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  1. 31 May 2018 – Gen X, Gen Y, Housing, Lifestyle, Youth Research Centre

    Millennials want the same as the rest of us, but can’t afford it

    The latest Life Patterns report from the University of Melbourne shows Gen Y want to live where they grew up, but housing affordability means many can't.

  2. 30 May 2018 – Discrimination, Multiculturalism, Racism, Youth, Youth Research Centre

    What’s it like to be young and from overseas in Australia?

    The first census of young Australians from migrant and refugee backgrounds, by the University of Melbourne, shows belonging but ongoing discrimination.

  3. 22 May 2018 – Higher Education, Law, Lawyers, Legal System, Universities

    How Australia got so many law schools

    The number of law schools in Australia is a reflection of higher education policy, say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 16 May 2018 – Employment, Higher Education, Internship, Universities, Youth

    Nice work, if you can get it

    Internships offer a bridge from education to employment, but a University of Melbourne expert looks at how to ensure they’re good internships, not exploitation

  5. 8 May 2018 – Academics, Big Data, Education, Learning Analytics, Teaching

    Who’s citing whom and who’s citing what

    University of Melbourne research finds that understanding the history of citation, over centuries, can map the influence of an idea - and even where it's going.

  6. 25 April 2018 – Education, Rural, Schools, Teachers, Teaching

    The problem with staffing rural schools

    Staffing rural schools in Australia is a pressing issue; University of Melbourne research finds placing pre-service teachers in rural schools isn't helping.

  7. 21 February 2018 – Higher Education, Internet, Students, Universities, online learning

    Can you really Google your way through a medical degree?

    University of Melbourne research with first year medical students has found a significant number use Google and Wikipedia more often than university resources.

  8. 16 January 2018 – Education, English, Schools, Teaching, Video Games

    Move over Shakespeare – what students can learn from studying videogames

    Videogames offer a range of educational benefits in English classrooms, University of Melbourne research has discovered.

  9. 8 January 2018 – Critical Thinking, Education, Higher Education, Technology, Universities

    Tech savvy teaching of critical thinking

    A key aim of universities is critical thinking skills, but many are failing. A University of Melbourne expert finds new technologies could help teach them.

  10. 13 December 2017 – Exams, Positive Psychology, Psychology, Stress, Year 12

    5 ways to cope with disappointing Year 12 results

    Receiving disappointing VCE or HSC results at the end of Year 12 can be devastating but there are ways to cope, says a University of Melbourne expert.