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Education stories

The following stories relate to Tasmania’s Education sector:

AMC sets up Sydney centre

UTAS’s Australian Maritime College will expand its reach into key national and international markets following the establishment of a study centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The AMC will deliver two postgraduate maritime degrees from a waterfront base at the Australian National Maritime Museum from February 2018, with plans for a third degree to come online in 2019. AMC Principal, Professor Neil Bose, said the move would further strengthen AMC’s reputation as Australia’s national institute for maritime training, education, consultancy and research, and offer opportunities for future strategic growth. “Darling Harbour is an iconic location for the national maritime sector and Sydney is the centre of operations for the Royal Australian Navy, offering AMC prominent exposure to recreational, commercial and naval activities in the area,” he said. “Establishing a local presence will allow us to strengthen ties with the surrounding ports, logistics, engineering and Defence industries; as well as provide our students with access to internships and project work within those sectors.”

3 October 2017, Edition 188

Hub to help rural doctors

A new Rural and Regional Postgraduate Training Hub in Burnie will help medical students pursue their careers outside major cities, by allowing aspiring doctors to undertake specialty training while living and working locally. Associate Professor Deb Wilson has been appointed Clinical Director of the Rural and Regional Postgraduate Training Hub. “Specialising is an essential part of a doctor’s journey in becoming a fully accredited professional,” she said. “Presently, medical professionals already living and working in the north and north-west are often unable to undertake all their postgraduate training here, so they choose to relocate. It is often difficult to recruit and retain medical specialists to work in rural and regional areas of Tasmania because they are more likely to remain in the area where they trained. This new hub bridges those gaps by increasing postgraduate training opportunities … We hope this will encourage our doctors to remain and reduce the number travelling interstate.” UTAS secured federal funding of more than $1 million for the project, which is one of 26 similar hubs to be created across the country.

6 September 2017, Edition 187

Local student out-talks 1,600

Launceston Grammar School student, Eamonn Shorter, has become the fifth Tasmanian to win the national Rostrum public-speaking competition. The year 12 student beat 1,600 other entrants to claim top prize in the national final in Brisbane. He said: “For the prepared part I chose the topic ‘uncharted territory’, and I talked about the concept of living for a thousand years. For the impromptu speech I chose the topic ‘finding a balance’, and I spoke about Donald Trump and the need for him to find a balance between his verbal communication and twitter communication.” The Rostrum competition has been running since 1975.

6 September 2017, Edition 187

QVMAG retells our oldest story

Edition 186_Patsy Cameron and Greg Lehman with QVMAGs Aboriginal clan map

It has taken 1,000 generations, but the story of Tasmania’s first people is now being told in unprecedented style through a permanent exhibition at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston.

1 August 2017, Edition 186

Vaccinated devils find wild love

Edition 186_Professor Greg Woods ... keen to pursue a one-shot vaccine

Vaccinated Tasmanian devils released into wilderness areas are breeding with wild devils, raising hopes of a population resurgence in targeted areas.

1 August 2017, Edition 186

UTAS unveils Inveresk vision

Edition 186_Concept drawing of the Inveresk campus

UTAS unveiled its masterplan for the $260 million redevelopment of its Inveresk campus in Launceston in July and also released a report on its $400 million STEM proposal for Hobart’s CBD.

1 August 2017, Edition 186

Plant scientist wins Kyoto Prize

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Tasmanian plant scientist, Graham Farquhar, AO, has become the first Australian to be awarded a Kyoto Prize.

4 July 2017, Edition 185

Queen honours salmon pioneer

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Aquaculture pioneer Peter Shelley and Aboriginal elder Dr Patsy Cameron were among 28 Tasmanians recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June.

4 July 2017, Edition 185

Local medico geared for Mars

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Hobart can now boast a Mars-ready medico as well as a scientist who plays a major role in NASA’s expeditions to the surface of the Red Planet.

4 July 2017, Edition 185

Newnham Defence precinct mooted

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A $500,000 funding package will be used to develop a business case for a Defence Innovation and Design Precinct at UTAS’s Launceston campus.

4 July 2017, Edition 185

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TT-Line is set to order two new, bigger and cleaner ships to boost capacity and heighten customer appeal on its Bass Strait service.

11 December 2017, Edition 190

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