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  • University of Auckland rated best in New Zealand

    University of Auckland rated best in New Zealand

    Via Stuff : The latest global university rankings show a mixed bag for New Zealand’s tertiary learning institutions. New Zealand has eight universities featured in the QS World University rankings but only two are named in the top 200. The University of Auckland holds the highest rating, sitting at 82nd place up 10 places since 2014. All eight universities have lost ground in the employer reputation category with only the University of Auckland in the top […]

  • Auckland’s universities on the ball

    Auckland’s universities on the ball

    Via NZ Herald : Auckland consistently ranks highly in lists of the world’s best cities but is never number one. So what would it take to turn Auckland into a first-class city? This week the Herald begins a 10-day series examining some of the biggest hurdles Auckland faces, from housing and transport to entertainment and education. We look at what we are doing, what we need to do, and why Auckland’s success matters to the rest […]

  • Melbourne Uni leads Australian quartet of world’s top 50 universities

    Melbourne Uni leads Australian quartet of world’s top 50 universities

    Via AFR Weekend : It’s getting tougher and tougher for Australia to rise in the world’s most prestigious university rankings. The Chinese-produced Academic Ranking of World Universities (popularly known at the Shanghai Jiao Tong Index) released on Saturday, has four Australian universities in the top 100, the same number as last year. It’s down from the five institutions that were in this exclusive category two years ago. In spite of universities being increasingly aware of the […]

  • Queen’s University develops potentially life-saving sepsis drug

    Queen’s University develops potentially life-saving sepsis drug

    Via News Letter : A revolutionary new drug to combat blood poisoning and organ damage could be life saving, scientists say. Sepsis is one of the most frequent cause of death in hospitalised patients. It claims 37,000 lives in the UK every year and costs the NHS around £2.5 billion annually. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a novel anti-inflammatory drug which could be trialled in patients in as little as two years. Professor Danny […]

  • Top 5 ways for students and graduates to ensure career satisfaction

    Top 5 ways for students and graduates to ensure career satisfaction

    Via The Independent : Life is about more than work – but work is a big part of it. You’ll spend a huge proportion of your time doing your job, so it makes sense to try to make it as enjoyable as possible. Of course, this can be easier said than done. While the job market is changing, some companies remain stuck in the past. Here, Simply Business has compiled a list of top tips to […]

  • 7 study tips for when you just can’t even

    7 study tips for when you just can’t even

    Via College : The exam is tomorrow and you’ve been studying all week — or maybe just started today — but your brain is fried. Here’s what to do when you just can’t even when it comes to studying. 1. Take a 30-minute break Truthfully, it is most effective to study in intervals. Anything new after 90 minutes of studying is difficult for the brain to consume. So take some time off, give your mind a […]

  • How Did a Millennial Choose a Career in Recruiting?

    How Did a Millennial Choose a Career in Recruiting?

    Via LinkedIn : I have heard that few people ever intend to get into recruiting, but somehow, they stumble upon it early on in their careers, and next thing you know, they’re hooked. My colleagues tell me that I’m a unique breed because I developed an interest for it early on, choosing it as my path right after graduating college. So, How Did This Millennial Decide on a Career in Recruiting? I’ll tell you my story. […]

  • Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

    Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

    Via NBC News : For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning … well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction. The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture material. For one, we’re not paying as much attention to the actual words we’re typing. Last year, a study out of […]

  • 8 Ways To Improve Your Focus

    8 Ways To Improve Your Focus

    Via Fast Company : Our attention spans are dwindling, but focus is a muscle that you can build if you work on it. Pay attention: Here are eight ways. The average human has an eight-second attention span—less than that of a goldfish, according to a 2015 study from Microsoft. That number has shrunk over the years due to our digital connectedness and the fact that the brain is always seeking out what’s new and what’s next. […]

  • Climate change threatens our most fragile ecosystem

    Climate change threatens our most fragile ecosystem

    Via The Guardian : An Arctic voyage through the awe-inspiring Northwest Passage shows that, with oil drilling in the far north on the way, rapid action is needed to protect the region The Northwest Passage is not an obvious choice for a holiday cruise. It is, after all, one of the most notorious ocean routes. Many hundreds of sailors died in opening up the seaway, which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via the Canadian Arctic, […]