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Increased Indigenous Engagement in Tertiary Education  

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As Indigenous enrolment in tertiary education continues to climb, issues which adversely affect the retention and potential enrolments of Indigenous students become even more apparent. A 2015 Charles Darwin University study found that from 2007 to 2013 there has been an increase of Indigenous enrolment in tertiary education, by 45 per cent. However, the study also reported a large disparity with completion rates, with indigenous students far more likely to dropout. The enrolment numbers continue to grow with Indigenous Bachelor of Science student at Monash University. One of the Indigenous Officers for the Monash Student Association (MSA) Krystal De Napoli said:
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Student live tweets 3 hour Tutorial

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Just Another Sleep Deprived Uni Student: @rip_rotunda2363 | 1:57 pm  Do I have time to grab a mango magic from @boostjuiceoz before my tute?    2:02 pm  Turns out, I did not.    2:04 pm I should really invest in a shirt with ‘Shows up 10 minutes late to class with a Boost’ on the front    2:06 pm  If only classes still started 5 past the hour I would have been on time …    2:09 pm  For the love of God why did I put up my hand when the tutor asked who HADN’T done the reading   
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Re: No lecture recordings or laptops in this unit 

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  Dear Professor,    I write in reply to your email regarding your policy to not release lecture recordings for this unit or to not allow the use of laptops to take notes during your lectures. While you argue that both these policies ensure a heightened learning experience for your students, it is my argument that your policies are in fact detrimental to your students’ learning.    Students these days work to eat. Government payments that low-income students receive are not enough. Without a part-time job to fill the gap, a choice is made between paying the bills and eating. An article
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eExams 

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Attention all students! eExams are now being rolled out at Monash University! Streamlined marking procedures, faster return of exams, and comfortable digital technology – all for your benefit! What a wonderful world we live in and a wonderful university Monash University is!    What was that? Yes, you did not hear wrong. Monash has just launched its first trial for computerised exams. With lectures now available electronically and torrented eBooks perpetuating the genocide of hardcopy textbooks, it was only a matter of time before online exams became a reality. Who still uses paper to take down lecture notes anyway?    So, how
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Free De-Ranged? 

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Eggs. That pesky $14 transaction popping up most Sunday mornings when we are barely able to coordinate ourselves to put the avo on the toast, after a big Saturday night. Scanning the menu, we’re relieved - they’re free range, the ethical alternative, right? You know, happy hens pecking under blue skies in lush green fields? Ok, so while we know there’s heavy marketing involved (thanks Coles and Curtis Stone), most of us associate free range with healthier hens, spared from the confines of cages. But thanks to the Federal Government’s new labelling laws, will free range actually be the better
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Hack Patrol Edition 1: Your Guide to Student Politics

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It’s summer here in the capitalist wasteland of Monash Clayton, and it’s all going down at the Monash Student Association (MSA). The hallways (and the President’s office) have undergone an urgently needed paint job, a 12-year incumbency has been ousted, and the fluorescent lights are shining as bright as the sun that never shines on our hallowed halls.
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A Cardinal Sin: Lot’s Wife Torn to Shreds at Mannix

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Lot’s Wife is the official student magazine of Monash Clayton. It is a free publication that volunteers commit hours and hours to every week, so that we can provide news to the Monash community, and showcase the voices of our fellow students throughout the year. As an Editor of Lot’s Wife, I am immensely proud of what our community has achieved this year, and I have given this magazine nothing short of my entire heart and soul. While holding a public position means that you open yourself up to negative feedback from time to time, that is something that I
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Women in Law: Interview with Abby Sullivan

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Last year, Susan Kiefel became the first female Chief Justice of the High Court in its entire 113-year history. For women in the law, equality is still a long way off. The legal profession is one of the worst places to be a woman: the pay gap is significant, jobs are inflexible with the demands of parenthood, and women are greatly underrepresented in senior roles. It makes female law students like myself often think about why we bother competing in a rat race we’re constantly disadvantaged in. In 2015, 14,600 graduates entered a job market of just 66,000 lawyers. If
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Student Politics: A UK Perspective

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  This article was written by a writer for The Boar, the student magazine of Warwick University. In return, we sent them back an article written by a Monash student which will feature in their magazine.   With an alumnus that includes two current UK Government Ministers, the Icelandic President, and a former President of Nigeria it is obvious that the University of Warwick would have incredibly active student politics. From political speakers, to activism and our own SU elections it is hard to be a Warwick Student without a degree of student politics impacting your everyday life. The most
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