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I think what would be a travesty is if, through this exercise, there was a brain drain and we lost some of the people that are so important to maintaining the big infrastructure that we've got.

There is one simple solution to the debate on making childcare more affordable in Australia, writes Richard Holden.

High school girls are currently under-represented in the science subjects that underpin so many important university courses.

The Intergenerational Report looks at fiscal projections but ignores retirement outcomes, wasting a good opportunity to discuss how to future-proof the system, writes Rafal Chomik.

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Veena Sahajwalla: Program Leader Science 50:50

UNSW’s Science 50:50 initiative helps inspire girls to pursue degrees and careers in science and technology. The program, led by Professor Veena Sahajwalla, will provide university scholarships, industry immersion and mentoring for young women.

 

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O-Week 2015 - Enjoy the ride!

UNSW student ambassador Ananthan Ambikairajah takes us on a tour of the carnival that is UNSW Orientation Week. Subscribe to AboutUNSW if you are a current or prospective student.

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Welcome message from new Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs

On his first day in the job, our new President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs welcomes staff to the 2015 academic year and outlines his aspirations for the "next chapter in the development of this great university”.

Veena Sahajwalla: Program Leader Science 50:50
O-Week 2015 - Enjoy the ride!
Welcome message from new Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs

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Finding meteorite impacts in Aboriginal oral tradition

Working with Aboriginal elders to learn about Indigenous astronomy will lead to new nsights about natural events and meteorite impacts in Australia, writes Duane Hamacher.

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What’s stress got to do with it? How trauma-induced changes to gene function can lead to psychosis

Childhood trauma is understood to be a significant risk factor for developing a psychotic or mood disorder later in life. But how does this trauma change our brain’s stress response systems and contribute to mental ill-health?

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Reaching out to disadvantaged women workers

On the eve of International Women's Day, UNSW's Kingsford Legal Centre has launched materials to support vulnerable female workers in the community.

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The government needs to get its childcare policy right

The government needs to think very carefully before responding to the Productivity Commission’s report into childcare and early childhood learning, write Deb Brennan and Elizabeth Adamson.

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Kick start the year at O Week

New students can embrace everything uni has to offer at UNSW O Week, one of Australia's biggest celebrations to kick off the 2015 academic year.

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Record number of Fulbrights for UNSW

Adolescents with substance abuse problems could benefit from a new treatment approach developed by a UNSW researcher awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship.