Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction
Education & Skilling / Infrastructure / Other / Planning & Design

Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop … Continue reading

STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects
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STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects

There is no doubt about it; Australia has a skills gap and needs to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system just isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology and computer science – yet this … Continue reading

Handling Security Threats: The Similarities and Differences Between Australian and US Campuses
Defence & Security / Education & Skilling / Occupational Health & Safety / Other

Handling Security Threats: The Similarities and Differences Between Australian and US Campuses

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed at the upcoming 8th Annual Campus Security & Safety Conference held  in June we spoke with Lt. John Weinstein, a Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Police Department district commander. John oversees police operations on three campuses with 40,000 students.  Before joining NOVA, he was … Continue reading

3 ways ‘school-lessness’ has changed the conventional classroom
Education & Skilling

3 ways ‘school-lessness’ has changed the conventional classroom

Written by Associate Professor Craig Deed, School of Education, La Trobe University The traditional industrial-era school design is widely seen as just not working anymore. The old classrooms were enclosed boxes, isolated, fixed, inwards looking, with one authoritative teacher out the front. How is this supposed to produce a clever, critical, agile, and responsive workforce? Professor Craig … Continue reading

Increasing student engagement, aspiration and achievement in STEM education
Education & Skilling

Increasing student engagement, aspiration and achievement in STEM education

The 2nd Annual STEM Education Conference will be taking place on the 27-28 July, and to mark the important themes of this conference, we spoke to Education Director of Schools Connect, Michelle Hamilton about the latest programs that will encourage kids to move into STEM education. Hamilton identifies that some of the most effective programs … Continue reading