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Category Archives: higher education


Why #whitehousegate matters

A few days after the release of the budget, in which the Coalition government announced it was spreading the burden by increasing university fees, cutting school funding, and cutting welfare for young people comes a story that confirms what many already suspect to be the nature of opportunity: it’s much easier to come by if you’re born into privilege. Read more »

A novel approach: creative writing as higher learning?

Photo by sterlic During the Victorian Writers’ Centre’s ‘Advanced Year of the Novel’ course I did in 2011, one of the first questions posed to the group by the tutor – the redoubtable Andrea Goldsmith – was ‘who hasn’t read me?’ I sheepishly put up my hand … Read more »