University Queer Culture: The Who and the What 

Content warning: toxic behaviour, gatekeeping of queerness  My mind goes blank when I try to think about queer culture. There isn’t anything particularly emblematic of our culture at large. Is it the spectacle of Mardi Gras? The dialogues of Leftbook?   But if I home in on my experience of university queer culture, specifically in the autonomous spaces, I find insights into queer culture generally. These insights come from a line of constant questioning and investigating. The questions I ask are not uniquely about university queer culture, but the answers I supply come from there. To know university queer culture, we
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Increased Indigenous Engagement in Tertiary Education  

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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BREAKING: Now at That Point in the Semester Where it is Socially Acceptable to Wear Sweatpants to Uni

Second year chemical engineering student, Mary, who has a group assignment due in under 24 hours has set the trend. "When I put these on it was appropriate, and when I am finally able to take them off it will probably be too,” she said. Walking boldly through the Campus Centre she accompanied her trackies with a coffee stained T-shirt and a look of utter despair. No one raised an eyebrow, some turned to salute the weary group member for her sacrifice. Even law students have been spotted opting for the Tommy Hilfiger winter collection over the traditional Ralph Lauren
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