Social Affairs

A review into early childhood education funding conducted by Professor Deborah Brennan from UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre aims to increase the affordability of preschool for NSW families.

UNSW graduates perform at the highest levels in securing jobs and top starting salaries, with the University scoring eight five-star ratings in the 2012 Good Universities Guide.

Tombee inside

A team of more than 70 staff from the Lowy Cancer Research Centre are running the City2Surf to honour their colleague Dr Tom Bee, who died last year aged 27.

It is that time of year, when year 12 students are more sleep deprived than usual and the question "What are you doing after school?" is echoing across high schools.

Light rail inside

UNSW is supporting a joint study into the extension of light rail line to its main campus in Randwick, with transport a critical issue for the University's 50,000 students and staff.

Everyone earning up to $80,000 a year will be a winner from the carbon package tax cuts, says Professor Peter Whiteford from the Social Policy Research Centre.

Winterschool fourstudents inside

A record number of Indigenous high school students has graduated from the Nura Gili Winter School, the country's largest uni preparation program, supported by UBS.

Dad kid inside

Traditional gender roles in work and parenting can be rebalanced if women leave more care giving responsibilities to their partners, argues Associate Professor Lyn Craig from UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre.

Young women today are just as likely as 1950s housewives to want taller husbands who earn more money than them, says Stanford Professor Paula England speaking at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW.

The outstanding contributions of UNSW staff to improving student learning have been recognised with seven citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.