Author Archives: Jane den Hollander

Let’s take a longer term view of employment prospects

The most recent Beyond Graduation Survey that was released last month found that, on average, 95 percent of Deakin graduates who were available for work were in full-time employment three years after graduation. It is therefore disappointing to see the claim made last week by the Good Universities Guide that Victorian university graduates have low […]

Online opportunities: digital innovation or death through regulation?

The steady measured progress of innovation in higher education has been replaced with an explosion of new ideas. The change is both exhilarating and frightening. Each day there are new innovations, as more and more experts explain where these changes might take us. New ideas are flourishing around Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs, badging, […]

Does a University town bring real benefits or is it all just spin?

Edited extract of address to the Business Leader’s Luncheon in Warrnambool on Monday 26 September. My topic today is, “Does a University town bring real benefits or is it all just spin?” Many towns do not have a university.  Those that do are often fiercely proud of what they have.  All towns put up a […]