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Bringing home the troops: Benefits for Sydney students as international peers trickle in

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG From mid-year, the State will welcome back 250 international students a fortnight in a bid to strengthen local growth.  Treasurer Dominic Perrottet suggested that the scheme will stimulate Sydney’s economy after COVID-19’s dispelling of international students brought the CBD’s recovery to a crawl. He believes student return is vital in recovering a […]

University dropouts on the rise

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Around 33,000 first-year students are expected to drop out of university this year, according to a Think Education report. The census date for first semester passed earlier this week on Tuesday March 31, marking the last opportunity for students to drop out without having to pay for the semester. Gabi Lane, 19, […]

Universities’ privacy concerns over Student Opal Cards

By Raveena Grover Student Concession Opal Cards will be made available to tertiary students in February, but concerns over privacy and access to student data may effect the release date. More than 250, 000 students will be eligible for the concession Opal card next month, however many New South Wales universities are still hesitant to […]

International students demand equal rights

Hundreds of students took to the streets in Sydney on September 2 to protest against racism and to demand transport concessions equal to those of local students. The rally started at the University of Sydney at noon and attracted attention and support from thousands of passers-by before ending in front of the New South Wales […]