Teaching and Learning

Developing employability through self-awareness

March 27th, 2017

Investigating if enhanced self-awareness, positive self-talk and life skills can boost career adaptability in young people, is the focus of Murdoch alumnus, Jasmine Low, as she embarks on her PhD study in organisational psychology.

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Free public lecture: How nature can help catch criminals

March 17th, 2017

Dr Paola Magni

The fascinating role of insects, crustaceans and plants in criminal investigations will be presented in a free public lecture at Murdoch on Monday, 20 March. Dr Paola Magni, a forensic biologist with a focus on entomology, will talk about a number of cases where these organisms have helped investigators understand crucial facts about murders, and even help lead them to the perpetrators.

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Murdoch addresses the challenges unique to First in Family students

March 17th, 2017

Murdoch University is hosting a seminar on the types of support that family can play when students go into university, and will unpack the myths, the expectations and the realities of the university environment. A panel of Murdoch student support staff and current students will join guest speaker Associate Professor Sarah O’Shea from the University of Wollongong who will address some frequently asked questions, and present a range of support services.

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Honour for nursing lecturer

March 14th, 2017

Nursing lecturer and Simulation Lead Prue Andrus is a finalist for the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Ms Andrus, who is an expert in clinical simulation, is responsible for creating and coordinating realistic healthcare training for Murdoch University’s nursing students.

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Australian students urged to add Singapore to their studies

March 14th, 2017

Murdoch is urging its Australian students to apply for New Colombo Plan funding to study and work in Singapore.

Australian students are being urged to open their minds to the cultural, educational and professional opportunities offered by studying in Singapore.

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Celebrations for Singapore graduations

March 13th, 2017

With around 6,000 students, Murdoch University’s Singapore campus is now the largest foreign university in the city-state, and this past weekend over 500 graduates joined a growing alumni family in excess of 15,000.

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Opinion: Are children more likely to read books on paper or screens?

March 10th, 2017

A new study has debunked the popular assumption that children prefer to read on screens, showing that paper books have an important role to play in nurturing early literacy. In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Murdoch University education researcher Dr Margaret Merga discussed the findings of the 2016 Western Australian Study into Children’s Book Reading.

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Murdoch animal science students win Rio Tinto Groundbreaker scholarships

March 6th, 2017

Naomi Leahy (left) and Komala Ravendran

Two Murdoch University animal science students have won prestigious scholarships worth $7,500 to support their studies.

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Unique experience at Sydney innovation lab for Murdoch students

March 4th, 2017

Four Murdoch students enjoyed an exclusive, money-cannot-buy opportunity at the Commonwealth Bank’s Innovation Laboratory in Sydney that will propelled their future careers.

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Free public lecture: Trumpist Populism and Islamist radicalism

March 3rd, 2017

In a free public lecture, Dr Ameer Ali from Murdoch’s School of Business and Governance will take a critical review of President Trump’s populist policies and analyse the economic impact of these policies on western nations like Australia.

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