
  • Fourth nationally and 79th globally for Clinical Medicine

Earlier this year, UQ placed number one in Australia in the Nature Index Top Academic Institutions, 51st globally in the QS World Rankings and 52nd in the US News Best Global University Rankings.

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Discover more about studying at the University of Queensland!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

University of Melbourne ahead again in world rankings

The University of Melbourne has recorded a significant achievement by moving up one place to 31 in the 2016 Performance of Scientific Papers for World Universities released Oct. 11 by National Taiwan University (NTU).

University of Melbourne ahead again in world rankings

Study at the University of Melbourne

Once again, the University of Melbourne is also the highest-placed Australian university in the rankings of nearly 500 universities worldwide.

Formerly known as the HEEACT Ranking, the program provides annual performance rankings of universities around the world based on their production and impact of scientific papers.

The rankings reflect three major research performance criteria: productivity, impact and excellence.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis welcomed the NTU rankings as “pleasing” especially since they came after a number of positive rankings for the University internationally in 2016.

“That the result also show a noticeable improvement in ten of our disciplines that are captured in these rankings is also good news, and a testament to the breadth and depth of our research and teaching commitments at Melbourne.”

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Discover more about science degrees at the University of Melbourne. Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Don’t miss the University of Sydney Virtual Fair!

Have you received an offer to the University of Sydney, or wondering it’s like to study in Australia?

If you’ve replied yes, then be sure to log in to the upcoming University of Sydney Virtual Fair for International Students on Thursday, October 13, 2016!

You are invited to Sydney’s second annual Virtual Fair for International Students. Wherever you are in the world, you can chat to the university’s friendly academic and admissions staff and have all your questions answered.

Don't miss the University of Sydney Virtual Fair!

Don’t miss the Sydney Uni virtual fair (Image: University of Sydney)

There will also be live video presentations about some of Sydney’s leading degrees and student life at Australia’s first university.

This online-only event will feature

  • chat booths to talk to admissions and academic staff;
  • interactive webinars about some of Sydney’s degree programs;
  • information from current students about what it’s like to study in Sydney—from accommodation to the best places to eat;
  • the opportunity to apply to study and have your application fee waived (eligibility criteria apply).

Start: October 13, 2016 – 4 a.m.
End: October 13, 2016 – 8 p.m.

Register for the University of Sydney Virtual Fair for International Students.

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Friday, September 30th, 2016

Monash University announces five-year strategy for Peninsula campus

Monash University has acknowledged the importance of the Monash Peninsula campus to the future of the university and its broader role in the social, cultural and economic growth of the Peninsula region with a new five-year plan for the campus.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said Monash Peninsula will become Australia’s leading centre of allied health and primary care education and research, building on the university’s existing strengths in emergency medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing.

Sydney Dental School

Monash Faculty of Education is located on the Peninsula campus

“Monash has committed more than $20 million towards new research, staffing and facilities at Peninsula to set a new standard of excellence in teaching, research and collaboration in allied health, primary care, education and business,” Professor Gardner said.

As part of the plan, Monash will establish an integrated health and education precinct in conjunction with Frankston Hospital, which includes funding for a new education centre with modern learning spaces. A new Chair of Medicine will also be jointly established at Frankston Hospital under the Monash Central Clinical School.

New centres for research at Peninsula will include a Centre for Addiction Science Research linking expertise in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Psychological Sciences with other faculties based at the Clayton campus, including arts and law.

Monash will establish an Integrated Rehabilitation Research Group in partnership with local health networks to explore opportunities for integrated rehabilitation for aged care, disability and injury.

Monash University is also investigating the feasibility of a new, cross-disciplinary Domestic Violence Research Unit to provide education and training for those working to curb the impact of domestic violence.

Education and Business students will soon have access to new, specialised areas of study, including the Bachelor of Business Administration, to be offered at Peninsula for the first time next year.

“The Faculty of Education and the Monash Business School have been instrumental to Peninsula’s success, and both faculties underpin the future of the campus,” Professor Gardner said.

Professor Gardner also said the university is developing a Peninsula master plan to revitalize services, facilities and the built environment of the campus.

“The master plan will form the basis for investment in the Peninsula campus, transforming the environment for students, staff and the local community.

“More broadly, the five-year strategy represents the start of a new era in the life of this dynamic campus and our engagement with the Peninsula community,” Professor Gardner said.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Be Remarkable at Griffith University

Griffith University has unveiled a Remarkable new brand position.

The bold and confident statement of Be Remarkable sums up a university on the move, ready and willing to take on some of the biggest challenges of modern life.

“Griffith is a relatively young university and yet in just four decades we are recognised as performing among the top three per cent of universities in the world,” Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said.

Be Remarkable at Griffith University

Griffith graduate Samuel Canning created a remarkable 3D-printed dress with global connections – a Malaysian model working in Italy digitally connected to Samuel’s design in Australia (Photo credit: Griffith)

“This performance is underpinned by our commitment to make a real contribution to our local national and international communities.

“We produce remarkable graduates, armed with the skills and confidence to make their mark on the world.

“We conduct remarkable research that helps improve the lives of others near and far.

“And we are creating remarkable opportunities with our leading role as the Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.”

The Remarkable Griffith position ties together scholarship, research, teaching, student experience, industry partnership and community leadership and is “both representative and aspirational.” It launches with an initial awareness phase this year followed by a full campaign early 2017.

Professor O’Connor said while the brand remained distinctively “Griffith red,” the word Remarkable delivered an energy and vitality that represented one of Australia’s most dynamic universities.

The Remarkable position comes about after more than a year of work behind the scenes, including internal stakeholder workshops and a staff survey to inform the University leadership of the essence of the Griffith University story.

The Brand Institute was brought on board as a partner to help define and articulate the brand story; a process that included the appointment of Sydney-based creative agency Derringer to develop the look and feel of Remarkable, in conjunction with the university’s own marketing team.

“One of the key elements of this project has been keeping true to the powerful simplicity of the one-word statement. Defining and executing idea based creative that enhances this direction has been our goal,” Derringer creative director Reuben Crossman said.

“Our research uncovered an extraordinary number of interesting and exceptional facts,” The Brand Institute Executive Creative Director and CEO Karl Treacher said.

“The sheer diversity of talent of Griffith graduates from over the world, paired with amazing student experiences, incredible research and the large number of awards the university’s teachers were winning, directed us to the word ‘remarkable’.”

“We also found that Griffith has grown so fast in recent years that perception was lagging behind current reality and the university’s trajectory, so Remarkable acts also a call to the future,” Mr Treacher said.

The brand position, released to Griffith University staff first this week, will be supported by a marketing campaign across all channels and equally importantly, internally as well. The initial marketing calls on us to ‘Be Remarkable’ and breaks away from conventional university marketing.

A central pillar to the campaign is the Remarkable Griffith content hub that will be home to an increasing collection of Remarkable stories about Griffith people and partners. www.remarkablegriffith.com.au

“One of the many things I am proud of about this positioning and the associated campaign is that almost everyone featured in the advertising component has a direct or strong link to Griffith University,” Professor O’Connor said.

“It is indicative of how deep and broad Griffith’s connections are across the community.”

About Griffith University

Students at Griffith University learn from degrees informed by world-class research and industry connections. Students learn in and out of the classroom, with teaching methods tailored to suit the needs of each degree. Depending on your degree, you might learn through work placements, overseas field trips, industry projects for real clients, or laboratory studies in Griffith’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Griffith is a comprehensive university, offering more than 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across all disciplines. Some of the most popular schools and study areas at Griffith for Canadian students:

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Find out how you can study Griffith University. Email OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Times Higher Education World University Rankings confirm Australia’s best

Australia has 35 universities in the Times’ world top 800, making it the number five nation.

Overall, the top 20 in this year’s THE list is very similar to 2015, with the top 20 mainly coming from the US, followed by the UK, with one European inclusion, ETH Zurich, in ninth place.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings confirm Australia's best

Meet Australian university representatives at the Study in Australia Fairs this week!

Key performance indicators for THE Rankings

THE rankings performance indicators are grouped into five areas:

  1. Teaching (30%) – includes a reputation survey, and measures staff-to-student ratio, doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio, doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio, and institutional income
  2. Research (30%) – includes a reputation survey, and measures research income and research productivity
  3. Research citations (30%)
  4. International outlook (7.5%) – measures international-to-domestic-student ratio, international-to-domestic-staff ratio, and international collaboration
  5. Industry income (2.5%) – measures how much research income an institution earns from industry against the number of academic staff it employs.

The university remains at number 33 in the world, marking the seventh straight year it has been among the top 40 universities globally and acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil celebrated the announcement.

“These results stem from the hard work of academic staff in producing outstanding research and providing a world-class education for our students.”

For the University of Sydney, the rankings validate the strength of the university’s research citations, particularly in the disciplines of Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences, Economics, Education and Social Work, and Agriculture and the Environment.

The University of Sydney has been ranked at #60, cementing their place as one of the world’s best research and teaching institutions.

Like Sydney, the University of Queensland has confirmed its status as one of the world’s top universities, also placing 60th internationally and 3rd in Australia in a prestigious global ranking.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s consistent high ranking reflected the hard work of the university’s researchers, professional staff, academics, students and industry partners.

“UQ continues to place well among the more than 10,000 universities worldwide, demonstrating our staff and student’s dedication to excellence,” he said. “It’s especially gratifying to see UQ maintain its placing at sixtieth for the second year running.”

With these rankings, it means that Melbourne, UQ and Sydney are well within the top one percent of higher education institutions in the world.

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