- Arts - 11:00 400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum
- History - Feb 15 Faculty critique documentary ’I Am Not Your Negro’
- Social Sciences - Feb 14 CAP UCLA performance to support UCLA American Indian Studies Center
- History - Feb 14 What makes a heartthrob? It’s not what men think
- Arts - Feb 13 U. of I. composer chosen for Kronos Quartet project
- Arts - Feb 10 UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents West Coast premiere of ‘Synaesthesia Playground’
- Arts - Feb 8 Self- described TV junkie calls the shots at ABC
- Arts - Feb 7 New project will explore the nature of sound inside Bristol Cathedral
- Environment - Feb 7 Renewable fuels alone can’t stop climate change
- Careers - Feb 6 ETC Explores Augmenting Reality
- History - Jan 28 The Truth about George III
- Medicine - Jan 27 Illinois technician combines engineering and creativity in a DIY synthesizer
- Arts - Jan 20 New project aims to improve diversity in arts and humanities research
- Arts - Jan 13 Illinois historian’s translation of a unique medieval play to be staged on campus
- Arts - Jan 12 MIT in London
- Business - Jan 11 Letter to the Stanford community from President Marc Tessier- Lavigne
Melbourne degrees top Victorian applications
16 January 2012
The University of Melbourne has the most popular degrees offered by Victorian universities, as measured by first preference applications through the Victorian tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
Melbourne’s Arts and Science degrees are first and second respectively - totaling 4898 applications - and Melbourne has five of the 10 most sought degrees in the state.
VTAC data shows first preference applications for Melbourne’s degrees have jumped by 21 percent overall from last year, the largest increase in Victoria.
There has also been a 24 percent increase in applications through the Access Melbourne program for disadvantaged students, including large increases for those from rural areas and low socio-economic backgrounds.
The University has made 6183 first-round offers, which is 49 more than last year.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), Professor Sue Elliott, said the demand reflected the growing awareness of the new programs at Melbourne and their attractiveness to students from all backgrounds.
Professor Elliott said it had also contributed to a rise in the Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) for all degrees, a 24 percent increase in interstate offers and 21 percent more Access Melbourne offers.
She said the new Chancellor’s Scholars’ Program for very high achieving students - offered for the first time this year - had proven extremely popular, with Melbourne making more than 90 offers to students with an ATAR of 99.9 or above.
Science had the biggest increase, making 80 more offers than last year and recording a 5-point rise in the ATAR (from 85.05 to 90.15).
"This course, along with Biomedicine, has been particularly popular for Access Melbourne students from rural or low socio economic backgrounds," Professor Elliott said.
"The Science degree is the gateway to 46 graduate and professional accreditation study options - including the Doctor of Medicine, the Juris Doctor, the Master of Engineering and Masters degrees in areas including Arts, Environment and Information Technology - as well as numerous research and professional development courses. So it’s particularly pleasing to see its value recognised by prospective students."
She said publishing guaranteed ATARs in advance for Access Melbourne categories had been well received by students and schools and had contributed to large numbers of offers for students in these categories.
Professor Elliott said Melbourne’s attraction to international students had also continued to grow despite a significant national downturn, with the University making 40 more offers to that group through VTAC than last year.
Last job offers
- Arts and Design - 25.1
Faculty Position in Musical Theatre
- Arts and Design - 11.9
Professur für Transkulturelle Musikwissenschaft und Historische Anthropologie der Musik zum nächstmöglichen...
- Arts and Design - 9.2
Senior Research Associate, Participatory Arts and DIY Culture Project
- Arts and Design - 7.2
Lecturer in Music - 44592
- Arts and Design - 10.2
- Arts and Design - 3.2
Rank of Associate Professor or Professor