Tag Archives: COVID-19 pandemic

International student numbers hit record highs in Canada, UK and US as falls continue in Australia and NZ

Shutterstock Peter Hurley, Victoria University and Melinda Hildebrandt, Victoria University International students are heading to Canada, the UK and the US in record numbers despite the pandemic, new research by the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University shows. But Australia and New Zealand continue to experience a dramatic drop in new international students. The Mitchell Institute report on the global impact …

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Early childhood educators feel burnt out and undervalued. Here’s what we can do to help

Shutterstock Penny Levickis, The University of Melbourne; Amelia Church, The University of Melbourne; Jane Page, The University of Melbourne; Lisa Murray, The University of Melbourne, and Patricia Eadie, The University of Melbourne Australian early childhood educators feel burnt out and undervalued. Our research reports on more than 200 educators’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed existing strains on the …

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Why the COVID-19 variants are so dangerous and how to stop them spreading

Shutterstock/Lakeview Images Michael Plank, University of Canterbury and Shaun Hendy With new, more infectious variants of COVID-19 detected around the world, and at New Zealand’s border, the risk of further level 3 or 4 lockdowns is increased if those viruses get into the community. These include a variant called B.1.1.7 that has spread very quickly within the UK, with other …

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